January  2018

The taste of summer

Our new whites

Summer is here and there is no better time to try Org de Rac’s new white wines:

Organic Org de Rac Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2017  – fresh and full with crisp acid balancing lingering tropical fruit flavours. Perfectly paired with Moroccan lemon chicken, seared tuna or escargot with herb butter.

Organic Org de Rac Roussanne 2017
 – Ripe and dense with a fresh, juicy citrus mingling with herbal and floral elements and lingering crisp lemon. Perfectly paired with poultry and shellfish dishes and salad niçoise.

Organic Org de Rac Verdelho 2017 
− This is a Sercial-style wine – dry, pale and extremely fresh. It is viscous in texture with flavours of tropical fruit, honeysuckle and fresh lime on the creamy aftertaste. Perfectly paired with fresh oysters, shellfish or roulade of duck with a paté filling.

Chef Jan Hendrik turns his hand to winemaking
with Org de Rac

World renowned chef, Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen is pictured in the cellar at Org de Rac with winemaker, Frank Meaker.

South Africa’s first Michelin-starred chef, Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen, has launched his first wines under his own label. Both white and red wines are named after his award-winning restaurant JAN in Nice, France, and are blended from grapes grown on the Org de Rac estate.

The decision to release two wines under his own label was inspired by the quality and variety of terroir-driven grapes grown on Org de Rac.

“I believe in the concept of organically grown grapes – as chefs we want the finest ingredients farmed in natural conditions, so why should it be any different when it comes to wine?” says Jan Hendrik. “Combine this with the Swartland region’s unique climate and soils, and one has a very special quality of grape to work with.”

Both the JAN white and red are inspired by Mediterranean wine styles, which he has grown to appreciate since living in the South of France.

JAN white is a blend of Chenin Blanc, Roussanne and Verdelho. The red expresses Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Verdelho. Working in tandem with Org de Rac cellarmaster Frank Meaker, Jan Hendrik was closely involved in creating the various blends.

“Knowing that the raw materials were of such a high standard, it was very exciting to sit down with Frank with the various wine components to create the white and red blends for the two JAN wines,” he says.

This limited release of two JAN wines is available through
Price for JAN red is R 2210 for 6 bottles JAN White 2016 for R 1657 for 6 bottles.

Wine for Santa's little helpers

Every year, half a million earnest wishes in the form of letters to Santa Claus are delivered to Santa Claus Village, located in the Finnish town of Rovaniemi.

Org de Rac is pleased to be able to assist the Finnish people to carry the very serious responsibility of receiving and carefully recording the Christmas wishes of children around the world. In December, we shipped a full container of Le Piquet Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2017 to Finland. We sincerely hope that the hard working Finns will enjoy our organic wines!

On a more serious note, Org de Rac is delighted to be supplying the Finnish market and to be working with Astra Wines Oy, an importer that markets high quality wines from all the major wine producing areas – including South Africa – to Finnish consumers.

Festive Season Special

Org de Rac Le Piquet Blanc 2016
@ R40 per bottle

Org de Rac Shiraz / Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2015 @ R45 per bottle

The Pumphouse Port @ R99 per bottle



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