Vuurberg White – Western Cape
Next door to Zorgvliet on the Helshoogte Pass that winds round the eastern face of the Simonsberg Mountain between Stellenbosch and Franschoek is a tiny estate by the name of Vuurberg, pronounced FEER-berg. Just two wines , a Vuurberg Red and Vuurberg White, are made by the talented Donovan Rall, who worked with Miles Mossop at Tokara and Eben Sadie before striking out on his own. These are gloriously compelling wines from a brilliant young winemaker exploring the Cape’s old vines. Donovan is very much amongst the current crop of young Cape winemakers being closely followed by the UK press.