“Born and raised in the UK, Richard enjoyed a successful career as a chef before finding wine. After travelling extensively, he arrived in South Africa in 1999 and by 2009 was Group Winemaker of Mulderbosch and Kanu.
Now an International Master of Wine, Richard is pursuing his dream of making his own wine in the cool climate of Elgin in the Overberg region of the Western Cape.
At Richard Kershaw Wines, they produce clonal Chardonnay and Syrah, using grapes from the cool climate vineyards of Elgin, using Dijon clones for the Chardonnay and locally sourced Elgin clones for the Syrah.
Selecting the best clonal varieties for the terroir, and the characteristics of the wines Richard seeks to produce, Richard makes wine that is a true reflection of what is in the vine and soil – delicate, fresh, structured and complex.”