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Craven Chardonnay


Craven Wines is a winemaking collaboration between husband-and-wife team Mick and Jeanine Craven.  Mick is an Aussie currently working as lead winemaker at Mulderbosch during the day;  Jeanine is South African, and they met in California ‘dragging hoses’ in Sonoma for harvest in 2007.  After both having taken to the text books at their respective universities, they decided to hit the road, see lots of things, work in lots of places and try and learn as much as possible from this massive wine world.  After travelling across the world together for four years and learning about wines in Australia, Europe, the States and South America, the couple returned to South Africa in late 2011.  They feel Stellenbosch has such an amazing array of sites and terroir, and that it is perfect for what they want to do, which is making site-specific, honest wines.

“The newest member of the Craven family comes from Blue Gum Grove Vineyard in Stellenbosch’s Polkadraai Hills. This eastern portion of the region has more influence from False Bay, making it slightly cooler. Planted in granite and sand in 2005, this site is farmed by Danie Carinus. The grapes are whole-bunch pressed to tank where the juice settles overnight. It’s then racked into neutral puncheon for fermentation and élevage. ” – Erik Mercier, Juice Imports

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