Jan van Riebeeck established the first vineyard in the Cape in 1655. One of the original grapes he planted was Steen, otherwise known as Chenin Blanc. This historic grape is part of the South Africa's wine DNA, and here it is being launched into the 21st century - in a can!
What are the benefits of wine in can? Try these five on for size.
Environmentally friendlier. About two-thirds of the greenhouse gas contributions of a bottle of wine come from the glass itself and shipping wine in heavy glass bottles more generally has a bigger carbon footprint than shipping in light aluminium cans.
Easily recyclable. You can keep recycling cans over and over, quickly and efficiently.
Light and portable. Cans are easy to take out and about to the park for a picnic, tucked into your golf bag, off to the beach, or importantly anywhere that you can't take glass bottles for safety reasons. And you don't need a corkscrew to open it!
You can't manage a bottle. Just want a glass or two but don't want to open a bottle? Now you can. (Sorry, couldn't resist.)
You can chill it quicker than a bottle. Put a few of these cans in the fridge or the ice bucket and they'll be ready to drink a lot quicker than a whole glass bottle!
But aren't only cheap, rubbish wines put in can? Maybe once upon a time but not these days. The canned wine revolution has reached the quality end of the spectrum and De Kleine Wijn Koöp winemaker Wynand Grobler doesn't do things by halves. This is proper Chenin Blanc, the kind you'd be paying upwards of £20 for in a big old glass bottle.
Wynand's wyntjie is a 12% ABV, refreshing, unoaked Chenin Blanc made for enjoying ice cold over a picnic, at the game, at home in the garden (in the paddling pool, or bath?), on the golf course, or at festivals and parties.