Rooted with Spice Route

The vineyards on the old Tobacco farm, Klein Amoskuil, is home to the oldest Sauvignon Blanc in South Africa, planted in 1965. When Charles Back stumbled across the farm in 1997, he was bewildered by the quality of grapes in a region better known for its wheat and rolling fynbos hills.

The potential was obvious. Charles set forth to acquire the farm and study its soils and extreme climate. The result was a wine with great aromatics and a certain “grain”, a true reflection of this special vineyard.