‘The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea’
Cape Jaffa winery and vineyard sits atop cave pocketed limestone on the very edge of the South Australian coastline - formed from the remains of coral and long forgotten ocean creatures as the sea made its retreat as recently as two million years ago. A unique and isolated post, approximately 30kms North of Robe, Cape Jaffa wines are made with heart, earth and salt air.
Collaborating with erratic weather conditions and taking the path less travelled forced the hands of the Hooper family to cut traditional ties and be free with their craft. This craft is their passion, a passion which ebbs and flows, between the seasons culminating in wines of balance and harmony but, more importantly, that are very, very drinkable.
Far removed from famous wine regions and manipulative viticulture this biodynamic winery is unique and led by an unpretentious team. A heralding of all that is right with the modern breed of winemaker…conservation, sustainability and a love of place.
The portfolio of wines is grouped into three distinct moods, the first (La Lune and En Soleil) aimed at expressing the vineyard… wines with a sense of place; and the Cape Jaffa 'Wines about Style' range reflecting the people, with the aim of embracing innovative ideas and wine styles. Then our new 'Winemaking on the Edge' range where experimentation and creative blending come to the fore.