FAMILY NAME. FAMILY VALUES
Charles Withington is something of a veteran in the South African wine industry. After many years working at two leading vineyards, he started out on his own as a négociant in 2001 releasing wines under his eponymous label.
Charles’ journey on his own road was inspired by his good friend, and highly respected wine man, the late John Avery MW. Way back in the late 1990s John had sown the seed by suggesting an opportunity in the Avery portfolio for a well-made South African Cabernet/Shiraz or similar blend with more of a European elegance than a blockbuster New World approach.
Originally our wines were sourced out of Stellenbosch and Paarl, but with his move to the Darling Region just over a decade ago, but now they now all originate from Darling vineyards.
The brand name is his family name and the tag line ‘Family name, family values’ applies throughout. We have always believed that at the end of the day, the best spokesman for a wine is the wine itself, and that while anyone can sell you the first bottle of wine, it is only the quality of the wine itself that will occasion a repeat purchase.