Ridgeback

Paarl

Ridgeback wines is a family owned medium sized wine estate located in the heart of the Cape Winelands just outside of Paarl towards the Swartland. Settled at the foothills of the Paarl Mountain, Ridgeback focuses on producing high quality red and white wines.  All our grapes are hand harvested with a minimalistic approach to wine making ensuring only the highest quality wines get made.  The vineyard is named after the Rhodesian Ridgeback dog, which originated in Southern Africa, and that are kept on the farm.  The pedigree, character and stature of these impressive lion-hunters are reflected in the wines.

Lion Hound White 2020

A Sauvignon Blanc dominated blend with Viognier. A rich and expressive wine with upfront, tropical array of juicy white peach, pineapple, and orange blossom with a hint of citrus.

Lion Hound Shiraz 2018

Intense notes of juicy dark cherry, cracked black pepper, and a hint of liquorice run seamlessly onto a silky midpalate and an elegantly savoury finish.

Lion Hound Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Upfront notes of mulberry, mint and plum with a hint of leather and wood spice run seamlessly onto a juicy midpalate and long finish.

Ridgeback Chenin Blanc 2018

The specially selected premium 15- and 40-year-old East-West facing dryland bush vines are grown in deep Oakleaf and Clovelly soils where the well-established root systems require minimal irrigation. Rich, upfront notes of pineapple and sweet orange blossom evolve to a fresh, juicy midpalate with hints of lemon zest and white peach lingering on the finish. This bold wine will complement a more robust fish dish such as Tuna or Salmon and work equally well with Roast Pork.

Ridgeback Viognier 2019

Intense, upfront notes of citrus blossom, glazed pineapple, white peach and a hint of lavender. A creamy midpalate is well supported by subtle oak spice and lingering ruby grapefruit on the elegant finish. This bold food wine would complement a wide range of spicy dishes which include Indian, Malay, and Thai curries.

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