Both the Cape milkwood or (melkhout) and the African wild olive (olienhout) are treasured trees within the coastal regions of the South Western Cape. The strictly protected milkwood trees grow to a great age and are found in dune forests and coastal woodlands. Three distinct ancient Cape milkwoods have been declared South African national monuments. Wild olives are often found growing in clumps together with the milkwood – sometimes even entwined as a single stump. Both trees are synonymous with the prime wine producing regions of the Western Cape.
2014 MILKWOOD SHIRAZ -2016 International Wine & Spirits challenge - Silver Outstanding medal
2015 MILKWOOD SHIRAZ - 2017 MICHELANGELO GOLD
Made in a Côte Rôtie style a percentage of Viognier grapes is macerated with the Shiraz. Bright aromas cherry and red berries lead into a generous palate of plums and cherries with some notes of leather and cigar box. The tannins are firm and the finish long. 98% Shiraz, 2% Viognier
A refined and well-balanced Chenin Blanc with notes of peach and apricot and citrus and matures to include hints of almond and honey. The finish is long and shows an elegant minerality. Enjoy by the glass, or pair with light fare such as fish, shellfish, white meats and salads. Drinks well right now.
This crisp Rosé has a subtly floral nose with notes of watermelon, strawberries and citrus. Pairing suggestions : Pair with a summer salad, cold crayfish or sushi.