These single variety wines proudly bear the signature of Alvi Van Der Merwe and
are carefully crafted to bring the delight of each grape variety within everyone’s reach.
The rugby world was rocked when a young, unknown,
19-year old Albertus Viljoen van der Merwe, “Alvi” to his friends,
scored the first try in history against the All-blacks on African soil.
Our Charismatic founder went on to be selected as the 221st player
to play for the South African national rugby team,” The Springboks”.
The reserve tier showcases the best of our harvest,
a fusion of our signature fresh, primary fruit style
with a hint of the luscious and opulent barrel fermented
style of our Icon tier.
The ancient shale soils on the South Facing slopes
of Alvi’s Drift’s “Thornlands” vineyards produce
outstanding Pinot Noir and Chardonnay which are the
cornerstone of Alvi’s Drift’s sparkling wine portfolio.