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.
This box is a mix and match of latest arrivals and older cuvées that are still drinking beautifully!
Chenin Blanc 2020
Cream, buttery, with hints of apple, pear and peach. Soft and easy drinking.
Apple, lemon, white melon, peach with a saline finish. Very expressive but still light and easy.
Pinot gris 2020
The thick skin of the Pinot gris result in a glassy-salmon color. Red fruits, lively palate, smokey and musk notes. Dense palate, pleasant acidity.
Dry-grown bush-vine Cinsault, this give tension and vibrancy to the wine. Crunchy red fruits and light-bodied, this is a great summer kickoff!
Syrah the Firs 2019
White pepper, sour cherries and floral notes. Medium-bodied, soft tannins and nice finish.
Pinot Noir 2019
Strawberry, cranberry, liquorice and anise, with a hint of smoke.