Thistle & Weed is a collaboration between Etienne Terblance (viticulturalist
One who specializes in the cultivation or culture of grapes, especially for winemaking.
) and Stephanie Wiid (winemaker). Inspired by the thistles and weeds found among the vines grown in the Cape, they draw parallell to the uncompromising tenacity and survival skills of grapevines. Together, Stephanie and Etienne are intent on uncovering unique vineyard sites off the beaten path featuring grape varieties that don't typically get much play in this region. For this dark and inky blend, "Nastergal" is a fitting name - an ode to the Black Nightshade thistle. Organic
Maintaining agricultural systems without the use of feed or fertilizer of plant or animal origin, and without employment of chemically formulated fertilizers, growth stimulants, antibiotics, or pesticides
Pro-Tip: if you like this wine, check out another wine in our store using many of these same grapes in their blend (Quinta do Romeu)