Mullineux is a highly focused family winery based near the village of Riebeek Kasteel in the Swartland region. The Swartland is a beautiful and wild place. The landscape is a series of rolling hills with a few significant outcrops of rock that form the Paardeberg, Kasteelberg and Piketberg mountains.
After working several vintages at wineries in France, South Africa and California, Chris and Andrea Mullineux chose to settle in the Swartland, firmly believing that the granite and schist based terroirs and old vineyards of the region have the potential to produce great wine. And so, in 2007, Mullineux Family Wines was established. Within a very short time the winery has become one of South Africa’s most celebrated wine brands, both locally and internationally.
The 2020 Mullineux Syrah was made up of six parcels from sustainably farmed vineyards. Three of the parcels were from the stony Schist-based soils of the Kasteelberg, two hail from dry-land bush vines grown in the decomposed Granite terroir of the Paardeberg, and one from the Iron-rich soils just west of Malmesbury.