Paserene, The Elements
This offer is to highlight the wines of Paserene, namely due to the current domestic ban on wine sales in South Africa. The ban is hitting their hospitality industry harder than almost all other countries battling Covid19. The current restrictions mean that revenue from hospitality and agro-tourisim is at effectively zero and now the second ban on domestic sales means that the export market is currently the only source of income for winemakers.
Now we wouldn’t support buying South African wine simply as a favour, but when its this good there really is no reason not too.
Martin Smith has made a career out of premium winemaking, spending a decade in America honing his craft. Five years at the Napa based Cosentino Winery, before his skill took him to Caldwell Winery in 2006 where he worked with many high profile winemakers, such as Tim Mondavi and Phillipe Melka. Another five years and Martin made the decision to return to SA, to take up a winemaking job at Vilafonté, a relatively new, no expense spared winery in collaboration with Mondavi, CA.
“The truth is I never truly left South Africa… I needed to be here.”
Some of these are now only available on back order, lead times can vary from a few days to a few weeks and are subject to vintage substitution, please check with email@example.com or call 01603 451098 between 10:30m and 6:30pm and we’ll run through the options.