Redefining Pinotage

Southern Right

Southern Right is a small Pinotage and Sauvignon blanc specialist located on a strikingly beautiful 448 hectare property in the cool, maritime, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley appellation, just behind the old fishing village of Hermanus.

1994

history

Founded by Anthony Hamilton Russell in 1994, Southern Right's aim was to produce a serious, age-worthy Pinotage (South Africa’s unique red grape variety) combining a distinct South African fruit and flavour expression with classic styling and refinement.

2005

A UNIQUE HOME
IS ESTABLISHED

A stunningly beautiful 448 hectare property on the Western border of Hamilton Russell Vineyards is purchased as a long-term home for Southern Right.

2005

A UNIQUE HOME
IS ESTABLISHED

A stunningly beautiful 448 hectare property on the Western border of Hamilton Russell Vineyards is purchased as a long-term home for Southern Right.
“Southern Right's strong, cooling, maritime influence and extremely old and stony clay-rich soils, combined with our tight focus on only two wines, have enabled us to re-define South Africa's unique variety Pinotage with a more classically styled wine. Our lighter structured sandstone-derived soils combine with our clay-rich soils to produce a highly individual Sauvignon blanc, with marked minerality and complexity.”

 

Anthony Hamilton Russell

2009

THE CELLAR

A 350 ton "Overberg" style cellar, tailor-made for Southern Right Pinotage and Southern Right Sauvignon blanc is completed on the property just in time for the 2009 harvest.

Conservation

The wines are named after the rare Southern Right whales, which frequent the cool South Atlantic Walker Bay, 3 kilometres from the vineyards. With each bottle sold, Southern Right makes a contribution to their conservation or conservation in the area.

Conservation

The wines are named after the rare Southern Right whales, which frequent the cool South Atlantic Walker Bay, 3 kilometres from the vineyards. With each bottle sold, Southern Right makes a contribution to their conservation or conservation in the area.