Duncan Savage, previously the winemaker at Cape Point Vineyards, introduced his own label in 2011 with a goal to produce rock-solid, classic and elegant wines. Through his time at Cape Point, Duncan grew to understand maritime vineyards, which led him to source grapes for Savage wines from maritime and high altitude sites around the Western Cape. These small, hand-selected parcels receive a lot of love and attention throughout the growing season. Each vineyard’s unique terroir contributes in its own special way to the blends. Savage wines are inspired by the great older reds from South Africa and abroad that have stood the test of time, and are made with gentle extraction, minimal intervention, and moderate alcohol.
Region: Western Cape, South Africa
Year Founded: 2011
Proprietors: Duncan Savage
Winemaker: Duncan Savage
Size of property: Sourced from growers around the Western Cape.
Terroir: Grapes are meticulously sourced from a number of altitude and maritime vineyards around the Western Cape farmed by passionate South Africans. The small hand selected parcels of fruit receive much love and attention through the growing season with each vineyard’s unique terroir contributing in its own special way to the blend.
Annual Production: 2500 cases
Varieties Cultivated: Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, & Touriga Nacional