Porcupine Ridge

In 1652 Jan van Riebeeck, a Dutch surgeon, eager to find a way to relieve the symptoms of scurvy, suggested to the Dutch East India Company that the Cape Province of South Africa would be suitable for growing grapes. Nine years later the first wine was pressed from grapes grown on cuttings brought from France. The prime grape growing areas of South Africa spread out from Cape Town, and include the Paarl ('pearl' in Afrikaans), which to the east encompasses Franschhoek ('French corner') home of the first French Huguenot settlers. Boekenhoutskloof, its homestead dating from 1784, is located in the Franschhoek Valley. The owners of Boekenhoutskloof have revamped an ancient cellar, and have installed state-of-the-art equipment as well as a quality maturation cellar. Marc Kent is the winemaker for the Boekenhoutskloof wines as well as the Porcupine Ridge, Wolftrap, and Chocolate Block ranges of wine.

This range of delicious, everyday wines is a firm favourite on tables throughout the world – offering great value and superb drinking. The range is proudly named after the Crested Porcupine, a most unique and fascinating inhabitant of the farm. Boekenhoutskloof is also involved in its conservation through a research project – learn more by visiting www.porcupinequest.com.

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Porcupine Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2016
“The nose is fresh and intense with an abundance of granadilla, pineapple, ripe fig, melon and citrus aromas. The mid-palate is gentle and round, showing juicy tropical fruit and pure, gooseberry and greengage flavours with vibrant, yet balanced, acidity. The wine is refreshing, crisp, focused and
Item Number: 29498
Case: $107.40

Porcupine Ridge Syrah 2015
88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88 “Supple and smoky, with a light alder note threading around the core of plum cake and steeped cherry flavors. Presents lingering whiffs of tobacco and bay. Drink now.”-WS  “The wine is vivid purple, almost inky black, in color with a pink pomegranate rim. The nose is intense,
Item Number: 14599
Case: $101.40

Porcupine Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2015
"Delicate aromas of pineapple, papaya, kiwi fruit and apple blossoms dominate the nose. These tropical fruit flavors follow through onto a rounded mid-palate, showing good weight with freshness and balanced natural acidity. Lingering golden apple finish."-Winemaker's Notes  "In 1652 Jan van

Porcupine Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2014
" Fresh pungent flavours of tropical fruit, nettles and notes of green grass. Complex on the palate with some minerality and a good balance between fruit and crisp natural acidity. A mouth filling wine with a dry finish. This wine is made to be drunk young." ~Winery notes