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Lone Wolf Cinsault 2023

Most Recent Accolades:
2022 – 93 Points Tim Atkin MW
2021 – 92 Points Tim Atkin MW
2021 – 94 Points Winemag

Indulge in the captivating tale of the Lone Wolf Cinsault 2022, a wine that echoes the whispers of history from an old vineyard nestled in the heart of Stellenbosch.

Planted in 1953 out of necessity, when Pinotage planting material was scarce, this Cinsault vineyard has evolved into a symbol of resilience and heritage.

Originally part of a larger Pinotage vineyard, these vines now stand alone, bearing witness to over six decades of winemaking tradition.

Regular price R 340.00

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Wine Information

Aging potential: While it delights the palate now, the Lone Wolf Cinsault 2022 will gracefully evolve with cellaring for another 6 – 8 years.

Blend information: Experience the pure essence of Cinsault with this single-varietal wine, crafted from 100% Cinsault grapes.

Food suggestions: Pair the Lone Wolf Cinsault 2022 with culinary delights such as roast pork with herbs and fennel, a rack of venison served medium, or locally caught yellowtail grilled to perfection.

In The Cellar

Located in the magical Bottelary Hills, this vineyard stands firm and tall as one of the oldest vineyards in Stellenbosch.

Planted in rich soils with weathered granite and shale, fully exposed to the African sun, allowing this admirably adapted variety to flourish.


It is a charming and eloquent expression of the variety. Nose shows cranberry and red cherry notes, with a floral element that is underpinned by fragrant spices.

It is light of touch on the palate but remains concentrated with bright acidity and powdery tannins, giving length to the dry finish. ageing potential Drinks exceptionally well now.

Tasting Notes

Elegance and charm define the Lone Wolf Cinsault 2022, revealing a bouquet of cranberry, raspberry, and subtle red cherry notes, accompanied by delicate floral undertones and fragrant spices.

Handling Of Wine

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Ageing Potential

6 – 8 years.

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Blend Information

100% Cinsault.

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Food Suggestions

Roast pork with herbs and fennel / Rack of venison served medium / Game fish on the grill.

Bruwer Vintners

In celebration of their Bruwer family heritage cousins, Bruwer Raats and Gavin Bruwer Slabbert created Bruwer Vintners Vine Exploration Company in 2014.

Their guiding mission is to craft exceptional wines showcasing its heritage, the unique terroir and, through this, create a new future for South African wine.


Raats Family Wines was one of the driving forces behind the establishment of Polkadraai Hills as an official ward within Stellenbosch in 2007.  With its unique decomposed dolomite granite soils, proximity to the ocean and south facing slopes it allows for great depth of quality terroir, making itself known as producing some of the most exciting wines in the country. 

“What I was after was purity, freshness and lower alcohol levels.  This is precisely what the decomposed dolomite soils of Polkadraai Hills provides. Refined elegance and sophistication.  Classical winemaking at its best.” Bruwer Raats

Family Owned

Family-owned winery, crafting quality wines, nurtured from vineyard to cellar.


Rising gracefully from the vineyards in Polkadraai Hills Stellenbosch, Raats Family Wines stand in celebration of the unique dolomite granite soil of this tiny ward.

Founded in 2000 by visionary winemaker Bruwer Raats, in partnership with his cousin Gavin Bruwer Slabbert, Raats Family Wines specialize in Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc and has been crafting soil-driven wines of exceptional quality ever since.

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