Because There Is So Much More To Wine

Welcome to our new "More About Wine" page. Here, we'll soon offer interesting wine-related articles and wine facts, general tasting advice and wine etiquette, wine-and-food pairing ideas, and more.

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Junel van der Merwe

A passionate, self-confessed lifelong student of wine, Cape Wine Academy lecturer and Alvi’s Drift International Brand Ambassador Junel Van Der Merwe graduated as a Cape Wine Master in 2004.

Says Junel: “I have the privilege of working alongside head winemaker Alvi Van Der Merwe and the team as Alvi’s Drift winery’s International Brand Ambassador. Representing South African wines globally truly opened my eyes to how the world perceives our country. It also sustains my passion for telling the authentic and unique story of South African wine."

Alvi’s Drift – Dare To Be True

Spectacular South Africa Tasting

International Chardonnay Day

Virtual Chenin Blanc Tasting


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Alvi’s Drift is a working farm and not generally open to the public for wine tastings.

However, we can sometimes accommodate special wine-tasting requests. Whether you wish to visit us for a private wine tasting, or want us to be part of your special event, please tell us more and let’s see what we can arrange.