Is it too late to wish everyone a happy and healthy 2021, more than a month after the fact? Last year seems like a very long time ago, and with this past week being the first time we have been able to open our doors for the year, it only feels right to get the formalities out the way. We certainly hope this year will be better than last, in every way possible.
We are slowly re-stocking and the first of the new releases have just arrived from our local guys – Doug and Paul of Maanschijn.
The heritage building inside which Maanschijn crafts its wines has lived many lives. Previously used as a stable, it was also later inhabited by a Walker Bay local, Oom Sampie, who, within its walls, used to dry an assortment of indigenous flowers. The Herbarium range is a nod towards Oom Sampie and this wonderful activity.
The vineyards they source from are all located in the southern, cooler Walker Bay wine district, surrounded by the rich expanse of the Cape’s fynbos kingdom.
Cape White blend: Chenin blanc, Verdelho and Sauvignon blanc. The fruit was pressed with a basket press, and the juice settled overnight, after which fermentation occurred spontaneously in aged French oak. Maturation lasted nine months, on lees. The wine was blended and bottled, by hand, without fining or filtration.
Cape Red blend: Pinotage, Mourvèdre and Syrah. The fruit was fermented separately, in whole bunches, for seven to ten days before being pressed with a basket press. Maturation lasted nine months in aged French oak. The wine was blended and bottled, by hand, without fining or filtration.
Thank you to everyone who purchased our vouchers! Please do not forget that although we are very fortunate to be able open and trade again, the families and children in the Valley are still struggling terribly. We will still donate 5% of the voucher value to the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Pre-school, in addition to offering a 5% discount of the voucher value to in-store purchases.
Please click here to purchase a voucher:
Follow this link to read about the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Pre-school:
A reminder of our website: www.wineandco.co.za/shop
Please note that our website does not show the complete range of wine that we have in stock, so please do contact us if you are looking for something not listed online, especially those that are ‘allocation’ only. We offer free shipping to major centres around South Africa for orders over R1500. Please contact us for international shipping rates.
Our contact info:
Address: 7 High Street, Hermanus
WhatsApp / Signal: Gary +27 (0)76 926 1204
COVID-19 shop hours (until further notice):
Monday to Thursday: 10am – 6pm.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: CLOSED.
Thank you for your support – stay safe – see you soon!