Amathus Drinks will now distribute Org de Rac wines in the UK.

Org de Rac is an organically-certified estate in the South African wine region of Swartland. The estate was established in 2001 and in 2005 the first wines were produced from low-yielding vineyards on well-drained south facing slopes.  The wines are crafted by veteran winemaker Frank Meaker, who has also overseen a shift towards completely vegan production methods.

Amathus Drinks’ first shipment includes a citrus and herb-driven Sauvignon Blanc, a Merlot, a Chardonnay and a Rhone-style Syrah. In addition, a pair of red and white blends under their Die Waghuis label have been imported.

Amathus head of wine, Jeremy Lithgow MW, said: “We are really pleased to be representing Org de Rac in the UK. We were bowled over by the quality/ value ratio of these wines when we tried them and it is particularly important to us that they are at the forefront of the South African organic movement, as this is a direction in which we are increasingly heading as a business.”

Last year Amathus added a dozen new producers to its portfolio of wine agencies. New listings from Spain, Greece, France and Japan are to be confirmed soon, according to the company.