Things To Do in StrandAeternitas Wines
Where? 21 Livingstone St, Strand, Helderberg, Western Cape
When? By appointment only
How? Call +27 (0)21 853-7312
How much? Price on request
The name ’Aeternitas’ comes from the Roman goddess who symbolized eternity. As a Phoenix, she burst into flame every 500-100 years and rebirthed herself as a new Phoenix. The owner fancies himself as a ‘garagiste’, a passionate winemaker who produces fine wines (often in their own garage). He makes the wines to be consumed now but also with the ability to mature well.
His love affair with Syrah morphed into a career at Kanu where he realised what wonders could be created with Chenin Blanc. After converting his double garage into a cellar, he fermented his very own Syrah. After his first vintage, he chose to ferment all his wine in the natural way and uses minimal mechanical intervention. His journey and love affair with wine have taken from working at a tasting centre, cellar rat at Chamonix, harvest at Onderkloof and in the Rhône, student winemaker at Kanu and finally as a winemaker. By day he perfects his winemaking skills at Kanu Wines and on weekends, he works on his own label and the marketing of it. Taste and enjoy this truly boutique wine.