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Torero Wine Co.

Torero Wine Co.

A Project Born Out of Friendship and Passion

The Torero Wine Co. project came about through two great friendships and a relentless and all-consuming passion surrounding wine. Ian Naudé serves as the proverbial spark and Angus Paul as the fuel. The first vintage began in 2021 with only Carignan and grew into the ternary of Carignan, Syrah, and Grenache from 2023.

Vineyards – High Altitude
We work with three different farms and three different vineyards, all of the vineyards are above 300 meters of sea level, two of which lie planted in Wellington, one on the Groenberg and the other at the foot of the Limietberg. One lies planted on the Polkadraai Hills in Stellenbosch.

Winemaking – Low Intervention
From the start we have set a clear and concise vision – creating a wine that exudes purity and expresses the terroir the grapes hail from – an ode to the beauty of the vineyards themselves. Our winemaking process involves minimal intervention, spontaneous ferments, and light extraction.

Our Wines


Torero and The Suit of Lights
Carignan 2022

Twenty-three-year-old Carignan bush vines nestled at the foot of the Limietberg on ancient, decomposed granite and clay soils composed of quartz, feldspar and mica 320 meters above the sea.

100% Carignan, 50% whole bunch. Handpicked, foot trod and gently extracted. 10 months in 228L French oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered in December 2022.

The wine is pure, powerful and hyper-expressive – dominated by wild red fruits, rosemary, thyme, sanguine and fresh soil.


Torero and Pasiphaë
Syrah 2022

Drawn from a gorgeous vineyard on the Polkadraai Hills. A Karibib vineyard renowned for producing pure, honest and complex Syrah comes – Pasiphaë.

100% Syrah, 100% whole bunch, foot trod and gently extracted. 10 months in 500L French oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered in December 2022.

Pasiphaë is dense and focused, dominated by brooding dark fruits, a savoury intensity and pepper.

Customers please be in contact should you have a request for any of the wines of our represented producers