Under the Influence of Chardonnay Podcast with Joris from Almenkerk Wines
In the first Under the Influence Podcast, brought to you by the Together Store, we are joined by Joris van Almenkerk of Almenkerk Wines to explore the wonderful world of Chardonnay. From unoaked, to Old World and New World, and back into the regional differences in South Africa, we explore what makes this grape tick.
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Falling in Love with Springfield Estate
“What’s the trick? There is no trick – that’s just the trick.”
Set in the heart of the mountain-ringed Robertson Valley in the Western Cape of South Africa, lies Springfield Estate. This is a family-run wine farm owned by ninth-generation descendants of French Huguenots, who came to South Africa from the Loire in 1688 with bundles of vines under their arms.