Our grapes are grown in the cool climate vineyards of Elgin in the Western Cape of South Africa. We produce a limited number of cases of Kershaw Elgin Chardonnay, Syrah and Pinot Noir each vintage under our Clonal Selection range, and site- soil- and clone- specific Elgin Chardonnay and Syrah in our Deconstructed range. We have recently introduced our GPS Series range which explores unusual sites from outside the Elgin region, and our Smuggler's Boot range in which Richard uses a variety of winemaking techniques to produce easy drinking wines.
Our aim always is to produce some of the best wines of their style in South Africa.
CLONAL Selection 100% Chardonnay made from Dijon clones CY96, CY95, CY76 and the Entav clone CY548. Restrained, mineral style focussed on elegance with a white fruit character, some oatmeal and some complexity gained from percipient applied wood.
CLONAL Selection 100% Pinot Noir made from French clones PN777, PN667, PN115, PN114 and PN113. Captivating floral attributes underscored by purity, focus and freshness framed by fine powder tannins yet cushioned by a succulent texture and flavours of black cherry, pomegranate, rose petal and raspberry.
CLONAL Selection 100% Syrah made up of clones SH9c, SH22 & SH99. Subtle, precise style built on fine tannins that educe harmony, freshness with flavours of black skinned fruit, iodine and ground white peppercorns.
GPS Selection 100% Syrah made from clone SH1. Restrained, yet with intent and subtle power, these vineyards exhibit high levels of rotundone producing piercing black pepper, powdery tannins complete with rich texturesand prodigious breadth of black-orientated fruit.
GPS Selection Restraint, minerality, freshness of fruit and a chiselled edge reflect limestone’s soil properties.
Smuggler's Boot Selection VARIETAL INFORMATION: 100% Chardonnay made from French clones CY95, CY96, CY76 & CY548. An innovative range that pays tribute to the ingenuity of winemakers past and present. Peach blossom, orange peel, struck flint and a hint of vanilla on the nose.
Smuggler's Boot Selection An innovative range that pays tribute to the ingenuity of winemakers past and present. Attractive bright aromas of raspberry coulis, cracked black pepper and intense blackcurrant pastilles meld with warm demerara sugar.
Smuggler's Boot Selection An innovative range that pays tribute to the ingenuity of winemakers past and present. Attractive strawberry, savoury and star anise spice linger on the nose.
Smuggler's Boot Selection An innovative range that pays tribute to the ingenuity of winemakers past and present. Light lotus yellow green in colour, the nose has pristine aromas of elderflower, Meyer lemon and mandarin segments.