Organic Wine Finds

While many people believe that organic or vegan wines don’t taste as good as conventional wines, Klaas Coetzee, Head Winemaker and Production Manager at Stellar Winery disagrees. “On the contrary, I think the wine is of a much better quality. If your grape quality is poor, you need to add a lot of fining agents to ‘improve’ the wine,” he explains.

He points out that “the fact that the wine is organic does not guarantee sales. I’m constantly attending winemaking seminars and trying to taste a lot of international wines to benchmark our quality. We’re also investing in a high-density…
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Organic Wine Finds

Winemaker Johan Delport chats about the Waverley Hills brand

Images courtesy of Waverley Hills

Images courtesy of Waverley Hills

Sawubona gets to know more about winemaker at Waverley Hills, Johan Delport, and the organic production that this estate has committed to.

How did you find yourself at Waverley Hills?

I always had a love for agriculture and creating things. Making wine is the ideal combination of these passions. I worked my way up through the wine industry, like all other ambitious winemakers. Then the opportunity at Waverley Hills came along and I couldn’t resist it.

How do you know when you’ve…
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