Our South African promotion will run online and in store from Friday 30th August to Sunday 1st September 2019. Discounted wines will include a selection from each of the following ranges:
The Badenhorst family’s wines are staunch favourites here at JN with their inimitable personality and supreme price vs quality ratio finding favour among customers and staff alike. Located on Kalmoesfontein farm in the Swartland appellation, the estate is run by self-confessed “good-looking cousins”, Adi and Hein Badenhorst, who practise biologically-sensitive farming in an endeavour to make “natural wines in the traditional manner”. Their “Secateurs” wines have become icons of affordability in the JN portfolio and offer a great introduction to the estate, whereas the “Family” range exhibits more complex styles and showcases Adi’s world-renowned winemaking prowess – both are available as part of this offer.
Continuing the “natural” theme we have certified organic and biodynamic producer Reyneke Vineyards from the Stellenbosch region – the first of its kind in South Africa! Run by the principled and progressive Johan Reyneke, the estate produces several ranges of wines all of which embody their “back to basics” holistic and sustainable approach to viticulture and viniculture. Two of these ranges, “Biodynamic” and “Cornerstone” (sale proceeds of the latter go towards aiding home ownership and tertiary education of the estate’s workers) will be featured as part of this offer. Beloved of the critics, these wines are not to be ignored!
Founded in 1682, Rustenberg is one of the Cape’s most historic wine estates. Nestled in the valley of the Simonsberg Mountain in the Stellenbosch region, this 880ha estate boasts breath taking natural beauty as well as many historic buildings and even two spectacular gardens, one of which is open to the public. In this offer we exhibit a wine from each of their ranges beginning with a Shiraz from their affordable “Regional” range, a Bordeaux blend from their esteemed “Flagship” range and finally an oaked Chardonnay from their “Site Specific” range which showcases the finest terroirs of the estate as well as one of the top expressions of the grape in South Africa.
Established in 1995 by the Gabb family (originally from Shropshire) the Journey’s End estate encompasses 120ha of long, rolling, south-facing slopes in the Stellenbosch winelands. Situated only a few km’s from the False Bay, the vineyards enjoy the caress of cool coastal breezes which allows for the growing of a vast array of varietals and for the production of elegant, cooler-climate style wines. With a number of ranges exploring tiers of single varietal Chardonnay-based whites as well as Bordeaux and Rhône blends, there’s something to please everyone from this estate.
Newton Johnson Family Vineyards is based in the upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near the seaside town of Hermanus, an hour and a half’s drive out of Cape Town. This is a popular tourist destination famous for some of the most spectacular land-based whale watching in the world as well as its indigenous fynbos – a floral kingdom, home to 1500 species and exclusive to the Cape. Led by winemaker Dave Johnson, a qualified Cape Wine Master with a thesis on Pinot Noir, the estate set out in 1995 to explore the nuances of this grape in Hemel-en-Aarde and have since been responsible for showing this region to be capable of producing wines of world renowned authenticity. Also offering wines made of Chardonnay and red Rhône blends, we’ll be including examples from their entry-level “Felicité”, mid-tier “Newton Johnson” and top tier “Family Vineyards” ranges as part of this promotion.
Established in 1776 and located in the furthest corner of the beautiful Franschhoek valley, Boekenhoutskloof means “ravine of the Boekenhout” (pronounced Book-n-Howed), referring to an indigenous Cape Beech tree greatly prized for furniture making. Predominantly known as Syrah specialists, with their premium Boekenhoutskloof range selling out on release each. Boekenhoutskloof have since the mid-1990s also produced premium wines made from Semillon as well as both red and white Rhône-style blends to wide critical acclaim. Wines from both their premium estate label as well as their excellent value “Wolftrap” range are included as part of this offer.
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