Bruwer Raats is a gentle giant of a man and
his reputation is starting to match his stature.
His mastery of Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc is bringing him
praise from around the world as "the most exciting and forward
thinking winemaker" in Stellenbosch. He talks of quality by design
rather than by default - the current obsession with old vines in
South Africa may be admirable but Bruwer believes that better
results can be obtained from the right variety planted in the right
place. Planting and cultivating the right vines using this
considered approach, often using high density planting, is
beginning to yield the results that suggest he is on the right
track. As an endorsement of his ascendency, Raats has been named as
Platter's South African Winery of the Year with no less than eight
5 star wines!