JC (NC) wrote: They say that the winery is located in the hills overlooking Walker Bay south of Cape Town and is named for the Southern Right whales that enter the bay annually. The winery specializes in Sauvignon Blanc and Pinotage.
Southern Right is Anthony Hamilton Russell's other venture. AHR owns the renowned Hamilton Russell Vineyards that specializes in burgundian style Pinot Noir and Chardonnays. The vineyard was the first to locate in the cooler areas along that coast.
AHR is also passionate about Pinotage. His plantings for Pinotage and Sauvignon Blanc, which neighbour those of HRV wasn't great enough to meet the demand for his Southern Right wines and some grapes have been brought in, hence the 'western cape' appellation you saw on the 2003.
The Southern Right whales indeed come to give birth in Walker Bay and come within a few yards of the shore. We were there in October last year and there is never a time you cannot see whales.
Each bottle of Southen Right sold contributes to a whale conservation project. Needed now more than ever as a result of Japan recent decisions.