Wine and Co - Klippe Kou and Heritage Day
Thursday, 24 September is Heritage Day so be sure to celebrate it the South African way - with a braai and a bottle or two of fine South African wine!
Our shop is now open 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday. We will be starting our tastings again soon, probably on Saturdays initially, but do remember that any wine purchased on Saturday can only be delivered during the week.
JOOSTENBERG ESTATE "KLIPPE KOU" SYRAH 2018
Winemaker Tyrrel Myburgh says, "Only our own, organically grown, grapes were used for this wine. The best Syrah vineyards are planted in the rockiest sites. The average age of the vineyards is 18 years. This wine is certified as ‘organic’ by Control Union. The best Syrah vines on Joostenberg are planted in the rockiest soils hence the name "Klippe Kou", which translated from Afrikaans means "chewing rocks". Although the vines struggle in the first few years after planting, once the roots are well established these rocky soils produce intensely flavoured grapes and characterful wine. The nose is characterized by ripe berry and savoury aromas, followed by a slight smoky perfume. The wine is medium-bodied with typical spice and peppery flavours. The finish is dominated by fine, yet firm tannins." This Syrah would be perfect for your Heritage Day braai!
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Have you ever heard about a great wine but could never find a bottle for yourself (to share with friends, of course)? Well, the team at Wine & Company do all the hard work for you! We visit wine farms and attend tastings to find, taste, and then stock wine from the smaller Estates and independent winemakers who buy grapes and produce outstanding wine under their own labels – much the same as the French negociants have been doing for centuries. Given that these winemakers make wine in such small quantities, sometimes just a single barrel, their wine will never be found on the shelves of the major retailers, but only in specialist shops like Wine & Company on High Street, Hermanus.
In addition to the great selection of well-known wines and MCC's, we also stock local craft gin and beer, French Champagne, La Trappe Trappist Ales as well as whisky and other spirits. Wine & Company (established in 1998 by Bartho Eksteen) has a well-earned reputation for stocking hard-to-find small-batch wines and we strive to continue this great tradition. If you purchase a bottle of wine from us and it is faulty or you are not satisfied with the quality, we will gladly replace the bottle and return the faulty wine to the winemaker.
Feel free to contact Wine & Company if you need a particular wine and we will do our best to source it for you. We are also able to ship wine locally and to most countries so do ask about international shipping.