Fire Heath, found in the majestic valley of Walker Bay, forms part of the indigenous “fynbos” of the area. The Fire Heath plant indicates the terroir of the valley and is very important to the final characteristics of the wine. It consists of free-draining, low potential and slightly acidic soils, which naturally gives life to open fields, of low-growing woody vegetation – “fynbos”.
The wine is detailed with citrus fruit – limes and tangerine – pear skin and yellow flowers add depth. The wine is tightly wound and held together with a mineral backbone – resulting from the vineyard location – the combination of fruit, delicate spices and raw almond shavings, gives immense drinking pleasure.
B Vintners is a collaboration between cousins Gavin Bruwer and Bruwer Raats. With a glance to the past, their aim has been to explore the heritage of the South African wine industry, and as such they have a huge focus on sourcing their grapes from the most interesting vineyard sites in the Cape. Their wine making approach is innovative but simple, allowing the wines to express their sense of place.
B Vintners was awarded 3 Five Star wines in The Platter Guide 2018.