Origin Wines and Seven Fires

Above: Alberto preparing dishes out of the book "Seven Fires" by Francis Mallmann. Origin wines invited Argentinian chef Alberto to Fryer's Cove to prepare wonderful dishes on our unique pier. Alberto worked along side Francis Mallmann, who wrote "Seven Fires:...

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Laura Morrison on Fryer’s Cove Pier

Above you can see Laura Morrison, relaxing on the pier at Fryer's Cove Vineyards with her 1958 Morris Minor. A woman from New Zealand has finally arrived in Cape Town after a grueling journey by car from Aberdeen in Scotland to Cape Town. Her epic journey took her...

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Michael Olivier January 2019

There is something totally beguiling about the West Coast. Rugged country, rugged people of the nicest kind, lovely thick gravelly accented voices, unique ways of expressing themselves. They make some pretty unique wines, in interesting circumstances. Scraggy country, yet perfect for the wonderful weed that is the vine. The Benguela Current which runs up our west coast from the deep southern oceans, creates cooling breezes into the vineyards which prolong ripening, and this creates flavour. Fryer’s Cove Sauvignon Blanc 2017 has its own Appellation, Bamboes Bay. Claimed by the Estate as their best Sauvignon Blanc harvest in recent years, the berries were small as a result of the worst in living memory drought experienced in the Western Cape over the years leading up to the harvest…

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House and Leisure December 2018

The small fishing town of Doringbaai is home to Fryer’s Cove Winery – the home of a few of the celebrated wines of the Cape West Coast.
Origin is an important detail to South African winemakers. What with such a diverse selection of estates across the country, the significance of origin sets a wine apart, giving it identity. On the shores of the Cape West Coast, vineyards are planted within a few hundred metres of Atlantic Ocean, utilizing the natural terroir of limestone and cold sea breezes to yield some of the finest white varietals that the region has to offer…

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Traveler 24, June 2018

In a nondescript section of the West Coast, there is a Western Cape dorpie that is so obscure and tiny that you may drive right past it without knowing. This is the heart of ‘gone-fishing’ land, a place where time slows to a virtual crawl and instead of an app, the sea and sky tell you what the weather will be like.
Welcome to Doringbaai and welcome to Fryers Cove…

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Rapport, June 2018

Fryer’s Cove se wyne word in ‘n eertydse kreeffabriek gemaak
Die see en witwyn is sinoniem met vakansie, en in Doringbaai is daar oorgenoeg van albei vir jou – ‘n egte Weskusdorpie, sowat 230 km Noord van Kaapstad, met sy oorsprong uit die verpak en uitvoer van kreef…

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Melkkos & Merlot, November 2018

Fryer’s Cove Vineyards
If ever there were an example of what can happen when imagination meets determination, Fryer’s Cove Vineyards would be it. Located about 300km from Cape Town up the West Coast, this is a vineyard that never should have been. Why? Well, because pretty much everything counted against it. For starters, it’s incredibly small – as in only four hectares currently under vine, with the option of expanding to just six. An international rugby field is about a hectare, so that’s how small we’re talking here. There is practically no rain – as in only 50mm a year on average. Consider that a teacup is 250mm and you’re starting to get the picture…

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