False Bay Old School Syrah, WO Coastal Region

  • False Bay Old School Syrah, WO Coastal Region
  • False Bay Old School Syrah, WO Coastal Region

False Bay Old School Syrah, WO Coastal Region


AVAILABILITY: 52 in stock

Grape Syrah (Shiraz)
Style Dry, Red, Full Bodied, Savoury, Black Fruit, Tannic, Soft, Tannic
Country South Africa
Region Wine of Origin Coastal Region
Volume 75cl
ABV 14.5%
Dietary Vegetarian, Vegan, Sustainable


False Bay 'Old School' Syrah is made using wild yeast fermentation, from low-yielding vines.  It is aged in large French oak foudre giving definition to this savoury and appealing Syrah.  Full yet elegant with bramble fruits and also some earth and meaty aromas. The palate is structured and well balanced with fine tannins and a refreshing natural acidity.

False Bay 'Old School' Syrah is ideal with spicy dishes, red meats and rich Mediterranean dishes.

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 Old School Syrah stem primarily from two vineyards in Stellenbosch. The attraction to these coastal, vineyards were the cooler temperatures and low yields of 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 (a small portion whole-bunch) and then raised in large wooden casks (or 'foudre' en Francais). No additions other than sulphur as a preservative. Grown, made and bottled in South Africa. Vegan friendly wine from sustainably faremed vineyards.