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Hannes Storm Q&A

Hannes Storm Q&A

by Will

Owner & Winemaker

Storm Wines

On getting into wine…

I’m an adventure seeker, I love the outdoors, I’m a conservationist, music lover, I love reading, love my wife – we have diverse interests and hobbies. The wine bug bit me in my early 20s, and my family have always been keen wine drinkers. The multidimensional facets of the wine world intrigued me, hence my career choice.

 

On the winery and types of wines you are making…

We are a small, focused, hands on operation – with three single vineyards, one in each of the three Hemel en Aarde appellations. We make Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Our cellar is minimalistic, and a "less is more" approach is followed, enabling us to express the unique low-vigour terroirs on which the grapes are grown.

 

On changes and how South African winemaking is progressing…

We are seeing more and more focus on the vineyards and terroirs that the grapes are grown upon.

On new opportunities…

The vineyards and soils in South Africa are now understood very well, and are coming of age, which will yield even more characterful wines within South Africa.

 

On speaking to the trade about South Africa…

South Africa produces great wines in all categories. The best of the premium wines produced, are comparable to the best in the world, especially when tasted blind.

 

On what you’re looking forward doing when you’re over here in the U.K…

It will be great to spend time with the Fields, Morris & Verdin team and to showcase our wines along with the greatest and most exciting of South African producers. A wonderful and friendly bunch of people. Just to have great time and fun with friends and tasters alike.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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