Deep Rooted and the ‘Cria’…

New in stock: Deep Rooted Wine Co  

Blanc Fumé and Verdelho

Working at Stanford Hills during the day, Mark Stephens started Deep Rooted Wines in 2018 after seven years of travelling and making wine in 14 different, highly acclaimed regions around the world. His intention is to create wines that nourish the soul through sensory exploration and minimal impact on the body. All wines are made with minimal use of sulphur and are produced as naturally as possible. All grapes come from either organic or regeneratively farmed vineyards and he now has a Blanc Fumé and Verdelho under his own Deep Rooted Wine Co label.

Of the Blanc Fumé 2020, Christian Eedes says, “The nose shows white peach and cut apple plus overtones of floral perfume and dried herbs while the palate has good fruit definition with bright acidity and a saline finish. Very appealing in its elegance and understatement.” (92/100).

Mark’s notes on the Touch Me Verdelho 2020: This vintage produced a beautiful crop that ripened perfectly with a lover sugar and balanced acidity. I chose carbonic fermentation in order to accentuate the delicate white floral aromas that originally drew me to this grape. The rather evocative name and naughty label for this seductively soft and delicious wine is not chosen just for thrills. I want the drinker to experience this wine through multiple senses. We focus on smell and taste while this wine has an incredible textural component which should not be overlooked. I want you to Touch this wine, feel the waxiness coat your tongue and linger almost indefinitely. Only the tiniest amount of sulphur is used just prior to bottling.

Driehoek ‘Cria’ rosé
Saturday | Sunday Weekend tasting: Forming part of the highest lying vineyards in South Africa, the oldest farm in the Cederberg has been home to the Du Toit Family for five generations. The limited release ‘Cria’ Rosé from Driehoek has alluring aromas of fresh raspberries and cherry with a hint of floral notes, trailed by a well-balanced and elegant palate showing an abundance of stone fruit and mixed berries. Join us to taste this Shiraz-based rosé this weekend!

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Just a reminder that we have an ON/OFF Consumption Liquor License that allows us to be open for tastings over weekends during the COVID-19 restrictions. This means that we are open every day of the week, and will still be able to have our weekend tastings. 

  We are open 10am – 6pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am – 4pm on Sunday and Public Holidays.

A reminder of our website:   

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 delivery in Hermanus, and 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
Telephone: 028 313 2047.
WhatsApp / Signal: Gary +27 (0)76 926 1204

COVID-19 shop hours (until further notice):
Monday to Saturday: 10am – 6pm.
Sunday + Public holidays: 10am – 4pm.

  About Us
Have you ever heard about a great wine but could never find a bottle for yourself (to share with friends, of course)? Well, the team at Wine & Company do all the hard work for you! We visit wine farms and attend tastings to find, taste, and then stock wine from the smaller Estates and independent winemakers who buy grapes and produce outstanding wine under their own labels – much the same as the French negociants have been doing for centuries. Given that these winemakers make wine in such small quantities, sometimes just a single barrel, their wine will never be found on the shelves of the major retailers, but only in specialist shops like Wine & Company on High Street, Hermanus.

In addition to the great selection of well-known wines and MCC’s, we also stock local craft gin and beer, French Champagne, Belgian Ales as well as whisky and other spirits. Wine & Company (established in 1998 by Bartho Eksteen) has a well-earned reputation for stocking hard-to-find small-batch wines and we strive to continue this great tradition. If you purchase a bottle of wine from us and it is faulty we will gladly replace the bottle and return the faulty wine to the winemaker.

Feel free to contact Wine & Company if you need a particular wine and we will do our best to source it for you. We are also able to ship wine locally and to most countries so do ask about international shipping.
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