| Eben Sadie | Proprietor: The Sadie Family Wines
Eben graduated from Elsenburg College near Stellenbosch in 1994. Following this, he worked a number of harvests in Germany, Spain, France, United States and South Africa. In 2000 he ventured out on his own to pursue his passion for blends and terroir in his Swartland home. From what Eben describes as a ‘little shack’ in the Paardeberg, he began creating The Sadie Family Wines with two signature wines – Columella (a red blend of Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan and Tinta Barocca) and Palladius (a white blend of Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne, Semillon, Clairette, Verdellho and others). After a decade of producing these signature wines the Family released the Old Vine Series, a bottling of eight single vineyard old vine parcels: Skerpioen, Skurfberg, Voetpad, Mev. Kirsten, Kokerboom, Pofadder, Soldaat and Treinspoor. Today, he is one of South Africa’s most well-known and respected winemakers who played an inimitable role in putting the Swartland region on the map.