Cape Winemakers Guild

Crafter of Story-Telling Wines

Erika Obermeyer

“Making wine is like storytelling. In winemaking, you need to listen very carefully to what the vineyard communicates and when you are able to do that, we can tell the story of that vineyard. And when you drink a wine, you need to be transported to that place.”

After graduating from Stellenbosch University with a BSc and BSc Honours in wine biotechnology in 1998, Erika joined Kleine Zalze in Stellenbosch in 1999. Completing harvest tenures in Sancerre, Saint-Émilion and the Languedoc in France, she gained an appreciation for the balance and elegance of the wines of these regions.

In 2005, she took the position of winemaker at Graham Beck Wines and, after a brief stint under the mentorship of Charles Hopkins (then-cellarmaster at Franschhoek), she found herself the sole winemaker in a world-class cellar and living her dream.

Her 12 invaluable years there, where she eventually became cellarmaster of still wines, gave her the experience and confidence to go solo. She established Erika O in 2016 as a boutique winery specifically aimed at producing small batches of hand-crafted, distinctive and terroir-specific wines from selected vineyards across the winelands. She’s always maintained that the following ‘ingredients’ are essential in the art of crafting a fine wine: true terroir, balance, honesty, and a light touch. They tell a rich and deeply fascinating story of a time, a place, and a maker.

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  • Stellenbosch Appellation

Auctioned Wines

Erika Obermeyer Wines Silver Linings 2021

Auction Year: 2023

Erika Obermeyer Wines Silver Linings 2021

63% Syrah, 20% Grenache Noir, 14% Cinsault, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon 
Wine of Origin Coastal

  • 2021 was a perfect vintage with favourable conditions throughout the season.
  • The reds had good acidity, colour and tannin structure resulting in concentrated wines with vibrance, elegance and outstanding cellaring potential.
  • Syrah adds the fresh red berry fruit, spices and structure, Grenache Noir lends fresh fruit, elegance and structure, Cinsault contributes brighter fruit, acidity and freshness, while a dash of Cabernet Sauvignon adds complexity, structure and length.

Tasting Notes: Intense and concentrated, beautifully balanced with an alluringly perfumed nose. Multidimensional and multi-layered, the palate delivers a textured mouthfeel with silky smooth tannins and a fresh finish.

This will be ready for drinking from 2024 until 2035.

Winemaker: Erika Obermeyer

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 9 000
  • Lowest: R 5 333
  • Average: R 6 560


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 82
  • Cases Auctioned: 50


  • Alc: 13.90 vol%
  • RS: 2.0 g/l
  • TA: 5.9 g/l
  • pH: 3.36

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