South Africa
biodynamic sustainable

Sequillo Cellars

Eben Sadie of Sadie Family Wines owns Sequillo Cellars this is not a second label but a second separate winery and the grapes are from a different source.

All of the grapes are picked from un-irrigated vineyards which are spread out over most of the Swartland grape growing region. The main soil types we work with, are granite (Paardeberg), gravel (between Malmesbury and Darling), clay (the Glenrosa soil formations north of Malmesbury) and slate (the Porcelain Mountains towards Riebeek Kasteel). Our red grape varieties are Syrah, Mourvedre and Grenache Noir; and this year we have added Cinsault and Carignan to the Sequillo Red 2009. The white grape varieties are Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Viognier and Rousanne; and for more freshness, Clairette & Palomino were added to the 2010 blend as well.

Sequillo comes from the Latin and means an arid, dry place of great purity: a very good description of the Swartland in South Africa. It is the Swartland that we strive to capture in our Sequillo wines, vintage after vintage. Our wines must reflect their soils and have a strong sense of place; and this expression of place must be unrefined and unfiltered.

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