Cecilia Wines – Olifants River, South Afirca.
Cecilia, named after the grandmother of winemaker, Cerina van Niekerk and patron saint of musicians, St. Cecilia.
Cerina performed a piano concerto with an orchestra at the launch of the first vintage. The proceeds of the wine sales are given to the community in the form of sponsoring a music program at the local farm school.
Cecilia Pinotage is made from one of only a few bush vine vineyards in the West Coast region of South Africa. Growing in the hills between Clanwilliam and the Altlantic ocean, at an altitude of approximately 400 meters, these old vines have learned to cope without irrigation by balancing themselves to only produce a small quantity of bunches per vine. It is this wisdom, acquired over time, that delivers a wine with immense subtlety, identity and power. Planted in 1965.