Providence 2021

Seasonal Conditions

Above average rainfall in the pre-harvest season, followed by small amounts of rain in summer ensured sufficient moisture deep in the soil for the vines’ roots to access, while the drier summer weather ensured that the colour and flavour of the grapes were not diluted and created perfect conditions for slow, even ripening in the dry land vineyards. This resulted in smaller berries that were intense in colour and aromas. Desired sugar levels were reached early and an extended hanging period wasn’t needed. Outstanding quality grapes were delivered to the winery.

Tasting Notes

The nose opens with white pepper, perfume, black berries and a hint of lavender, with spear mint and liquorice layers. The palate showcases red cherry, chocolate, with a touch of coffee and raspberry. The wine is medium bodied, juicy and elegant with soft round tannins. Potential to age very well.


A Rhône style blend, all cultivars are from low yielding, dry land vines resulting in concentrated colours and intense fruit flavours.


A Rhône style blend of Syrah, Cinsault and Grenache Noir, the best fruit from each vineyard was selected and all cultivars were picked at optimum ripeness and fermented separately. The Syrah and Grenache Noir were fermented in open fermenters. The Cinsault was fermented in new French oak barrels, making for early wood integration. Most of the fruit was kept intact with whole bunch fermentation the norm. 50% of the wine was wooded and matured in barrels for 16 months. The wine was blended and bottled, unfiltered, in September 2022.

Serving suggestions

An excellent companion to Springbok medallions in a red wine jus with fresh seasonal vegetables and drizzled with parsley butter. Also pairs beautifully with a rich lamb stew, home-made ham & pea soup, venison, duck, or Thai green curries. Delicious with flambéed black cherry and cream filled crêpes, and with a cheese platter.


Not entered for any competition yet.


Vintage: 2021
Cultivars: Shiraz, Cinsaut, Grenache Noir
Appellation: Wellington, South Africa
Alcohol: 14% vol
pH: 3,40
Total Acidity: 5,6 g/l
Residual sugar: 1,7 g/l
Oak: 80% French, 20% Austrian
Ageing: 16 months
Production: 3400 bottles


Aspect: West, Southwest & North
Trellising: Bush Vines & Perold
Climate: Cold Winters, very hot summers
Rainfall: 800mm – pre-season
Geology: Decomposed Granite
Hectares: 1,3 / 2,16 / 1,23
Yield: 5,4 tons/ha
Harvested: February 2021