Rall wines was established in 2008 and is owned and run by young independent winemaker Donovan Rall. After graduating with a viticulture and oenology degree from Stellenbosch University in 2005 and extensive travels and harvests all over in the next few years, Donovan returned to SA in 2007 for a season in the Swartland. Here he found his inspiration for the Mediterranean varietals and now makes boutique wines under his own label from old vineyards in the Swartland and Stellenbosh. The winemaking is simple, with each parcel allowed to ferment and mature naturally before blending in a renovated cellar in the Swartland.
Chenin Blanc (64%), Verdelho (32%) and Viognier (4%) grapes were all fermented naturally and matured separately in a combination of 225, 400 and 500 litre seasoned French oak, and in this vintage around 20% of the Chenin also in concrete before blending and bottling after ten months.