Thorne & Daughters
18 January 2013
Thorne & Daughters is our small family business that we’re just in the process of setting up. I am so dedicated to creating handcrafted wines from mind-blowing little parcels of vines that we are privileged to buy from our growers around the Western Cape here in South Africa. We want to share that story here.
My search for, what I like to call ‘Cape treasures’ (you’ll hear me using that term a lot!) has turned up unique items from the past like Semillon gris, bush-vine Chardonnay and Chenin blanc, as well as a promise for the future in the form of Roussanne which, in my opinion, is grossly under-planted here. We’re currently committing to mostly white varietals, but will continue our search for fascinating red vineyards too as time goes on. It is staggering to see how many wonderful old vineyards are out there and it has been difficult to limit myself to just a handful of blocks (for now). I am passionate about the incredible white wines that we produce in the Cape and hope that I can add something worthy to the great wines that are being produced in South Africa.
The need to start this journey started a long time ago when I left the rat race to pursue my passion for wine. I now live in apple-growing country, in the beautiful area of Elgin, in the Western Cape, South Africa. It is from here that I have met and worked with wonderful people who have inspired me and pushed me to bring my own wines to life.
I hope that you enjoy reading about how it all unfolds and I look forward to meeting everyone that shares my passion for wine.