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80. 2017 SAUVIGNON-SEMILLON, ‘Simon and the Huguenots’. Stellenbosch, South Africa
"This substantial farm on the edge of the Stellenbosch appellation was purchased by the Grier’s in 1983, although they elected to keep the name of the previous owners, the de Villiers family. Of the 400 hectares, around half is dedicated to vineyards with the balance set aside as a wildlife reserve. This is the quintessential family business, with cousins Simon and Jeff working in the vines and cellar respectively, whilst Jeff’s sister, Cathy, runs the sales and marketing.
One of the early supporters of ‘green’ viticulture, viticulturist Simon Grier has always been a keen supporter of maintaining environmentally friendly vineyard practices. The farm has not sprayed insecticides for the past thirteen years and a flock of 1000 Peking ducks are responsible for some natural pest control."
This wine is named in honour of Simon van der Stel, the first governor of the Dutch Cape Colony who was responsible for providing land to the Huguenots
£10.40 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£9.86 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles
10% discount on Un-Mixed Cases.