Wine and Co - and we're open! Again...
One of the most frustrating things about travelling by car is the roadworks which can sometimes add quite a bit of unplanned time onto your intended journey. And so it has been with the entire South African liquor industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Apart from a false-start in July, we have been 'in limbo' since 27 March, not knowing when we will be able to open our doors, and for how long.
With apologies to retired F1 commentator Murray Walker, as of Tuesday 18 August, it's all "GO! GO! GO!" as we will be able to trade (with restricted hours) and we are certainly happy to do so! We thank you for all your support with online orders and look forward to seeing all our loyal customers in the shop again!
THE BLACKSMITH LIMBO
The easy-drinking Limbo Dry Red (made by Tremayne Smith, of Fable Mountain Vineyards in Tulbagh) is a blend of 60% Grenache, 14% Durif, 13%Carignan and 13% Cinsault. Natural fermentation, 80% whole bunch fermentation. Roughly 8 days on the skins pressed into an old vat, maturation for 10 months. Only R155.
We will be open Monday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm.
A reminder of our new website here.
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.