What began as a festive three-barrel foot stomp event attended by a handful of friends on a south peninsula beach in 1996, produced a very palatable Syrah, and saw the founding in 1997 of the first true micro-winery in the Western Cape with Pinot Noir the focus.
The aptly named Barefoot Wine Company trading as Catherine Marshall Wines has long outgrown its humble origins to become a legendary institution and exporting globally.
After scouring vineyards throughout the Western Cape, the decision was made in 2007 to source all grapes from mostly cool climate Elgin and the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley for Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Chenin Blanc and the warmer sights for our red wines.
The annual Cape Wine Report from Tim Atkin is always a highlight on our winery’s calendar and we are thrilled, for the first time, to be awarded gold (96 points) for our 2022 Finite Elements Pinot Noir and as always, a gold (95 points) for our fabulous 2022 Chenin in Clay. We are also very pleased with the 94 point accolades for the Pinot Noir on Clay and 93 for Sandstone and 92 for the 2022 Riesling. The aptly named Barefoot Winery trading as Catherine Marshall Wines has long outgrown its humble origins to become a legendary institution and exporting to a number of markets world- wide.