memento vinum

We offer singular wines and the stories of those who produce them, and with each sip you may discover an old memory, or create a new one.

Drink Local, From Europe

At first a contradiction in terms, but what does “shop local” mean? It means you purchase the goods you consume from people you’ve gotten to know and trust. We believe this principle can be applied even if the product comes from across the world, not to mention the fact that a local product can still not meet your standards. We’ve done the leg work for you, found the producers who’s wines are of the highest quality, and through this site, you will get to know and trust them as we have.

Shop Our Wine

Leave preconceptions behind and explore the world of wine through our selections. Every single bottle of wine has been curated by us and tells a story to you through it’s flavours and the history of the vineyards where it’s produced. May we suggest trying a grape varietal you’ve never had before, or a region you didn’t know existed until now, and make your own story.

Meet The Growers

“Neil Ellis has been at the forefront of the premium wine movement in South Africa for the past 40 years and he has passed on his passion and skill to son. Warren continues to craft amazing wines that display the wonderful character of South Africa’s diversity with a touch of French-inspired traditions. A beautiful range of wines that take you on a journey of discovering the beauty of the Cape region.”

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