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Kim Drake

Wine Curator

“When a winemaker gets the wine right, it is pure joy, like sipping a wonderfully painted artwork from the Louvre.” These are the words of Kim Drake, Londolozi’s Procurement Manager turned part-time Sommelier. Kim’s love of wine first started developing in 2010, shortly ...

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Marinda Drake

Love the Kanonkop Pinotage. Great post.

Elani Theunissen

As someone not knowing much about wine but love drinking it, Pinotage, have always been my favourite. I prefer the lighter style.

Next time I open one, I’ll be proud to open a true South African born wine.

Looking forward to your next post!

Judy Guffey

Rijks. Took a bottle from Londolozi home to Hawaii in 2012

Michael & Terri Klauber

I so enjoyed your comments and have felt the pain and elation of Pinotage in my decades as a restaurateur and retailer in the US. It is so exciting to see that many more ZA producers are taking the “softer hand” approach with the this unique varietal and we have enjoyed some fantastic examples over the last few years. Terri and I do enjoy the many Cape Blend wines that use it in their blends too – almost a savior for so many of these vines… We look forward to more new entries into this category and know you will always have the top wines at Londolozi! Have you tried the recent Pinotage from Neil Ellis?

Rich Laburn
Head of Digital

Wonderful post Kim, thanks for such a great explanation.

Trevor & Colleen

Great job Kim! For those who have been to the Mondavi estate they will know that for Kanonkop to receive the Robert Mondavi award is something really special. A wine tasting dinner with Mondavi was an education. Kanonkop is a superb estate producing fine wines for decades. Appropriate that there is a link with another world class destination….. Londolozi!

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