Niels Verburg is the tour-de-force behind the Luddite Wines. As a young winemaker treading-the-boards of the wine world he travelled all over the place. In Chile he witnessed passion for wine like he had never known and it was in Australia where he fell in love with Shiraz. He wished to come back to South Africa and start his own winery combining those two crucial elements. The year 2000 saw the introduction of Luddites Wines to the world with their Shiraz. It took them 12 years to introduce another wine, a Chenin Blanc, and a few years after that to include a red blend. This lack of wine is not a simplistic move but one dedicated to focusing in on the beauty of the grapes and the land he has been so lucky to work with.