We recommend: Lievland Vineyards from South Africa

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A new producer from South Africa has been launched in Sweden but even if you do not live there, there’s is a good chance that you will be able to get hold of the wines from Lievland Vineyards. Lievland has been a wine-producing estate since 1865. Reportedly, oak-fermented chenin blanc was made here long before it became standard practice, and in the 1990s a highly regarded shiraz was made.

Since 2017, Lievland has been owned by MAN Family Wines where one of the co-owners is José Condé who also runs the superb Stark-Condé estate in Stellenbosch with his wife Marie.

MAN Family Wines was created by José and two friends and when MAN grew so much that they needed to expand the business, they fell head over heels for Lievland (which in Afrikaans means “love land”), which was however in great need of renovation.

Marie and José took advantage of the covid years to renovate and build a new tasting room and restaurant. ”We originally purchased the (very run-down) property in 2017 with the intention of building offices and production facilities for MAN”, Marie tells us. “But we quickly realised the enormous potential of reviving the Lievland brand.”

Look out for their Old Vine Chenin blanc, the Bush Vine Pinotage, the Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, and different blends.

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Travel: Come on a wine tour to South Africa with BKWine.

Read: Read our interview with José Condé on BKWine Magazine, including a video from South Africa.

MAN Methode Cap Classique MCC Brut, South Africa
MAN Methode Cap Classique MCC Brut, South Africa, copyright BKWine Photography
Jose Conde of Stark Conde Wines, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Jose Conde of Stark Conde Wines, Stellenbosch, South Africa, copyright BKWine Photography

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