BoutinotSouthAfrica

Meet the Producer

Our affection for the land, wine and people has been on-going since 1992, long before many would have realized the true winemaking potential of this amazingly diverse country..it started with a few growers in a couple of regions and then it grew! Today we are very lucky that the partnerships we’ve formed over the past, near, 30 years now allow us to access some truly amazing and unique sites, exceptional quality at phenomenal prices. The opportunities we’ve had to discover wild and uncultivated ‘lost blocks’ that produce stunning and unforgettable wines makes things interesting, and fun, for all concerned.

When a country touches you in a way that South Africa has for so many people in the company it was only logical to take the next step and invest ourselves further, so we bought a mountain, well at least half of one! The challenge to build something new (Wildeberg) in Franschoek is definitely going to be a love affair with nature, and the elements!

About the Winemaker

JD and Ryno are our two, full- time, winemakers and they spend an enormous amount of time out of the office, working with growers in the vineyards and cellars to ensure we get the right grapes, from the right area with very little interference knowing the wine and style they want when it comes to bottling. Some of our wines are produced from 4 or even 5 different areas, each with their own unique character, which result in added complexity and weight. Creativity has no bounds when people work together to benefit each other – as a team we try to be adventurous, take risks and find outstanding terroir to work with.