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  South African wine in "dinkies": take your pick!

09 Feb 2016

Topics: Platter's Guide, South Africa, South African wine, wine

If, like many winelovers worldwide, you’re looking to moderate your vino consumption, one of the options is to seek out wines in smaller-format bottles than the standard 750 ml.

Historically in South Africa, smaller bottles were associated with sweeter white and fortified wines but latterly dry whites and even red wines are available in “dinkies”. For your convenience, we’ve gathered together the 375 ml and 500 ml bottlings featured in the latest (2016) edition of our guide.

To ensure no one is left out, the list caters for dry-drinkers as well as those with a sweeter tooth.


AA Badenhorst Family Wines Funky White

Beaumont Wines Cape Vintage

Beaumont Wines Chenin Blanc Demi-Sec

Beaumont Wines Goutte d’Or

Bon Courage Estate Noble Late Harvest

Boplaas Family Vineyards Cape Tawny Reserve

Boplaas Family Vineyards Cape Tawny Vintners Reserve Bin 1880

Boplaas Family Vineyards Hanepoot Reserve

Boplaas Family Vineyards Muscadel Reserve

Brugman Wines Sandie Viognier Straw Wine

Calitzdorp Cellar Cape Ruby

Dagbreek Cape Vintage

De Toren Private Cellar Fusion V

Delheim Wines Edelspatz Noble Late Harvest

Dornier Wines Froschkönig Natural Sweet

Drostdy-Hof Extra Light

Drostdy-Hof Premier Grand Cru

Durbanville Hills Noble Late Harvest

Fleur du Cap Noble Late Harvest

Fort Simon Wine Estate Barrel Select Merlot-Malbec

Fort Simon Wine Estate Viognier Noble Late Harvest

Four Paws Wines Picatso

Fryer’s Cove Vineyards Noble Late Harvest

Goudini Wines Gevonden Hendrik de Wet Cape Hanepoot

Haute Cabrière Brut Méthode Cap Classique

Haute Cabrière Ratafia

High Constantia Wine Cellar Clos André Méthode Cap Classique

Jakkalsvlei Private Cellar Trop

Kloovenburg Wines & Olives Cape Vintage Shiraz

La Motte Straw Wine

La Residence Alexandra Frances

La Residence Nicole Charlotte

La Residence Rosemary Jane

Laibach Vineyards Natural Sweet

Lynx Wines Golden Lynx

Meinert Wines Semillon Straw Wine

Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines Olerasay Straw Wine

Namaqua Wines Noble Late Harvest

Nederburg Wines Edelkeur

Nuweland Wynkelder Rosyntjiewyn

Nuweland Wynkelder Goue Jeripigo

Orange River Cellars Reserve Straw Wine

Peter Bayly Wines Cape Vintage

Post House Vineyards Treskilling Yellow

Sedgwick’s Old Brown

Sijnn Sijnn (red blend)

Sijnn White

Spier Noble Late Harvest

Springfontein Wine Estate Ikhalezi Noble Late Harves

Stellenrust Chenin Blanc-Sauvignon Blanc

Stellenrust Pinotage-Shiraz

Stellenrust Sauvignon Blanc

Stonewall Wines Valle Felice

Thandi Wines Sauvignon Blanc

The Winery of Good Hope Vine Dried Chenin Blanc

Tierhoek Straw Wine

Under Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah

Van Loveren Family Vineyards Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc

Vergelegen Semillon Straw Wine

Villiera Tradition Brut

Waterford Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Waterford Estate Heatherleigh Family Reserve

Woolworths Brut (by Villiera)

Zandvliet Wine Estate Shiraz

Zevenwacht Sauvignon Blanc


Asara Wine Estate & Hotel Carillon

Camberley Wines Most wines in the portfolio

Darling Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot

Darling Cellars Chenin Blanc-Sauvignon Blanc

De Wetshof Estate Edeloes

Mimosa Boutique Wines Natural Sweet

Mimosa Boutique Wines Sauvignon Blanc

Monis Wines Wood Matured Muscadel

Quando Vineyards & Winery Chenin Blanc-Viognier

Quando Vineyards & Winery Natural Sweet Sauvignon Blanc

Robertson Winery Chapel Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot

Robertson Winery Chapel Chenin Blanc-Colombar

Robertson Winery Chapel Natural Sweet Rosé

Robertson Winery Chapel Semi-Sweet

Robertson Winery Chapel Sweet Red

Robertson Winery Natural Sweet Rosé

Robertson Winery Natural Sweet White

Robertson Winery One-Litre Combibloc Crisp Extra Light

Robertson Winery One-Litre Combibloc Fruity Late Harvest

Robertson Winery One-Litre Combibloc Natural Sweet Rosé

Robertson Winery One-Litre Combibloc Natural Sweet White

Robertson Winery One-Litre Combibloc Selected Stein

Robertson Winery One-Litre Combibloc Smooth Dry Red

Robertson Winery Three-Litre Cultivar Slimline Natural Sweet White

Robertson Winery Three-Litre Natural Sweet Rosé (Slimline Packed)

Springfield Estate Life From Stone Sauvignon Blanc

Springfield Estate Whole Berry Cabernet Sauvignon

Van Loveren Family Vineyards Blanc de Blanc

Van Loveren Family Vineyards Four Cousins Natural Sweet White

Van Loveren Family Vineyards Four Cousins Sweet Rosé

Van Loveren Family Vineyards River Red

Virgin Earth Noble Late Harvest

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