Duncan Savage is one of our oldest and dearest winemaking friends. It was this surfer-turned winemaking maestro who established the stellar, Platter’s Wine Guide-wowing reputation of Cape Point Vineyards. That was until 2016, when he boldly struck out alone to make the wines he always wanted to.
He may have made his name as a Sauvignon Blanc specialist at the illustrious Cape Point Vineyards where he stacked up a very impressive roster of awards, but Duncan is a winemaker with many strings to his bow, and winemaking capacities that go far beyond Sauvignon Blanc. He has been on very fine form for the last few years, but right now? Oh boy, he's on fire.
Throughout his time at Cape Point, Duncan grew to understand coastal sites, and has continued to seek out maritime and high elevation sites across the Western Cape. Some of his sites can be rather surprising - his Syrah parcel that goes in to the Girl Next Door was only planted on a local residential estate for decorative purposes - a bit of flora between the houses, and yet it's one of SA's most sought-after wines! And then there's the Piekenierskloof Grenache that goes into Thief in the Night, the very same vineyard that goes into Eben Sadie's Soldaat.
Demand far exceeds supply of these brilliant wines, so please email us on email@example.com to enquire.
The wines may be Savage by name but they are anything but savage in character: poise, purity and elegance are the bywords here.