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Meet the Winemakers
…“Thorne & Daughters, one of South Africa’s most exciting and talented producers”… Jamie Goode, Wineanorak.com
Who are we to argue! Thorne & Daughters was started in 2013 by John and Tasha Seccombe with the aim of producing authentic wines from the Western Cape. It is widely acknowledged to be one of the forerunners of the ‘New Wave’ wine movement in South Africa and one of the Cape’s most thoughtful and creative producers. Thorne & Daughters is mainly focused on producing Cape white blends, from 15 different growers in Bot River, Stellenbosch, Voor Paardeberg, Swartland, Citrusdal, Franschhoek and Overberg. Fruit sourcing has relied on a network of close winemaking friends and knocking on doors to gather the various parcels with which they work. John and Tasha did not want to be limited geographically, so the net was cast wide and has been driven by “a happy synergy of people, place, soil and vines”. The wines from this amazing small family operation raises the bar each and every vintage with either new cuveés or their Rocking Horse, which is now seen as one of the country’s benchmark Cape white blends. The 2019 release has done it once more showing a focus and tension, very rarely seen in wines produced from in a mediterranean climate.