Tag: Swartland

Stepping out of the Swartland: Mullineux

Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines is one of the stars of South Africa’s winemaking scene. As we launch our annual spotlight on the wines of the Cape, Sophie Thorpe catches up with Chris Mullineux about the couple’s decision to look beyond the Swartland’s borders

South Africa: changing tides

The Cape’s “New Wave” movement has been gaining pace, attracting the praise of critics and consumers around the world. Sophie Thorpe traces the country’s evolution and talks to some of the producers at the forefront of South Africa’s wine scene “If a vineyard’s got a good view, it’s probably going to make good wine,” winemaker […]

Sadie’s success

Recently returned from a trip around South Africa’s winelands, Sophie Thorpe – a member of our Marketing team – records an extraordinary meeting with one of the wine world’s biggest celebrities, and one of the founding fathers of the country’s ‘new wave’ movement, Eben Sadie. I was incredibly nervous before meeting Eben Sadie, a man […]

South Africa’s new wave

While life in the wine trade isn’t necessarily as entertaining as it sounds, or so Damian Carrington – Agency Director of Fields, Morris & Verdin – tries to tell his friends; here he reports on the new wave of producers in South Africa, a country whose vinous prospects are as exciting as can be, and […]