About This Wine...
Mindful that no single vineyard can satisfy the needs of all grape varieties, Neil Ellis set out to identify distinct terroir in which individual varieties will excel. He placed the emphasis not only on the environment but also on caring viticultural practises by a dedicated team of growers which extends through to the winemaking practises.
Today the journey of Neil Ellis Wines is not only of Neil Ellis anymore, but a team of young, dedicated winemakers harnessed in their pursuit of quality winemaking. After four decades of making wine, the next stage of the journey has begun with Neil’s son, Warren, sharing responsibilities as winemaker and viticulturist. Their aim is to make distinctive, refined wines that are expressive of their terroir and rank amongst South Africa’s finest.
Awards and Reviews
- 2007 Vintage “……..mint and herbal fragrance of cabernet franc floats over plum and cabernet fruit. Absorbing and well made” Ernie Whalley. “Fragrant mineral nose……………red and blackberry fruit flavours” Caroline Byrne, The Sunday Times, 30th June, 2013