Beyond the periphery of South Africa’s conventional vineyard regions lie great vinous treasures, resigned to anonymity; forgotten, abandoned or just simply undiscovered. It is the mission of Rick “aka Richard Kelley MW of Dreyfus Ashby”, to seek out and liberate these rare wines, consigning them to the table of the most inquisitive and discerning imbiber. Each episode represents a single discovery; a precious parcel that is both unique and finite. This particular ‘episode’ from Alheit Vineyards.
“Feet they hardly touch the ground
Walking on the moon
My feet don’t hardly make no sound
Walking on, walking on the moon…
Ever been to the Skurfberg?
Few people have. Its remoteness and altitude suggest that one might as well be harvesting grapes on the surface of the moon.” – Rick.