Oldenburg Vineyards South Africa, Adrian and Vanessa Vanderspuy and a Private Viewing of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair 2015
Adrian Vanderspuy's day-job involves investment decisions where fractions of a second are the difference between profit and loss.
For the rest of the time, his ownership of a winery considers time on a glacial scale.
That time may be several generations hence, but Adrian does not have a detailed plan of how to get there - he just wants to make the best wine he can and believes that there is something special about his particular part of South Africa.
The oldest wine, a 2009 Cab Franc, has an aged complexity, even if cannot hide its young-vine origins and rather lacks concentration.
Adrian is famously not a fan of Sauvignon - which right now seems a bold decision. But his target is not the under-a-tenner world of supermarket special offers.
Priced mostly in double figures, his wines are aimed more at those will appreciate the suppleness of a judiciously oaked Chardonnay, the freshness of a Chenin and the complexity of a Merlot blend regardless of whether they are fashionable or not.
We got to try the wines with a four-course dinner by Tom Aikens after the viewing.
Chardonnay 2012 deft, assured and poised
Oldenburg Wine Dinner at High Timber