Cape Winemakers Guild

Mullineux ‘The Gris’ Semillon Old Vines 2018

59 years ago Chubby Checker popularised The Twist, the first Weather Satellite was launched, Albert Camus died, Bono was born, the laser was invented, JFK was elected US president, a loaf of bread cost 9 cents, To Kill A Mockingbird was published, South Africa was not a republic, the first animals were successfully sent into Earth’s orbit and back, the heart pacemaker was invented and these heritage vines were planted in the Swartland.

Tasting Notes: Planted in 1960, this extremely rare, dry-farmed Semillon Gris heritage vineyard on the granite soils of the Paardeberg was hand-picked and fermented naturally in a single barrel.

Try this wine while listening to “Stay” by Maurice Williams, written in 1960.

Winemaker: Andrea Mullineux

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 5 400.00
  • Lowest: R 4 400.00
  • Average: R 4 700.00


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 46
  • Cases Auctioned 32


  • Alc: 13.54 vol%
  • RS: 1.80 g/l
  • TA: 5.70 g/l
  • pH: 3.31

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