Eben Sadie has acquired a reputation as the most innovative and inspired winemaker in South Africa today. He is a curator of South Africa's forgotten old vines, seeking out old vineyards throughout the Cape in order to saved and revitalise them. His wines are influenced by the Rhône and Spain and are produced in extremely limited quantities. He has a very pure way of producing the wine, everything is done by gravity and hand, and uses wooden open fermenters. His pursuit for quality in the Swartland has been unparalleled and his Columella and Palladius are among the most compelling wines being made in the country today.