RAKA Wines

RAKA Sauvignon Blanc 2015

RAKA Sauvignon Blanc 2015

€ 7,50

inkl. 19 % USt zzgl. anfallender Versandkosten

RAKA Rosé 2015

RAKA Rosé 2015

€ 7,50

inkl. 19 % USt zzgl. anfallender Versandkosten

RAKA Pinotage 2014

RAKA Pinotage 2014

€ 12,90

inkl. 19 % USt zzgl. anfallender Versandkosten

RAKA Spliced 2013

RAKA Spliced 2013

€ 8,50

inkl. 19 % USt zzgl. anfallender Versandkosten

RAKA Biography Shiraz 2012

RAKA Biography Shiraz 2012

€ 15,90

inkl. 19 % USt zzgl. anfallender Versandkosten

RAKA Quinary 2012

RAKA Quinary 2012

€ 12,90

inkl. 19 % USt zzgl. anfallender Versandkosten

RAKA Mourvèdre 2011

RAKA Mourvèdre 2011

€ 14,30

inkl. 19 % USt zzgl. anfallender Versandkosten

RAKA Petit Verdot 2010

RAKA Petit Verdot 2010

€ 14,30

inkl. 19 % USt zzgl. anfallender Versandkosten

Normalpreis € 70,00 € 64,90 Sie sparen 7%
(€ 5,10 )

inkl. 19 % USt zzgl. anfallender Versandkosten

In 1982 Piet Dreyer worked as a fisherman in the area of Hermanus. It was at this time that he bought his family the farm known as Remhoogte in the Akkedisberg south east of Hermanus. Whilst Piet was away at sea, his wife and children took charge of the farm, farmining with livestock and citrus trees. In the year of 1999, the family decided to plant the first of the vines that would in time grow to a total area of 69 hectares under vine.

Grape varieties planted include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Pinotage, Sangiovese, Viognier, Mourvedre, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Sauvignon Blanc.

The farm of Raka is situated on the slopes of the Kleinriver Mountains, the southernmost mountain range in Africa, approximately 17 kilometres from Stanford. The mountain slopes are characterised by a wide diversity of aspects and soil types with the Klein River running through the land. The vines at Raka benefit from a combination of cooling ocean breezes from the Walker Bay and Indian Ocean. The area of Klein River was recently recognised as an official wine of origin growing area, being located next to the Walker Bay district. Klein River is substantially cooler than most wine growing areas in the Cape.

Following a major motorcyle accident involving Piet Dreyer's father when he was only 16, Piet took to supporting his mother and family by catching fish after school and on weekends. Piet's love of the ocean and fishing saw him rise from ski-boat owner to the owner of a large freezer-vessel known as Raka. The captain of Raka, dubbed "kaalvoet (barefoot) skipper", quickly drew respect and repute within the squid fishing fraternity. With all the black ink squirted on deck by the squid, Piet installed a black freezer on his vessel so eliminating the need to repaint his equipment which he named RAKA. So it came about that the name Raka was taken into his new venture of wine production, a beacon of his devotion and passion extended into winemaking. This gave rise to Raka, native to the ocean, navigating by stars and blessed by mother Earth.

Piet and his wife Elna have three sons and one daughter. His eldest son, Gerhard, followed in his father's footsteps and is instrumental in the family squid fishing business today. This has allowed Piet to focus his energy on the wines of Raka and the production of premium quality wines. After Gerhard, his second born son Josef, qualified with a bachelors degree in agriculture in Stellenbosch in 2006 and is now the resident winemaker at Raka. Piet's youngest son Pieter, is working hard to take over as viticulturist at Raka. As he completes his studies, he assits in logistical and marketing efforts at Raka whilst assisting Raka's wine tasting centre during his holidays. The one and only daughter Jorika, oversees the wine tasting facility and undertakes the attendance of international wine trade events on behalf of Raka. All the members of the familly are passionately devoted to the outstanding quality production of wines of Raka.