Pierre Rabie already considered himself a ‘winemaker’ at the tender age of nine. His friends and partners, Karen van Helden and Robert Stelzner, were introduced to the wine when helping him with the bottling of his Giant Periwinkle wine many years ago. The wine would later be served at their wedding.
Pierre established The Giant Periwinkle from small beginnings in rented spaces and hand-crafted labels to where it is now– still a fledgling winery but with its own cellar, vineyards and brand-new label. The home of The Giant Periwinkle can now be found at South Cape Vineyards, a small farm (previously Tolbos/Die Werf) that still needs to grow into its new name. The farm is near Baardskeerdersbos, a stone’s throw from Elim in the Cape Agulhas wine district.