“For the love of the soil, the vines and the wine.”
Pierre Rabie, already considered himself a “winemaker” at the tender age of 9. His friends and partners, Karen van Helden and Robert Stelzner, were introduced to the wine when helping him with the bottling of his Giant Periwinkle wine many years ago. The wine would later be served at their wedding.
Pierre established The Giant Periwinkle from small beginnings in rented spaces and hand crafted labels to where it is – still a fledgling winery but with its own cellar, vineyards and brand new label. The home of the Giant Periwinkle can now be found at South Cape Vineyards a small farm which still needs to grow into its name (previously Tolbos / Die Werf) near Baardskeerdersbos, a stone’s throw from Elim in the Cape Agulhas wine district.
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The Baardskeerdersbos terroir present its challenges, but has also been generous with its rewards. We have grown from a garagiste winery into a boutique winery.
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