When Wine Enthusiast magazine jetted into town for the AfrAsia Cape Wine Auction earlier this month, the number one destination on their calling cards was the Swartland which has succeeded Franschhoek as the most fashionable appellation in the Winelands. If not the world. Of course they wouldn’t have bothered with the Swartland Winery which produces many wines rebranded under more fashionable brand names.
Quite why prices are so steep for Swartland stunnas is a mystery up there with the fate of MH370, the identity of the second shooter on the grassy knoll etc. when you see 2012 Swartland Shiraz on sale for R15 a bottle. Heck the empty bottles for some Swartland ego cuvees cost more.
Product Descripton vintage cs/availible price/bottle
Eagle Crest Cab/Merlot 2010 618.8333 R 15
Eagle Crest Shiraz Malbec 2011 706.5 R 15
Serengeti Merlot 2011 23 R 15
Lions Hill Semi Sweet White 2012 424.5 R 10
Swartland Shiraz 2012 933.333 R 15
Contour Collection Chenin Blanc 2012 7.5 R 12
Contour Collection Sauv Blanc 2012 9.9167 R 12
Dvine Chenin/Sauv 2012 32 R 12
Lions Hill cape Dry White 2012 599 R 10