Wine & Co, Hermanus - Bouchard Finlayson, and 'throwing wine at parties'...
This weekend might be a 'normal' weekend between two long weekends so while it may feel short there seem to be quite a few visitors to Hermanus who have worked around this and made it into another long weekend of sorts! Well done to those 'long-weekend-planners'!
The roadworks are ongoing which means there is still no access to our part of High Street - please feel free to park directly in front of our shop if you are unable to find any parking.
This Weekend's Tasting
The Bouchard Finlayson Sauvignon Blanc is now finished under screwcap to capture fresh vibrancy and minimize bottle variation, the wine shows tangy apple, fig and pineapple fruit flavours. An approachable nature and silky texture, with wet stone elements adding to overall complexity.
Come and taste this lovely Sauv Blanc and the Kaaimansgat Chardonnay this weekend!
Kottabos Chenin Blanc
Kottabos: NOUN (in ancient Greece) a game that was popular among young men at drinking parties and which involved throwing wine into a vessel while uttering the name of a beloved. (Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers)
2020 Kottabos Chenin Blanc
Vinification: Decomposed granite soils. Whole bunch pressed and left to settle lightly for 24 hours. Naturally fermented in older French oak and kept on primary lees for 10 months. Hand-off approach.
Tasting notes: Ripe stone fruit, spice and some granite reduction. Beautifully balanced. Great ageing potential. (Publik).
A reminder of our website: Wine & Co Online
Please note that our website does not show the complete range of wine that we have in stock, so please do contact us if you are looking for something not listed online, especially those that are 'allocation' only. We offer free shipping to major centres around South Africa for orders over R1500 and obviously have free deliveries in Hermanus. Please contact us for international shipping rates.
COVID-19 "Level 1" shop hours (until further notice):
• Monday to Saturday: 10am - 6pm.
• Sunday & Public Holidays: 10am - 4pm.
• Thank you for your support - stay safe - see you soon!
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, Belgian 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.