The Foundry, 'Viognier', 2019, Stellenbosch, South Africa


Pale gold colour with a greenish tint. This is a wonderful Viognier full of expressive peach stone, blossom, and citrus aromas. Beautiful rich and rounded palate, velvety texture, and exceedingly fresh, yet complex from touches of oak (7 months less ageing in oak barrels). A distinctive chalky character too. A widely praised and exemplary Viognier which is an incredible wine to match with richer dishes.

The Foundry Wine Collection was established on a shoestring budget in 2001 by Chris Williams and his great friend James Reid. With plenty of blood, sweat and tears, developing The Foundry into a leading exponent of the New South Africa wine revolution, gaining numerous accolades and awards for their site specific, terroir defined wines. Long-term contracts have been concluded for specific rows of vines to meet The Foundry’s demand for high quality fruit which is expressive of its source vineyards.

Chris Williams narrowly escaped a legal career by following his passion for wine instead. He discovered an interest in wine while at UCT studying to be an attorney, and after graduation enrolled at Elsenburg Agricultural College to study viticulture and Enology.

Producer: The Foundry

Country: South Africa

Region: Stellenbosch

Grapes: Viognier 100%

Alcohol: 13.0%

Vintage: 2019

Status: Vegan