An independent company, owned by Waterkloof founder Paul Boutinot, False Bay Vineyards aims to make ‘real’ wine affordable. These are sustainable, certified wines bottled in South Africa and naturally crafted from mature and often old vineyards that, crucially, are naturally in balance. This means that, unusually at the price, the grapes from these coastal gems can be transformed into wine with wild yeast and an absolute minimum of intervention. In addition to sourcing fruit from neighbouring vineyards, there is also a portion of wine from Waterkloof’s biodymamic vineyard used in the Peacock Wild Ferment range.
The nose is intruigingly savoury with garriguey notes of the local fynbos and a distinct note of oregano. On the palate it is delightlful to find notes of wild honey often true to naturally fermented Chenin Blanc. A really versatile wine that will go with a variety of dishes. Try creamy chicken dishes, belly of pork, fresh pasta and carbonara. False Bay Vineyards is proud to be a WWF (World Wildlife Fund) Biodiversity Champion and certified by WIETA (Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trade Association). All of their wines are Vegan friendly.