In the heart of the unique town of McGregor you will find a dream being realised. Ilse Van Dijk Schutte has been dreaming of owning her own wine cellar for the last 10 years and got the oppertunity to build that cellar in 2015. Everything started with a supporting husband and family and today she has opened Bemind Wyne where she will be able to futher live out her passion for winemaking, wine appreciation and her people.
"Ilse maak met wyn soos wat sy met die lewe maak. Sy maak kuns. Sy gebruik alles wat hierdie mooie land aan haar gegee het - die grond, die wortels, die wingerdstok, die blare, die druif, die klimaat en die temperatuur, haar mense, en haar man se bree skouers. En dan, ’n reenboogontploffing van die sintuie. En dit kry jy net as jy in ware liefde glo. Liefde vir dit wat jy maak en liefde vir die mense rondom jou. Dit lag, dit deel maklik en dit oorwin. Vrede aan die drinker." (Dawid de Wet)
Ilse van Dijk Schutte grew up in Potchefstroom and always wanting to create and experience new things, enrolled at the University of Stellenbosch for a BSc degree (Agriculture) in Viticulture and Oenology. After creating exeptional wines for the last 16 years at different cellars, Ilse decided that it was time to make her dream come true of creating her own wine brand for her people to enjoy. Ilse takes pride in her range of handcrafted wines. Her experience in the wine industry and acclaimed awards moulded her in to the professional but passionate winemaker that she is today.
"My goal is to create timeless, elegant, balanced wines, that everyone will enjoy. When I open a bottle of wine, I want to enjoy it to the last drop."
MCC BRUT NV
Bottle fermented and matured for 12 months. The Bemind Wyne MCC Brut NV is well balanced , full bodied on the pallet, with hints of yeastiness on the nose. Fresh green apple and raspberry aromas lingers on the aftertaste. Zero dosage at degorging makes this wine unique.
Sensational flavours affirms the very best food enhancing characteristics of this luscious Shiraz. Oak matured to produce a silky, velvety mouth-feel with a slightly spicy experience on the aftertaste. Distinctive pepper tones with underlying berry and plumb flavours balanced with detectable but fine tannins. A sheer, dining delight.
Tel: 083 380 1648
45 Voortrekker Street, McGregor, Western Cape, South Africa
Open: Wednesday to Friday 09:00 t0 17:00
Saturday 09:00 to 14:00, other times by appointment.