That’s right folks! We’ve been nominated for ‘South Africa Specialist of the Year’ as part of the Decanter Retailer Awards 2019. It’s heartening to see that our passion for South African wine and our commitment to sourcing the very best we can find directly from the farms has been recognised by the leading publication in the industry.
It’s an especially proud moment for us as an independent business to have been nominated alongside industry stalwarts such as Lay & Wheeler, Handford Wines and last year’s runners up Love Wine.
In celebration of this we’re offering our subscribers a chance to get their hands on a tiny parcel of the newest wine from Natte Valleij before we announce its arrival to the masses. Staatmaker is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon alongside 25% Cinsault, an old traditional blend in South Africa which was produced as a way to reduce the cost of Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaker Alex Milner has re-imagined this style as a high quality, small production release – only 360 bottles were produced and we’ve got an allocation of 36 arriving in the UK next week. Any orders will be processed as soon as the wine arrives with us in its new home in the countryside.