The Pledge Our Darling 2021


An expressive Sauvignon Blanc with a light-straw colour. Pungent notes of lemongrass, green melon, and hints of kiwi, compliment the refreshing acidity, which tightly knit these fruit layers together. A remarkable expression of this unique terroir.



The grapes are from the most beautiful farm in Darling, with pristine manicured dry land vineyards that will make any grape grower jealous. Like soldiers at Buckingham palace each row is standing up straight with the shoots neatly tucked to their sides. The cool sea breeze in the afternoon exuberates energy in the vineyard. The bunches were compact, and the berries filled with joyful Sauvignon Blanc flavours.  



Three blocks from this immaculate farm were monitored and tasted weekly prior to harvesting. Each block was picked at a ripeness level where we found the fruit aromatics were best expressed. During fermentation these three parcels expressed aromatics, that reminded me so much of the 2020 vintage. The wine of each block was kept separate and after meticulous tasting, two of the three blocks were selected for The Pledge Our Darling Sauvignon Blanc 2021.

John Platter Guide 2023 by Diners Club International
4.5 Stars
Gilbert & Gaillard Awards 2022
88 Points - Gold (2022 Vintage)
Veritas 2022
Silver (2022 Vintage)
Tim Atkin 2022
90 Points
Top 10 FNB Sauvignon Blanc
Top 10 - Vintage 2020
IWSC 2022
90 Points
Old Mutual Trophy 2022
89 Points
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards 2021
Double Gold - Vintage 2020
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards 2021
Gold - Vintage 2021
John Platter by Diner's Club 2022
4.5 Star - Vintage 2020
International Wine & Spirits Competition 2021
Bronze - Vintage 2021

Varieties: Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Wine of origin: Darling

Technical Information:

Unit of measure: 750ml
Allergens: Contains sulphites.

Alc: 13.64% 
RS: 1.90 g/l
pH: 3.39
TA: 6.6 g/l