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A South African wine revolution brews in the Swartland terroir

Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 05:50

FRIENDS FIRST: Adi Baadenhorst, who produces the AA Badenhorst Family Wines out of the Kalmoesfontein Farm, jokes that he and his friends keep the best wines for themselves and sell the rest.

NOT THE 'NEW WORLD WINE' FORMULA FOR THEM: Vintner Chris Mullineux takes in the bouquet of a white from Mullineux Family Wines. Winemakers of the Swartland Revolution take their inspiration from the old-world Rhône valley wines in France.

Riebeeck Kasteel, South Africa

THERE is a revolution happening in South Africa's wine country, where a handful of young impassioned friends are turning their backs on the very practices that have made the country's wine industry such a success.

Not for them the standard locales

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