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Meerlust Winery

Meerlust Winery

Long recognised for producing premium wines, Meerlust Estate has been the pride of the Myburgh family since 1756. Today, the dedication to the art of winemaking continues under the guidance of Hannes Myburgh, 8th generation custodian of this 17th Century national monument.

Meerlust, meaning ‘pleasure of the sea’, as the Meerlust were the pioneers of Bordeaux varietals in the Cape, and were the first to produce their iconic, award-winning wine, ‘Rubicon’ in 1980.

When visiting Bordeaux, Nico Myburgh, Hannes’ father discovered that the climate and soil was similar to that of the Eerste River Valley – a watershed moment. manor house sits on a granite outcrop only 5km from False Bay (15km south of Stellenbosch). The name Rubicon comes from the Rubicon River, the border of the ancient capital. It is said that Julius Caesar led his troops to Rome and making the crucial decision to cross the Rubicon, marked an irrevocable point in history.

Hopler Wines

Hopler Wines

Today Höpler has a 2,500m² modern production facility equipped with computer controlled machinery and this provides the prerequisites for the production of high-quality wines.

Hopler is an Austrian, family owned, winery located south east of Vienna in Burgenland.

The 46ha of vineyards lie in the Leithaberg Hills on the shores of Lake Neusiedl. This unique location enables them to produce a wide range of wines; 55% white wine, 40% red and 5% dessert wine.

Hoepler wines have a clear signature. They tend to be delicate, elegant and high in minerality. They are excellent to drink on their own but versatile when it comes to food and wine pairing.

70% of our their production is exported. Famous for making the house wines for the Trapp Family Lodge of Sound of Music fame and they are fortunate to count the Vienna State Opera Ball, Jamie Oliver, Thomas Keller (French Laundry, Yountville), Boby Flay (Mesa Grill, New York), Petri Lukkarinen (Olo, Helsinki), Gordon Ramsay and Marco Pierre White amongst some of their more prestigious customers.

Masseria Borgo Dei Trulli

Masseria Borgo Dei Trulli

Masseria Borgo dei Trulli is the estate that has been recently acquired in PUGLIA.

It is in the central part of the Salento region, close to the Salice Salentino DOP area, and a site where many Trulli were once sited. Trullo are the traditional houses of the farm workers dating back to the Middle Ages.

Part of the estate has a Alberello Pugliese (free standing bush training), planted around 1960, and where the top Primitivo is produced. The wines of MASSERIA BORGO DEI TRULLI have been made by Alessandro Michelon.
With his wealth of experience, Alessando dynamic personality has brought him to start this new adventure in Puglia – with the estate of MASSERIA BORGO DEI TRULLI

Bodegas Valduero

Bodegas Valduero

Bodegas Valduero was founded in 1984 by the current president, Don Gregorio Garcia Viadero and his daughter Yolanda, who is the winemaker. It was one of the first wineries to be incorporated into the D.O. Ribera del Duero and is situated in the village of Gumiel de Mercado, an area where some of the best grapes in Ribera del Duero are grown. The winery is also probably the highest winery in the region at 840m (2.750ft). The red wines at Valduero are all 100% Tinto Fino and vineyard age ranges from 12 to over 40 years old. The vines are very low yielding on mainly clay soils, with limestone and some sandy patches. Traditional cultivation techniques and only natural organic fertilizer are used. The vines are not irrigated and all the grapes are harvested by hand in small crates. The winery is buried underground which keeps a constant temperature, perfect for ageing and helps to create unique and complex aromas. A combination of 225 litre oak barrels made from American, French and East European oak are used. These are replaced every four years.
15 years ago Valduero acquired vines in D.O. Toro and started to make wine in this region too, focusing on a younger, more fruit driven style of wine that we felt best expressed the region. The Toro wines are also all 100% Tinta de Toro. The wines from Valduero regularly win awards and are highly rated by Robert Parker.

Chateau Astrelus

Chateau Astrelus

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Chateau Astrelus began quite unexpectedly. This is their story... "We moved to France in 2008 and started a family. We had been living in the Middle Eastern desert for a number of years and were looking forward to starting a new adventure in the lush green countryside of France.

Our search for a dream home, brought us to Cazaugitat: where we found a beautiful stone house surrounded by tranquil vineyards in the land between the Dordogne and Garonne rivers.

When we were told that the house came with 7 hectares of impeccably kept Bordeaux Superieur producing vines, we were shocked as we had no idea about vineyards or making wine. Fortunately, the previous owner offered to look after them for us.

After several seasons of watching the vineyard be worked, wine glass in hand, from the vantage point of the sunny garden, we started to wonder… if maybe we could do it ourselves, maybe we could look after the vines, pick the grapes and make our own wine. So at the beginning of 2014, with the help of some very talented and experienced people, our journey into winemaking began".

