Warwick Estate is a family-owned and run winery. Managing Director Michael Ratcliffe is the 3rd generation family member to oversee this high quality boutique operation that has been lauded globally for excellence and consistency. Mike is passionately involved in many aspects of the South African and global wine industry and has held senior leadership positions in industry bodies. From 1771 til 1902, Warwick Wine Farm was known as the farm ‘De Goede Sukses’.
After the Anglo Boer war in 1902, Colonel William Alexander Gordon, Commanding Officer of the Warwickshire regiment decided against returning to England and bought the farm. He renamed it ‘Warwick’ as a tribute to his regiment and the rest, as they say, is history. Warwick was purchased on April 1st 1964 by Stan Ratcliffe after an extensive search for the best ‘terroir’ in the Cape.
Wild yeast fermented and aged in 225L french oak barrels for 10 months.
Pale yellow in color with a touch of green in the glass. The bouquet has hints of French oak, orange blossom, white peach, lemon zest and hazelnut praline. The palate is full with a medley of citrus fruit, balanced acidity and well integrated oak.
Creamy chicken casserole with wild mushroom, tarragon and a White Lady chardonnay cream sauce.