forged of the earth, tempered by the sea

The locals are as robust and unfettered as the landscape and it is this terroir that imbues every bottle of Fryer’s Cove wine.

 

DoringBay Sauvignon Blanc 2017


Doringbay is the home location for the Fryer’s Cove Winery. The actual winery is perched on the jetty that juts into the cold South Atlantic Ocean. The unique winery building is an old Crayfish factory, and our winery, as far as we know is the only winery built on the sea in the world

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Ideal Drinking

We’re not saying that the sun should be baking your skin, like some ancient Greek goddess, or that you should dig your feet into the cool sands of the pristine west-coast beaches while enjoying the laughter of your friends around you, or that any of the above would create the ideal drinking conditions……but it would certainly help set the mood! Enjoy within 5 years after bottling.

Tasting Notes

Our Sauvignon Blanc must shout at you! “Fresh, Crisp, Steely, Grassy, Ripe, Tangy, Tropical Fruit – Please enjoy me now!” We think it does! All the hallmarks of our unique west coast style of cool climate Sauvignon Blanc coming from the cold sea mists off the South Atlantic.

Suggested Food Pairings

Cheese (especially goats cheese), Green vegetables (asparagus, zucchini, fresh peas, artichokes), Oysters, Delicate fish like Sole, Mild vinaigrettes.

Release Date: September 2018

Bamboes Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2017


One of our best Sauvignon Blanc harvests in recent years, with a wonderful long, dry, ripening period with cold nights. The berries were small and healthy packed with flavour. The final ripening was quick and the grapes were picked at super sugar levels over a short period of time.

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Ideal Drinking

This lady likes to take her time getting ready. Due to the style, character and quality of Fryer’s Cove Bamboes Bay Sauvignon Blanc, we believe that this limited production wine must be at least a year and half in bottle before release, only then does it show it’s real potential, continuing on for a further 5 to 7 years to reach its peak – we hope you will savour this experience too!

And as an added guarantee our bottling and packaging team gives a signed endorsement individually on every carton they pack with their signature.

Tasting Notes

A vibrant mix of clean herbaceous and tangy passion fruit aromas, with wisps of intense fresh seaweed and gravelly crunch in the background. The palate shows a full lingering powerful combination of ripe Citrus, Stone fruit and Lemon Grass. The elegance it shows is backed by a succulent acid framework and subtle minerality.

Suggested Food Pairings

Fresh Oysters, Grilled Calamari, Big fat garlicky Prawns. Wild Salmon Sashimi. Fresh Green Asparagus. Dishes with herbs and greens. Great with Fusion recipes containing Basil, Cilantro, Rocket and especially Mint. Superb with crisp salads with Chevre Cheese or feta prevailing. Wonderful with BBQ Chicken.

Release Date: September 2018

BAMBOES BAY ‘HOLLEBAKSSTRANDFONTEIN’ SAUVIGNON BLANC RESERVE 2016


The original name of the farm at Bamboes Bay. Translated from the Dutch, the name means a “hollow bin” and “beach fountain”. In earlier days, farmers in this arid area used it as source of fresh water for their livestock from this “fountain” down in this hollow.

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Ideal Drinking

This lady is worth the wait. Due to the style, character and quality of Fryer’s Cove Bamboes Bay range, we believe that this limited production wine must be at least a year and half in bottle before release, only then does it show it’s real potential, continuing on for a further 5 to 7 years to reach its peak – we hope you will savour this experience too!

And as an added guarantee, our bottling and packaging team gives a signed endorsement individually on every carton they pack with their signature.

Tasting Notes

A full structured Oak and Clay Pot fermented Sauvignon Blanc then aged for 18 months. Profound minerality with lemon, citrus, white flowers and some fresh hay. The intense palate is rich, creamy, chalky packed with our unique “kelp” personality we seem to get from our shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Remarkably balanced, complex dry finish.

Suggested Food Pairings

Sublime with poached Salmon, even tasty West Coast Oysters add an amazing combination with this oak matured Sauvignon Blanc. Even try a fine creamy goat’s cheese with this exquisite wine; you have a match made in heaven!

Release Date: September 2018

Bamboes Bay Pinot Noir 2015


Classic medium bodied Pinot Noir colour with gentle youthful plum edges that deepen to the central core. Combinations of strawberry and wild raspberry on the nose with touches of ripe full bodied honeyed berries at the back and delicate forest floor notes on finish.This leads into a full mouth feel of refreshing soft raspberry fruit and well-integrated wood components.

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Winemaking

Grapes were picked in the cool of the west coast morning. It was then transported in lug boxes of 18Kg each direct to our winery in Doring Bay. After arrival at the winery the grapes were de-stemmed, no crushing of berries and pumped to closed fermentation tanks of 5 ton each. SO2 was added at de-stemmer and grapes left in tank for one day with one pump-over before yeast was added. Fermentation was done at 26 ̊C for 5 days with two pump overs per day 12 hours apart. After fermentation the wine was drained from the skins and the skins lightly pressed. Malo-lactic fermentation was done in tank. The wine spent 14 months in new, 2nd, 3rd and 4th fill 225L Boutes Grand Reserve and Boutes Selection oak barrels. New oak component 5%. No racking during barrel maturation. No cold or protein stabilization, only course filtration at bottling after a light egg-white fining to help clarify the wine.

Suggested Food Pairings

Enjoy with red meat, game, game birds, duck or with a good stew.

Release Date: September 2016

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