Old-vine wines – part 2 South Africa

Natte Valleij winery

The second instalment of our old-vine wine stories is set in South Africa (go to Lebanon for the first). For more on old vines, see our Old Vines Register.

Perhaps more than any other wine region in the world, South Africa has taken its heritage of old vineyards seriously – so much so that they are the only country to have an old-vineyard certification programme (although Barossa has a regional Old Vine Charter, established in 2009). Begun by old-vine activist, champion and doyenne Rosa Kruger, and driven by the gentle powerhouse of André Morgenthal, the South...