"You don’t need smoke and mirrors to make great wine. You need good earth, good air, good weather, good fruit and good people."
Radford Dale was founded in 1998, when Ben Radford and Alex Dale first made wines together.
They believe wine needs to be made with minimal intervention. So what does minimal intervention means?
It is keepings things natural in the vineyard - no chemicals or pesticides, being creative about how to keep vine healthy with only natural solutions.
It’s also keeping things simple in the cellar: quality instead of quantity, focusing on capturing the essence of the grape with minimal manipulation.
What stood out for me was that Radford Dale works with heritage South African grapes, and stands strongly behind these grapes, Chenin and Pinotage, creating truely South African wines. All naturally.