What is behind the Swartland Independent Producers organisation? It represents the coming together of a group of like-minded winegrowers in the Swartland region of the Western Cape. What they share most of all, these producers, is a wish to make wines that are a true expression of their origin – of the broad landscape of the Swartland. Wines that, though coming from different cellars and sometimes-different areas, will all speak of the greater landscape – wines that will, in a sense, bear the DNA of the region.
A few weeks ago we went to taste all of the New Releases by the Swartland Independent producers on Short Street in Riebeek-Kasteel.