Mullineux Family Wines was established in 2007 by Chris and Andrea Mullineux. Within a very short time period the winery established itself as one of South Africa’s most celebrated wine brands, both locally and on the international front. By 2019 they had received twenty five 5 star ratings from Platter’s South African Wine Guide, as well as being awarded Platter’s Winery of the Year in 2014, 2016 and 2019. In addition, Andrea Mullineux was named Wine Enthusiast’s 2016 International Winemaker of the Year and in 2017 Chris & Andrea were Tim Atkin’s South African Winemakers of the Year. In 2013 Analjit Singh joined forces with Chris and Andrea and the company was renamed Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines.
The Kloof Street range is all about freshness, balance and great drinkability. Grapes for the Kloof Street Chenin Blanc come from vineyard parcels on a variety of soils in different parts of the Swartland. The wine is part tank and part barrel fermented. Grapes for our 2019 Chenin Blanc come from three sustainably farmed vineyard parcels in different parts of the Swartland: One parcel of 38 year old Chenin planted in the stony Shale and Schist based soils of Kasteelberg, and two parcels of >40 year old dry land, bush vine Chenin grown in the decomposed Granite soils of the Paardeberg. The grapes are chilled in our cold room then pressed whole-bunch and the juice is allowed to settle overnight. Minimal SO2 is added and, as with all our wines, no further additions are made. The juice is then racked to tank (85%) and older French oak barrels (15%) for fermentation. Fermentation is with indigenous yeasts and lasts up to six weeks. The barrels are racked and blended with the tank fermented portion and then bottled.