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Iona Farms

 
In early 1997, Andrew Gunn left the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg to begin the search for the ‘perfect’ farm. After months of searching and 40 farm visits later, Andrew and a very tired estate agent stumbled upon a solitary, run down apple farm on a mountain top overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The prospect of a suitable farm in Elgin intrigued Andrew and on driving through the valley, he became excited by the beauty of the area. As he drove in and stopped in front of a rather run down Herbert Baker homestead, he felt “this is where I would like to live,” and the view from the front of the house made up his mind. They now produce world class wines from what Andrew loves the most, and are creating a Burgundy-esque estate in Elgin to the likes the country has never seen!
Iona
The philosophy at Iona is to make wine that expresses the soils and climate as closely as possible, making use of sustainable farming methods and to maximize the use of natural products in farming and winemaking. Everything is done in-house. From the vineyard to the wine distribution, for Andrew and Rozy, Iona is the sole source of their focus, passion and great joy.
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Iona is the coolest vineyard in the Cape, 420m above sea-level, high above the picturesque Elgin Valley. Iona is surrounded by the Kogelberg Nature Reserve and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean in the South. In a country where cool sites are precious, these vineyards are like gold — the grapes ripening up to two months later than other Cape vineyards and in perfect balance.
Proprietor: Andrew Gunn
The philosophy at Iona is to make wine that expresses the soils and climate as closely as possible, making use of sustainable farming methods and to maximize the use of natural products in farming and winemaking. Everything is done in-house. From the vineyard to the wine distribution, for Andrew and Rozy, Iona is the sole source of their focus, passion and great joy.
Winemaker: Werner Muller
Proceeding with care and gratitude in all that they do, Iona does in no way profess to be all things to all people, and in the endeavor to produce a fine glass of wine from this stunning farm, focuses on four quality wines; Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and the One Man Band, an estate blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Mourvedre and Viognier.
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Wine Information Sheets

  • 2019 Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2018 Chardonnay
  • 2018 Pinot Noir
  • 2016 Solace Syrah
  • 2017 One Man Band White
  • 2014 One Man Band Red
  • 2019 Sophie te Blanche Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2018 Sophie te Blanche Rosé
  • 2017 Mr. P Knows Pinot Noir

2019 Sauvignon Blanc

Beautiful purity of limes and ripe gooseberry, with tropical, floral and fine herbal notes, ruby grapefruit and white pear drop on the finish. This is cool climate Sauvignon blanc – vibrant, mineral, elegant, balanced and delicate, with a long, layered and complex finish.

2018 Chardonnay

Stylish and burgundian with lime and lemon undertones. Bright citrus, oyster shell minerality, and a hint of almonds and biscuit brioche on the finish. Beautiful floral notes and bright fresh acidity persist. 

2018 Pinot Noir

Perfumed and floral nose of rose petals, black cherries, raspberries, a hint of orange peel and forest floor. The palate is textured, succulent and complex, with a long savoury finish. Vibrant acidity and fine grained chalky tannins make this a powerful and exceptional age worthy wine. This is classic, focussed Pinot Noir.

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2016 Solace Syrah

Red berry fruit, spiced with white pepper and floral notes. Supple, intense palate with fine matched by fruit depth.

2017 One Man Band White

Lovely pure fruit, elegant and vibrant. Floral with white stone fruit and blackcurrant. Tangerine lingers on the mid palate with a long savoury finish of pea shoots, fine herbs and sea breeze. Complex, layered, classic and poised.

2014 One Man Band Red

Elegant with ripe, juicy red and black fruit. Lovely white pepper and sweet, exotic spice on the nose. The entry is intense, with underlying cedar wood, followed by a long savoury, earthy finish with fine grained tannins.

2019 Sophie te Blanche Sauvignon Blanc

Vibrant pure fruit of cut green apples, zesty limes, gooseberries and tropical notes with white flowers and subtle mineral undertones. Sophie is fresh, crisp, balanced, accessible, playful and delicious!

2018 Sophie te Blanche Rosé

Delicious strawberries, wild berries, cranberries and a hint of sweet spice on the nose. Sophie le Rose is fresh and vibrant, with a hint of candied fruit on a textured finish.  100% Pinot Noir

2017 Mr. P Knows Pinot Noir

Beautiful ripe strawberries, raspberries, cranberries and sweet spice on the nose, with subtle hints of forest floor and wild mushrooms. The wine is fresh with vibrant acidity and a long textured, savoury finish. It is an excellent combination of Old meets New World!

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