The Berrio was launched by viticulturalist and farmer, Francis Pratt, and winemaker, Bruce Jack. Francis Pratt too, like the ancient mariners and other explorers intrigued by geographical extremes, is on a quest to explore and discover the secrets of the vines and the ruggedly beautiful windswept plains on which they grow.
There is a strong tradition in The Berrio vineyards near the southernmost tip of Africa. Each day we thank God for the wind. The cooling effects of the winds that blow on the three sides allow the grapes to spend more time on the vine. And more time on the vine – plus creative nurturing in the cellar – means a wine of greater intensity and layered complexity in the glass.