Thorngrove wines



90 Points

“Graham Williams’ Swartland Shiraz comes from the kasteelberg Mountain and is a rich, full-throttle expression of the grape that’s tethered by acidity and 10% whole bunches. Bramble, liquorice and blackberry fruit flavours are complemented by cinnamon-scented 34% new French oak”

the enigma nebbiolo 2021

91 Points

“Good on Graham Williams for taking on the challenge of making a Nebbiolo in the Cape – and succeeding. This comes from a cool spot close to the Breede river and is definitely true to the variety in a lighter style. Fine tannins, earth, redcurrant and morello cherry flavours are complimented by understated 34% new wood”

stony river 2020

91 Points

“The Stony River is a Bordeaux style red blend that uses grapes from across the Western Cape. Merlot-based with 15% each of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, it’s a bold assertive, full-bodied style with cassis, cut grass and blueberry fruit, notes of wood smoke and five-spice and a coffee bean undertone”

chardonnay 2021

92 Points

“New to the report this year, Graham Williams’ Chardonnay is impressively well balanced for a Swartland iteration of the variety. Showing the zip and precision of the 2021 vintage, it has toast, hazelnut and toffee fudge flavours, sweet vanilla oak and a citrus-edged finish”

winemag & rotalabel wine label awards 2021

Bronze award for best labels in a series