My guest on Cork Talk this week is one of the best winemakers in South Africa. Born, brought up and educated in the United States, Samantha O’Keefe first came to the Cape in 1992 as a student of political science. But she moved back there for good in 2003 when she bought an old dairy farm in Greyton, in a place where there were no vines. People thought she was crazy, but she decided to make wine anyway, calling her estate Lismore Vineyards. Her story, as you can hear if you tune in, involves a life-changing meeting with Desmond Tutu and many dramatic ups and downs along the way.
For more information about Sam and her wines look at http://www.lismore.co.za