Today, BLANKbottle embarks on new territory with the release of 2 super exclusive wines:
BLACK 2008” – R150 a bottle – a red blend of Swartland Syrah, Mourvedre, Carignan & Grenache
And its sister…
THE WHITE BLACK 2009” – R100 a bottle, a classic white blend of Swartland Chenin, Clairette, Chardonnay, Viognier and some other interesting stuff
As you know, BLANKbottle develops through the dynamics of my life journeys and friendships – each wine an expression of these priceless discoveries. 2009, at the annual Vintners Surf Classic I met a guy called Albert Ahrens who, at the time, had been making Swartland wines for 7 years straight. Through yet another BLANKbottle friendship, iron gates to some of the Swartland’s best vineyards were unlocked. And hence was born BLACK and THE WHITE BLACK. Although in a total different price category to other BLANKbottle wines, I’m sticking to my promise of over-delivering on wine quality for price. It may be my objective opinion, would love to hear what you think.
These two wines are a combination of 11 expensive vineyards within the Swartland area and were aged in the best barrels money can buy. Both carry the characteristics of a typical Swartland white and Swartland red; wines with patriotic personality and character. We produced a very limited amount of these wines with 23% of the stock already allocated before release. To match the wine quality we had to go all out with the packaging – designing the atypical labels ourselves, authentic wax jobs on the bottle necks, wrapped in tissue paper, secured by another wax job done by hand. Check out some pictures here. These wines are again exclusive to the BLANKbottle community.
E-mail me with your order, make up mixed cases (see below for a list of the other wines now selling) or go to to buy online.
PLEASE NOTE that I prefer not to take any orders from 16 Dec – 1st Jan. I want to make sure I get the wine to you before my courier settles into the holiday mood thing… If you therefore need wine for the holiday season, PLEASE ORDER NOW.
Last, but definitely not least, I had an awesome year and would like to, as far as possible, thank you personally for your support before year end. You can therefore expect a call from me.

Telephone: +27 (0)82 872 8658

Please note

Due to the many small batches of wines we make, availability changes on a daily basis. Please email if you’d like to order any of our wines or if you are looking for a specific wine, and she will reply with a list of wines now selling. If the wine you are looking for is sold out, we could suggest some alternative excitement and/or we could also put together a unique selection for you.

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