Kinnegar Wines , Importers of fine selected wines

Importers of fine selected wines

Specialist in South African Wines

Elim

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Elim, meaning place of God,  is located close to Cape Agulhas where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet at the most southern tip of Africa. It is a small and relatively new wine area with a very cool climate. Situated 20 kilometers from Agulhas - the southern most tip of Africa and where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet, vines were first planted here over 100 years ago for altar wine but this gradually ceased until viticulture was resumed in 1997.

Apart from the cooling effect of the maritime location, the winds play a big role here and keeps growth in check allowing the vines to concentrate their efforts on packing flavour from the soil into its grapes. It is especially suited to Sauvignon Blanc where some stunning examples are made and is the most widely grown varietal with Semillon and Shiraz showing promise.

The picturesque village of Elim, a Moravian missionary settlement founded in 1824 is itself  a national monument.

 

 

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