Meet the Winemaker - Ryan Puttick from Old Road Wine Co. on Radio Helderberg

Friday, 11 September, 2020
Meet Ryan Puttick from Old Road Wine Co., as he chats with Johann Myburgh from Radio Helderberg. This is the 9th in's monthly ''Meet the Winemaker'' interview series.

Ryan Puttick, winemaker at Old Road Wine Co., grew up on a farm in a remote corner of the Northern Cape. He believes in the ability of wine to tell a story and bring people together. Wines with character and staying power, and that is what drew him to the Old Road Wine Co., a company making interesting wines that tell the colourful stories of local legends who shaped the village around the old main road.

The brand was started four years ago, officially launching 2 years ago. Old Road Wine Co. is all about site specific wines, paying attention to special sites in and around Franschhoek. The top range has three single vineyard wines; a Semillon, Chenin Blanc and a Shiraz. Both the Semillon, planted in 1936 and the Chenin, planted in 1982 are part of the Old Vine Project. 

Their other ranges celebrate specific blends and their quirky range  is a side-step into a world of unique characteristics, where individuality from the vine is celebrated through the creation of delicious distinctive wines.

Pay them a visit at their brand home in Franschhoek, discovering their wines at the Anvil tasting room or for a food and wine experience at The Fat Man Restaurant. Visit for more details

Listen to Ryan's interview on Radio Helderberg HERE or click the link below