Swartland, Coastal Region

Proef Konyn

Skin Macerated White 2019

From the June wine share, IIRC. Sour apple, cherry blossoms, then yeah just lots and lots of apples lol, slightly dank but I like it 🤔 To accompany grilled pork and corn 🌽 Update: as this warms up, it becomes a “fall wine”. I wish I’d saved this because it’s difficult to drink during these hot days 😔 — 12 days ago

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Holden Manz

Avant Garde Collection Chardonnay 2019

‘19 Holden Manx Barrel Fermented Chardonnay. Standout orchard fruits highlighted by peach pit/mango mid palate…not hiding behind toasty new oak. It’s still creamy & round, with just enough acidity to balance. — 6 days ago

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Ron R

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What’s the back-story here, @David L? Thanks.
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@Ron R Sean & his son @Greg Ballington started importing wine for distributing from South Africa. This is one of many wines they are carrying. Don’t know how many states they’re in as of yet. 


El Bandito Cortez 2020

Perfect with fish chowder — 14 days ago

Mullineux Family Wines

Olerasay Chenin Blanc

Võrratu aroomi ja maitsekooslusega dessertvein! Hapu/magus meeldiva viskoossusega. — 3 days ago

A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines

Secateurs Swartland Chenin Blanc 2019

Good wine by the pool… with enough tropical fruits and acidity to pierce thru the chlorine and sun tan lotion! — a month ago

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Sur Lie Chardonnay 2018

my first sa chard.

100% single vineyard chardonnay.
9 months in 🌳(30% new).
20% of wine was allowed malolactic conversion.

12.5 % ABV

green with golden hue 👀

wood driven spices, green 🍎 and peach👃

medium + body.
medium + acidity.

green 🍎, peach and nectarine, lime peel and lemon oil, vanilla, cloves and hinted butter 👄

medium + pleasant 🎯

oomphi but still elegant. great wine making.
i believe the 3 years since vintage rounded it for the best. could wait a year or two for better results.

paired best with white fish basic ceviche but also not too bad with mozzarella (introduced as burrata) salad, rice and rattatuee and 'asian' grilled chicken with beans on the side.

ok-ish basic suburbia restaurant with lovely wine brought from my m8 wine fridge.
— 17 days ago

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Storm Point

Swartland Red Blend

2020 vintage. Medium-bodied red enjoyed with a light chill. I actually like this, which most South African reds don't usually do anything for me. Has a little of that roasted fruit, smoky thing that they all tend to have, but not nearly to the overwhelming degree that I usually encounter. Stewed strawberry and cherry, plum, grilled herbs, sage, nutmeg, crabapple. 56 Cinsault 29 Syrah 15 Carignan. Nice blend and good label artwork. — a month ago

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Seaward Swartland Chenin Blanc 2019

Bought at Pine Orchard 4/21, $8. Dryer than expected, which was a nice surprise. Crisp with nice fruit flavors. — 20 days ago


El Bandito Cortez White Blend

Um pouco linear, mas uma delícia de beber — 18 days ago

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