Winemaking Philosophy

Francis’ dream was to capture the essence of Burgundy in every bottle. To achieve this, we honour traditional methods where possible. We pay special attention to the concept of climats, which refers to delimited plots of land - precisely defined and recognised for their unique microclimate and geological features, with its own identity and personality. By respecting and preserving the climats, we aim to produce wines that reflect the diversity and richness of our terroir, and bring out the true expression of the grapes. 

The result is a Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge wine that embodies the elegance, finesse, and complexity found in Burgundy’s finest offerings

By joining hands with wine-veterans, such as the renowned Kevin Grant as lead consultant, and incorporating this thinking into the unique typicity of the Hemel-and-Aarde Ridge appellation, we aim to create world-class wines that are nuanced by the subtle variance in altitude, aspect and the soil of the specific vineyard site within Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge. With this approach influencing the quality and identity of the wine, we strive to capture the essence & character of both iconic wine regions as harmoniously as possible.