About Richard Kershaw
Established in the heart of South Africa's Elgin Valley, Richard Kershaw Wines is a globally admired winery, famed for its profile in creating distinct, hand-crafted wines. Trained as a Master of Wine, Richard Kershaw embraces the cool climate of the Elgin region to maximise the potential of classic grape varieties, focusing particularly on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Richard, a British native, created Richard Kershaw Wines in 2012, immersing himself in the cool, maritime influences of the vineyard's locale. He diligently practices minimal intervention in his winemaking approach, aiming to showcase the natural biodiversity of the region and letting the wines express their "sense of place".
Each wine produced bears testament to the distinctive terroir. With Richard's minutest attention to detail, exceptional analytical talent and constant pursuit of perfection, the result is a range of Richard Kershaw wines that are highly acclaimed and enthusiastically received by critics and wine-lovers alike. Their understated elegance, refinement and complexity indeed set these wines apart, making them a favourite for discerning palates.
The winery practices a rigorous ethos of environmental sustainability. The Kershaw vineyard site strives to protect and promote the biodiversity of the Elgin Valley- amidst the fynbos, you'll find buzzards soaring and leopard tortoises exploring. Sustainability isn't simply about organically farming, but also about holistic, responsible stewardship of land for future generations.
What sets this winery apart, from the vast spectrum of South African wines, is its commitment to producing single vineyard wines, the perfect microcosm of the diversity within Elgin's changing soils and temperatures. This individualistic approach pairs beautifully with his small-batch winemaking process endowing each bottle with a unique identity and distinguished character.
Richard Kershaw winery epitomises a synergy of old-world values with new-world science - an union that continues to place the brand amongst the best on a global level. A visit to Richard Kershaw Wines offers not only an exploration into world-class vintages but also an enriching journey into this corner of South African terroir, carved out by passion, precision, and and an indomitable spirit.
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