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Leeu Passant Winery, Franschhoek

In 2007 Chris and Andrea Mullineux established Mullineux Family Wines in the Swartland wine region of South Africa. For many years, our viticulturist, Rosa Kruger, had been enthusing to us about special parcels of vines outside the Swartland, but we couldn’t use these as our Mullineux and Kloof Street ranges are exclusively from Swartland vineyards.

The partnership of Chris & Andrea with Analjit Singh in 2013, and the renaming of the company to Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines, opened the way for a new project – Leeu Passant – to be based at the wine cellar on Leeu Estates in Franschhoek. Leeu Passant was a fantastic opportunity to harness these exciting vineyards to create something under a new label in a different wine region, but with the same no-compromise approach to quality that Chris & Andrea share with Bas, and with which our Mullineux range of wines is made.

The Leeu Passant wines are multi-regional bottlings inspired by the classic age-worthy wines of the Cape from the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s. These were authentic wines unique to the culture, terroir, history and tastes of the Cape, and we strive to reflect these unique factors in our wines.


  • Leeu Passant Lötter Cinsault 2018

    Leeu Passant Lötter Cinsault 2018

    Variety: 100% Cinsault Bottling Date: 12th November 2019 Production: 4 920 bottles / 410 cases Wine of Origin: Franschhoek Technical Details at Bottling: Alcohol 14% - RS 1.6 g/l - TA 4.9 g/l - pH 3.6 Source of...

  • Leeu Passant Basson Cinsault 2017

    Leeu Passant Basson Cinsault 2017

    This historic vineyard was planted in 1900 on the deep, sandy, alluvial soils in Wellington. This is South Africa's oldest registered red wine vineyard. The vines are dry-farmed and bush-trained, yielding concentrated fruit...

  • Leeu Passant Red Blend 2017

    Leeu Passant Red Blend 2017

    The Leeu Passant Dry Red Wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Cinsault grapes sourced from vineyards in Wellington, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. Matured for 12 months in 500L French oak barrels (30%...

  • Leeu Passant Chardonnay 2017

    Leeu Passant Chardonnay 2017

    Grapes for the Leeu Passant Stellenbosch Chardonnay are sourced from a parcel of vines planted on the deep, loam-rich soils of Helderberg Mountain. With the addition of sulphur reduced to a minimum the wine was matured for...

  • Leeu Passant Red Blend 2016

    Leeu Passant Red Blend 2016

    37.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37.5% Cabernet Franc, 25% Cinsault An adventure into Cape wine heritage by Chris & Andrea Mullineux and Analjit Singh. Tasting notes: 'A tribute to the Cape red blends of old (those that...

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