About The Wine
Craig and Carla Hawkins are the tip of the spear when it comes to natural wine in South Africa. Ever since they started in 2008, the two have been leading the way in crafting elegant wines with a hands-off approach.
Their "Mangaliza" (named after a breed of Hungarian pigs that look like sheep), is made from a small parcel of vines dedicated to the Hungarian Harslevelu grape in Testalonga's Swartland estate. A rare find if ever there was one, these bottles get snapped up in no time.
Nervy and racy, there's loads of minerality and citrus character coming through here, with a real lo-fi approach in the winery.
Craig and Carla Hawkins launched Testalonga in the north of Swartland, South Africa in 2008.
They are part of a revolutionary ground swell taking place in South African wine, where traditions are being challenged and brave new territory is being explored. The painfully small amount of wine that this duo produces gets snapped up in short order the world over. Known for their striking intensity and nervy energy, Craig and Carla's wines are on the cutting edge of the natural wine movement in their country.