Cape Winemakers Guild

The Drift We’re Here 2011

This is the first red wine under The Drift label, which is the name of our farm in the Overberg Highlands. It is the realisation of a long, often wine-fuelled, sometimes heartbreaking, but always meaningful journey. Not all the grapes came from the farm, and I made it at Flagstone with Gerhard Swart’s help, but this is the essence of what this journey stands for. It will be the compass for the style and philosophy of the The Drift Farm wine. It is a wonderful wine, with the potential to live for decades. Grown and crafted with absolute care and attention to detail, it proudly puts Pinotage in the forefront. Named “We’re Here” after the schooner in Rudyard Kipling’s coming-of-age-story “Captains Courageous”. Read to my father by his dad, and to me by my father; it has now been handed on to my boys. It’s about the real value of money and hard work. Tasting Notes: Deep, dark ruby centre leading to a ruby red rim. Plums and red berries dominate the nose with spicy notes and a hint of mint.

Winemaker: Bruce Jack – Re…

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 2 200.00
  • Lowest: R 1 000.00
  • Average: R 1 250.00


  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 216
  • Cases Auctioned 60


  • Alc: 15.00 vol%
  • RS: 3.00 g/l
  • TA: 5.90 g/l
  • pH: 3.48

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