Craig and Carla Hawkins have been at the forefront of natural wine making in South Africa since the first wine was produced in 2008. Starting with the El Bandito skin contact Chenin Blanc, the range has since grown over the eleven vintages to 14 wines encompassing a range of cultivars and production methods.
In 2018 Craig and Carla planted their first grapes on Bandits Kloof, the farm they purchased in 2015 near Piketberg after leaving Lammershoek. They are still sourcing most of the grapes for their wines from various parcels around Swartland.
Due to the small production of each and every wine, coupled with the drought of the past years, most of the wines produced by Hawkins is rather hard to come by. We have put together a selection of wines to make sure as many people as possible get a chance to experience these wines.
Some of the wines will be available for purchase separately, but most will only be available as part of this mixed selection. The selection includes one bottle of each of the following wines.
Baby Bandito Keep on Punching Chenin Blanc 2018
El Bandito Cortez Chenin Blanc 2018
El Bandito Skin Chenin Blanc 2018 (Orange Wine)
Baby Bandito Follow Your Dreams Carignan 2018
El Bandito The Dark Side Syrah 2018
El Bandito I Wish I Was A Ninja Colombard 2018 (Method Ancestral Bubbly)
Each selection will be accompanied by more detailed information about each wine. This selection we feel would give good insight into the different styles and wines Craig and Carla works with.
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