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Ernie Els Wines, Stellenbosch

While men may dream different dreams, they are driven by the same quest: to reach for, and to accomplish perfection. No two pursuits bare the truth of this more than the perfect round of golf and the perfect bottle of wine. Theodore Ernest "Ernie" Els' life has mirrored a passion for excellence, which has been clearly reflected in his exceptional sporting achievements. His focus, discipline and commitment have been the foundation of his success, and these factors are evident in his quest to produce premium wine.

As one of South Africa's leading ambassadors and one of the most recognizable faces in the world of sport, it is befitting that Ernie chose Stellenbosch to produce his wines. In 1999 the concept of Ernie Els Wines was born and with the help of award-winning winemaker Louis Strydom, they produced the maiden, 2000 vintage of Ernie Els - a 'classic' Bordeaux blend. The marketing synergy between the wine and Ernie's 'classic' golf swing were apparent. The intention from the outset was to focus on delivering a quality product that could hold its own in the company of the world's finest wines. Naturally the plan was to start on a small scale, ensuring the packaging and presentation, marketing and distribution, were of a standard that was in-line with their vision for a premium product.

  • Ernie Els Big Easy Chenin Blanc 2018

    Ernie Els Big Easy Chenin Blanc 2018

    The 2018 harvest season will be remembered as the drought season. We have been working hard to adapt our viticultural techniques during the past 3 years to help the vineyards cope optimally with the heat and limited...

  • Ernie Els Big Easy Red Blend 2017

    Ernie Els Big Easy Red Blend 2017

    Big Easy Red Blend 2017 The 2017 Big Easy Red Blend is arguably the most serious and riveting vintage yet. The dry vintage was conducive to producing a superbly-concentrated, beguiling wine that dazzles the senses. The 2017...

  • Ernie Els Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

    Ernie Els Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

    Tasting NotesThe 2014 is a lighter vintage showing the red fruit spectrum of Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose tempts with notes of coconut, vanilla, raspberries and sweet spice. This leads to a polished, supple palate opening to...

  • Ernie Els Merlot 2014

    Ernie Els Merlot 2014

    Tasting NotesThe 2014 Ernie Els Merlot abounds with ripe plums, figs and cherry. It is soft and juicy on the entry with a delicate floral expression that follows from nose to palate. Medium bodied and fine, an earthy...

  • Ernie Els Proprietor's Blend 2011

    Ernie Els Proprietor's Blend 2011

    Tasting Notes The 2011 Proprietor’s Blend exhibits an inky deep, black cherry hue and purple rim. Deep, exotic notes on the nose, whiffs of spear mint and flakes of dark chocolate compliment a melange of dense blue...

  • Ernie Els Proprietor's Blend 2014

    Ernie Els Proprietor's Blend 2014

    Accolades 2016 Sommelier's Selection Award Winner - 4C Reds (Voluptuous/Rich). Tasting NotesThe distinctive Proprietors Blend is bold and invigorating from start to finish. This Bordeaux blend with the addition of Shiraz...

  • Ernie Els Proprietor's Syrah 2015

    Ernie Els Proprietor's Syrah 2015

    From the stellar 2015 vintage, the Proprietors Syrah immediately shows a deep crimson core and bright purple hue. The nose boasts ripe plums, paired with perfumed aromatics and a whiff of white pepper. A wine with great...

  • Ernie Els Signature 2007

    Ernie Els Signature 2007

    AccoladesWine Enthusiast magazine (USA) - 93 PointsTasting NotesWith a deep black core and bright ruby rim, the Ernie Els Signature 2007 is slightly more light-footed and open than the brooding 2006, but by no means evades...

  • Ernie Els Signature 2012

    Ernie Els Signature 2012

    Winemaker Louis StrydomAlcohol 14.99 %volpH 3.48RS 3.6 g/lTotal Acid 5.9 g/lAppellation StellenboschTasting NotesThe 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon-led Bordeaux-style blend really shines in the epic 2012 Stellenbosch vintage. It...

  • Ernie Els Signature 2013

    Ernie Els Signature 2013

    Tasting NotesThe Cabernet Sauvignon-led Bordeaux-style blend shows an intensely purple rim and deep crimson core, leading to impressive concentration and startling depth. Nuances of fig jam, cigar box and meat spice slowly...

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