Stellenbosch, South Africa
Craven is the winemaking project of husband-and-wife team Mick and Jeanine Craven - Mick is an Aussie and Jeanine is South African, they met in Sonoma for harvest in 2007. After travelling across the world together for four years and learning about wines in Australia, Europe, the States and South America, the couple returned to South Africa in late 2011. They felt Stellenbosch had such an amazing array of sites and terroir, and that it is perfect for what they want to do, which is making site-specific, honest wines. With the aim of rediscovering the best vineyard sites in Stellenbosch, together with a whole group of young guns, Craven Wines is one of the most interesting wine projects in South Africa.