Oupa Willem was my grandfather. I never had the opportunity to meet him, but since a young age others in my family have told me so many wonderful stories about him, that I felt I knew him. One of my fondest tales about Oupa Willem was his favorite saying which was that his horse and dog always came first and the rest of the world, second. For a long time I have wanted to make a heritage blend with Cinsault and Cabernet Sauvignon. I have tasted and enjoyed many of these blends, that date back to the 1960s and 1970s. They are still drinking beautifully and aging gracefully. I believe we are losing out on our heritage by not sticking to these proven classic wines. After making this blend I wanted to give it a story and a character, to personalize it, and my mind kept going back to Oupa Willem. I believe his spirit and his stories are inherent in this wine, and I hope he would be proud to know that.