Helder Crest, Shiraz 2016
Helder Crest Wine from South Africa - Why It's Special...
The superior quality of our delicious red and delightful white wines stems from the ideal terroir of the vineyards. The proximity of the Atlantic Ocean, creating cooler pockets in our elevated plantings, and our fertile soil compositions, add distinct character to our wines.
Nurtured and selected with special care, the grapes used to produce wines under the Helder Crest label, are meticulously harnessed for optimal quality.
About the Vineyards...
Most vineyards of the Helder Crest Collections are located on a south-facing slope of the Helderberg Mountains near Stellenbosch, a popular wine destination known for it's international acclaim in producing world-class wines.
Helder Crest Wines Available NOWHERE Else in the USA
Very deep opaque crimson in color. Complex aromas of roast meats, spices, bacon, tar, prunes, plums and blackberries, with hints of anise, mint, earth and exotic spices. It shows a rich, well structured body and an elegant long finish.
Supplier Name : House of Henkel - United States
Best Of South African Wines
We are a small family winery adhering to the principles of quality winemaking. Indulge in the rich flavors of South Africa with House of Henkel Wines, a family-owned and operated business that brings you the finest selection of boutique and artisanal wines from family estates across the country. Founded by Moira Henkel, a South African-American with a passion for wine, our wines are a true reflection of the beauty and diversity of South Africa
“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.”
We strive to bring the best South African wines to your doorstep, so that you can enjoy the bottled poetry that is wine from the comfort of your own home. Our wines are a true reflection of the beauty and diversity of South Africa, and we hope that they will transport you to the exotic vineyards of our homeland with every sip
How It All Began
It is said that great wine tells a story, and at the House of Henkel, that story is one of resilience, family, and a deep passion for the art of winemaking. The legacy of the House of Henkel is rooted in the lives of its founders, Moira Henkel and her husband Kevin Henke, who dedicated themselves to preserving the legacies of their late parents, John and Winifred Parenzee, and Benjamin and Gertrude Henkel.
Our story begins with Moira Henkel, the driving force behind Fumana International Wine Imports. Moira’s life is a testament to the power of perseverance.
Adopted at only three days old, Moira’s story starts in Cape Town, South Africa, in a loving home guided by Godly principles. Her early exposure to her father’s life in the transport business would later influence her career choices. Moira’s journey was not without hardship; her father’s death when she was only five years old forced her mother to go out and find work, resulting in a few years of financial struggle. But Moira’s school years and teen years were happy, and she found comfort and support in her best friend, Estelle, whom through a remarkable series of events she discovered Moira discovered that Estelle was, in fact, her long-lost sister. The two were overjoyed to have found each other and the experience proved to be a critical turning point in Moira’s journey. With a newfound sense of purpose and a deep appreciation for the power of family, Moira set out to make a name for herself in the business world.
Drawing on her background in logistics and computer systems, Moira saw a gap in the market and founded Fumana International in 2002, a travel, tourism, and investment company. However, her true passion lay in the wine industry and in 2017, she and her daughter Gretchen founded the House of Henkel Wine Brand.