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Hamilton Russell Vineyards: producer profile

In the 40th vintage for this pioneering South African estate, Andy Howard MW looks at how it has become one of the New World’s leading producers of Burgundian-style wines

Hamilton Russell Vineyards is one of South Africa’s iconic wine estates. Located in the relatively cool, maritime-influenced Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, close to the old fishing village of Hermanus, it is one of the leading producers of Burgundian-styled wines in the Southern Hemisphere.

The 2020 vintage was the estate’s 40th. Since taking over in 1994, Anthony Hamilton Russell and wife Olive have propelled their wine farm into the top echelons, as a source of exemplary Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

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