Wine at Ragdale

Jul 04, 2011
Posted in: Food & Drink   Posted by: Doug

On your next visit to the Hall, I have a secret little gem on the wine list.

This wine is of limited supply with only 2,388 bottles being produced.

Have a read about this lovely South African gem.

The Unsung Hero

Technical Information:

The Wine: Syrah Mourvèdre Carignan Grenache

Vintage: 2008

Wine of Origin: Swartland

Alcohol: 14.5%

About Rick (our wine supplier):

Rick is the alter ego of Master of Wine, Richard Kelley.

Over the past 15 years, Richard has become one of the most respected authorities on South African wine in the UK and beyond. Between 1995 and 2002, he lived and worked in the Cape, witnessing the renaissance of the post-apartheid wine industry. Throughout this fruitful period, he established a healthy rapport with the great and the good of the local wine scene, affording him access to their distinguished cellars.

In addition, Richard has also been:

● A regular panel taster for South African Wine magazine

● A judge for the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show; South Africa’s most prestigious competition

● A contributor to the award winning Platter’s South African Wines

● A contributor to Grape, South Africa’s independent wine viewpoint.

He returns to the Cape several times a year on a mission to uncover – and liberate – the hidden gems of the Cape.

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