Douglas Green Jnr Still works for the company and boasts the same pioneering spirit as his celebrated father.
Douglas Green truly bucked the South African winemaking trend by becoming one of the country’s first ‘négociants’ back in the first half of the 20th century. His unconventional approach was risky, but has certainly paid off – the company is now one of the most respected in South Africa and exports its wines to over 50 countries.
At Douglas Green all individual grape varieties are vinified separately according to their individual needs. For instance, in the case of the Shiraz-Viognier the shiraz is fermented on its skins for a week before being pressed then treated on oak staves, whereas the Viognier is cold-fermented in stainless-steel tanks.
Since its inception, the company has also produced a range of port and sherry-style fortified wines that are incredibly popular and considered a benchmark in this style
PRAISE FOR THE DOUGLAS GREEN CHARDONNAY
“Douglas Green Chardonnay shows a tangy hint of mango to under ripe melon and citrus. A delicious drop at a delicious price.” – Malcolm Gluch, Super Plonk in the Guardian UK Africa Limited Edition
PRAISE FOR THE DOUGLAS GREEN SAUVIGNON BLANC
“Bright and vibrant with flavors and aromas of melons, minerals and herbs. Tastes as good as the expensive stuff.” – The Washington Post, Ben Giliberti Highly Recommended and Best Buys under $10, July 2006, USA