Metzer Family Wines was established in 2006. Their mission is to produce wines that are expressive and individual, employing artisanal, non-interventionist principles in the vinification process. The guiding principle driving this process is that the wine-making must always respect the fruit. On the red side the focus is largely on Syrah as they believe few red grape varieties, are capable of responding so articulately to different terroirs; while few grape varieties have such a perfect balance of masculine and feminine qualities. In terms of white varieties, their passion is Chenin blanc. With its versatility and immense range of flavours, it is a variety which lends itself so naturally to minimalist winemaking.

Their grapes are ethically cultivated, respecting both the environment and human resources. In the cellar, a great emphasis is placed on the minimum handling of fruit, and no mechanical interventions with pumps, filters and reverse osmosis machines are ever used in the process. Fermentation by indigenous yeasts, alive on the grapes and resident in the cellar, lead to long, stable extraction times. Wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered to preserve the "life-forces" from vineyard to bottle.

Metzer Wines Chenin Blanc 2016


The wine offers an understated bouquet that unfolds delicately in the glass, with hints of crème brulee, apricot blossom and and yellow stone fruits. The palate is wellbalanced and offers more of a textural experience than overt flavors. It has a vibrant mineral core with a touch of citrus on the finish leaving the mouth tingling after the wine has departed.

Cultivar: 100% Chenin Blanc

Metzer Wines Maritime Chenin Blanc 2017


The vineyard’s pure fruit quality radiates pear, white peach and lemon. Bright stone fruit follows through on the palate which is marked by a rich texture and a soft, coated acidity. The wine has a persistent finish showing subtle hints of white spice and orange blossom.

Cultivar: 100% Chenin Blanc

Metzer Wines Montane Chenin Blanc 2017


The wine offers an understated bouquet that unfolds delicately in the glass, with hints of apple, hay and ginger spice. The palate is well balanced and offers more of a textural experience than overt flavors. It has a vibrant mineral core with a touch of citrus on the finish leaving a slight tannic grip after the wine has departed.

Cultivar: 100% Chenin Blanc

Metzer Wines Cinsault 2017


The wine shows delicate flavors of ripe cherries, herbs and peppery spice as well as a hint of Turkish Delight. Despite its delicacy, the palate is firm and concentrated with fine dry tannins. An extremely versatile food wine that compliments everything from shellfish to white meats and on to aged cheeses.

Cultivar: 100% Cinsault

Metzer Wines Shiraz 2015


The wine shows focus and density with rich flavors of baked plums, blackberry, Asian spice as well as a hint of smoked meats. The palate is muscular but graceful featuring ripe fruit complemented by savory notes which keeps the wine fresh and balanced.

Cultivar: 100% Shiraz