Our Wines

Smiley Chenin Blanc NV V1
Smiley Chenin Blanc NV V3
Smiley Chenin Blanc NV V5
Smiley Red NV V2
Winemaking Notes The fourth release of the Smiley Red is a blend of Cinsault, Tinta Barocca, Syrah and Mourvedre from four different vintages spanning 2016-2019. The grapes are sourced from parcels grown on various different Swartland terroirs: predominantly the granite terroirs of the Paardeberg along with the Malmesbury clays and Kasteelberg schists. All grapes were naturally fermented using the old technique of whole cluster with minimal extraction. The separate wines are tasted and then blended with the aim to bottle a wine that re flects the rustic purity of the Swartland with bright, fresh red fruit balanced with savoury, earthy qualities of the grape's various terroirs. A total of 11 different batches of wine were blended to make up the Smiley Red V4. Tasting Notes The nose presents with a variety of high tone berry fruits of raspberry coulis, redcurrant and blackberry balanced with spicy notes of smoked paprika, clove, star anise and white pepper. Mouvedre brings the earthy qualities of iron and wet gravel to the forefront which adds depth and complexity to the nose. The palate is rounded and firm yet delicate and fresh with the Cinsault adding the lift and lightness. Deep notes of liquorice and clove are balanced by herbaceous rosemary, thyme and oregano with a firm cranberry tartness. The tannins are fine yet grippy with a long finish of violets, cured meat richness and blueberry fruit freshness. Drink now until 2026. Best paired with cured meats, hearty pastas, red meats, game and venison or to accompany a simple meal of fine cheeses, olive and a charcuterie platter.
Smiley Red NV V4
Silwervis Chenin Blanc 2012
Silwervis Chenin Blanc 2015
Winemaking Notes Planted in 1964 on the valley floor of the Siebritskloof, this is a certified Old Vine heritage vineyard. A vineyard site sheltered from both wind and sun, planted and rooted in deep alluvial soil. For the Silwervis White we aim for a bottling that carries the raw and true identity of Paardeberg Chenin Blanc from a great vineyard. This particular old vine site is farmed in full collaboration with a great grower and vini fied with full respect and reverence for the vineyard. The vineyard is a distinctive, later ripening site that gives a sense of tightly wound yet generous concentration. Harvest is done by hand and the grapes are pressed and vini fied in a 670l Nomblot concrete egg and left undisturbed for 12 months. The shape of the egg allows for constant yet gentle movement of the juice with the solids. The juice is then transferred to stainless steel tank to naturally settle before bottling. Made simply in the pursuit of a pure, focused Paardeberg Chenin. Tasting Notes The nose presents with grapefruit pith, lemon rind, fennel and clove spice notes and high notes of musk, jasmine and lilac. The texture of the wine is rounded, weighty but delicate with a saline, mineral and honey characteristic. The palate has hints of winter spices of ginger, cinnamon and long finish of fruit driven flavours of citrus, apricot and raw almond waxyness. Drink now until 2030. Best paired with fresh salads, tapas style meals of olives, charcuterie, and cheeses or light meat dishes such as chicken, pork and pastas. Decanting this wine prior to drinking is recommended, or open the bottle and watch the wine open and change over 3-4 days.
Silwervis Chenin Blanc 2017
Silwervis Cinsault 2014
Silwervis Cinsault 2016
Smiley Chenin Blanc NV V2
Smiley Chenin Blanc NV V4
Smiley Red NV V1
Smiley Red NV V3
Smiley Spesiale Skin Contact 2017

Silwervis Chenin Blanc 2014

Silwervis Chenin Blanc 2016
Silwervis Cinsault 2013
Silwervis Cinsault 2015
Silwervis Cinsault 2017