WINES GONE WILD
A PUBLIK x HOUSE AND LEISURE collaboration
Our favourite décor and design magazine House and Leisure is back! Launched in 1993, this iconic South African title has inspired and influenced generations of design (and us wine) lovers.
To celebrate our friends’ relaunch we’ve curated a mixed case that pairs perfectly with their inaugural quarterly issue, ESCAPE. For just R499 sip, flip and be transported to the faraway lands where these grapes are grown.
Montagu, Western Cape
In a sleepy Karoo town well-known for its orchards and hot springs, Stellenbosch-based wine wunderkind Reenen Borman finds his escape. Sourcing Chenin Blanc and Colombard, two varieties originally planted in Montagu’s slate soils for large-scale brandy production, he crafts a lively, refreshing blend that echoes the minerality of the region’s soils. Hints of sun-baked peach and bright acidity culminate in this wine’s long, textured finish.
The Fledge & Co. Jikken Bareru Tinta Barocca
Calitzdorp, Western Cape
Leon Coetzee and Margaux Nel, the couple behind The Fledge & Co. out in Calitzdorp (renowned for Port-style wine production), describe their Jikken Bareru wines as “a range of escaped braai wines” that allow them to push boundaries, try new things in the cellar and work with interesting grapes like Tinta Barocca, SA’s most widely planted Portuguese cultivar. The result is a rustic, easy-drinking red with exotic fruit aromas and hints of wood spice.
Cape Rock Grenache
Olifants River, West Coast
Grenache (or Garnacha if you’re feeling Spanish) is a late-ripening grape, meaning it thrives in hot, dry conditions – like the sandy, red, broken hardpan layer in Olifants River where Cape Rock Grenache is rooted. With its light luminous colour and nose dominated by wild strawberries, it’s a wine ideally served with cured meats or perhaps cheerfully spiced kreef – as the label suggests.
You’ll also receive the brand new House and Leisure Escape issue with your exclusive curated mixed case.