Naudé Wines is the culmination of a journey that began more than 30 years ago. Since that first harvest, the winemaker has worked all over the world, hoping to craft wines that tell a story of time and place.
He loves the diversity that they have in South Africa. Not just of the people, but the soils, the microclimates, and the wine varietals that thrive under their own unique conditions. I’m fortunate to have been introduced to a few of these vineyards, and work with some of the wonderful grapes that they produce, many of these from certified old vines.
The grapes on these vines are storied, complex and unique. Each year they represent something different – whatever nature allows them – and with any luck, they don’t get in the way.