Professor Black

sauvignon blanc 2021

This Sauvignon Blanc was awarded 91 points by Tim Atkin and is one of the best value-for-money Sauvignon Blancs in all of South Africa!

The Professor Black Sauvignon Blanc has an impressive bouquet of elderflower, grassy nettle, ripe passion fruit and fresh lime. The wine has a beautiful richness with notes of passion and citrus fruits as well as a fine acidity that balances the wine excellently.

It offers a really nice drinking experience for aperitifs or as a food companion!

Warwick has been part of our KapWeine range for several years now and offers top wines with a special quality throughout. The sustained success and the constantly increasing quality of the Warwick wines have led us to choose the outstanding «Warwick Professor Black Sauvignon Blanc 2021» as «White Wine of the Year 2022». With the active support of the Warwick management in South Africa, you can now obtain this wine at a particularly attractive price all year round!

91 Points by Tim Atkin
17 Points by Blick

Striking nose with notes of elderflower, nettle, ripe passion fruit and lime. The palate is lively and tangy with abundant passion fruit and citrus, beautifully structured with bright, persistent acidity.

Special Offer
Professor Black – Sauvignon Blanc – 2021
CHF 13.90 instead of CHF 19.90

Warwick White wine of the year 2022 (2)
Warwick White wine of the year 2022 (1)

The winemaker
JD (Johannes Diederick)

JD may be a meticulous winemaker, but that doesn’t mean he can’t rock out, with alt-rock playlists constantly playing in the wine cellar.

In 2007, JD completed his Bachelor of Science in Viticulture and Enology at Stellenbosch University before working at Beyerskloof Wines and Graham Beck. He also spent a vintage in Sonoma, California. On his return, JD worked under John Loubser at Steen-berg before joining Warwick in 2019.



The winery became famous through Norma Ratcliffe and the wine label «Lady». Norma was one of the first female winemakers in South Africa and is considered a pioneer. Since 2018, the woman power on this wine estate has been continued undiminished by Christiane von Arnim, another power woman, with even more verve, determination, finesse and great visions.

 From 1771 to 1902 Warwick was part of the farm «De Goede Sukses» (good success). After the end of the Second Boer War, Colonel William Alexander Gordon, commanding officer of the Warwickshire Regiment, acquired the historic farm and named it Warwick as a tribute to his regiment. In 1964, Stan & Norma Ratcliffe took over the wine farm. This was the beginning of Warwick’s road to success.

In 2017, the Ratcliffe family sold the former family farm to Charles Marston and Kishore Bopardikar of California-based Eileses Capital, who also acquired the neighbouring Uitkyk wine farm from Distell. This acquisition expanded Warwick’s presence to over 700ha of prime terroir. Thus, the signs are pointing to expansion, towards becoming a big player at the highest level..


Warwick offers various wines with 1.5 / 5 / 12 litres, which you can find in the online shop.

Trilogy – Magnum – 2019
CHF 59.00 instead of CHF 89.00

First Lady Cabernet Sauvignon – Magnum – 2019
CHF 24.90 instead of CHF 39.00

Professor Black

Pitch Black 2020

Der Warwick Professor Black Pitch Black 2020 wurde von Tim Atkin mit 92 Punkten ausgezeichnet und bereitet jetzt schon viel Spass.

Warwick hat einen umfangreichen Fokus auf die Anpflanzung von Bordeaux Rebsorten, wobei Cabernet Sauvignon und vermehrt Cabernet Franc eine Schlüsselrolle zu Teil wird. Man legt Wert auf einen umweltfreundlichen Ansatz für die Erzeugung von Trauben höchster Qualität, wobei auf den Einsatz von Herbiziden und Insektiziden verzichtet wird, (was sich an der boomenden Regenwurmpopulation erkennen lässt). Der Warwick Professor Black Pitch Black 2017 besteht aus einem klassischen Cuvée wie Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Cinsault, Merlot, Petit Verdot und Malbec. Die dunklen Beeren, Waldbeeren und Kräuter füllen das Glas und bieten dem Gaumen Struktur und feine Tannine. Der Cinsault legt eine Schicht sauberer, heller, saftiger Beerenfrüchte über die ansonsten recht gewichtige Angelegenheit.

