Do you enjoy a glass or two of wine but have given up due to the headaches that follow? Well here’s your answer!

Audacia Wines in Stellenbosh have just won 2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medals for their first ever wine that has been created by using indigenous Rooibos and Honeybush wood. This is the world’s first wine that is sulphur free and has no added preservatives. The launch of this new category of wine will mean that people who are allergic to sulphur dioxide and other preservatives, can enjoy a glass of wine without the side effects like headaches.

How did this all come about? The owners of Audacia wines decided that they wanted to find a local alternative to the imported oak wood products20t used in the wine making process. They wanted an innovative means to create a truly indigenous South African flavour for their wines. So, after months of hard work and research, it was at the end of a particularly long day that Trevor Strydom’s (proprietor of Audacia Wines) daughter made him a cup of rooibos tea. This was his “eureka moment”, and so began the exciting development of the first Rooibos and Honeybush- infused  wine and the  Merlot from the 2013 harvest was released.

The Rooibos and Honeybush plant are naturally high in anti-oxidants , have no caffeine and are low in tannin levels compared to other wood sources used in the wine making process. These two woods impart distinctive flavours including tobacco-like smokiness, hints of vanilla, cherry and black pepper. Michael Van Niekerk is the wine maker behind this world first Rooibos wine.
Audacia Wines have lived up to their name which is synonymous with the spirit of adventure, originality and boldness. This wine is unlike any other on the global wine stage.

Twin Pod Bar Counter TopAnd speaking audaciously of the global wine stage and the wonders of innovation, this brings to mind our Le Verre de Vin wine preservation system, which is the only commercial grade wine preservation system in the world that allows you to preserve your wine in pristine condition for up to 21 days.  It is used in 32 countries around the world and is becoming an undebatable necessity in establishments that serve wine by the glass. Owners that are passionate about and are committed to serving quality wine by the glass rely on the Le Verre de Vin wine preservation systems to deliver a fresh glass of wine to their customers.

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