Restless River: producer profile and six wines to try

Restless River
Restless River. Credit www.hemelenaardewines.com

South Africa’s Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near the coastal town of Hermanus in the Western Cape has become synonymous for high-quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. In this rugged valley, just a few miles from the ocean, are some of the country’s most exciting and well-known producers.

Located in the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley appellation is Restless River, named after the Onrus River which splits the valley in two. Here, Craig and Anne Wessels farm Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but also Cabernet Sauvignon, a rare grape in these parts and one which stands them out from the other producers in the region.


Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for six Restless River wines to try


Restless River: producer profile and six wines to try Restless River: producer profile and six wines to try *Restless River: producer profile and six wines to try