Our new labels

We have chosen to use Cape flowers on our wine labels to not only reflect the elegant style of wine that we are aiming to produce but also to signify the image and ambience of the La Bri Wine Farm, with its new, elegant wine cellar, tasting room and accompanying gardens recently being established.

We have chosen to use Cape flowers on our wine labels to not only reflect the elegant style of wine that we are aiming to produce but also to signify the image and ambience of the La Bri Wine Farm, with its new, elegant wine cellar, tasting room and accompanying gardens recently being established.

Also as a point of difference, at the Cellar Door we will offer Cape bulbs and plants and allow visitors to wander through the garden, where they will be able to see many of the bulbs depicted on the labels during their flowering times.

Each of the wines is linked to a specific flower- the characteristics of the wine are symbolized by that particular flower on the label.

For example:
Chardonnay 2007: Clivia miniata
Clivia- after the Duchess of Northumberland, Lady Charlotte Clive who first cultivated and flowered the type of specimen in England. The world's love affair with South Africa's clivia began in the 1800's when specimens were sent back to England. In Victorian times this beautiful plant was very popular for indoor use in England and Europe. The discovery of the yellow flowered Clivia miniata (C. miniata var. citrina) in the late 1800's fuelled an interest, which still persists today. The bright yellow colour of the Clivia is synonymous with a lively Chardonnay that has wonderful floral notes on the nose.

Viognier 2008: Ixia viridiflora (Green Ixia)
Ixia viridiflora is one of the most striking and unusual of our Cape, winter rainfall bulbous plants and very few plants can beat it for sheer brilliance of flower. It is an extremely rare, unique and difficult plant to grow that offers much satisfaction if achieved. As with this grape variety, which is fairly rare in South Africa and is completely unique depending on the style of winemaking and approach to making this wine.

Merlot 2006: Amaryllis belladonna (March Lily)
An extremely beautiful and elegant, pink flower that occurs naturally around the Cape. The cultivar Merlot is also linked to being an elegant, refined and feminine wine. Amaryllis is Greek feminine and is named after a beautiful shepherdess. The specific epithet belladonna means beautiful lady. The common name belladonna originates from its historic use by women - drops prepared from the Belladonna plant were used to dilate women's pupils, an effect considered attractive.

Affinity 2004: Geissorhiza radians (Wine cup)
Geissorhiza is a large genus, 84 species, of small to medium corm bearing plants in the Iridaceae family found in the winter rainfall region of the south and west coasts of southern Africa. Many of them make very handsome container plants and benefit from extra water during growth. Geissorhiza radians is one of the most sought after. It grows to 15cm tall & has very attractive deep blue flowers with red centres, in spring. The Wine cup is our core flower representing the core-wine of our range The Affinity Blend. The Affinity is a very bold and complex wine much like the Wine Cup, which too is bold and complex.

Cabernet Sauvignon 2006: Watsonia alba (White watsonia)
Watsonia alba is a very striking plant, with attractive foliage and gorgeous spikes of cup-shaped white flowers. The flowering season extends for about 4 weeks during spring to early summer (September to November). Cabernet Sauvignon is a very pure and powerful wine much like the Watsonia alba.

Shiraz Viognier 2007: Herbae (Herbs)
A Shiraz/Viognier blend is known to create powerfully perfumed aromas of fennel, thyme, rosemary, violet and oregano, much like one would experience whilst meandering through an herb garden.


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