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Luddite Wines / Fam. Verburg & Meyer

Niels Verburg is one of those people who you immediately want to befriend. With his imposing stature and beaming smile, he stands out and magically draws people in.

At an early age, while he was working in Australia, he realised that Shiraz was "his" grape. In Chile, he later found the inspiration for the way he wanted to make his wine.

Together with his wife Penny, he planted his first vines in 1996. The first vintage was pressed in 2000. The small winery with just 6 hectares of vines is located just outside the village of Bot River. Walker Bay is only 30 kilometres away. The mild Mediterranean climate from the nearby ocean gives the vines on the south-western slopes of the Houw Hoek mountains a slow and long growing period. This results in spicy Shiraz with elegant fruit sweetness.

The name of the vineyard refers to the Luddites, 19th century English textile workers who fought against the Industrial Revolution. Consequently, Niels is rather reluctant to use "technology", as he says in a humorous way, both when caring for the vineyards and working in the cellar. Vinification involves as little intervention as possible, if any.

Niels and Penny have fulfilled their dream. In addition to the vines, there are also some olive trees and a few lucky pigs are reared: a rural idyll in South Africa. They epitomize the great change occurring in South Africa since the 1990s: moving away from mass production and towards independent quality wines that do not fear comparison with top international wines.

White wines from Luddite Wines / Fam. Verburg & Meyer

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Saboteur White 2018
Only 19 Bottles

Saboteur White 2018

WO Luddite, Luddite Wines, 750 ml
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Saboteur White 2020

WO Luddite, Luddite Wines, 750 ml

Red wines from Luddite Wines / Fam. Verburg & Meyer

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Saboteur Red 2018

WO Luddite, Luddite Wines, 750 ml
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Luddite Shiraz 2017

WO Luddite, Luddite Wines, 750 ml
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Parker 90 Points
Saboteur Red 2017

Saboteur Red 2017

WO Luddite, Luddite Wines, 750 ml

from Luddite Wines / Fam. Verburg & Meyer

In Stock
Saboteur White 2018
Only 19 Bottles

Saboteur White 2018

WO Luddite, Luddite Wines, 750 ml
In Stock

Saboteur Red 2018

WO Luddite, Luddite Wines, 750 ml
In Stock

Saboteur White 2020

WO Luddite, Luddite Wines, 750 ml
In Stock

Luddite Shiraz 2017

WO Luddite, Luddite Wines, 750 ml

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