Since his first vintage in 2000, Eben Sadie of Sadie Family Wines has personified the spirit and success of the South African new wave. Listen to us chat about growing up in Kwazulu-Natal, how he got the job at Spice Route and two tickets for the rugby after a five-minute interview with Charles Back, the new Greek and Italian varieties he’s planting to deal with climate change in the Western Cape, why he likes to sell his wines to the local electrician and what he does to get away from all the noise.
To read more about Eben, have a look at the The Sadie Family Wines website. You can also follow him on Instagram @sadiefamilywines.
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