South Africa


“Once a Blending Grape, Cinsault Has Found Varietal Fame in the Southern Hemisphere”

Hannah Staab features Craven and Van Loggerenberg Wines in her article on the workhorse grape, Cinsault. She writes, “Cinsault’s bad reputation could have been a blessing in disguise, as the once-abandoned vineyards in South Africa and Chile are now a bounty of coveted old vines. Producers like Lukas Van Loggerenberg of Van Loggerenberg Wines aim to showcase the beauty of these wines with single-vineyard bottlings. Van Loggeren even works with the second-oldest red grape vineyard in South Africa, which was planted by a German family in 1932, and named the wine “Lötter” after their surname.” Read more here.