Three labels are produced on the Ridgeback farm. Our premium label is Ridgeback emphasising top quality and presentation of both red and white single varietals and blends. Vansha is our second label focusing on good quality red and white blends. The third label is our easy quaffing Lion Hound, where we are looking for good quality everyday wines at affordable prices.
Fantastic wine is the result of a combination of numerous favourable factors existing concurrently and giving rise to a product of an impeccable standard. Our farm’s location, soils and slopes are well suited to red grapes, of which the mainstay is Shiraz, followed by Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Mourvèdre, Petit Verdot and Grenache. In addition, our white grapes are expertly produced examples of Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Viognier.
Wines on offer:
- Ridgeback Lionhound Cabernet Sauvignon
- His Master’s Choice Signature S
- Ridgeback Lionhound Shiraz
- Ridgeback Sauvignon Blanc
- His Master’s Choice Signature C
- Ridgeback Journey
- Ridgeback Merlot
- Ridgeback Shiraz
- Ridgeback Mischief
- Ridgeback Lionhound Red
Ridgeback Lionhound Cabernet Sauvignon
Classic upfront cassis, dark plum and a hint of mint evolves to notes of cigar box and dried herbs. Firm, ripe tannin, wood spice and minerality lingers on the finish.
His Master’s Choice Signature S
A complex array of black pepper, liquorice and dark cherry with a hint of truffle runs seamlessly onto a rich midpalate, cradled in oak spice and a long, savoury finish.
The elegant complexity of the His Master’s Choice lends itself well to complex dishes such as oxtail and lamb shank.
Ridgeback Lionhound Shiraz
Intense, upfront notes of dark cherry, cracked black pepper, liquorice and a hint of tobacco leaf are cradled by oak spice and suede tannins on the long savoury finish.
Ridgeback Sauvignon Blanc
A fresh, tropical array of lime, pineapple and green guava evolves to notes of gooseberry and passion fruit on the palate and flinty minerality elegantly lingering on the aftertaste.
His Master’s Choice Signature C
Classic upfront cassis, mulberry and dark plum with notes of cigar box and liquorice. Firm, ripe tannin supports the rich midpalate and elegant pepper spice finish.
Intense mulberry, plum and pepper spice with a hint of mint evolves to notes of Christmas cake and leather. The rich, juicy midpalate runs seamlessly onto a long, mineral finish.
Intense aromatics of dark plum, mulberry and liquorice with a hint of mint. A generously juicy midpalate is well cradled by ripe tannin and lingering pepper wood spice on the long finish.
Perfumed and floral nose of rose petals, black cherries, raspberries, a hint of orange peel and forest floor. This is classic, focussed Pinot Noir.
Ridgeback Lionhound Red
The Lion Hound Red is a blend of Shiraz, Grenache, Merlot, Mourvèdre, Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier. This wines shows and intense, juicy red blend of dark cherries, plum and liquorice with a hint of cigar box and wood spice. The creamy midpalate evolves to a long, savoury finish.