Spice Route: New Releases from Swartland
Spice Route is owned by Charles Back of Fairview and Goats do Roam fame. Back has been a wine entrepreneur and innovator as is evident by his wines. He was also a pioneer in the Swartland where Spice Route is located. In 1997 Back, along with famed wine writer John Platter and others, bought the Malmesbury farm where he planted new varieties like Mourvèdre and Grenache and retained some of the old, dry-farmed bush vine Chenin Blanc already on the estate. All new plantings, except for Pinotage, are also grown as bush vines. He later bought vineyards in cool, marine influenced Darling, to produce fresh white wines.
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