What's happening at Wine and Co. 31 January 2020
Winemaker Pierre Wahl joined the award-winning family-owned Rijk's Wine Estate in 2002. Situated in the picturesque Tulbagh valley, they are surrounded by the Winterhoek, Saronsberg and Witzenberg mountains, often snow-capped in winter, with very dry summers, a fresh south easterly wind keeps their vineyards healthy and disease free.
Come and taste the Rijk's wines this Friday 31 January (3pm - 6pm).
The Sadie "Ou Wingerd Reeks" were sold out almost immediately on release, but believe it or not, we still have a few Sadie Palladius and Columella left!
Palladius spends its first year of ageing in clay amphorae and concrete eggs, and then an additional year of ageing of the final blend in big oak casks. The result is incredible stability and the wine leaves one with the clear impression that the Palladius is on the very same level as the Columella and they can truly run together as Signatures. Eben Sadie.
Columella is the result of 12 months ageing in barrels (8% new) and thereafter an additional 12 months in old, big oval casks. Bottled directly from the cask, the philosophy is to have minimum impact on the character of the grapes and rather just have the fruit express itself. Eben Sadie.
Please contact us for the Sadie Family Wines.
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.