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“Don’t say it, drink it” – so reads the label of the new wine range from Elgin Valley Vineyards; probably good advice since the name – Red Lorry and Yellow Lorry – is derived from a classic tongue twister.

Red Lorry and Yellow Lorry began with a story about a faithful little lorry that went chugging up the mountain to fetch grapes from the Elgin Valley, to make wine at the Red & Yellow Lorry Wine Factory; this lead the owners, Ian and Anette Corder, to consider a less serious wine as a break from the business of boutique production.

Yellow Lorry came first; a wine after purist Ian’s heart, as a 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Classic cool climate in character, with abundant lemon and apples, the wine finishes sweetly with a crisp acidity.

Red Lorry is a blend of two vintages of Shiraz; a wooded component (2009) giving structure and complexity; the un-oaked 2010 wine blended in to make the wine a “quaffer” – hence the designation on the label, “Easy Red”.

Both wines are bottled under screw cap and are available from Pick n Pay and selected wine stores for R45 and R55 respectively; a budget-conscious option while still offering cool climate quality.

So chug, chug-a-lug!

To contact Lorry Wines:

Elgin Valley Vineyards
Ian Corder
Cell: 083 255 2678
Tel: 021 851 3212

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