Sumaridge Estates a jewel in South Africa’s crown, sitting on the crest of The Hemel en Aarde (Heaven and Earth) Valley, rising up above the Bay of Hermanus. It is a stunning place to visit. The maritime breezes ensure a coolness and minerality about the wines, in contrast to so many of their national competitors. As Estate Wines, you know that only a few hundred yards separates the grape from the press and that the true vintages are lovingly constructed.
Simon and Holly are huge sporting fans; cricket, rugby and football are just three of their passions. Their particular focus is supporting player welfare and they have put their wines and beautiful lodge to work in many a charity event and auction. Uniquely, they have also recently built a rugby pitch in their vineyard for a township rugby team, the ‘Blackbirds’, so they can now keep playing the game they love.