Driven by a desire to make individual, superb
quality wines with exceptional character The Drift wines
are assiduously crafted by winemaker Bruce Jack using only the
grapes grown on the farm.
The Drift specializes in four wines - a single vineyard Rosé, a
single vineyard Pinot Noir, a single vineyard Barbera and a blended
red wine from various varieties and vineyard sites on the farm. The
vineyards planted are in small, irregular shaped plots to suit the
various contours of the land, and the land is organically farmed.
In the winery, these plots are fermented separately then married
together to find balance and complexity.
Chief Winemaker and Farmer Bruce Jack grew up in Cape Town, the
son of an architect and a musician/writer, so perhaps it was
inevitable he would become a winemaker.
The Drift is a founding member of the Premium Independant
Wineries of South Africa (PIWOSA), a collective of small yield
winemakers working toegther to promote their hand crafted vintages
to International markets.
Bruce Jack and the Drift farm established the Headstart Trust in memory of his
mother, Elspeth who had a keen interest in the local community and
a desire to stimulate social uplift. The trust provides and
promotes equipment and education and outreach programs for
educational enrichment, academic support and supplementary tuition
to poor and needy children. A percentage from every sale of their
estate wine, Moveable Feast funds the trust and Bruce also sells
a a limited selection of exceptional wine from his personal
wine library - the entire value of which will go to the Trust. They
recently created a video to promote the Trust.