September 2018

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Eilis Cryan
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Botanica Mary Delany Chenin Blanc 2015

The remarkable track record of Ginny Povall’s under-the-radar Botanica Mary Delany Chenin Blanc makes it one of SA’s very best and most consistent Chenins. The 2015 has just been r... read more..

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Eilis Cryan
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De Trafford - the Big Release 2018

The De Trafford team have been carefully hand labelling, wrapping and packaging a wonderful collection of wines for you this winter. Every time it rains (and thankfully we've had plenty!),it's down read more..

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Eilis Cryan
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Christian Eedes on Donovan Rall's 2018 Releases

Christian Eedes reviewed the big man Donovan Rall's 2018 releases on May 25th in Winemag.co.za - always such a great source of information on Cape wines.  When Donovan Rall first started ou... read more..

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Eilis Cryan
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Jancis Robinson MW on "The Other Sadies"

Any well-informed observer of the Cape wine scene would readily mention in this context the name Sadie (rhymes with Hardy). It was the admirable Eben (pronounced 'earbin') Sadie who put Swartland, foc... read more..

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Eilis Cryan
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Marelise Niemann chats with Jamie Goode about her love of Grenache

"Marelise Niemann is a champion of Grenache. Her label, Momento, began officially in 2013, when she was still working at Beaumont in the Bot River region of South Africa. But it was in 2011 the s read more..

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About Kinnegar

Kinnegar Wines was born almost by accident and been growing organically since.

In 1998, I was in the midde of a two year diploma course with the London Wine & Spirits Trust when an opportunity came up to visit South Africa's Western Cape. Naturally, I was keen to avail of the opportunity to learn more about viticulture and winemaking in South Africa.

We had an excellent guide who brought us to a number of the Cape's leading estates including Thelema and De Trafford where we had in depth vineyard and cellars tours. At the end of the day, I wanted to take back some of the wonderful wines we had tasted for our own use. It was not possible to take two or three cases of wine with us on our flight and shipping such a small quantity was more than the cost of wines. So I had the mad idea of shipping a pallet! Clearly, I had to start selling these wines and so began Kinnegar Wines. Ashford Castle took many of the wines and continue to list them and newer arrivals ever since.

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