Sadie Family

The Sadie Family is a South African producer of wine located in the Swartland region. Following the emergence of flagship wines Columella and Palladius, winemaker Eben Sadie is South Africa's first certified celebrity winemaker. The Sadie Family has enjoyed success beyond any other modern South African wine producer as Columella is the most highly rated South African wine, and the only to achieve a 95 point rating by US wine magazine Wine Spectator.

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  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Chenin Blanc

    History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...

  • Tinta Barocca

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cinsault

    History of the grape: Cinsau(l)t has been growing in Southern France for centuries. In the Rhone and Languedoc region...

  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

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  • A chef recently challenged me to match a wine with Bakewell Tarts, one of ... ... ... Gabrielskloof and the Sadie Family. Klein Zalze are also supporters of the Old Vine Project but it’s their Bush Vine Chenin that clicks with the Bakewell. A friend thought that a red may also lift the Bakewell Tarts so I stayed in the Cape vineyards and open... Read More

    From the article Drink The Old Vines of South Africa

  • Stephen, any comments on the Aussie wines and their prices towards the top of ...;Sadie Family 2012 South Africa Skurfberg   |  2 in stock  |  $39.99 Best's 1982 Great Western Shiraz Bin No. 0  |  3 in stock  |  $79.99 Best's 1993 Great Western Riesling Concongella Vineyard  |  4 in stock  |  $39.99 Bindi 2008 Chardonnay Composition Macedon Ran... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aussie Wine in the US

  • I am hoping to get some input on what Aussie wine the Snooth Community is seeing on the shelves [either retail or restaurants] in your local areas.US wine in Australia is still very much limited to the bigger wine companies egArgyle Pinot NoirStags LeapBerringerEtudeOccasionly the big guns from Napa will appear on the Auction Sites.I am always h... Read More

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  • Sequillo Eben Sadie Swartland 2012


    This really benefited from a couple of years in the cellar. It is now a fully melded wined wine layers of red fruit, flowers, A stony minerality, spice with mild tannins and well balanced acidity. Just goes to show the character of winemaker Eben Sadie. Drink now - Paul 90 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • An interesting weekend - had a little gathering to send a good friend off to ... OK.Some Sat. night wines:The Sadie Family was excellent. Smooth and elegant with great fruit, both red and dark berry. earthy notes, spice - pepper and cardamom - and lively acidity.The Pillar Box Red blend delivered a strong wine - as usual.The Micheal David Peti... Read More

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  • Too many good wines and too little time? Let’s resolve to drink more ... ... their own well. Suggestion: Sadie Family Tinta Barocca Wyne Treinspoor California Zinfandel: Not long ago, this was an over-hyped variety. However, no one would come out against it, yet few stood up for it. This wasn’t a case of Sideways-movie-crushing-Merlot. Remembe... Read More

    From the article New Year's Resolutions: Wines We Should All Be Sipping in 2015

  • Swartland winery Sadie Family took home a trio of five-star ratings and won Winery of the Year in Platter's recently released “2015 Guide to South African Wines”, the second such honor for the winery.  “Platter's is delighted to announce that Swartland-based Sadie Family Wines is the Guide's Winery of the Year for a historic second time,” Platte... Read More

    From the article Sadie Family Win's South Africa Winery of the Year

  • The status of South African wine in the USA is lamentable. Even in New York ... ... and Gavin Bruwer SlabbertSadie Family – Eben Sadie Not to categorically exclude, well, categories, I admit two merit special notice. The first is white blends. These are highly atypical blends that often include old vine Chenin Blanc as well as a wide and entir... Read More

    From the article Innovation Sweeping South Africa: Get Thirsty!

  • Columella Swartland 2006


    More fresh tasting and fruit-forward than newer vintages, considering its age. Decent tannic and earth structure. Definitely a wine that would benefit from some cellaring, and then magic! Read More

    Wine review by Amanda Schuster

  • Columella Swartland 2006


    Low and clean on the nose with bright notes of red currant, black cherry and vanilla backed up with integrated notes of wood spice. This is a touch thick on entry and seemingly soft but the wine quickly unfurls in the mouth showing off nicely supportive acidity and super fine polished tannins. This is elegant and fresh with some lovely raspberr... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

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