Named as one of South Africa’s top Chenin Blanc producers in Decanter July 2019, and best in Elgin.
Namibian born Lucinda Heyns first studied viticulture in South Africa before heading across to the States to gain valuable experience with the likes of Raj Parr, Sashi Moorman and at Screaming Eagle. Returning to the Cape, she worked as a viticulturist at Jordan estate and Mulderbosch, founding Illimis Wines in 2015. Illimis is the Latin for clarity, which underpins her philosophy of winemaking, minimal intervention and integrity of fruit from the vineyard all the way into the bottle. Being a viticulturist at heart, she believes that everything starts with the vines. Every vintage is unique, and her hope is that every wine is a tribute to the endless pursuit of refining the potential of each site the Illimis wines are made from. It’s a philosophy very close to our hearts and we are so excited to see how her wines progress. The 2016 Chenin Blanc was heralded one of the best in Decanter Summer 2019, and that’s just her second vintage!
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