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Raats Festive Season Favourites

By December 12, 2022General

Festive Season Favourites

“Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea,
drink in the wild air (and our ice-cold Chenin Blanc)”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (& Us)

For us, wine is passion, it’s family and friends, it’s the warmth of heart and generosity of spirit, and at this time of the year, these beliefs are reinforced as family and loved ones gather to share their love! In South Africa we celebrate our holidays outdoors, enjoying the beauty and bounty of summer.

When we plan our special celebration days, we take great care in selecting the perfect wines to complement each occasion. We love mixing some of our own with memorable wines from around the world.  No Christmas or New Year in our home would be complete without plenty of Eden Chenin Blanc, Eden Cabernet Franc and MR de Compostella going around. But we always set the mood with two of our summertime favourites, ice-cold Raats Original Chenin Blanc and Bruwer Vintners Methode Ancestrale – the perfect way to kick off any great summer feast!

Festive Season Favourites Promotional Offer:

This month we want to share these two summer favourites with you, to enjoy at a very special price.  Both NEW VINTAGES – choose either a case Original Chenin Blanc or a case Methode Ancestrale or take both – the choice is yours!


Our 2022 vintage screams summer, clean and bright. It opens with light aromas of fresh green apple, pear and melon rind. The palate is crisp, fresh and racy, with a friendly, enjoyable mouth-watering finish. This wine has evolved over the past two decades, yet it stays comfortingly familiar. When you purchase a bottle of Original, you know you get a wine of pure quality and unbeatable value. We are proud to reveal our new fresh new label with this vintage. You will notice a few subtle enhancements such as the Original in our trademark red, unoaked mentioned instead of unwooded (which reflects the style of wine much more accurately) and we now proudly display Polkadraai Hills on the front label as all grapes are grown in our beloved ward, the 7th and newest ward in Stellenbosch. We hope you approve of these changes as you spot it on the shelves.

Drink now

What the critics said…

This is pure liquid sunshine in a bottle! One case is not enough; you will want more!


Ancestral method, or petillant-naturel (pet nat), is the oldest method of producing sparkling wine, originating in 1531 in Limoux, South West France. As a natural sparkling wine, it is bottled before primary fermentation is complete, unfiltered and without the addition of secondary yeasts or sugars. It is a low-sugar, low-alcohol, natural wine perfect for any time of the day or night. A truly versatile wine with a subtle pink blush, rich mouse, generous bubbles, deliciously dry with yeasty and fresh strawberry notes. Perfect to cheers with for any occasion.

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What the critics said…

A style that colours outside the lines, this elegant pet nat has all the sparkle to jump-start any grand celebration!



6 x Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2022

FOR R800


6 x Bruwer Vintners Methode Ancestrale Sparkling Wine 2022

FOR R950

To find the perfect Christmas gift for someone special, a corporate gift or just spoil yourself shop all our wines – we deliver countrywide.

Thank you for your support this year. The last few years taught us many things, but most of all, to value each other, cherish each moment and never take anything for granted. We truly are grateful to you!

We wish you a blessed Christmas and a very happy and prosperous 2023! We will be back in February with an update on the harvest, which looks very promising.

Love and well wishes,
Bruwer, Gavin and the Raats family