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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  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Syrah

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

  • Tinta Barocca

  • Cinsault

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

  • Chenin Blanc

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

  • Grenache

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

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  • This time of the year is the celebration of the Jewish Holiday of Passover. Passover is really about the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt. Moses had asked Pharaoh to allow the Jewish people to leave Egypt. He refused. After each refusal, God visited a series of increasingly serious plagues on the Egyptian people, culminating in the slaying of the f... Read More

    From the article The Right Food and Wine for Passover


  • 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

    Snoothrank:

    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

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    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


  • Columella Swartland 2006

    Snoothrank:

    Smoked porkbelly in the nose, sort of an inky feeling in the aroma, maybe tobacco and licorice. Big blackberry fruits on the body. Nice acidity with some noticeable graininess on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita


  • Columella Swartland 2006

    Snoothrank:

    soft tannins, cherry, nice balance Read More

    Wine review by Rich Tomko


  • Columella Swartland 2006

    Snoothrank:

    Beautiful black fruit and spice on the nose -- bit of heat still after 5 years. Austere fruit, strong tannins and a bite of licorice. Nice load of spice and oak. Cocoa finish. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Columella Swartland 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by jose luruorol


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