The story of Kortpad Kaaptoe:
In August 2011, on a farm somewhere between Darling and Hopefield on the West Coast of South
Africa, I was visiting a block of grapes, Carignan. I received a SMS from someone who needed me
to be in Cape Town within the next hour. Being in the middle of nowhere, I asked the farmer the
quickest way to Cape Town. In Afrikaans (one of the 11 official languages of South Africa), the
"kortpad Kaaptoe". He said that I needed to drive towards the Carignan, past the Shiraz and
"The FERNAO WHAT???", I asked him? "Fernao Pirez" he replied. Bush vines, unirrigated,
planted by his grandfather 38 years before. So, on my shortest way to Cape Town (the "kortpad
kaaptoe"), I found Fernao Pirez. A varietal I had never tasted wine of and something I never knew
existed in South Africa. And that brings me to something so very important to me.
I love interesting, true stories. So if I find a story like this, a bit of family history stumbled upon on
my shortest route to Cape Town, I want to tell that story, disguised as a bottle of wine. So it is not
ONLY about the wine. In life everything needs to be seen in context. If you take things out of
context, wine becomes one dimensional and boring in a way.
The label: Linocut of AC/DC inspired font. Printed on real organics paper with as much gold bling
as possible. Labels are hand applied with old-style wet glue technique. Please note that the label
will slip off the bottle when it gets wet. The label is as natural as the wine inside the bottle.
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