This Chardonnay pays homage to Christine Norah-Ann de Wet, our beloved sister. Norah-Ann was born during the great Lainsburg floods of 1981 and she and our mother were trapped in hospital on the other side of the Kogmanskloof river with little food, a cup of water a day and nothing more than a stub of candle for light. This dramatic start to life turned Norah-Ann into a fighter. She never backed down from a challenge and became a top academic and athletic achiever. Sadly, nothing could have prepared Norah-Ann for the battle against cancer, yet she faced it courageously and fought to the very end. She often spoke about making a barrel-aged Chardonnay and so we raise a toast to Norah-Ann, the strongest person we know.