Never known to be a traditionalist, and sometimes described as something of a viticultural maverick, Paul has been making his own Malbec from bought in grapes since 2004. What started as a 'fun project' to keep his friends in wine, has developed something of a reputation and following.

The 2008 vintage of Malbec was the first vintage made from grapes harvested from our own farm, Wallovale Vineyards. It is also the very first bottled pure Malbec from the Elgin region. Nicky used this opportunity to rebrand the product changing the packaging from the original bold purple label to a discreet yet striking label featuring a purple stripe and introducing Paul's shadow, the beefy black dog (aka Jake) featured in silhouette on the front label. Jake knew every vine intimately but sadly at the age of 15 we sent him to doggy heaven. There are two new black Labs and a needy Spaniel to fill his paws. Our current vintage is the 2020 Paul Wallace Black Dog Malbec.

2014 saw the inauguration of our tasting room as well as the Maiden Release of the Paul Wallace Little Flirt Sauvignon Blanc and the Paul Wallace Brave Heart Pinot Noir. The range was further extended with the inclusion of our Bordeaux blend named Crackerjack. As the name suggests it is exactly that - a cracker of a wine.

Chardonnay was added to the range in 2016 and in years when the weather doesn't play ball, we produce particularly fine Noble Late Harvest vinified from Sauvignon Blanc grapes.

Also available from our tasting room is one of Elgin's very few Chenin Blanc wines. The Off the Record Chenin Blanc begun as a shared project between the Wallace brothers, Mark and Bobby. If the name intrigues you, you will have to visit the farm to find out the story behind the wines. Recently added to the range is the Off the Record Syrah - made from grapes sourced from the Ceres Plateau, some 1000 meters above sea level.



Tel: +27 (0)21 848 9744    |    Cell: +27 (0)83 255 1884    |    Email: nicky@paulwallacewines.co.za
Wallovale Vineyards, Farm #63, Highlands Road, Elgin, South Africa