Red Wines

Playful | Bright, Juicy & a mountain of fun. Lightness all around. 
Sexy with Substance | Juicy, exciting, sex bombs. Medium all around. 
Bold | Deep, mysterious with more layers than a parfait. Full-tilt, full-on.

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
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
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
Limited Addition Trousseau Red Wine Bottle, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Ltd. + Wines

TROUSSEAU

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By Ltd +

RED | PLAYFUL
It’s kinda like Pinot Noir – but edgier

WHAT WE TASTE
Rhubarb, cranberry, Sichuan peppercorn

PERFECT PAIRING
Pizza pockets!
TEMP CHECK
Good after about 20 minutes in the fridge
ABOUT LTD +

Chad and Bree Stock, a husband-and-wife team, have merged their superpowers and unique backgrounds in wine to create Ltd. +, which emerged as a collaboration with farmers in the area, inspired to develop a diverse and sustainable wine landscape. The wines, often made from less common grape varieties adopting innovative techniques, are changing preconceived notions of Oregon wine.

THE GOOD THINGS THEY DO
Where do we start? The whole project is geared toward ensuring Oregon remains a viable wine-growing region through climate change. They’re not only encouraging growers to work with a more diverse spread of grapes that will weather the changing weather, but they’re also ensuring that seasonal workers are employed for longer because these alternative grapes ripen at different times. They’re also active supporters of the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities in wine.
OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
This baby is also called Bastardo in Spain where its used to make Port, but the grape originally hails from the Jura region of France. Not that we’re one to follow ratings and awards but it was nominated for Decanter’s Wine of the Year and voted Best Trousseau outside of Jura.
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Grape: Trousseau
Style: Sassy & smashable
Ingredients: Grapes & minimal sulphites