Elim translates to, “Place of God,” and is a wine ward located in the Cape Agulhas region, and is the southernmost on the Western Cape. Elim is at the meeting point of the warmer Indian Ocean, and the cold Atlantic Ocean. Wine connoisseurs claim that it is the climate that makes the wine so good in Elim. Elim is located 20 kilometers from Agulhas.
German Moravian missionaries planted the first vines in 1842, as they needed wine for communion. The cool breezes from the south-west and southeast meet on the vineyards helping to prolong the growing season. Because of the gradual ripening process, the grapes are given plenty of fruity characters. Planting in the region ended over one hundred years ago, but resumed in 1997.
Elim has a variety of soils that include weathered shale, and laterite and sandstone that help contribute to the intensity and quality of the wines. The terroir in Elim is best suited for Sauvignon Blanc; however, the late and long ripening season is excellent for red grapes like Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. There are several fresh water springs in Elim that leads to speculation of a huge underground lake underneath the coastal shelf.
Indwe Pinotage Coastal Region is made from 100 percent Pinotage.
Pinotage is a true South African grape variety, Our signature grape smilar to the Blue Crane being our national bird. Indwe Pinotage grapes are meticulously sourced from our grape producers along the Coastal region of the Western Cape ensuring complexity, depth and purity of fruit. The wine is layered with sweet cherry notes, and subtle hints of mocha and vanilla flavors.
Buccella Cuvee Katrina Eileen Napa Valley is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Named after our first-born daughter, Cuvée Katrina Eileen is primarily composed of fruit from a vineyard in the Western Hills of Yountville, where yields are miniscule. The extremely rocky soil of the vineyard produces concentrated clusters of perfectly ripened Cabernet Sauvignon. In German, the name “Katrina” represents purity and fittingly, this wine is made entirely from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape, providing a pure expression of this decadent varietal. It also reflects our daughter’s personality with flavors that are complex, unreserved and expressive.
Always a 100% Cabernet blend, our 2017 Cuvée Katrina Eileen is an opulent and mouth-enriching wine. Captivated by the inky-black color, luscious scents of dark espresso and cinnamon stick leap out, along with powerful elements of graphite and cassis. Remarkably rich and seamless, while boasting flavors of blueberry compote, dark chocolate and black raspberries, this is a compelling and luxurious wine focused upon velvety texture, silky tannins and incredible length. An intentional breadth on the palate and length in the finish are hallmarks of this wine.
A late harvest Riesling with fruity sweetness and great aging potential, aromatic bouquet of honey, melon, ripe fruits. Grapes come from Brauneberger Juffer and Juffer-Sonnenuhr - one of the most prestigious vineyards in the Mosel winegrowing region. The vineyard faces south and provides the best conditions for growing Riesling.
Pairs well with pâté, Asian cuisine.