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Here be dragons orange wine
The Vineyard Party

HERE BE DRAGONS

$252

By The Vineyard Party

ORANGE | FREAKS & GEEKS
She’s got a big personality, in the warmest, most comforting way (like sitting by mum’s volcanic stone fireplace – Cami) with a little glimmer of a naughty sense of humour.

WHAT WE TASTE
Buttery apple pie, flakey salt, hugs

PERFECT PAIRING
Feta salad, apricot tart, smoked chicken sandwiches
TEMP CHECK
Start cold, but you can explore letting this one warm up a little
ABOUT THE VINEYARD PARTY

Jolette Steyn is a super international wine sales lady by day, planning Vineyard Parties on the side. She has 15 harvests under her belt and quit her winemaking day job to take a gamble on making the kinds of wine she, as a self-proclaimed wine geek, truly loves. The Vineyard Party aims to bring some of South Africa’s lesser-known varietals to the forefront by exploring the Cape’s vineyards in search of biodiverse, sustainably farmed vineyards with happy soils, people and vines. This is the maiden release and quantities are super limited!

The two wines, I’m Your Huckleberry (or Huck, as we like to call it) and Here be Dragons are harvested from the same vineyard on the same day. Split into 3 batches and fermented in different, avant-garde and low intervention ways. Each one includes 2 different components of the 3 techniques.

OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
Inspired by cartographers of old who drew dragons to represent unexplored territory, Dragons was the edge of the map for Jojo, an exploration of winemaking techniques – using skin *and* stem contact on Semillon!
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Helderberg, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Grape: Semillon
Style: Fun, full and fabulous
I'm your huckleberry orange wine
The Vineyard Party

I'M YOUR HUCKLEBERRY

$252

By The Vineyard Party

ORANGE | SALTY SWEET
She’s texture, she’s vibes, she’s a cool ray of sunshine!

WHAT WE TASTE
Meyer lemon, honey, silk

PERFECT PAIRING
Seared scallops, kimchi pancakes, roast pork
TEMP CHECK
Serve this cool kid cold
ABOUT THE VINEYARD PARTY

Jolette Steyn is a super international wine sales lady by day, planning Vineyard Parties on the side. She has 15 harvests under her belt and quit her winemaking day job to take a gamble on making the kinds of wine she, as a self-proclaimed wine geek, truly loves. The Vineyard Party aims to bring some of South Africa’s lesser-known varietals to the forefront by exploring the Cape’s vineyards in search of biodiverse, sustainably farmed vineyards with happy soils, people and vines. This is the maiden release and quantities are super limited!

The two wines, I’m Your Huckleberry (or Huck, as we like to call it) and Here be Dragons are harvested from the same vineyard on the same day. Split into 3 batches and fermented in different, avant-garde and low intervention ways. Each one includes 2 different components of the 3 techniques.

OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
The reference? Val Kilmer in Tombstone. (No, we haven’t seen it either - Jamie). The tale of an underrated, underappreciated grape rising to the occasion, accepting the challenge, saying with confidence that “I’m the one you’re looking for”.
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Helderberg, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Grape: Semillon
Style: Quirky & fun
Paper Kite White Wine
Thorne & Daughters

PAPER KITE OLD VINE SEMILLON

$398

By Thorne & Daughters

WHITE | BUTTER, BABY
Just think of anything yellow and delicious and you’re thinking of Paper Kite – butter, honey, peaches – they’re all here.

WHAT WE TASTE
Yellow flowers and honey with a sprinkle of salt

PERFECT PAIRING
With plenty of conviction, she stands up boldly to an array of flavours but works well for some contemplative thinking-drinking if there’s no food around.
TEMP CHECK
Give her a bit of time to shake the chill to better hear all she has to say. Get her out of the fridge about 15 minutes before drinking.
ABOUT THORNE & DAUGHTERS

They say, quite simply, that they are raising handcrafted wines along with their two daughters. But we think John & Tasha Seccombe are doing so much more than that! They’re raising the profile of forgotten grapes, reflecting on the heritage of a complicated wine-producing country and thoughtfully capturing a new narrative of what that could become.

OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
Mother vineyard to the Tin Soldier, Paper Kite is a celebration of the heritage and history of Semillon in South Africa. It’s made from an old vineyard that includes a mix of both ‘normal’ Semillon and Semillon Gris – which is a mutation (Oh, yes! Grapes have mutants!) that’s almost entirely unique to South Africa – nobody is completely sure how it even happened!
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Swartland, South Africa
Grape: Semillon Blanc, Semillon Gris
Style: Rich in flavour, colour and personality