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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  • Tinta Barocca

  • Grenache

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Chenin Blanc

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

  • Sémillon

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

  • Cinsault

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

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  • Columella Swartland 2006


    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


    soft tannins, cherry, nice balance Read More

    Wine review by Rich Tomko

  • Columella Swartland 2006


    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


    No written review

    Wine review by jose luruorol

  • Hospice du Rhone, the brainchild of John Alban, has become Spring's epicenter ... its apogee, 84 points. Sadie Family Columella 2, Syrah Mourvedre, 2005The Sadie Family has come up w/ a fantastic label for their Columella blend & a ‘wow’ nose to boot, with its intoxicating blend of dried flowers, cedar, cardamom and a spicy array of sun-baked ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hospice du Rhone Installment...

  • Sadie Family White Blend Malmesbury Palladius 2006


    Exceptional glass of white. Crisp, clean, smooth and light make it possibly my favourite wine to come out of SA. Deep amber in colour too looks impressive. Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley

  • Hi all,Some of you might know we are weeks from launching in the USA. We are graudally getting some of our best South African wines into the USA but we need a little more help. If you have a moment please let us know which South African wines are some of your favourites and which wines you'd like us to list on our USA ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Which South African wines...

  • Eben Sadie Columella 2007


    Simply the best red I have ever had from South Africa. Unmatched richness and finesse without being over-the-top. An iron fist in a velvet golve. Superb! Read More

    Wine review by Niel M

  • Columella Shiraz 2001


    No written review

    Wine review by onehandeconomist

  • Sadie Family Sequillo White 2007


    A magical blend of principally Chenin Blanc with Marsanne, Roussanne and a touch of Viognier. Creamy edged, full, textural, weighty reminiscent of a Pinot Gris but with more of a crisp finish. Very food friendly. Read More

    Wine review by winescribbler

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