10 Cape winemakers to watch

db picks out some rising South African stars who are bringing their own fresh ideas to reveal an exciting new slant to the country’s wine scene.

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Among the numerous small groups of like-minded wineries, whether the Pinotage Association, PIWOSA, Swartland Independent Producers or recently created Cape Vintner Classification, lies a bunch of young producers keen to add their own twist to South Africa’s 350-year wine history.

Collectives like Zoo Biscuits may sound more like an indie band than a winemaker group, but don’t confuse these guys’ (and girls’) almost aggressive lack of pretension with an absence of quality or ambition.

Without the security – or confines – of their own estate, many of South Africa’s younger winemakers are scouring the Cape for special sites, adding a whole new angle to the country’s wine scene.

Over the following pages we pick out just a small sample of these rising stars who, in very different ways, are working towards the common goal of creating a strong, uniquely South African identity for their wines.

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