Sam Lambson, a young and talented winemaker has this to say about his
vineyards: "At its core, Stars In The Dark is an expression of Syrah from the southernmost tip of Africa, where the Atlantic and Indian oceans collide. The cold and inhospitable Agulhas coast is no easy spot for vines to grow. There’s little rain, the winds howl and the shallow, layered shale and koffieklip-littered soils provide little nourishment.
The ripening season is cool and lengthy yet, with their roots driven deep, these tenacious Syrah vines bear minute, concentrated berries with electric, natural acidity.” His 2019 was highly regarded by Neil Martin and selected as Vinous Wines of the Week. So needless to say, his hard work has not gone unnoticed.