Warwick emerged on the forefront of South Africa’s wine scene in 1964 when Stan and Norma Ratcliffe bought the estate and started developing the land with an extensive focus on the classic Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Through determination and commitment, Norma Ratcliffe became one of the Cape’s first female winemakers – and one of its most illustrious wine personalities, whose legacy is immortalised in the Warwick “First Lady” range.

The first wine under the Warwick label was released in 1984, then named “La Femme Bleu” – “Blue Lady” as it is known today. Two years later, in 1986, the Warwick Trilogy – a three varietal Bordeaux-style blend – was released and has since been recognised as a truly iconic wine, with multiple vintages adorning some of the greatest wine lists in the world. Throughout the years, Warwick’s wines have won many awards, firmly establishing the brand as a South African icon.

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Warwick Trilogy
The Warwick Trilogy was first produced in 1986 as the flagship Estate wine. There has been a Trilogy every vintage ever since. It was launched as a three-varietal Bordeaux-style blend, predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, until the 2015 vintage when Cabernet Franc led the blend for the first time.
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Warwick The White Lady Chardonnay
The White Lady was first released in 2011. In its short life it has since received tremendous acclaim, twice being voted the John Platter white wine of the year. This among a plethora of other accolades, it is one of the most successful wines produced on the estate. With the great reputation and history of fantastic red wines the White Lady is a showcase of all that is possible with the magnificent terroir at Warwick.
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Warwick The Blue Lady
The DNA of the single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from the estate goes back to the very first wine produced under the Warwick label, when it was released in 1984 – then named “La Femme Bleu”. An example of Quintessential Simonsberg Cabernet powerful and rich, with tremendous ageing possibilities.
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Warwick Cabernet Franc
Warwick was among the first Estates to bottle Cabernet Franc as a single varietal in 1988. It has since achieved consistent acclaim and Cabernet Franc is now synonymous with Warwick. The unique terroir at Warwick is very favourable for the varietal, creating wines of elegance and finesse.
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Warwick Professor Black
Named in tribute to the rich farming history of the estate. The Sauvignon blanc block on the estate was planted on the site where the first plantings of Professor Blacks’ hugely successful peach stood. The block is being replanted and until then the wine is an ultimate cool climate expression of A Bordeaux white. Sauvignon and Sémillon from selected sites in Darling and Elgin. One of the most exciting wines produced at Warwick, the maiden vintage 2017 was highly acclaimed and awarded.
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Warwick The First Lady Sauvignon Blanc
The First Lady range of wines are a tribute to Norma Ratclife. The founder and first winemaker at Warwick estate and of the first women to make wine in South Africa. The First Lady Sauvignon Blanc is the latest edition to the first lady range. Currently in its third vintage it has established itself very quickly as one of the most popular wine on the estate.
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Warwick Three Cape Ladies
The Three Cape Ladies as of 2015 is a three-varietal Cabernet Sauvignon led Bordeaux style blend. A further sanctification of the Stellenbosch terroir and its ability to deliver fantastic appealing wines. Even James Bond famously succumbed to the appeal of the Three Cape Ladies.
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Warwick The First Lady Rosé
The First Lady range of wines are a tribute to Norma Ratclife. The founder and first winemaker at Warwick estate and of the first women to make wine in South Africa. As betrayed by its colour this Is a bone dry rose with amazing aromatics. It is made with sunny days in mind, it inspires a second glass.
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Warwick The First Lady Chardonnay
The First Lady range of wines are a tribute to Norma Ratcliffe. The founder and first winemaker at Warwick estate and of the first women to make wine in South Africa. This wine is the exception to the rule for many that do not enjoy Chardonnay. It is elegantly crafted to highlight the amazing fruit and texture of Chardonnay.
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Warwick The First Lady Cabernet Sauvignon
The First Lady range of wines are a tribute to Norma Ratcliffe. The founder and first winemaker at Warwick estate and of the first women to make wine in South Africa. Cabernet Sauvignon is the first wine made under the Warwick label. It is fitting that this is the best known and most popular wine from the estate.