Meet the Winemaker - Takuan von Arnim from Haute Cabriere on Radio Helderberg

Monday, 6 April, 2020
Judy Brower |
We would like to introduce you to Takuan von Arnim as he chats with Vanessa Bourne from Radio Helderberg. This is the 4th in's Radio Helderberg monthly ''Meet the Winemaker'' interview series.

Takuan is a 2nd generation Cellar Master, describing his position at their family-run winery as "a huge privilege with a lot of responsibility behind it".

Haute Cabriére is a strong South African brand.

"95% of our wines are sold and enjoyed in South Africa. Mainly because when we started off, we started with nothing. We started with an MCC, small volumes as a specialist. We didn't have extra volumes for export".

Haute Cabriére specializes in two grape varieties, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Drawing from the myth that Burgundy sneaked in a bit of Syrah with the Pinot Noir vintages where they needed a little bit more structure, Haute Cabriére launched a pioneering red blend in South Africa, the Arnim Family Reserve, a blend with Pinot Noir and Syrah. "It's an amazing blend, still young, but getting great feedback" says Takuan.

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Takuan von Arnim (Haute Cabriere)
Takuan von Arnim (Haute Cabriere)

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