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Khayelitsha's Finest Wines

RED BLEND

$220

By Khayelitsha's Finest Wines

RED | SEXY WITH SUBSTANCE
Ready for a good time, this baby is a no-holds-barred fruit bomb.

WHAT WE TASTE
Juicy blue and purple fruit sensation with a splash of smokiness

PERFECT PAIRING
Think Southern-style BBQ feast for this one!
TEMP CHECK
Cool room temp is best
ABOUT KHAYELITSHA'S FINEST WINES

Khayelitsha, located on the fringes of Cape Town, is a sprawling township a hangover from the Group Areas Act of the Apartheid regime. Lindile Ndzaba, who was born and raised, and still lives in Khayelitsha is looking to transform the narrative of wines in South Africa. In a country where the vast majority of citizens don’t have access to transport to visit wine farms or the money to spend in expensive city restaurants or bars – he realised he needed to bring fine wine culture to his community, and by doing this also start shifting the mindset of wine for consumption to wine for appreciation. Good wine he believes should be available to all South Africans and not just the privileged. And so, he launched Khayelitsha’s Finest Wines.

The vision of KFW is to see the townships develop and have their own resources to produce products without outsourcing. Not only does Lindile aim to grow his business internationally, but he also wants to encourage the community to work together to further the mindset of “supporting local brands.” He aims to continually provide jobs and, in essence, fight unemployment in the community of Khayelitsha.

OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
I mean, the whole damn concept! They even encourage buyers to return the bottles and have converted old shipping containers into bottle-washing facilities.
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Stellenbosch, South Africa
Grape: Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon
Style: Fun & fruity
Khayelitsha's Finest Wines

WHITE BLEND

$205

By Khayelitsha's Finest Wines

WHITE | EASY BREEZY
This babe walks into a room and everybody knows it! She’s loud, she’s proud and she’s a heck of a lot of fun!

WHAT WE TASTE
It’s a juicy, fruity party in your glass!

PERFECT PAIRING
Warm sunshine-y days, egg sandwiches and rice paper rolls
TEMP CHECK
Keep it coooool
ABOUT KHAYELITSHA'S FINEST WINES

Khayelitsha, located on the fringes of Cape Town, is a sprawling township a hangover from the Group Areas Act of the Apartheid regime. Lindile Ndzaba, who was born and raised, and still lives in Khayelitsha is looking to transform the narrative of wines in South Africa. In a country where the vast majority of citizens don’t have access to transport to visit wine farms or the money to spend in expensive city restaurants or bars – he realised he needed to bring fine wine culture to his community, and by doing this also start shifting the mindset of wine for consumption to wine for appreciation. Good wine he believes should be available to all South Africans and not just the privileged. And so, he launched Khayelitsha’s Finest Wines.

The vision of KFW is to see the townships develop and have their own resources to produce products without outsourcing. Not only does Lindile aim to grow his business internationally, he also wants to encourage the community to work together to further the mindset of “supporting local brands.” He aims to continually provide jobs and, in essence, fight unemployment in the community of Khayelitsha.

OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
Both the White and Red Blends are the perfect gateway wines for folks who are looking to dip their toes into getting to know wines – they’re fruit-forward, full of life and wonderfully approachable price-wise too!
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Stellenbosch, South Africa
Grape: Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
Style: Ultra approachable!
Luddite

SHIRAZ

$828

By Luddite

RED | BOLD
It’s been said before, but we can’t fault this description – it’s like Niels in a glass. Niels is six foot four…

WHAT WE TASTE
Jammy dark plums, black cherries and cinnamon sticks

PERFECT PAIRING
This is a grilled red meat (braai, anyone?) wine if ever there was one. Think big, hearty, heavily flavoured dishes.
TEMP CHECK
When summertime hits, 20 minutes or so in the fridge can’t hurt
ABOUT LUDDITE

“A dope-smoking political anarchist meets an upstanding young goody-goody sportsman at a mutual friend's 21st” – 35 years and 3 kids later, they are the family behind Luddite Wines. After a few years abroad, Niels and Penny returned to South Africa and found their plot of land in Bot River. Niels had a definite plan as to how he wanted to make wine and Penny knew that she wanted to farm as “green” as possible. Everything had to be about the wine. No intervention, no shortcuts and staying true to only bottling what, hand on heart was the best.

OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
Niels has loved Shiraz since his early winemaking days in Australia. But it was a super traditional, old-school winery in Chile that cemented his love for lo-fi winemaking – no bells and whistles, just good fruit, good yeast and good barrels. The Luddite Shiraz, the first wine released from Luddite winery, is the embodiment of that philosophy.
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Bot River, Overberg, South Africa
Grape: Shiraz with a splash of Mourvèdre and Cabernet Sauvignon
Style: It don’t get much bolder than this… | 5,800 bottles produced
Ingredients: Grapes + minimal sulphur at bottling
Luddite Saboteur White Wine Bottle, Bot River, South Africa
Luddite

SABOTEUR WHITE

$373

By Luddite

WHITE | BUTTER, BABY
A little serious, this one. It has plenty of heart and so much to share

WHAT WE TASTE
White peach, honey blossoms, almond

PERFECT PAIRING
Mild curries and Thai food
TEMP CHECK
To really see what this one is about, take it out of the fridge and crack the crown cap about 10 minutes before serving or just lose the ice bucket.
ABOUT LUDDITE

“A dope-smoking political anarchist meets an upstanding young goody-goody sportsman at a mutual friends 21st” – 35 years and 3 kids later, they are the family behind Luddite Wines. After a few years abroad, Niels and Penny returned to South Africa and found their plot of land in Bot River. Niels had a definite plan as to how he wanted to make wine and Penny knew that she wanted to farm as “green” as possible. Everything had to be about the wine. No intervention, no shortcuts and staying true to only bottling what, hand on heart was the best.

OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
This little babe of a blend includes Chenin, Viognier and ‘Fumé Blanc’ – which is just a fancy way of referring to the style in which the Sauvignon Blanc is made - partly on skins and partly in barrel. Not one for doing anything just for the sake of being fancy, winemaker Niels’ rationale here is that he just can’t bring himself to put the varietal on one of his labels.
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Cape South Coast, South Africa
Grape: Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
Style: Rich but racy
Ingredients: Grapes + a splash of sulphur (as little as possible!)
Luddite Saboteur Red Wine Bottle, Bot River, South Africa
Luddite

SABOTEUR RED

$468

By Luddite

RED | BOLD
A pretty serious red by people who are very serious about wine, good times and good laughs

WHAT WE TASTE
BBQ smoke, bright cherries, black pepper

PERFECT PAIRING
Any beef or lamb dish you can think of, especially a BBQ, or end off the night pairing with mature hard cheeses
TEMP CHECK
When summertime hits, 20 minutes or so in the fridge can’t hurt
ABOUT LUDDITE

“A dope-smoking political anarchist meets an upstanding young goody-goody sportsman at a mutual friend's 21st” – 35 years and 3 kids later, they are the family behind Luddite Wines. After a few years abroad, Niels and Penny returned to South Africa and found their plot of land in Bot River. Niels had a definite plan as to how he wanted to make wine and Penny knew that she wanted to farm as “green” as possible. Everything had to be about the wine. No intervention, no shortcuts and staying true to only bottling what, hand on heart was the best.

OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
At Luddite, everyone who works there gets together in the kitchen for coffee in the morning. Everyone is part of a team and not just a farm labourer. They have only replaced 3 staff in 18 years – all growing old together. It’s a happy farm and Penny’s motto has always been “never ask someone else to do something that you won’t do”
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Bot River, Overberg, South Africa
Grape:  Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cabernet Sauvignon
Style: Full-tilt red with a bit of crunch
Ingredients: Grapes + as little sulphur as possible
Crushed Wines

CURATED SUBSCRIPTION CASE

$2,200

By Crushed

SUBSCRIPTION | MONTHLY
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6 bottles to your door, every month. Or just once, if you prefer.

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CAN I CUSTOMIZE IT?
Once you subscribe, we'll send you an email to hear more about your fave (and least fave) wines plus anything else you’d like us to know about your wine preferences. Whether you're brand new to small-batch wine or a cork dork who knows exactly what you'd like, we are here to make you your perfect 6 pack every month.
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HOW DO I KNOW WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
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