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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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Kim, We are mostly “old world” wine lovers and tip our hand to the fabulous Rhone wines regularly – especially Chateauneuf-du-Pape from old vines. Your description of the Raka does remind me of what I love in the french Syrah-based wines, especially the white pepper aroma. We will try to track down some of this wine in the US, but if not, will check it out with you when we return to Londolozi. Love hearing about all the interesting new wines you are bringing in!


Hi Michael & Terri,

Raka Wine’s agent in the US is Cape Ardor LLC, there contact details are:
1414 62nd Street Emeryville, CA
San Francsico

phone +1.4158749356 fax +1.4158749356
eMail info@cape-ardor.com
url http://www.cape-ardor.com

Contact: Eric Matkovich
Tel: +1.4157963514 or
Email: eric@cape-ardor.com
Alternative No. +1.4157963514

I definitely agree the Raka Biography is definitely more old world, it is very smooth and accessible.

Fascinating, thanks Kim!


Sounds lovely. Perfect for a cold winter evening in front of a fire.


Hi Kim, thank for this – I am going to try the Raka. My favourite well-priced Shiraz at the moment is the Zandvliet, but I am definitely a big fan of Kevin Arnold as well 🙂

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