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Winery of the Week: The Garajeest

The name is to be pronounced ‘garage-east’, says Zimbabwe-born, Elsenburg-trained Callan Williams, ‘director, founder, winemaker and driver’ of this small family business. Dreamer too, this garagiste with an overt sense of humour also to be reflected in the labels. ‘No dream too big,’ she says of her plan to acquire land and cellar of her own (and qualify as a Master of Wine). Meanwhile, ‘we source grapes from Elgin and rent cellar space in the Helderberg’. A ‘15 cabernet franc quietly matures in barrel.

The Garajeest Semillon 2015


Category: Semillon wooded  

Work in progress when tasted, so rating provisional, but 2015 looks promising: enticing with lemon & lanolin, with focused acid & flavours; firm, well textured. The lemony finish a touch short. Wine tasted by Tim James More »

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