It is uncertain when Shiraz arrived in South Africa. According to one theory, Governor Simon van der Stel brought it to South Africa at the end of the 1600s. Another holds that James Busby, the Scotch viticulturist who started Shiraz production in Australia, left cuttings in Cape Town on his way from Europe in the 1840s. Regardless of its beginnings, Shiraz has boomed in South Africa. Between 1992 and 2016, the varietal gain massive popularity, with 10x more vines planted, making it the second more planted cultivar in the country.
Sishaye has crafted a beautiful Shiraz that embodies New World flavors. Full of pronounced notes of cherries, cranberries and plums with a peppery and savory finish. We recommend with spare ribs, braised meats or burgers.