Donovan Rall

Swartland

Rall wines was established in 2008 by independent winemaker Donovan Rall. After graduating with a Viticulture and Oenology degree from Stellenbosch University in 2005 and extensive travels and harvests all over in the next few years, Donovan returned to South Africa in 2007 for a season in the Swartland. Here he found his inspiration and love for the Mediterranean varietals and the dream of making unique and natural styled wines under his own label from these scattered old vineyards. The focus was always going to be on one white and one red blend produced by hand in tiny quantities from the most unique and oldest possible sites he could find. The winemaking is simple, with each parcel allowed to ferment and mature naturally before blending. The first 10 barrels of Rall wines was made in 2008 and a few years down the line nothing has changed. Production is still tiny and the focus remains on the two wines, learning and understanding more about each vineyard and their contribution with every vintage.

Producer website:

http://www.rallwines.co.za/

Region - Coastal Region