The North Coast wine scene
By Christian Eedes, 16 July 2014
Just back from a family holiday to the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast and I was reminded once again how fragile the domestic wine culture is. Wine lists in restaurants are typically short and dominated by the fare offered by big distributors – it seemed to me that Meridian and Vinimark both have a good presence here with Distell surprisingly lagging behind. What Eben Sadie or Chris Alheit are up to probably has more resonance in London than it does in Ballito and that’s despite the plethora of NUR-number plated Porsche Cayennes.