PO Box 393, Solvang, CA 93464

©2017 by Storm Wines

Ernst Storm and Kevin Rea met over a decade ago working harvest in Santa Barbara County. Both have a strong connection with the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley and its cool maritime climate and diverse soils.

2016 Hemel-en-Aarde-Ridge South Africa Syrah

  • Dark fruit, dried herbs and pepper dominate the nose. The palate is rich with a core of black fruit and spice that finishes dry.


    • 233 cases produced
    • Low vigor, shale derived clay soils
    • 15% whole cluster
    • 6 day cold soak
    • 14 days on skins
    • 100% neutral oak aging
    • 14 months aging on lees
    • No fining or filtration
    • Basket press
    • Gravity movements


    Alc. 13.5% | pH 3.54 | Total Acid: 6.4g/l