TWS has stocked Hamilton Russell Vineyards Estate wines in the past. HRV was the first to identify and plant in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Walker Bay, South Africa.
A fire at the start of 2019 burned 10% of Hamilton Russell’s vineyards and caused smoke taint in wines made from the others.
This year they made their 40th vintage but exceptionally the 2019 is made from grapes bought from nearby vineyards.
Owner Anthony Hamilton Russell explains why and what the 2019 wine is comprised of in this video: