Brunia Wines are named after the Brunia Leavis flower found in the pristine fynbos shrubland which makes up a large part of Cold Mountain Farm estate. The farm is in transition to organic agriculture, winemaker Wade Sanders believes in sustainable practices that take into account the health of the farm as a whole. He employs cover cropping, mulching and composting to achieve this. The area benefits from a cooling maritime influence and higher than average rainfall compared to Swartland and Stellenbosch, this combination plus the 300m elevation of the vineyards results in a long growing season, allowing the grapes to reach maturity, whilst retaining acidity. Brunia Pinot Noir comes from a single parcel with quartz-based and limestone soils. It’s fermented with around 30% whole-bunch to give extra perfume and structure and matures for 10 months in old French oak. The result is a taught, mineral Pinot with bright acidity giving a tension and ageability to the wine. Wade and his brother currently sell some of their fruit but have ambitious plans to make more of their own wines, we can't wait to see what comes next.