|Inspired by travelling the world of wine and grapes, especially the ancient vineyards of the Old World; Momento Wines was born – “Wines that reflect all the elements involved: the sun, soil, water and earth – along with people, personalities, ideas and experiences.” Momento Wines are made and based in Bot River, a truly authentic and diverse region of South Africa, which I have called my home since 2007. Momento Grenache 2011, was the first wine to be bottled; and from there Momento has grown into a truly exciting venture and project; scouting for grapes and vinifying unique and honest wines of South Africa. I work with vines from all corners of the Western Cape, searching for grape parcels that truly express the region and soil it stands in; mostly from older and sometimes dryland bushvines. My winemaking approach is gentle and ‘hands-off’, respecting the grape and its place, and allowing the wine to express its own character and origin. In addition to the Grenache, I have added a Tinta Barocca and Chenin/Verdelho to the Momento range.