Lismore Estate releases the Reserves
Hallgarten & Novum Wines, has introduced the Lismore Estate Reserve range of wines to its portfolio for the UK Off and On-Trades. Masterminded by owner and winemaker Samantha O’Keefe, the range showcases the estate’s premium offering from the cool-climate terroir of Greyton, South Africa.
The Estate Reserve range (RRP 39.99 - 42.99) is a careful selection of the very best expressions of the Lismore terroir. Shale soils over clay, dry land farmed at a high altitude produce wines that tell a very specific story of place.
Hallgarten & Novum Wines Portfolio Director, Jim Wilson, comments; “The Reserve wines from Lismore are unbelievable and we are thrilled to have them as part of our South African portfolio. We have seen first-hand the development of Sam’s wines and the awards she receives are testament to her hard work, knowledge and winemaking skill, and the Reserve range is a culmination of years of commitment to her vineyards. We can’t wait for what she has in store for us next!”
Samantha O’Keefe, owner and winemaker at Lismore Estate commented: “Having pioneered a new extreme cool-climate region in South Africa, I chose to release an Estate Reserve range to tell a very clear story of what the vineyards are capable of. The wines, from very low yielding vineyards, taste like no others grown in South Africa, which is exciting. I wanted to draw attention to the diversity that is possible in South African terroir. The barrel selections are my showcase of this very special place on earth.”
Californian Samantha O'Keefe says she has found paradise and the perfect terroir at Greyton. Tucked into the foothills of a dramatic mountain range at the bottom of Africa, Lismore Estate Vineyards was born alongside her nascent family. A passionate vision, combined with vines planted at 300 metres, which are chilled by winter snow and nourished by the African summer sun, produces classic, cool climate wines which are rich, complex and lovingly hand-crafted.