If this past year has taught us anything it is to be thankful for your blessings, no matter how obscure – and while we are sad to share that our 2020 vintage of the Life from Stone has sold out, we know that it is thanks to your incredible support that we have had such a successful vintage – selling through in less than 8 months despite numerous alcohol bans and restrictions to trade.
The bad news is that nothing lasts forever, but the good news is that nothing lasts forever, either. This week we finalized the blend of the 2021 vintage which we will be bottling soon – meaning that after a couple of months of rest, it will be ready for release. Having tasted it we can assure you it is worth the wait – it is shaping up to be a spectacular vintage.
In the meantime, we can highly recommend our Special Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc as an alternate option – it is made in exactly the same way as the Life from Stone, with the same care and utmost devotion to perfection. It grows next to the Life from Stone vineyard, and the only difference between the two is the slightly sandier soil in which it is rooted. Tasting a bottle of the 2020 again yesterday, it is clear that it has developed into a spectacular wine – Abrie and his team could not stop singing its praises.
As an Estate, we cannot produce more than our farm allows, as we do not buy in any grapes or wines – which in turn means that all our wines are limited in their volume. There are only a limited number of cases of Special Cuvee left, so we would recommend that you do not wait until it is too late.
While we are on the topic of sold out wines, our Wild Yeast Chardonnay 2019 has also sold out from the cellar – however, we will be going straight over to the 2020 vintage. The new vintage is showing beautiful notes of pineapple and pear, with a supple, full body, and we are so excited for you to try it.
Our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience or unhappiness caused – just remember, nothing lasts forever and one of these days you will be opening a bottle of your favourite again soon!