Just a few bottles here and there. These wines are artefacts, works of art, from extraordinary sites around the Western Cape, with each one telling a story. Eben Sadie is truly one of the great preservationists and visionaries in the new generation of South African winemakers. Vineyards abandoned post Apartheid to the glaring sun and stifling heat where water was and is still scarce, on multiple ancient "low potential" soil types; granite, quartz, slate, sandstone and Glenrosa clay.
The wine writer Neal Martin recently called Sadie an “outspoken, peripatetic, terroir-obsessed winemaker who has been instrumental in putting Swartland on the map. He produces a small portfolio of comparatively expensive, but highly coveted wines based on Rhone varieties sourced from his seemingly never-ending search for pockets of old bush vines and unique terroirs. These are cerebral wines built to age.”