Abingdon Wines are the first winery to come on board with our wine initiative.
Abingdon Wine are donating one Rand a bottle of wine sold and running a raffle for us for 2 bottles of Abingdon Wine signed by Keegan Daniel and John Plumtree from the Sharks.
We challenge all other wine estates to do the same and support this worthy cause.
Abingdon Wine – Single Vineyard Estate Wines
Abingdon Wine Estate is located in Lions River in the picturesque KwaZulu-Natal Midlands – a unique pioneering estate which has positioned itself as a serious single vineyard boutique wine producer . The farm was bought in 2000 by owners and winemakers, Ian & Jane Smorthwaite, with the first vines planted in 2004. Situated at 1140m above sea level, the estate has in excess of 3 ha under vine and this includes the only certified single vineyards in the entire Kwa-Zulu Natal region. Five varieties are at present in the ground – Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Chardonnay, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. The KZN Midlands has a high altitude, summer rainfall Continental climate which is very different from the Mediterranean climate of the Western Cape, an area synonymous with South African wines. The wines produced at Abingdon showpiece this climate aspect with a distinctive old world taste profile, and are showing much promise due to their distinctive terroir. Abingdon has had, since its first harvest in 2007, over 20 wines certified by the wine and spirit board and carry the IPW “integrity and sustainability stamp of approval .