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The Sadie Family Wines

Eben Sadie is considered one of the great preservationists and visionaries of the new generation of South African winemakers. To Eben, the vineyard and fruit are part of the story—the truest expression of his art and philosophy. The wine writer Neal Martin recently called Sadie an “outspoken, peripatetic, terroir-obsessed winemaker who has been instrumental in putting Swartland on the map. He produces a small portfolio of comparatively expensive, but highly coveted wines based on Rhone varieties sourced from his seemingly never-ending search for pockets of old bush vines and unique terroirs. These are cerebral wines built to age.”
Region: Swartland Mountain Areas, South Africa
Year Founded: Sadie was founded in 1999, first wine was released in 2000
Proprietor: Eben Sadie
Winemaker: Eben Sadie
Size of property: 24 ha (59 acres), 53 different parcels of vine
Amount of Property Planted: An additional 12 ha will be planted with experimental plots of Xinomavro, Assyrtico, Negroamaro, Aglianico, Greco, Fiano, Massal Selections of Grenache Noir, Grenache Gris, Grenache Blanc, Pontac, Alicante Bouchet and more.
Terroir: Paardeberg Mountain (Granite) , Riebeek Mountain (Slate), Piketberg (Sandstone & Quartz), Coastal Plain (Chalk Soils), Malmesbury (Glenrosa Terra Rossa Clay Soils)
Annual Production: 3,800 12/750ml cases
Varieties Cultivated: Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache, Carignan, Cinsaut, Tinta Barocca, Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Clairette Blanc, Viognier, Verdelho, Marsanne, Roussanne, Semillon Blanc, Semillon Gris, Palomino and others

  • The Sadie Family Columella 2013

    The Sadie Family Columella 2013
    $168.00

    GRAPES: Syrah, Mourv̬dre, Grenache, Carignan & Cinsaut  VINIFICATION: Hand sorting of individual berries in small cases. Fermentation took place in 3300 litre open concrete fermenters, for about three weeks,...

  • The Sadie Family Columella 2014

    The Sadie Family Columella 2014
    $165.00

    Vineyards: Paardeberg (3 vineyards), Kasteelberg (3), Malmesbury (1), Piquetberg (1). With a yield of 18–24hl/ha Soils: Granite, Slate, Gravel & Sandstone formations Vinification: Hand sorted individual...

  • The Sadie Family Columella 2015

    The Sadie Family Columella 2015
    $190.00

    HARVEST & VINTAGE NOTES Vineyards: Paardeberg (3), Kasteelberg (3), Malmesbury (1), Piquetberg (1). Yield of 18–24hl/ha; avg. vine age: 18 yrs.   Soils: Granite, Slate, Gravel & Sandstone...

  • The Sadie Family Columella Magnum 2014

    The Sadie Family Columella Magnum 2014
    $350.00

    Soils: Granite, Slate, Gravel & Sandstone formations Vinification: Hand sorted individual berries in small cases. Spontaneous fermentation in 3,300 L open concrete fermenters took about 3 weeks at 24 °C; followed by...

  • The Sadie Family Kokerboom Semillon 2015

    The Sadie Family Kokerboom Semillon 2015
    $75.00

    Vineyards: Trekpoort Kloof in the Olifants River Region. Yield of 17 hl/ha Soils: Decomposed Table Mountain sandstone Aging Potential: 5–15 years Named for the striking aloe plants near the old vineyard...

  • The Sadie Family Kokerboom Semillon Semillon Gris 2014

    The Sadie Family Kokerboom Semillon Semillon Gris 2014
    $78.00

    Blend of semillon blanc and semillon gris. Named for the striking tree aloes near the old vineyard it comes from. The vineyard was planted in the 1930s, with a mix of standard Semillon and a red-berried form of the grape...

  • The Sadie Family Palladius 2013

    The Sadie Family Palladius 2013
    $125.00

    VINIFICATION: Hand sorting of individual berries for the entire production in small cases. The grapes were pressed in a traditional basket press and the juice run off went directly to clay amphoras, concrete eggs and some...

  • The Sadie Family Palladius 2014

    The Sadie Family Palladius 2014
    $128.00

    Vineyards: Paardeberg Granite (13 vineyards), Sandstone (4 vineyards). Yield of 18–22 hl/ha Soils: (Various) Granite, Gravel & Sandstone formations Vinification: Hand sorted individual berries in small cases...

