False Bay Bush Vine Pinotage, WO Coastal region

  • False Bay Bush Vine Pinotage, WO Coastal region
  • False Bay Bush Vine Pinotage, WO Coastal region

False Bay Bush Vine Pinotage, WO Coastal region


AVAILABILITY: 30 in stock

Grape Pinotage
Style Dry, Red, Full Bodied, Savoury, Fruit Forward, Rich, Ripe Grippy Tannins, Black Fruit
Country South Africa
Region Wine of Origin, Coastal Region
Volume 75cl
ABV 13.5%
Dietary Vegetarian, Vegan, Sustainable


False Bay 'Bush Vine' Pinotage is made using wild yeast fermentation from low yielding bush vines and is aged in large French oak foudre.  All this creates a richly-fruited, yet savoury and satisfying Pinotage.  There are plummy aromas with a faint hint of barbecued meat.  The palate is full and rich with slightly rustic yet moreish tannins and a long finish.

False Bay "Bush Vine" Pinotage is perfect with pork belly dishes or barbecued meats, boerwurst, game or good, old fashioned sausage and mash.

Critic Review

Decanter Magazine: 93Pts (2020 Vintage)
Drinking Window: 2022 - 2030

"Appealing blackberry, violets, sour cherry, bramble and savoury herbs aromas. Lovely definition, firm yet elegant tannins with a persistent textured finish."
Greg Sherwood MWRoger Jones, Victoria Mason

About the Producer

An independent company, owned by Waterkloof founder Paul Boutinot, False Bay Vineyards aims to make 'real' wine affordable. These are sustainable certified wines bottled in South Africa and naturally crafted from mature and often old vineyards that, crucially, are naturally in balance. This means that, unusually at the price, the grapes from these coastal gems can be transformed into wine with wild yeast and an absolute minimum of intervention.

False Bay Vineyards is proud to be a WWF (World Wildlife Fund) Biodiversity Champion and certified by WIETA (Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trade Association). All of their wines are Vegan friendly.

Vineyard and Winery

The grapes for False Bay Bush Vine Pinotage stem from a single vineyard of unirrigated bush vines in Stellenbosch. The attraction to this mature (planted in 1996), coastal, bush vine vineyard were the cooler temperatures and small, naturally balanced and concentrated berries. Made by Waterkloof's talented young Cellarmaster Nadia Barnard. Balanced grapes are hand harvested, fermented spontaneously with wild yeast and then raised in large wooden casks (or 'foudre' en Francais). The resulting wine therefore, is perhaps more 'Pino' than 'Tage'. No additions other than sulphur as a preservative. Grown, made and bottled in South Africa. Vegan friendly wine. False Bay - Real Wine, Coastal Vineyards, Sustainably Farmed, Hand Picked, Naturally Crafted, Wild Ferment, Cask Aged.