Johan Reyneke is South Africa’s leading biodynamic viticulturist and currently the only certified biodynamic producer in the country.  He is also a keen surfer (which gives him extra points for bravery – there are sharks swimming in those waters!) as well as something of a martial arts expert, husband and father.  

His approach is a return to the old ways: as his website proclaims, “We’re nearly back where we started” which resonates with the ‘pre-industrial’ winemaking philosophy of Paul Draper at Ridge Vineyards.   Winemaking without all the chemicals and technological advancements is at the heart of the Reyneke way which means putting all the effort into growing fruit that is naturally well-balanced, healthy and tasty that can be turned into wine with minimal intervention.  Healthy soil is promoted with lots of microbial life and a healthy earthworm population.  Ducks earn their keep by gobbling up all the snails and fertilizing the soil and even the ‘weeds’ are part of the plan.

An erstwhile farm worker himself, Johan is intimately acquainted with the difficulties of social mobility and has instigated a programme for his team, empowering them towards home ownership and education.

“Reyneke was one of my best experiences in Stellenbosch – and this was on a trip filled with good visits.The impression I had here is of an authentic producer, beginning to make some really compelling wines. There’s a sense of energy at Reyneke, and this is now being transmitted to the wines.”

(Jamie Goode, wineanorak.com, Feb 2013).

Reyneke Vine Hugger Chardonnay 2014

Reyneke Vine Hugger Chardonnay 2014

Bottle Price: £12.35 / €17.99 Offer Price: £10.49 / €15.29

Reyneke Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Reyneke Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Pk6

Bottle Price: £14.95 / €21.50 Offer Price: £12.70 / €18.27

Reyneke Chenin Blanc 2014

Reyneke Chenin Blanc 2014 Pk6

Bottle Price: £15.95 / €22.99 Offer Price: £13.55 / €19.54

Reyneke Vine Hugger Cabernet/Merlot 2014

Reyneke Vine Hugger Cab Sauv Merlot 2014

Bottle Price: £12.35 / €17.99 Offer Price: £10.49 / €15.29 

Reyneke Syrah 2013

Reyneke Syrah 2013 Pk6

Bottle Price: £14.95 / €21.50 Offer Price: £12.70 / €18.27

Reyneke Cornerstone 2012 

Reyneke Cornerstone 2012 Pk6

Bottle Price: £15.95 / €22.99 Offer Price: £13.55 / €19.54 

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.