YO EL REY WINES
Yo El Rey Wines was started in 2018 as a creative project that quickly snowballed into something special. It's a pretty simple setup, working out of a shared cellar space in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley in South Africa, and making wines using fruit that is purchased from different farmers in and around the Western Cape. As of the 2023 vintage, all of this fruit is farmed without any chemicals in the vineyards. The winemaking is low-intervention in style, meaning that there are spontaneous fermentations used for all the wines, minimal additives in the cellar, and only small amounts of SO2 additions where possible.
YO EL REY & FRIENDS
Yo El Rey & Friends is a small portfolio of producers imported into the U.K. that focuses on the next generation of small South African winemakers. These are all producers doing exciting things, with inspiring stories, grounded philosophies, and above all, producing delicious wines. These wines are available to purchase in the U.K. to both retail and trade customers.