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Mullineux Wines of the Swartland: It’s All About the Soils

Andrea and Chris Mullineux met in the vineyards of France where UC Davis grad Andrea and Stellenbosch grad Chris were doing post-graduation internships. They married, moved to the Swartland, and in 2007 established their highly successful winery. They consistently receive … Continue reading

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The Wines of Babylon’s Peak in South Africa’s Swartland

Located in the Swartland not far from the wineries of Eben Sadie and Adi Badenhorst, Babylon’s Peak has been in the Basson family since 1919. Its most remarkable feature, aside from deeply rutted roads and a profusion of wildlife, is … Continue reading

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Eben Sadie’s Very Old Vine Wines from South Africa: The 2015 Vintage

Eben Sadie is often proclaimed as South Africa’s most original and talented winemaker. 2015 is cited as one of South Africa’s greatest vintages ever. And the vineyards that Eben sources fruit from for his Ouwingerdreeks [Old Vine Series] are among … Continue reading

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AA Badenhorst of the Swartland: New Releases

Adi Badenhorst is one of South Africa’s most colorful and authentic winemakers. We visited him last month at his winery at Kalmoesfontein on the slopes of the Perdeberg in the Swartland in South Africa. We mostly tasted wines from the … Continue reading

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Mullineux’s Rapidly Rising Star: A Review of Current Releases

Mullineux (now Mullineux and Leeu) Family Wines has evolved into one of South Africa’s top quality wineries.  At the same time their portfolio has continued to expand, most recently with the addition of their ultra-premium single terroir range of Chenin … Continue reading

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Great Winemakers: Andrea and Chris Mullineux of the Swartland

Andrea and Chris Mullineux seem a bit young to be called great winemakers, but it’s a title they’ve justly earned. Not only did we give them rave reviews in our Report # 30 The Wines of South Africa, but the … Continue reading

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