David & Nadia is a family owned Swartland driven project and we focus on a spectrum of organic, old and dry land bush vine vineyards from different areas with different soil types throughout the Swartland, farmed by like-minded people. We are members of the Swartland Independent Producers Association.
In the vineyard we aim for biological farming and in the cellar we work as natural as possible. It is all about the soil and vineyards after all. We believe in a pure, fresh and natural style where site and soil are at work with minimal influence from a winemaking point of view.
Grenache (31%), Syrah (30%), Carignan (19%), Cinsaut (10%) and Pinotage (10%).
It took almost 10 years before this dream could come true, one that was shaped by the reality of farming in the Swartland, its droughts, our love for a specific red variety and acknowledging historic legwork already done in our country since the 1950’s. This dream we are sharing with you, is by releasing a first time ever Grenache-led Elpidios from the 2017 vintage. Made in similar fashion to our main Grenache in terms of long, gentle extraction, the use of 50% on average whole bunches, pressed off and matured partially in bigger format vertical foudré and old 500 L neutral French oak barrels. Matured for a year before bottling and then matured in bottle for 18 months before release. All new Elpidios blends to be released from our cellar in the future will be Grenache- led. Again, based on grapes grown in granite soils from the Paardeberg, blended with structured shale/schists from the east, clay from the north and iron mixed soils from the west.