The National Lockdown
By now you have either run out of wine, or you are opening those noteworthy and collectible bottles that have been put away for that 'special' occasion, and it would seem that these days a Saturday is that special occasion. Or a Wednesday. Or a Monday...
The guidelines with regard to selling wine and liquor in South Africa have been at first confusing, followed closely by frustrating, and as it stands 5 weeks later, we are still unsure when we will be able to welcome you back into our shop. Fortunately there is some light at the end of the tunnel with some of the Hermanus restaurants opening in the next few days, albeit for delivery only. This is indeed good news for the locals so please support them and call with your order!
As we don't have a website as yet please feel free to reach out if you are looking for a particular wine and if it is not currently in stock, we will make sure to order it as soon as we are able.
The Luddite 2019 Chenin Blanc has just been released so please let me know if you need a bottle. As usual very, very limited stock as I only have a case of six, delivered just before lockdown, so fastest fingers win.
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, 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.