Founded by Anthony Hamilton Russell in 1994, Southern Right's aim was to produce a serious, age-worthy Pinotage (South Africa's unique red grape variety) combining a distinct South African fruit and flavour expression with classic styling and refinement.
In 2005, A stunningly beautiful 448 hectare property on the Western border of Hamilton Russell Vineyards is purchased as a long-term home for Southern Right.
A 350 ton "Overberg" style cellar, tailor-made for Southern Right Pinotage and Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc is completed on the property just in time for the 2009 harvest.
The wines are named after the rare Southern Right whales, which frequent the cool South Atlantic Walker Bay, 3 kilometres from the vineyards. With each bottle sold, Southern Right makes a contribution to their conservation or conservation in the area.
Southern Right is re-defining Pinotage with this intense classically styled, clay-grown wine, packed with complex berry fruit, beautiful tannins and subtle wood spice. Full ripeness and the longer hang-time afforded by cooler sites, combined with the complex, more classic fruit aromas and structure.