Here’s a vinous story that embraces three continents, yet is firmly
rooted in the fertile soils of the Breede river valley. Lozärn wines,
handcrafted on Doornbosch farm, honour a family matriarch while
celebrating a red varietal whose very name evokes images of South
American castanets and sambas!

Join us in raising a glass of captivating Carménère for a toast to
the Smuts family who are nurturing this exotic cultivar far from its
adopted home. The grape is likely to be well-known to travellers
who have sampled the wines of Chile, where it was confused with
Merlot until, during the last decade of the 20th century, studies
proved that the vines were, indeed, Carménère, which had been
lost to Europe since the phylloxera outbreak in the 19th century.

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Good acidity, beautiful zest of citrus on the nose with apricot and butterscotch to balance the palate. A wine for a night spent with good company beneath a full moon; for a slow cooked Sugo’d’anatra, a Milanese duck ragu.

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Notes of cherries & mocha. A wine for celebrating the week’s end; to pair with a lamb shank, slow roasted with root vegetables, finished with a crème fraîche reduction. Download Tasting Note


Cherished childhood memories. A wine for raising in memory of Granny Kay; for a vast Sunday family-and-friends feast; to follow a mouthful of peppered venison, tomato and mushroom.

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Notes of red berries. A wine for conversations that last for hours and feel like minutes; to accompany a seared sirloin with peppery blue cheese sauce.

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The Langeberg Chronicles: Lozärn Wines

In 2012, winemaker Salóme was enjoying a fine Chilean Carménère with husband, Sybrand and a true friend. It was love at first sip, which led to the planting of a Carménère vineyard two years later on Doornbosch. Read...

The Best Rosé Wines To Drink With Comfort Food

Born in Chile, Carménère was officially recognised as a wine variety in 1996. The grape is known for producing wines with red fruit flavours, along with an unmistakable pepper note. Read...

Bucket List Tasting

When visiting Lozärn, forget everything you thought you knew about winemaking as winemaker Salóme Buys-Vermeulen turns the world of winemaking and wine appreciation on its head with her approach to crafting amazing, memorable wines that stand out and imprint their...

It feels like home at Lapos Kitchen

With a glass of Lozärn Wines Carménère in my hand, recommended by the man himself, my night in the warm and cosy Lapos Kitchen began. Read More

Sunday Times – Bordeaux’s Lost Grape

“This area is very flat. If you have a hill it’s a privilege,” says Salóme Buys-Vermeulen of Bonnievale in the Western Cape. Winemaker at Lozärn, Salóme was formerly the vineyard manager at Ormonde estate near Darling, and worked harvests from New Zealand to Arendsig...




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Lozarn wines available at:

Vino Pronto
Wine Concepts Kloof
Roeland Liquors
Wine Concepts Newlands
Bottelary Hills Wine Centre
Caroline’s Fine wine Cellar
Grape DeVine
Wine Village Hermanus
Wine Menu Johannesburg
Le Wine Chambre Illovo
The Good Oaks (Lynnwood, Pretoria)
Norman Goodfellows (Illovo, Joburg)
Boulevard Cellars (Joburg)
Wine And Liqour @ Craighall (Craighall, Joburg)
Wine Boutique Agulhas (Cape Agulhas)
La Verne Wine boutique, Robertson
Bottelary Hills Wine Centre (Stellenbosch)
Wine & Co (Hermanus)
Garden Route Game Lodge (Albertinia)

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