Elgin Ridge

282 Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Sauvignon Blanc
  • Colour: White
  • Country: South Africa
  • Region: elgin
  • Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Style: Aromatic, Fresh, Soft, Dry
  • Bottle Size: 75cl
  • ABV:


Marion and Brian Smith sold their business in the UK, and after scouring the wine regions of Europe for the perfect place to buy a property, ended up finding it here in Elgin. Their small farm is planted to Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir… and some apples. Their intention is to keep things small and focused at Elgin Ridge, using no chemicals and letting the ducks (which they hatch on the farm, and hence feature in their label) play a prominent role in pest control.

Organic certification has been acquired and The Elgin Valley is one the South Africa’s ideal wine-growing regions for many reasons: A unique confluence of diverse micro-climates with close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean; cooling cloud cover and high altitude and cold winters and adequate rainfall with complex, ancient soils. Grapes in Elgin take longer to ripen on the vines, which means low pH, good natural acidity and perfectly balanced ripe flavours. Very dry Sauvignon (about 2g/l RS), crisp, clean and fresh, with that trademark Elgin minerality. Latest news... Elgin are in conversion to biodynamic viticulture (Marion’s ducks will have some cows for company.)  



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282 Sauvignon Blanc 2017
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