forged of the earth, tempered by the sea

The locals are as robust and unfettered as the landscape and it is this terroir that imbues every bottle of Fryer’s Cove wine.

Bamboes Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2017


One of our best Sauvignon Blanc harvests in recent years, with a wonderful long, dry, ripening period with cold nights. The berries were small and healthy packed with flavour. The final ripening was quick and the grapes were picked at super sugar levels over a short period of time.

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Ideal Drinking

This lady likes to take her time getting ready. Due to the style, character and quality of Fryer’s Cove Bamboes Bay Sauvignon Blanc, we believe that this limited production wine must be at least a year and half in bottle before release, only then does it show it’s real potential, continuing on for a further 5 to 7 years to reach its peak – we hope you will savour this experience too!

And as an added guarantee our bottling and packaging team gives a signed endorsement individually on every carton they pack with their signature.

Tasting Notes

A vibrant mix of clean herbaceous and tangy passion fruit aromas, with wisps of intense fresh seaweed and gravelly crunch in the background. The palate shows a full lingering powerful combination of ripe Citrus, Stone fruit and Lemon Grass. The elegance it shows is backed by a succulent acid framework and subtle minerality.

Suggested Food Pairings

Fresh Oysters, Grilled Calamari, Big fat garlicky Prawns. Wild Salmon Sashimi. Fresh Green Asparagus. Dishes with herbs and greens. Great with Fusion recipes containing Basil, Cilantro, Rocket and especially Mint. Superb with crisp salads with Chevre Cheese or feta prevailing. Wonderful with BBQ Chicken.

Release Date: September 2018

BAMBOES BAY ‘HOLLEBAKSSTRANDFONTEIN’ SAUVIGNON BLANC RESERVE 2016


The original name of the farm at Bamboes Bay. Translated from the Dutch, the name means a “hollow bin” and “beach fountain”. In earlier days, farmers in this arid area used it as source of fresh water for their livestock from this “fountain” down in this hollow.

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Ideal Drinking

This lady is worth the wait. Due to the style, character and quality of Fryer’s Cove Bamboes Bay range, we believe that this limited production wine must be at least a year and half in bottle before release, only then does it show it’s real potential, continuing on for a further 5 to 7 years to reach its peak – we hope you will savour this experience too!

And as an added guarantee, our bottling and packaging team gives a signed endorsement individually on every carton they pack with their signature.

Tasting Notes

A full structured Oak and Clay Pot fermented Sauvignon Blanc then aged for 18 months. Profound minerality with lemon, citrus, white flowers and some fresh hay. The intense palate is rich, creamy, chalky packed with our unique “kelp” personality we seem to get from our shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Remarkably balanced, complex dry finish.

Suggested Food Pairings

Sublime with poached Salmon, even tasty West Coast Oysters add an amazing combination with this oak matured Sauvignon Blanc. Even try a fine creamy goat’s cheese with this exquisite wine; you have a match made in heaven!

Release Date: September 2018

Bamboes Bay Pinot Noir 2017


One of our best Pinot Noir harvests in recent years, albeit a small volume as the birds took their share! We had a wonderful long, dry, ripening period with perfect cold nights. The grapes reached good phenolic ripeness and picked by hand at optimum sugar levels. The resultant berries were healthy and packed with flavour.

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Ideal Drinking

Due to the style, character and quality of Fryer’s Cove Bamboes Bay Pinot Noir, we believe that this limited production wine must be at least 2 years in bottle before release, only then does it show it’s real potential, continuing on for a further 5 to 8 years to reach its peak – we hope you will savour this experience too!

Tasting Notes

Our unique style of medium bodied Pinot Noir has faint floral smells of roses, violets and a background aroma of fruit that leans towards raw, freshly picked cherries and cranberries. Our Pinot Noir has this wonderful fruitiness, and hints of spicy salty sea aromas in the background. Earthy aromas, including smells similar to a brown paper bag full of wild forest mushrooms sneaking through as a classic lineage to this delicious red varietal. The taste is full juicy red fruits with superb balance and subtle oaking.

Suggested Food Pairings

Wild Mushroom Risotto Spiced Duck Ragù, Juicy Free Range Roast Chicken with a Pinot Noir Sauce. Superb with Roasted Vegetables and if you like a chilled red with a fine fillet of fresh sea Cob in its subtle lemon creamed butter sauce, you have a winner!

Release Date: September 2018

Doringbay Sauvignon Blanc 2019


Doringbay is the home location for the Fryer’s Cove Winery. The actual winery is perched on the jetty that juts into the cold South Atlantic Ocean. The unique winery building is an old Crayfish factory, and our winery, as far as we know is the only winery built on the sea in the world

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Ideal Drinking

We’re not saying that the sun should be baking your skin, like some ancient Greek goddess, or that you should dig your feet into the cool sands of the pristine west-coast beaches while enjoying the laughter of your friends around you, or that any of the above would create the ideal drinking conditions……but it would certainly help set the mood! Enjoy within 5 years after bottling.

Tasting Notes

Our Sauvignon Blanc must shout at you! “Fresh, Crisp, Steely, Grassy, Ripe, Tangy, Tropical Fruit – Please enjoy me now!” We think it does! All the hallmarks of our unique west coast style of cool climate Sauvignon Blanc coming from the cold sea mists off the South Atlantic.

Suggested Food Pairings

Cheese (especially goats cheese), Green vegetables (asparagus, zucchini, fresh peas, artichokes), Oysters, Delicate fish like Sole, Mild vinaigrettes.

Release Date: July 2019

Doringbay Dry Pinot Noir Rosé 2019


It screams at you! “Sexy gorgeous colour, fresh, crisp, Strawberries, gentle Raspberries, dry moreish elegance – Please enjoy me now!” We think it does! Perfect on a hot day or a beautiful sunset! All the hallmarks of our unique West Coast style of cool climate, terroir driven Pinot Noir being tickled in to a delicious dry Rosé. 

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Ideal Drinking

Rosé does not need a season! We first need to establish two truths. One, Rosé is delicious, as we think this one is. And two, many of us deprive ourselves of it between May and August in South Africa! Just like reds and whites, Rosés pair well with food. Like really well! We want you to crack a bottle, enjoy the deliciously inviting gentle strawberry fruits and a hint of the sea, backed up with a mouth-watering balanced dryness, that just slips down. This is our first ever special Pinot Noir Rosé and there aren’t many of them around. Enjoy! 

Suggested Food Pairings

Light salads, light pasta and rice dishes especially with seafood, lightly cooked shellfish and grilled fish, goats’ cheeses, or just on its own with no food and a great friend or partner! 

Release Date: July 2019

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