Star bright with tinges of lime and green, this wine boasts delightful aromas of white peach, blossoms and citrus. It has a crisp acidity, balanced beautifully with the fruit following through on the palate, backed by a soft, creamy texture that lingers long, with a zesty, refreshing lime finish.
The vintage depends on availability and cannot be selected during online purchases.
Cultivar, analysis and award information of all vintages is for informational purposes only.
CHENIN BLANC: 2021
South African Wine Index 2021: Grand Gold
CHENIN BLANC: 2020
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2020: Double Gold
Vitis Vinifera Awards 2020: Top 10 Producer
Vitis Vinifera Awards 2020: Gold
Gold Wine Awards 2020: Top 10 Producer
Gold Wine Awards 2020: Gold
South African Wine Index 2020: Grand Gold Certificate Of Excellence
Ultra Value Wines Awards 2020 / 2021: Double Gold
Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition - Spain 2021: Gold
CHENIN BLANC: 2019
International Wine & Spirits Awards - Spain 2019: Gold
Vitis Vinifera Awards 2019: Top 10 Producer
Vitis Vinifera Awards 2019: Gold
WineMag 2019: Best Value
South African Wine Index 2019: Grand Gold
Ultra Value Wines Awards 2019 / 2020: Gold
CHENIN BLANC: 2018
Vitis Vinifera Awards 2018: Gold
NWC & Top 100 2019: Top 100
NWC & Top 100 2019: Double Platinum
Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition - Spain 2019: Gold
CHENIN BLANC: 2017
Gold Wine Awards 2017: Gold
Ultra Value Wines Awards 2017 / 2018: Gold
Due to legal restrictions, purchase quantity is limited to 180 bottles (30 cases) per customer.
Please click here to request the purchasing of larger quantities.
2019: 4,5 g/l
2020: 4,9 g/l
2021: 4,6 g/l
2019: 6,5 g/l
2020: 7,1 g/l
2021: 6,5 g/l
Alvi's Drift winery takes its name from the low-water bridge over the Breede River which cuts through the family farm. Albertus Viljoen "Oupa Alvi" van der Merwe was instrumental in having this bridge built back in 1930.
Oupa Alvi’s son Bertie started wine production on the family farm and today Bertie’s son, Alvi’s Drift winemaker Alvi van der Merwe produces the winery’s award-winning South African wines, enjoyed by wine lovers around the globe.
The wines in our Signature range are true to our winery’s trademark, fruit-driven style. These outstanding wines offer wine lovers exceptional value – in the words of Alvi’s Drift winemaker, Alvi van der Merwe, “think ‘great’, for the price of good!”.
With an ideal Mediterranean microclimate, an abundance of soil diversity and water from the life-giving Breede River, the Alvi’s Drift vineyards are ideally positioned for producing remarkable South African wines of unique character and complexity.
Our vineyards are sustainably fertilised with natural compost produced on our farm. Come harvest time, our grapes are selectively hand harvested in the cool, early morning hours to ensure optimal quality and flavour.
In the Alvi’s Drift cellar, our winemaking team strongly focuses on preserving the fruit-driven expression of the grapes that go into our award-winning South African wines.
Only premium free-run juice of the highest quality is used to create this unwooded, fruit-driven wine. To ensure maximum flavour retention, clarified juice was cold fermented after which the wine spent several months on lees, before fining and stabilisation.
"I’ve always loved our Chenin Blancs. We have a very old clone of Chenin Blanc rootstock that does really well for us. Terroir, soils, different rootstocks are all extremely important, but picking grapes at optimal ripeness, and then being clear about your vision, your end goal for the product – there is nothing more important than that."
- Alvi van der Merwe -