Hamilton Russell

Hamilton Russell Vineyards, one of the southernmost wine estates in Africa and among the closest to the sea, is renowned for its pioneering role in viticulture and winemaking in the cool, maritime Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near Hermanus.

History of Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Founded in 1975 by Tim Hamilton Russell, the estate was later taken over by his son, Anthony Hamilton Russell, in 1991. Anthony focused exclusively on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, registering the vineyard as an estate and dedicating it to expressing its unique terroir.

Extensive soil research identified 130 acres of optimal, stony, clay-rich, shale-derived soil for cultivation.

Region and Vineyards

Located in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, part of the larger Walker Bay District, Hamilton Russell Vineyards benefits from a cool maritime climate. The soils are rich in iron and clay, contributing to the distinctive quality of the wines.

The estate practices sustainable farming, is certified organic, and is a World Wildlife Fund Conservation Champion.

Wine Range

Hamilton Russell Vineyards produces exceptional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay:

Did you know?

Hamilton Russell Vineyards is dedicated to expressing the unique personality of its terroir, producing wines with tiny yields and intense worldwide demand, resulting in a limited supply of these highly sought-after wines.

For more information, visit the Hamilton Russell Vineyards official page.

South Africa
94 Robert Parker
Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2023
Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2023
Hamilton Russell Chardonnay stands out with its distinct minerality and focused fruit character, offering a harmonious blend of pear and lime flavors elevated by a long, dry finish and bright acidity.
Chardonnay 2023
49,50 €
South Africa
93 Robert Parker
Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2023
Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2023
The Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir is a refined expression of Hemel-en-Aarde Valley terroir, offering a complex bouquet of dark, spicy fruit with an alluring savory undertone.
Pinot Noir 2023
53,90 €
South Africa
Hamilton Russell Coffret Découverte 2023
Hamilton Russell Coffret Découverte 2023
Coffret Découverte 2023
295,00 €