South Africa

The Blacksmith Wines

Tremayne Smith represents a new generation of winemaker in South Africa - firmly rooted in the terroir and potential of South Africa, but with a global prospective and experience to take the industry to the next level. While studying to become a chef, Tremayne shifted gears and enrolled at Elsenburg, South Africa’s prestigious agricultural college, to pursue winemaking. After stints with Sijnn and Mullineux, as well as numerous internships abroad, Tremayne became the head winemaker at Fable Mountain Vineyards. In 2014, he founded his own personal label, The Blacksmith. The Blacksmith focuses heavily on Rhône varietals, which thrive in the heat of the Western Cape. Tremayne works closely with farmers in the more remote corners, often sourcing fruit from very old, low-yielding vineyards. In the cellar, the wines are fermented with native yeast and very little sulphur is added, so that the parcels speak rather than the process.   The result is wines that are alive! Tremayne manages to maintain crunchy fresh fruit, but also structure and grip. He has a profound understanding of the limits in producing natural wines - rather than follow dogma, he is solely driven to express the place, the fruit, and create a vibrant, moreish experience. Quantities are limited and have found their way into some of the very best wine bars and restaurants. 
Vin Blanc 2017
Vin Noir 2017
Bloodline Pet Nat 2019
Barebones 2018
The Horsemen Pale Rider 2018
Hell Yeah 2018
Barebones 2019
The Horsemen White Rider 2018
The Blacksmith Wines Vin Blanc 2017
The Blacksmith Wines
Vin Blanc 2017
Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Semillon
Wine of Origin:
Coastal Region
The Blacksmith Wines Vin Noir 2017
The Blacksmith Wines
Vin Noir 2017
Cinsault, Carignan, Durif, Grenache Noir
Wine of Origin:
Coastal Region
The Blacksmith Wines Bloodline Pet Nat 2019
The Blacksmith Wines
Bloodline Pet Nat 2019
Cinsault
Wine of Origin:
Darling
The Blacksmith Wines Barebones 2018
The Blacksmith Wines
Barebones 2018
Cinsault
Wine of Origin:
Paarl
The Blacksmith Wines The Horsemen Pale Rider 2018
The Blacksmith Wines
The Horsemen
The Horsemen Pale Rider 2018
Grenache Noir
Wine of Origin:
Swartland
The Blacksmith Wines Hell Yeah 2018
The Blacksmith Wines
Hell Yeah 2018
Pinotage
Wine of Origin:
Paarl
The Blacksmith Wines Barebones 2019
The Blacksmith Wines
Barebones 2019
Colombar
Wine of Origin:
Paarl
The Blacksmith Wines The Horsemen White Rider 2018
The Blacksmith Wines
The Horsemen
The Horsemen White Rider 2018
Chenin Blanc
Wine of Origin:
Darling