Cousins Danie and Hugo are 5th generation growers with prime vineyards in the Swartland, Devon Valley and the very exciting Polkadraai ward in Stellenbosch. Great wine is made in the vineyards and they supply a roll-call of exceptional producers – names like Alheit Vineyards, Crystallum, Raats Family Wines, Thorne & Daughters, Mulderbosch & LeRiche to name but a few. Embodying the drive of the new generation Hugo and Danie decided not only to sell grapes and have other people make great wines from them but to make some wine too. So started Carinus Family Wines using their selection from their 100s hectares to focus on what works in each area.
Carinus Family Vineyards Syrah 2020
“You can definitely taste Lukas van Loggerenberg’s touch on this Polkadraai Hills Syrah, which is spicy, elegant and low in alcohol, with noticeable white pepper and charcuterie flavours, pithy acidity, savoury tannins and negligible oak. A Syrah for northern Rhône fans. 2021-26″
93 Points Tim Atkins SA Report 2020
The syrah comes from the Polkadraai hills in Stellenbosch, home to some revered Syrahs.This is a primary and delicate Syrah. Juicy red and black fruits, pepper and spice – appealing and fresh.