The family-run Warwick Estate is a high quality boutique wine producer, now being managed by a 3rd generation family member.
Their beautiful land sits just outside the thriving Stellenbosch, surrounded by deep valleys and mountainous views. Being South Africa’s official Mother’s Day wine, they are always paying tribute to women and reinforcing their identity as the first wine to be produced by a lady in Southern Africa, hence their ‘First Lady’ label.
The estate gained its name in 1902, at the end of the Anglo-Boer war, when the Commanding Officer of the Warwickshire regiment bought the farm and renamed it ‘Warwick’ as a sentiment to his men. Stan and Norma Ratcliffe bought this same farm 62 years later and immediately began planting Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
The vineyard grew brilliantly and produced such high quality grapes that they were soon being begged for by surrounding wineries. Norma realised what they had and studied wine-making, soon hand-crafting her first label using their Cabernet Sauvignon grapes called ‘La Femme Bleau’ in 1984. Two years later, Warwick Estate produced their flagship wine, the Warwick Trilogy, a Bordeaux style blend that has set the standard in the South African Wine industry. Now, Warwick Estate produces a number of high quality wines. Enjoy the smooth, ripe and round tannins of their Cabernet Sauvignon, or the crisp, yet rich and fruity Sauvignon Blanc. If you’re in a celebratory mood, their Methód Cap Classique hints at green apple, honey blossom and lemons zest to explode in fine bubbles and yeast complexity. Or for something soft and different, their Dry Rosé’s fresh acidity of pomegranate, strawberry and watermelon will keep you coming back for more.
The estate believes that there should never be any compromise on quality, for any reason. That’s why they are patient to produce South Africa’s best, focussing on no single event of the production process but rather giving each detail the attention it deserves to come out with a great product. It is a classic philosophy to creating, and after tasting their wine, others will agree that it is not one that is about to go out of style.
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