Behind every farm, winemaker, bottle and grape lies an untold story. This is Behind the Bottle,
a monthly podcast by Cape Classics, a South African and French wine importer founded in 1992.
We are committed to discovering and sharing these tales.
Vincent & Tania Carême: From Vouvray
This episode features a rare chat with one of the most acclaimed winemakers in the Loire Valley, Vincent Carême, along with his wife and partner, Tania. Leaders in organic farming, the Carêmes produce wine at Domaine Vincent Carême in Vouvray and at Terre Brûlée in Swartland South Africa.
The Road to the Rhône & Languedoc with Robert Bradshaw
Robert Bradshaw, Cape Classics President & COO, shares his journey and rationale
behind the importer’s largest launch ever, which comprises two regions: The Rhône & Languedoc.
Behind the Music at DeMorgenzon with Carl Van der Merwe
Winemaker Carl Van der Merwe tells DeMorgenzon’s story, sharing his winemaking
philosophy and revealing why music is played to the vines.
Gavin Bruwer on History, Heritage & Vine Exploration with B Vintners
Winemaker, Gavin Bruwer Slabbert works with Bruwer Raats to craft Raats Family Wines,
Mvemve Raats and B Vintners from South Africa. In this episode he dives deep into B Vintners
and why South Africa’s soils are unique. B Vintners was created with a mission of celebrating
two things: heritage and terroir. Using the building blocks of site, vine pedigree and future,
Gavin and Bruwer have combined youthful energy and sage experience to create an innovative
approach to winemaking.
Bayten, Constantia & Beyond with Lars Maack
Laars Maack chats Bayten and the region of Constantia, South Africa.
The Magic of the Loire Valley with Philippe Chainier
Philippe Chainier discusses growing up in Touraine, France, Domaine Paul Buisse and Clos du Gaimont.
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