Windfall Wines – a gem in the Robertson Crown

Windfall Barrel No 41

Robertson Wines always spring surprises.  This region known about 50 years ago for its sweet wine, now delivers international award winning white, reds and bubblies.  They are exported all over the world.

Windfall is situated in the Agterkliphoogte Valley, a small boutique wine farm and as they have it ‘one of South Africa’s best kept secrets.’  The name was given to the farm by cricketing legend Eddie Barlow, an earlier owner.  He saw the mists pouring over the mountains from the south – creating a marine influence on this valley.

The Robertson Valley of Wine & Roses

Windfall Wines for me has a name which I associate with fully flavoured fruit, that which has just fallen to the ground in the perfect state of ripeness.  Of course, grapes do not do this, they need to be hand harvested at the ideal time.  Sometime two or three passes are made through vineyards in the ideal ripeness window to pick up the different nuances as the grapes progress into ripeness.

Windfall Wines has a range of reds and whites and a home distilled brandy called The Hunter.

The Windfall Barrel No 41 is the Estate’s Flagship wine.  A blend of Shiraz, Mourvèdre and Grenache.

Pour
Bottled under natural cork closure. Elegantly labelled.  In the glass, a deep plum at the core, paling out to garnet at the rim. Sappy spiced berries and plums, undertow of dark chocolate.  Food perfect wine.

Dalewood Fromage Huguenot

Pair
Spicy dishes, like North African Lamb Tagine, Bobotie and a good spicy boerewors from the braai. Likes a good hard cheese like the Dalewood Huguenot.

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