Naudé Family Wine Company
Naudé Wines is the culmination of a journey that began more than 30 years ago. Since that first harvest, Ian has worked all over the world, with the goal to craft wines that tell a story of time and place.
Ian loves the diversity he encounters in South Africa. Not just of the people, but the soils, the microclimates, and the wine varietals that thrive under their own unique conditions. Ian is fortunate to have been introduced to a few of these vineyards, and work with some of the wonderful grapes that they produce, many of these from certified old vines.
Thanks to the outstanding work of and in close cooperation with the highly respected South African viticulturist Rosa Kruger, Ian has the privilege to have access to some of the country’s finest old vines. Ian and Rosa, along with their partners, are largely responsible for preserving these vineyards, and their work is a great success story in South Africa’s recent vinous history.
The grapes on these vines are storied, complex and unique. Each year they represent something different – whatever nature allows them – and following his principle of minimal interference, Ian simply supports nature in crafting unique wines that show the potential of South Africa’s diverse landscape. “My job is to take a photo of the vineyard’s ecosystem and put that in a bottle”. – Ian Naudé