After seven years of working with various wineries in the Cape and overseas, winemaker Jocelyn Hogan Wilson teamed up with her parents, Dunstan and Trish Hogan, to create Hogan wines. Jocelyn believes that making wine right now in South Africa is about being part of a revolution that is changing the ideals of winemaking. The revolution is shifting the emphasis back to the farmers and the small-scale wine producers, who in their separation of laudable vineyards and attention to small batches of wine, are able to showcase the best South Africa has to offer. Hogan aims to make make natural, site-specific, vintage driven wines that are essentially a history lesson of what the vine has experienced over the year. They look for older vines that tell the story of the vintage through their well-established root systems, gnarled trunks and lower yields.
Region: Banhoek, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Year Founded: 2013
Proprietors: Jocelyn Hogan Wilson, Dunstan Arthur Hogan
Winemaker: Jocelyn Hogan Wilson
Size of property: Grapes brought in from various sites
Terroir: Varied; from 8 different sites around the Western Cape
Annual Production: 2,000-2,400 cases of 6
Varieties Cultivated: Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Carignan, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc
Cellar Door: No. Tastings by Appointment only.