Migliarina Wines was founded by Carsten Migliarina in 2002, when he produced his first wine under his own label. Starting very small, the first production consisted of a Sauvignon Blanc and a Shiraz, both from Franschhoek. The Shiraz was matured in a friend's garage.
“Often, at tastings, I am asked, “where are you?” in the context of where my estate is. My reply is, “right in front of you”. I do not own a wine farm, and I am not unhappy about this as it allows me the freedom to source the best grapes from the best vineyards I can find.”
The Migliarina Wines range has expanded considerably since the first production in 2002. Currently, cultivars include Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Grenache, Riesling and Shiraz. Grapes are sourced from around the Western Cape and wine is produced in rented cellar space in two different boutique cellars.
Wines are exported to Namibia, Reunion, Europe, Australia, the USA and China and are sold locally in top restaurants and specialised wine shops.
Elegant clean wines are the hallmark of the Migliarina brand. All wines are individually hand-crafted from some of the best vineyards in the Cape region, with exceptional care being taken in preserving varietal and fruit character. Keeping it simple in the cellar with minimum intervention is the basis for ensuring that the wines are fruit driven and elegant.
“Winemaking is a creative process, and having an established range of wines limits you in some aspects. I therefore try to make one new wine from a different varietal each year, allowing me the freedom to express my creativity.”
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