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FEATURE | David and Nadia Sadie: The Grenache People

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David and Nadia Sadie in their Cellar at Paardebosch in the Swartland.
David and Nadia Sadie in their Cellar at Paardebosch in the Swartland.
Cape Winemaker's Guild

"You're upstream when you don't make Syrah in the Swartland." - David Sadie. 

David and Nadia Sadie have been making wine in the Swartland's Siebritskloof on the farm Paardebosch since 2013 (first vintage 2014).

They are situated between Adi Badenhorst, Eben Sadie, and JC Wickens of Swerwer wines, the promised land in terms of Swartland terroir. While Syrah has found beautiful expression in the Swartland and is one of our prized export wines, David and Nadia are pioneering Grenache and Grenache-led blends here. They believe its restrained, feminine character is particularly well-suited to the area's granite soils and an indicator of where the market is going in terms of light reds.

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