About The Wine
It took some time for Mick and Jeanine to find the right vineyard to produce a Craven Chenin Blanc.
In 2015, they stumbled across a vineyard up in the Polkadraai Hills that had just what they were looking for. The fruit these vines were producing was designated for making sweet wine. However, when approached about white a dry white made with his grapes, the grower jumped at the chance.
It's one of their best cuveés now. A razor sharp, electric Chenin with real energy. It's a wine that twists through the finish and finishes squeaky and dry. It's a first rate Chennin Blanc from this part of the world.
About Craven Wines
Mick and Jeanine Craven met whilst lugging hoses in a Sonoma winery back in 2007. A relationship blossomed between the two, as did a shared passion for exploring the wide world of wine. Jeanine is South African, Mick is an Aussie; together they've made they've made their home in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
In Stellenbosch, they've found a mix of unique sites and terroirs that excite them and bring their imaginations to life. The wines that they craft from these sites are made simply but with great care and attention. Nothing is added to the wines save for a little sulphur. Transporting you to different pockets of their home through the medium of wine is their mission.
The wines are stellar and receiving great press. They are part of the small, energetic sect of South African wine labels rediscovering and reimagining their wine scene.