Our Wines

David Finlayson Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Green apple, flinty and tropical fruit flavours on the nose flow through onto the palate where crisp, clean acidity is met by a creamy midpalate. A softer and rounder version of Sauvignon Blanc than most modern day examples with more than a nod to the French style of the Loire.
Alc: 13.2  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.2  TA: 5.9  VA: 0.47  TSO2: 83  FSO2: 27

David Finlayson Chardonnay 2020

The wine is made from 4 different vineyards.  As with previous vintages, the wine shows an elegant minerality with lime-citrus, sourdough and cinnamon flavours.  The tight minerality keeps a wonderful acid grip on the palate showing good aging potential.  A floral note of wild, white flowers such as frangipani and almond blossom is obvious on the front of the nose and follows through the palate. Likened by many to the flavours found in cooler Burgundian and Chablis sites, the focus here is to make elegant wines.
Alc: 14.01  RS: 4.9  pH: 3.31  TA: 5.7  VA: 0.53  TSO2: 81  FSO2: 32

David Finlayson Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Produced from four outstanding clones of Cabernet Sauvignon planted on different sites in the Stellenbosch area.  Made to exude absolute purity of varietal character and as such display true Cabernet Sauvignon cassis and blackcurrent flavours. The wine has a fresh, minty herbaceousness backed by mocca vanilla oak. Firm structured tannins and a long finish on the palate show good ageing potential.
Alc: 14.75  RS: 3.2  pH: 3.55  TA: 5.9  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

David Finlayson GS Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Made to exude absolute purity of varietal character and as such display true Cabernet Sauvignon cassis and blackcurrent flavours. The wine has a fresh, minty herbaceousness backed by mocca vanilla oak.
Alc: 14.05  RS: 1.6  pH: 3.46  TA: 6  VA: 0.57  TSO2: 74  FSO2: 21

David Finlayson The Pepper Pot 2019

Made from grapes grown in the Stellenbosch and Paarl regions from multiple vineyards, ranging from close to the Indian Ocean to the mountains of Paarl. This wine is created to show the fresh, fruity and spice driven flavours of these Rhone varietals. The colour is youthful and purple/red. The nose is one of crushed black pepper, dark mulberry and mixed berry coulis. Pure, clean dark red berry flavours flow onto a smooth palate with sufficient structure to warrant enjoyment with food such as Gourmet Pizza with Carpaccio and rocket salad.
Alc: 14.01  RS: 3  pH: 3.55  TA: 5.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

David Finlayson The Berry Box Merlot 2020

A medley of small berry and fruit flavours including blackcurrant, raspberry, strawberry, mulberry and blackberry combine with a hint of anise and vanilla to give a wine that is instantly gratifying in flavour whilst showing good structure and tannin concentration to allow for some maturation.  Bottled under screwcap to ensure quality.
Alc: 13.34  RS: 3.7  pH: 3.5  TA: 6.1  VA: 0.86  TSO2: 68  FSO2: 31

David Finlayson Pinot Noir 2020

A fresh, modern, New World style with a nod to the complexity of Burgundy. This Pinot Noir shows ripe, fresh Raspberry, Strawberry and Vanilla notes on the nose. The palate has a touch of minerality and earthiness layered below the fresh, clean fruit.
Alc: 14.88  RS: 3.5  pH: .  TA: 5.6  VA: 0.85  TSO2: 68  FSO2: 20

David Finlayson Camino Africana Chenin Blanc 2019 Old Vine Single Vineyard

The wine was made with the absolute minimum intervention and to allow the old vines to express the true flavours of the site and variety with as gentle a human touch as possible.
The wine has an unmistakable minerality and the salty, Umami flavour on the palate that can only be found when vines have struggled for decades to make their mark in the soil. This wine signifies something truly special to me as a winemaker and is part of my journey in life and wine in South Africa, hence the name, Camino Africana, “The African Way”

Alc: 12.76  RS: 2.1  pH: 3.3  TA: 5.5  VA: 0.71  TSO2: 67  FSO2: 25

David Finlayson Camino Africana Shale Terraces Chardonnay (Limited Release) 2020

This vineyard is 18 years old and was planted by David Finlayson on terraces he cut into the steepest hillside on the Edgebaston property in Stellenbosch.

The trellis system is low to the ground and uncommon in South Africa as it produces very low yields and small bunches. The vineyard is hand farmed and processed only with organic principles in mind. It has been a 15-year project that is now beginning to deliver results.

This wine signifies something truly special to me as a winemaker and is part of my journey in life and wine in South Africa, hence the name, Camino Africana, “The African Way”

Alc: 13.54  RS: 4.2  pH: 3.37  TA: 6  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

David Finlayson Camino Africana Cabernet Franc 2019

Depth, structure, bold fruit and suave, juicy tannins – all bolstered with classy wood regimen – make for unmistakable quality.

Bottled with minimal filtration and no fining to maintain the wine’s fine structure. This is as non-interventionist as he could manage. The fruit is pure and very expressive, and challenges the notion that this grape should be used for blending.


Alc: 13.34  RS: 1.6  pH: 3.49  TA: 6.1  VA: 0.85  TSO2: 100  FSO2: 31

David Finlayson Camino Africana Pinot Noir Reserve 2019

This wine is made from Pinot Noir, clone 667, planted two decades ago on the Stellenbosch mountain as an experimental block. In my search for special and undiscovered sites and wines, I found the grapes and have followed their path into this fantastic example of what potential there truly exists for Pinot Noir in Stellenbosch when the right clone is fitted into the perfect site and terroir. A wine for maturation and enjoyment when the time is truly ripe for the reward. This wine signifies something truly special to me as a winemaker and is part of my journey in life and wine in South Africa, hence the name, Camino Africana, “The African Way”
Alc: 14.73  RS: 2.1  pH: 3.36  TA: 5.9  VA: 0.70  TSO2: 49  FSO2: 12

David Finlayson G.S. Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 in Gift Carton

Honouring the great Cabernets made by George Spies in the '60s, this wine has impressive concentration and longevity.
Made to exude absolute purity of varietal character and as such display true Cabernet Sauvignon cassis and blackcurrent flavours. The wine has a fresh, minty herbaceousness backed by mocca vanilla oak.

Alc: 14.05  RS: 1.6  pH: 3.46  TA: 6  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

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