In 1994, South Africa took The High Road and changed for the better. After many years of segregation, the people of our country chose another route – that of democracy. With Nelson Mandela as President, along with the guidance of F W de Klerk, the High Road was achieved. No longer is South Africa the ostracized state, now it is seen as the new beginning where nothing is impossible.
As a tribute to a peaceful transition to a democracy, Les Sweidan decided to produce a wine that reflected the new beginning of this great nation – The High Road. Shortly thereafter Les was joined by Mike Church who shared his passion and vision. The quality that is encapsulated in the brand articulates the essence of The High Road wines styled after Bordeaux eminence.
The Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot blends of The High Road collection are produced from premium grapes sourced from the Golden Triangle, in Stellenbosch, the jewel of South Africa’s wine producing region. We produce a ‘Classique’ and a ‘Director’s Reserve’ (previously ‘Reserve’). The ‘Director’s Reserve’ is produced after the wines have undergone a meticulous barrel selection and blending process by our team.