Savage Wines: Stories

Duncan Savage, who was previously the winemaker at Cape Point Vineyards, introduced his own label in 2011. Savage’s goal is to produce rock-solid classic and elegant wines. Through his time at Cape Point, Duncan grew to understand maritime vineyards a little better. This knowledge led him to source grapes for Savage from maritime and high altitude sites. Duncan is also inspired by many great older reds from South Africa and abroad that have stood the test of time with moderate alcohol and gentle extraction.

Year Founded: 2011

Proprietors: Duncan SavageWinemakers:Duncan Savage

Size of property: Sourced from growers around the Western Cape.

Terroir: Grapes are meticulously sourced from a number of altitude and maritime vineyards around the Western Cape farmed by passionate South Africans. The small hand selected parcels of fruit receive much love and attention through the growing season with each vineyard’s unique terroir contributing in its own special way to the blend.

Varieties Cultivated: Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, & Touriga Nacional