New to the Alliance Portfolio in 2014 are the wines of Iona,
Elgin, hailing from a dramatically unique site in the Cape
Andrew's vineyards are located in The Highlands, a unique
sub-region of Elgin on the saddle between two peaks, which is
virtually exclusive to Iona. The uniquely elegant and mineral
driven Sauvignon Blanc grown here in The Highlands is a true
benchmark for South Africa and has won Iona many loyal followers
from around the world.
The vineyards are on a mountain plateau 420 metres above sea
level, surrounded by the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, and overlooking
the Atlantic Ocean. In a country where cool sites are precious,
these vineyards are like gold dust - the grapes ripening up to two
months later than other Cape vineyards and in perfect balance. Iona
is South Africa's coolest vineyard site.
Recent developments at Iona include the long awaited launch of
the flagship red blend called 'One Man Band' in tribute to both
Andrew's guiding hand in all aspects of Iona's development and his
and Rosy's love of fine art; the farm and charming homestead at
Iona is dotted with original artwork and one of their favourites is
a piece of the same name.