Gold Medal Winner: Concours des Grands Vins de France, Macon 2016
Gold Medal Winner: Concours International de Lyon 2016

Las Perdices

Las Perdices

In the early 1950s, Don Juan Munoz-Lopez arrived from Andalucia to farm grapevines. To him work is always more important than recognition and soil marks the rhythm of farm work.

In 2004, his sons decided to build a winery to produce high-quality wines with great fascination for innovation. In April that same year, they founded Las Perdices in the heart of their vineyard in Agrelo where they grew up and learned how to make wine.

The winery holds a capacity of 1,200,000 litres in stainless steel tanks of various capacities in order to optimize processes and better distribute their finest products. 

Clos Montblanc

Clos Montblanc

The Clos Montblanc winery is located in Barbera de la Conca, very close to two symbolic locations in the history of Catalonia, the fortified town of Montblanc and the Monastery of Poblet. It is an area steeped in history and tradition. Here the Cistercian monks settled, nearly a thousand years ago, with their firm goal of finding the way to perfection. Their ethos survives in the hearts of the local people today a nd can be clearly seen in the way in which they go about their daily work. From a geological point of view, it is an area with a rich, well-balanced soil which is grey and limey, full of variations, and has the optimum natural qualities for viniculture. The essence of the Clos Mont Blanc cellar is a pride in the land to which it belongs and a working system based on a thousand-year-old tradition. Clos Mont-Blanc creates wines which have a unique character and a nature and sensitivity of their very own. Clos Mont-Blanc wines obtain their character from indigenous varieties such as Tempranillo or Grenache, together with foreign grapes such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah, in a symbiosis of character and added personality. The white wines blend traditional Macabeo from Spain with Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, ensuring the mix is exactly the right balance.

Afrikan Ridge

Afrikan Ridge

Afrikan Ridge is an in-house brand of EWGA and is produced in South Africa at Darling Cellars which is situated on the cool west coast of South Africa between Malmesbury and Darling.

 

The Darling area is historically a dairy area and grape growing has come to the fore in only the last 10-15 years. Renowned for its wild flowers, it is one of the Western Cape’s most diverse areas.

 

The cellar has been around since 1948 and since it's inception the plant has now developed into a modern, automated bottling line with packaged wines suited to every market's needs.

Salcuta

Salcuta

Moldova, in South East Europe, perhaps still somewhat to hear, is the 12th largest wine producing country in the world.

The country, shaped like a bunch of grapes, lies between Romania and Ukraine.

It has a long heritage of wine production and it has even been said that the Black Sea basin is where the vine originated some 7,000 years ago.

In the last 10 years, massive investment has poured into the wine industry which has vastly improved wine-making facilities. Internationally recognised varieties such as Pinot Grigio, are in high demand due to its exceellent value and quality.

 

 

Garcia Carrion

Garcia Carrion

The company García Carrión was born in 1890, when the great grandfather of the current owner, José García-Carrión, built a large winery in order to be able to export wine in France. However, the agricultural tradition of the Carrion family goes back several centuries ago. In these 120 years of history García Carrión has been converted in the absolute leader of the wine and juice market in Spain. Its commercial activity is extended to more than 130 countries. The company origin is in the world wine and it is from there where García Carrión is a reference in the global scaleThe company strategy to consolidate the big brands of D.O wines as Mayor de Castilla, Viña Arnáiz, Marqués de Carrión, Antaño, Señorío de los Llanos, Pata Negra and Jaume Serra through a adequate combination of exceptional quality with unbeatable prices. To get this objective, García Carrión has carried out a big inversion effort that had had as a consequence the deployment of the highest technology in all the wineries.

Zensa

Zensa

Pronounced SENZA. The Italian definition of “without”, or “to do without”. No chemicals, no pesticides. Only what Mother Nature has given us. A range of incredibly delicious wines produced using exclusively organic grapes.

Zensa Wine is made by Orion Wines, a company created to bring together interesting wines from small growers and wineries from all over Italy. The company was created by Luca Pomaro and winemaker Alessandro Michelon and Orion Wines retains complete control over the vineyards and growers they work with. The idea is to produce wines from indigenous grapes that express the typicity of the particular region where they are grown.

The grapes are sourced from organic vineyards in Puglia where the vines are grown as free-standing bush vines. 100% Primitivo grapes are harvested by hand into small wooden crates. The crates are then placed in aerated lofts for 2 to 3 weeks to dry the grapes out. During this process, known as Appassimento and famously used in Amarone production, the grapes lose about 30% of their weight. Thus the flavours, aromas and natural sweetness are all concentrated.

Chanson

Chanson

Since 1750, Chanson have cultivated distinction. Their 45-hectare is made up of almost exclusively Premiers and Grand Crus vineyards, is one of the most impressive of the famous Cote d'Or. Both amongst the vines and in the cellar, distinct and bold technical choices combine an avant-garde spirit with the utmost respect for tradition, along them whole harvesting, a long pre-fermentation maceration, use of gravity-flow, considered proportions of new oak for elevage and a 15th century cellar. 

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