Anura Vineyards is owned and run by Tymen, Jenny and Lance Bouma
The Bouma family purchased the estate in 1989. For 10 years Tymen developed the farm from the original 2 blocks of vineyards into 150 hectares of vines, with a production potential of 700 tons. Until Anura's first vintage in 2001, all grapes were sold to neighbouring estates.
Positioned on the foothills on the Simonsberg Mountains, Anura enjoys a wide variety of soils, slopes and microclimates. This allows us to grow a wide selection of cultivars, some uncommon in South Africa, and to match each cultivar with its ideal soil and microclimate. Our passion is red wine and with plantings of Mourvédre, Petit Verdot, Grenache, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese and Malbec are all ways we want to create handcrafted wines for the person who is looking for a unique experience when drinking wine.
In the vineyards, Tymen strives to match each varietal with vineyard practices that best suit a particular varietal, including specific canopy management, control of the yield, trellising and irrigation control. Our grapes are harvested by hand at optimum ripeness. The grapes are first machine sorted to remove leaves, broken berries and any stalks and then finally hand sorted to ensure that only the best bunches are brought to the crushing phase. Careful attention is paid to each lot of grapes, based not only on the cultivar but also on the particular block concerned. Block 10 for example, consistently produces our award-winning Merlot Reserve with the double gold awards and trophies to match. Based on these factors our cellar team decides on the type of crushing, yeast type, fermentation method and temperature, type of wood for fermentation and ageing as well as filtration method and a host of other factors in order to ensure that the character of each lot of grapes is carried through to the bottle.
At Anura, our aim is to produce wines of individual character, which combine the robust fruit of the New World with the elegance, and complexity of the Old World. With each passing harvest we learn more about our soils and vineyards and refine our vineyard and cellar practices in order to better achieve our ideal style of wine.