The Robertson Winery is east of Capetown in the Western Cape, home to a number of winemakers who began planting grapes in the 17th century. Robertson Winery’s Special Late Harvest Gewurtztraminer, 2014, is already sold out – a tribute to its quality and value (retail price range is $10-$12). It is 11.5 percent ABV and has flavors of peach and litchi, plus has a feature providing “extra interest,” the winemaker says, a touch of honeyed botrytis. Robertson is an extended family of 35 participating farms, most of which are seventh generation wine producers. Visit www.facebook.com/Robertson Winery. The wines are distributed by Indigo Wine Group (www.indigowinegroup.com).
A perfect crisp white summer wine with good minerality, Holman Ranch 2012 Pinot Gris is a beautiful pale gold color with hints of green, and notes of peach and flowers. Serve with oysters or seafood. It’s a wine with good minerality. ABV is 12.5 percent and the suggested retail price is around $16 for an excellent value.