Cape Winemakers Guild

Mullineux Swartland ‘The Gris’ Old Vines Sémillon 2022

100% Sémillon
Wine of Origin Swartland

  • Sémillon Gris is considered a South African phenomenon and this wine has gained an international following for its quality and rarity.
  • In the mid-1800s, 40% of all vineyards in South Africa were Sémillon Gris, but now only a few exist.
  • This vineyard was planted in 1960 on the granite slopes of the Paardeberg.
  • We took cuttings from this vineyard and spent 10 years repropagating them through a nursery, and have replanted the country’s first official, legally recognized Sémillon Gris on our regenerative organically farmed vineyard, Roundstone.

“O siyeza, o siyeza , sizofika webaba noma
O siyeza, o siyeza, siyagudla lomhlaba
Siyawela ngapheshaya kulezontaba ezimnyama
Lapha sobheka phansi konke ukuhlupheka”

This wine represents a transition from the past to the future, as does the metaphor of transformation represented in the lyrics of Johnny Clegg & Savuka’s powerful “O Siyeza”.

Winemaker: Andrea Mullineux

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 17 500
  • Lowest: R 11 000
  • Average: R 13 654


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 41
  • Cases Auctioned: 26


  • Alc: 14.02 vol%
  • RS: 3.3 g/l
  • TA: 6.4 g/l
  • pH: 3.23

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