David & Nadia

David Nadias Great grandfathers Vineyard

This Chenin Blanc vineyard was planted by Nadia's great grandfather in 1962

David and Nadia Sadie are game changers in the Swartland 

David Nadia in Pinotage on Paardebosch farm


David and Nadia are a young couple doing extraordinary things in the Swartland, Nadia the viticulturalist and David the winemaker though their roles do overlap. They work exclusively with a range of organic, old and dry land bush vine vineyards from different areas and soil types throughout the Swartland including a 56 old vineyard planted by her great grandfather - something that means a lot to them both. They work on the principle at that good, organically driven farming practices are a basic essential for quality winemaking followed by minimal intervention in the cellar.

As they constantly strive to do things better, they have generated widespead praise for the balance, purity, freshness and expression of place in their wines - they are a revelation and a joy.


 "Wine is all about natural balance, purity and freshness. We believe that these qualities can only be rightfully expressed when the soil and vineyards are respected. Our focus is on different soil types, different mountain terrain and mainly bush vines. In the cellar, we have a minimal intervention approach and only add a little sulphur. It’s about the soil and vineyards after all."

About Kinnegar

Kinnegar Wines was born almost by accident and been growing organically since.

In 1998, I was in the midde of a two year diploma course with the London Wine & Spirits Trust when an opportunity came up to visit South Africa's Western Cape. Naturally, I was keen to avail of the opportunity to learn more about viticulture and winemaking in South Africa.

We had an excellent guide who brought us to a number of the Cape's leading estates including Thelema and De Trafford where we had in depth vineyard and cellars tours. At the end of the day, I wanted to take back some of the wonderful wines we had tasted for our own use. It was not possible to take two or three cases of wine with us on our flight and shipping such a small quantity was more than the cost of wines. So I had the mad idea of shipping a pallet! Clearly, I had to start selling these wines and so began Kinnegar Wines. Ashford Castle took many of the wines and continue to list them and newer arrivals ever since.

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