  • The Sadie Family Palladius 2015

    The Sadie Family Palladius 2015
    $142.00

    HARVEST & VINTAGE NOTESVineyards: Paardeberg Granite (13 vineyards), Sandstone (4 vineyards). Yield of 18–22 hl/ha; Vineyards Planted 1935–2014. Vinification: Hand sorted individual berries in small...

  • The Sadie Family Pofadder 2016

    The Sadie Family Pofadder 2016
    $75.00

    HARVEST & VINTAGE NOTES Cinsault was an obvious candidate for inclusion in the Old Vine Series, although it poses many quality problems in the vineyard and cellar, including the difficulty of keeping...

  • The Sadie Family Pofadder Cinsault 2014

    The Sadie Family Pofadder Cinsault 2014
    $72.00

    100% cinsault In the late 19th century, and much of the 20th, Cinsault was the workhorse red variety that played an undeclared role in some great red blends. It was an obvious candidate for inclusion in the Old Vine Series,...

  • The Sadie Family Pofadder Cinsaut 2015

    The Sadie Family Pofadder Cinsaut 2015
    $68.00

    Vineyard: Western side of the Kasteelberg Mountain in the Swartland. Yield of 28 hl/ha Soils: Slate and decomposed shale formations Aging Potential: 5–15 years In the late 19th century, and much of the 20th,...

  • The Sadie Family Skerpioen 2016

    The Sadie Family Skerpioen 2016
    $75.00

    HARVEST & VINTAGE NOTES Skerpioen (Scorpion) is a very unique, unirrigated old vine parcel planted on the West Coast near the village of Dwarskersbos. It is planted in chalky (limestone) soils in one of...

  • The Sadie Family Skerpioen Chenin Palomino 2015

    The Sadie Family Skerpioen Chenin Palomino 2015
    $68.00

    Vineyard: Halfway between Dwarskersbos and Elands Bay on the coast. Yield of 24 hl/ha Soils: Limestone with a huge chalk table underground Aging Potential: 5–10 years Skerpioen (Scorpion) is a very unique,...

  • The Sadie Family Skurfberg Chenin Blanc 2016

    The Sadie Family Skurfberg Chenin Blanc 2016
    $72.00

    Vineyard: Skurfberg Mountains in the Olifants River Region.  Yield of 18–22 hl/ha Soils: Decomposed Table Mountain sandstone Aging Potential: 5–15 years A blend of Chenin Blanc from old bushvine parcels on...

  • The Sadie Family Soldaat Grenache 2015

    The Sadie Family Soldaat Grenache 2015
    $78.00

    Vineyard: Located in Piekenierskloof on the Paleisheuwel Road. Yield of 23 hl/ha Soils: Decomposed Granite soils Aging Potential: 18 years The most planted red grape variety in the world is Grenache Noir. It has...

  • The Sadie Family Soldaat Grenache Noir 2016

    The Sadie Family Soldaat Grenache Noir 2016
    $83.00

    HARVEST & VINTAGE NOTES Vineyard & Soils: In the Piekenierskloof region on Paleisheuwel Rd.; Yield of 23 hl/ha; This unirrigated vineyard was planted at around 708 meters of altitude in decomposed granite soil with a...

  • The Sadie Family T Voetpad White Blend 2015

    The Sadie Family T Voetpad White Blend 2015
    $74.00

    ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 120 cases x 12/750ml !! Vineyard: North-western side of the Piquetberg Mountains.Yield of 22 hl/haSoils: Heavily decomposed Table Mountain sandstoneAging Potential: 5–10 years The name means...

  • The Sadie Family T'Voetpad 2016

    The Sadie Family T'Voetpad 2016
    $89.00

    HARVEST & VINTAGE NOTES‘T Voetpad means “The Footpath” in Dutch, and is the name of Dirk Brand’s wheat & rooibos tea farm, where the block of old vines is tucked away. This is the...

  • The Sadie Family Treinspoor 2016

    The Sadie Family Treinspoor 2016
    $75.00

    HARVEST & VINTAGE NOTESVineyard: Located 4km west of Malmesbury. Yield of 18 hl/ha.Soils: Decomposed Granite and Table Mountain sandstone. This old vineyard was planted in 1974 and lies on the western side of Malmesbury,...

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