All wines in each of the Mischa Estate Wine ranges are completely hand-crafted by winemaker, Andrew Barns, himself. The estate was the first winery in South Africa to graft, grow, and create wines all on one estate by using Nutrition Farming Methods. The award-winning wines are created from grapes grown on ancient soils in the Voorgroenberg region of Wellington. Mischa Estate grows more than 300% of what’s bottled to ensure they always get the first pick of the best grapes!
In short: Mischa Estate produces natural wines that let the fruit speak for itself.
Apart from producing award-winning wines, Mischa Estate consults and supplies nursery vines to South Africa’s leading wine farms. This has solidified Mischa Estate Wines as a player with extensive viticultural knowledge of the South African terroir.
Scroll down to learn more about Mischa Estate Wine ranges and what sets them apart from one another.
Mischa La Famille
THE ULTIMATE EXPRESSION OF MISCHA’S TIME-HONOURED TRADITION OF SOURCING THE BEST FRUIT.
These wines demonstrate Mischa’s expertise with single and multi-regional blending, making wines to style and pursuing the highest of quality benchmarks. The bright, fresh-fruit flavours of La Famille are the perfect expression of Mischa Estate’s signature style. The quality of these wines are a testament to the deep relationships which we have built with our partners in the industry.
Larger amounts of the La Famille range are bottled to make this particular range more accessible in both availability and price point. The La Famille range is the perfect introduction to Mischa Estate’s esteemed wines.
ANDREW BARNS HAND-CRAFTS ALL MISCHA ESTATE WINES IN HIS VIBRANT, ELEGANT, AND FRUIT-DRIVEN SIGNATURE STYLE!
These wines are made from our Estate grapes, made into wine in our cellar and bottled on the Estate. Maximizing the relationship between soil, plant and grape health, Andrew utilizes nutrition farming and his expertise to produce only superior quality wines. Estate wines are limited in production and are composed of 100% of his best of harvest fruit!
The Mischa Estate range is more limited in availability than the La Famille range with the key focus being on the true expression of the more regularly consumed cultivars that grow in the Groenberg region. Excellent for drinking now, cellaring or to up the ante in the gifts department!
MISCHA RESERVE WINES ARE THE VERY BEST THAT CAN BE PRODUCED FROM MISCHA ESTATE.
The award-winning and critically acclaimed Cerno blend of the Mischa Reserve range, is the pinnacle of expression of everything that makes Mischa Estate so special. A delicate process in which Andrew’s heritage is carefully balanced with contemporary rule-breaking, these rare offerings continue to lead the way in the world of fine wine.
The Mischa Reserve range extends these practices to it’s other, rarer varietals such as Malbec, Grenache and Petite Sirah, all award-winning wines from this uniquely expressive range.
Mischa Heritage Collection
USING GRAPES HARVESTED FROM CERTIFIED VINEYARDS OF THE OLD VINE PROJECT, THESE WINES ARE OLD VINE WINES WITH THE MISCHA SIGNATURE SPIN.
Using Andrew’s unique approach to winemaking, Mischa Estate partnered with The Old Vine Project to bring the quality and tastes of old vineyards to the discerning drinker. Starting with the Old Vine Chenin Blanc from a vineyard planted in 1977, Mischa Estate has since added a Cinsault to its Heritage Collection, which was planted in 1974.
These older vineyards yield a smaller amount of grapes per year, but the quality of the grapes are unmatched, making these wines truly exceptional. Add the Mischa Estate signature style of winemaking and the drinker is met with a perfect blend of future-forward and yester-year.