After learning winemaking abroad, Craig Hawkins returned to South Africa and became the winemaker at top Swartland estate Lammershoek. He now makes his own wines from various small, organic vineyard sites in Swartland. The climate here is very hot and dry in summer, but Craig always manages to achieve a zingy acidity and freshness in his wines, some of our all time favourites. We visited Craig Hawkins in 2018 when he was just starting to plant his own vineyard in a beautiful remote spot of the Swartland region outside Cape Town. 

Testalonga Baby Bandito - Follow Your Dreams 2020

  • Name Baby Bandito - Follow Your Dreams
    Producer Testalonga
    Style Red
    Country South Africa
    Region Swartland
    Vintage 2020
    Grape Carignan
    ABV % 11.5
    SO2 Minimal added at bottling.
    Production Not certified. Vegan. Natural. Unfined. Unfiltered
    Notes Sour cherry + Bright + Floral