Treasure Hunter Wines is the brainchild of wine marketer, Colyn Truter who is very excited to share this exciting new wine range with wine lovers across South Africa.The wines are tasted and chosen to impress you as the consumer, not a panel of judges.
With the help of Lourens van der Westhuizen from Arendsig Handcrafted Wines, Colyn developed the label and idea and also tasted through various samples of wine that he wanted under this label. Lourens is very much involved in sourcing, winemaking and storing the wines.
The story behind the name
The wines in the range will never be the same and never be copied in following vintages. It is purely a search for amazing batches of wine that would never have been bottled but blended away. Most importantly it will ALWAYS focus on Wine of Origin and NEVER have WO Western Cape on the label. I have been very outspoken about this in the past and I still feel that the industry is not doing anyone any favors by shipping out container loads of WO Western Cape. South Africa doesn’t have an identity because of this and we should learn from the mistakes that other countries have made while we have the time.
The story behind the label
It is a play on an old treasure map, but using the Western Cape and showing you where exactly the wine is from marked by an X. Each wine will have its own label and description whilst staying true to the philosophy behind the brand.
First wines on offer in the Treasure Hunter range
Chardonnay 2012 from Robertson from a specific site and 25 year old vineyard
Chenin Blanc 2012 from Rawsonville made from a vineyard more than 40 years old.
Merlot 2012 from Robertson from a site secluded in the Langeberg Mountains.
Shiraz 2011 from Tradouw-Highlands at an altitude higher than 750m above sea-level in the Klein Karoo.
I ordered a mixed case of 12 of the Treasure Hunter wines and it’s absolutely delicious! Each and every wine from the range over delivers on quality and I’ll be sure to order more once this batch is finished – which won’t be long.
Purchase these wines
The 4 wines in the range are available at an incredible price of R50 a bottle or R300 per case. Mixed cases are available and delivery is free in South Africa for 12 bottles or more.
Quantities are extremely limited, so best you order today!