Nestled in Stellenbosch’s Paradyskloof Valley is Vriesenhof Wine Estate, with its south facing slopes that have been used to cultivate grapes that produce wines of character since the eighteenth century. But one cannot discuss character and Vriesenhof without mentioning larger than life owner and cellar master Jan ‘Boland’ Coetzee, who was one of the great characters of Western Province Rugby and is today one of the senior statesmen of the Cape wine industry.

We had the absolute pleasure of joining Vergenoegd Löw The Wine Estate welcome Adam & Eve 2019 Limited Merlot Collector’s Edition, a bespoke collection made from pure Merlot grapes far more alluring than forbidden fruit. A match made in Eden Vergenoegd Löw The Wine Estate is essentially paradise for wine lovers. Perfectly positioned between mountains and ocean, the estate boasts highly diverse soil, and the cool sea breezes assist in the slow ripening of the grapes. This unique positioning is one of the reasons why Adam & Eve 2019 Limited Merlot Collector’s Edition is unrivalled in the industry.

Uncanny Wines are South Africa’s very first certified wines packaged in cans. These premium quality wines in a beautifully designed 250ml package are the proudly South African response to the skyrocketing international trend of canned wine. “We’ve combined South Africa’s established winemaking traditions with brilliant innovation and great design to create an exclusive, premium quality wine offering in environmentally friendly packaging,” explains Arnold Vlok, co-owner of Uncanny.