REGION: Franschoek, South Africa
VARIETIES: Grenache Noir
Lynx is a wonderful story - a Swiss ex-engineer who buys some land in South Africa to spend some quality time on decides to plant some vines there. Being a lifelong student, he decides to try his hand at making wine. The engineer in him told him there was a million variables and options and he played around with them until he found his formula. He offered his wines to a few friends, and they immediately told him he had to make more and sell it. So he did. Grenache is wonderfully suited to this slightly cooler part of the Cape.