Wine Release 2023

Lillie 2021

White Blend: Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne.

All 3 varietals are grown in the same 1ha block on the banks of Franschhoek River. Harvested in one pick – all fruit is pressed and fermented together. Matured in a steel tank for 4 months.

Tasting notes: Passion fruit and pineapple. Delicate herbal aromas. Refreshing acidity.

Huja 2014

Red Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Merlot, Grenache.

A blend of fruit farmed in the warm climate of Franschhoek and the cooler high-altitude climate of Piekenierskloof. Cabernet provides structure and intensity, balanced by more subtle profiles of the Cinsault, Merlot and Grenache.

Tasting notes: Cherry, dark chocolate and cedarwood. Smooth, balanced tannins.

Wine & Wildlife

Four Paws Wine has collaborated with The Selati Wilderness Foundation to support their ongoing work in cheetah conservation.

We named our wines Huja and Lillie after two of the farms that make up Selati Game Reserve. As with much of Southern Africa, these farmlands would have historically been populated by cheetah.

However, due to intense pressure on their natural habitat, cheetahs are no longer present in 90% of their historic range. This stark reduction is of huge concern. Cheetahs are now classified as “vulnerable” on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Cheetah Conservation

In 2015 The Selati Wilderness Foundation began working with the Endangered Wildlife Trust to introduce Cheetah permanently into the reserve ecosystem.

In 2023 Four Paws Wine sponsored a long-range tracking collar for the continued monitoring of the Cheetah population on Selati Game Reserve. This highly advanced technology gives the research team invaluable, real time data on the movements and behaviour of the cheetah. The tracking system can even alert the team when cheetahs and rival predators such as lions or hyena stray too close to each other - helping them to avoid potentially deadly conflict.

Read about the cheetah reintroduction project on Selati Game Reserve.

Donate directly to The Selati Wilderness Foundation.