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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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on Introducing A New Londolozi Sundowner

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Penny Tainton
Senior Digital Ranger

Pretty sure that G&T tastes a hundred times more awesome watching the sun set in the Londolozi bush!

Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Lovely blog Kim. Great feel good story. Lovely to see Londolozi sourcing products locally from the Lowveld.

120% in agreement

Bob and Lucie Fjeldstad
Master Tracker

Salivating and anxious to try them all!

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

Good blog Kim. So excited that there will be a new sundowner at Londolozi. May Tanya just go from strength to strength with her gin making. She seems to be doing well for herself.

Michael and Terri Klauber
Master Tracker

Thanks for another great find Kim! Now we have to find this one for our restaurant in the US. We still remember the Inverroche Gins you introduced us to and look what happened to those beauties! We will look forward to tasting Tanya’s gins and hope she will be able to send some across the pond to us in Florida!

Cally Staniland
Master Tracker

Gosh Kim this brought back soo many memories for me, having grown up in White River ! We used to love the Orange wine and if I’m correct I think they won a silver or gold, years ago, for a Sherry they produced. 6 years ago, I took a trip down memory lane to show my family my childhood home town and stay at Jatinga Inn which my parents had owned years ago… I was embarrassed to say I got horribly lost trying to find the exit to Plaston and couldn’t believe how W River had exploded…consequently I was never able to find the Rottcher Winery ! When we do our next trip…which I hope will be at the end of this year..I will definitely look Gin & Co up and get a bottle of the Guardian Gin to help their worthy cause …then head onto Londolozi for one of your sundowners !

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

You know how I love a good gin and tonic and I appreciated trying a few new ones during my stay. All I can say is drinking a g & t at home is not the same as sipping one in the bush, watching the slowly dip into the horizon. Thanks for showcasing this boutique distillery- I’ll try it on my next visit.

Leonie De Young
Master Tracker

An interesting blog Kim. I would dearly love to come and try some of that gin. It is also nice that the locals get business also – win/win. Thanks for sharing – enjoyed reading it.

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

Cool, your sundowner tradition at Londolozi

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