Our Thornlands MCC has been discontinued. If you enjoyed this sparkling wine, you might want to try our new Brut Cap Classique.
28% Cabernet Sauvignon
5% Petit Verdot
NWC & Top 100 2016: Double Gold
NWC & Top 100 2018: Double Gold
Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2018: 90 Points
South African Wine Index 2019: Platinum Certificate Of Excellence
Platters Wine Awards Competition 2020: Good Value
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2020: Gold
South African Wine Index 2020: Grand Gold
Platters Wine Awards Competition 2021: 4 Stars
Alvi's Drift winery takes its name from the low-water bridge over the Breede River which cuts through the family farm. Our family patriarch, 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.
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.
Created entirely from estate-grown grapes; once inside the cellar, each variety in this blended wine is vinified separately, showcasing the distinct character of each grape varietal. Only the highest-quality oak barrels are used to mature this elegant, memorable wine.
"Absolutely loved this blend, just placed another order!"
- Wendy -