About the Winery

Hamilton Russell Vineyards – one of the most southerly wine Estates in Africa and one of the closest to the sea – pioneered viticulture and winemaking in the beautiful, cool, maritime Hemel-en-Aarde Valley appellation, just behind the old fishing village of Hermanus. Tim Hamilton Russell purchased the undeveloped 425-acre property in 1975, after an exhaustive search for the most southerly site on which to make South Africa’s top cool climate wines from a selection of noble varieties. His son, Anthony Hamilton Russell, who took over in 1991 (finally buying the property in 1994), narrowed the range to only Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and registered Hamilton Russell Vineyards as an Estate, committing to work only with grapes from their terroir. Today, Anthony and his wife Olive, winemaker Emul Ross, and viticulturist Johan Montgomery are completely dedicated to expressing the personality of the Hamilton Russell Vineyards terroir in their wines. Tiny yields and intense worldwide demand keep the elegant, highly individual, estate-grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in very short supply.

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Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Chardonnay

Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Pinot Noir

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Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Chardonnay

Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Pinot Noir

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Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Chardonnay
2019

Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Chardonnay
2020

Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Pinot Noir
2019

Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Pinot Noir
2020

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Certified Sustainable (Integrated Production of Wine, Biodiversity & Wine Initiative Champion)
Vegan Practicing - All Red Wines

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