Julien Schaal is an entrepreneur from Alsace. In October he makes riesling in France and in February/March chardonnay in South Africa. He learned the intricacies of the South African terroir from the Newton Johnson's and Paul Cluver.
His wines are beautifully pure and have French elegance. All the grapes come from the cooler areas, Walker Bay and especially Elgin. The grapes come from rented blocks selected by him and processed according to his standards and values. In practice, this is as organic as possible, 100% organic in good years. Harvesting is done by hand and by a permanent team of people.