Doran Vineyards Pinotage, Voor Paardeberg 2015

Western Cape

75cl bottle: £13.95

Case of 12 75cl bottles: £167.40


As with all his wines, Edwin Doran's focus on fruity and harmonised wines is so apparent in this superb Pinotage. The grape is native to South Africa which is where this hybrid of Cinsault and Pinot Noir real comes into its own. Picked at 24 degrees, cooled overnight to 5˚C, destemmed and crushed the next morning after which it is cold soaked for 4 days where most of the extraction is done. Partially natural-fermented, the wine is matured in French oak for 12 months. The result is an outstanding example of Pinotage, strong and powerful yet also plenty of elegance and bursting with fruit. So much going on in the glass for a wine of this price.

Michelangelo Gold award


Our Tasting Notes

Profound fragrances of dried prunes and wild cherries, complemented by the subtle notes of clove and cinnamon.

Wine Data

Grape variety: Pinotage
Appellation: Voor Paardeberg
Alcohol: 14%


Irishman Edwin Doran first started visiting South Africa in the early 90’s when his successful school sports travel business ran their first rugby tour to Wynberg Boys High School. Head of the Wynberg governing body and father of the rugby captain was André Badenhorst and the two men instantly found common ground over their shared love of rugby and wine. Owning a vineyard had been a dream of Edwin’s for many years and after his first meeting with André, it was clear that he had found the right person to help his dreams become reality. The farm itself, Far Horizons, is 179 hectares in the heart of one of South Africa’s most up-and-coming wine districts, Voor Paardeberg.


"A deliciously tasty South African Pinotage. That's not a phrase I'm used to typing." - Jonathan Rae - Spectator