Audacia is famous for our delicious, no sulphur added wines, made using unique Rooibos and Honeybush vinification tannin antioxidants, which replace sulphur as a natural preservative in our wine. Our special way of making wine without adding sulphur, enhances the fresh fruitiness and delicate flavours in our wine for your enjoyment, plus you get none of the sulphur preservative associated allergens or irritations normally associate with wines where sulphur is added. Owned by the Strydom and Harris families Audacia is situated between Stellenbosch and Somerset West in Stellenbosch's prime vine growing region, perfectly positioned on the banks of the Bonte River at the foot of the majestic Helderberg Mountain.
The name 'Audacia' is synonymous with a spirit of adventure, innovation and boldness. These characteristics are epitomised in our audacious approach to both our viticulture and no sulphur added winemaking.
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The year was 1930. Astronomers had just discovered Pluto, and Mahatma Gandhi had embarked on the salt march to protest British dominion over India.
At the other end of the world, in the beautiful winelands of Stellenbosch, the heir to Neethlingshof, young Kosie Louw, could no longer bear to wait for his father's blessing for his impending marriage – so he spurned his inheritance and left the historic family farm.
Instead Kosie bought himself and his young bride a small piece of the Annandale farm situated in the picturesque and fruitful Bonte River Valley in Stellenbosch. Both his English wife and friends thought his actions so bold and audacious they decided to christen the new farm 'Audacia' in recognition of Kosie's actions. 27 years later, his son, 'Kosie the Second', joined his father in running the farm.
Audacia remained in the Louw family until 1996 when it was bought by the Strydom family, with the Harris family becoming partners in 2002. These families remain proud custodians of the Audacia heritage - continuing to make winemaking history by pushing the boundaries of radical innovation in making unique no sulphur added naturally preserved wines using Rooibos and Honeybush vinification tannin antioxidants, which replace sulphur as a so natural preservative in Audacia wine, with no need to add sulphur as a chemical preservative in the wine making process.
Audacia is a 23-hectare wine farm situated between Stellenbosch and Somerset West in South Africa's prime vine growing and winemaking region – Stellenbosch. It is part of the country's oldest and most established wine routes.
The farm lies in the gently sloping Bonte River Valley and is part of the renowned 'Golden Triangle', a unique patch of land at the foot of the Helderberg Mountain. This area is acclaimed for producing some of South Africa's best red wines, particularly Shiraz. It's for this reason – and the fact that its vineyards are exclusively planted to red grape varieties – that Audacia dubs itself 'The Red Wine Boutique Winery'.
The name Audacia is synonymous with a spirit of adventure, boldness and daring. We pride ourselves on being original and inventive in both our viticulture and in producing no sulphur added, Rooibos and / Honeybush antioxidant naturally preserved wines.