100% Chenin Blanc made in a pet nat style, where primary fermentation finishes in the bottle. Discorged after 10 months in the bottle, the result is a wonderfully creamy wine, with fine bubbles and notes of fresh pear & apple. Great as an aperitiv or just a brilliant party wine.


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 - El Bandito I am the Ninja 2020

  • Name El Bandito I am the Ninja
    Producer Testalonga
    Style Sparkling (Pet Nat)
    Country South Africa
    Region Swartland
    Vintage 2020
    Grape Chenin Blanc
    ABV % 10.5
    SO2 None added. Total SO2 = 20mg/l
    Production Natural. Vegan. Not certified. Unfined. Unfiltered
    Tasting notes Pear + Apple + Creamy