Cabernet Franc, 2016, Circumstance

South Africa

Cabernet Franc, 2016, Circumstance, Stellenbosch


Rich red plums and cherries with that classic tomato leaf aroma that you get from Cabernet Franc.



Plush red fruit
Tomato leaf
Pencil shavings
Silky tannins

Vintage Country Region ABV Drink by
2016 South Africa Stellenbosch 12.5% 2022

About this wine

Cabernet Franc mightn't be the most widely known grape variety on the planet, but this one deserves to be on your radar. Elegant but approachable, it's an epic introduction to the versatility and quality that South Africa has to offer.

Although Cabernet Franc is a grape widely used and appreciated in Bordeaux, this particular wine hails from the sunny and picturesque region of Stellenbosch in South Africa. Coming from a warmer climate, you get this really ripe palate showing red plums, cherries and raspberries with a touch of tomato leaf - which is quintessential Cabernet Franc. I have always had a soft spot for Cab Franc and it's exactly that leafy, herbal note that makes me want to tuck into roast lamb. And when the sun is shining and it's warm out, I'm also a fan of popping a bottle in the fridge for 15 minutes to give it a refreshing chill - think, "Beaujolais, but badass".

This wine is also organic and vegan.

What Makes It So Grape?

Cabernet Franc

Produced in Stellenbosch, South Africa

Founded by Paul Boutinot in 2004, Waterkloof is a family-owned winery that put quality, meticulous care for the vine and earth, and sustainability at the heart of everything they do.

Embracing organic and biodynamic practices, Waterkloof are champions for nature and the environment. With their vineyards situated on Schapenberg ("Sheep Mountain" in Afrikaans), Waterkloof have a 100 hectare property, of which 53 hectares are under vine and the rest is used to conserve the natural flora and fauna.

Wines from the Old World are great, but there is something really exciting about the kit coming out of South Africa. The wines have energy and this Cab Franc is no exception. I love it when we can bring something new and delicious to the table that you mightn't have tried before.

Hamish , Co-Founder & Operations Director