Der Wein präsentiert sich jetzt schon trinkreif und wird sich über die nächsten 10 Jahre weiterentwickeln. Die meisten Rotweine aus Südafrika entwickeln die letzten 20% des Potentials erst nach 5 bis 10 Jahren Lagerung. Um den Beweis anzutreten, bieten wir den Warwick Trilogy 2008 zum Vergleich an. Bestellen Sie gleich das gereifte Trilogy 6er-Set zu CHF 229.00 statt CHF 324.00 mit den Jahrgängen 2008/2011/2012/ 2013/2014/2015 und überzeugen Sie sich selbst vom grossartigen Entwicklungspotential der Warwick Weine!

92 Points by Tim Atkin
92 Points by Winemag SA
4.5 Stars by Platter’s

Dunkle Beeren, Walderdbeeren, Veilchen und Kräuter füllen das Glas. Der Gaumen ist reichhaltig und strukturiert mit feinkörnigen Tanninen und einer hellen und durchdringenden Frische, die von der unbewaldeten Cinsault-Komponente geliefert wird. Der Abgang ist dunkel und brütig mit Konzentration und einem anhaltenden Nachgeschmack.

Professor Black Pitch Black – 2020
CHF 16.90 statt CHF 29.00

Warwick White wine of the year 2022 (2)


Who doesn’t know the White Lady Chardonnay (94 Tim Atkin – 5* Platter’s), which started as «White Wine of the Year» at KapWeine 2020 – there’s been no stopping it since!

This excellent Chardonnay has since been one of our white wine bestsellers with over 6000 bottles sold per year. The red Three Cape Ladies was also already successful in 2019 as “Red Wine of the Year” and has since secured a large fan base. In addition to the First Lady line with the already good entry-level wines (Chardonnay with 16.5 and Cabernet Sauvignon with 15.5 Jancis Robinson) at even better entry-level prices, our focus at Warwick is on the top red wines. Here, the Cabernet Franc (93 Tim Atkin – 92 Robert Parker – 5* Platter’s) has long shone as one of the best in the country. The Blue Lady Cabernet Sauvignon (93 Tim Atkin – 5* Platter’s) shows the high pedigree of the Muldervlei terroir with its power structure and depth. No wonder! After all, the vineyards of Warwick and Uitkyk are right next to those of Kanonkop. The flagship Cuvée Trilogy (97 Decanter – 95 Tim Atkin – 4.5* Platters) rounds off the top-end range with a high-class Cape Bordeaux blend.

Warwick Tasting Sets


Aktion – 6er Set

KapWeine Warwick 6er Tasting Set Red Top, consisting of 1 bottle each:

Warwick Cabernet Sauvignon Blue Lady
Warwick Professor Black Pitch Black
Warwick Shiraz Black Lady
Warwick Cabernet Franc
Warwick Trilogy
Warwick Three Cape Ladies
CHF 149.00 instead of CHF 213.70

Aktion – 6er Set

KapWeine Warwick 6er Tasting Set Mixed Top, consisting of 1 bottle each

Warwick Cabernet Sauvignon Blue Lady
Warwick Professor Black Pitch Black
Warwick Chardonnay White Lady
Warwick Cabernet Franc
Warwick Trilogy
Warwick Professor Black Saucignon Blanc
CHF 145.00 instead of CHF 208.70

Special Offer – Set of 6

KapWeine Warwick 6er Tasting Set Trilogy Matured, consisting of 1 bottle each

Warwick Trilogy 2008
Warwick Trilogy 2011
Warwick Trilogy 2012
Warwick Trilogy 2013
Warwick Trilogy 2014
Warwick Trilogy 2015
CHF 229.00 instead of CHF 324.00

Special Offer- Set of 6

KapWeine Warwick 6er Tasting Set Mixed Value,consisting of 1 bottle each:

Warwick Professor Black Sauvignon Blanc
Warwick The First Lady Chardonnay
Warwick Three Cape Ladies
Warwick The First Lady Cabernet Sauvignon
Warwick The First Lady Pinotage
Warwick Professor Black Pitch Black
CHF 89.00 instead of CHF 136.40

«White Wine of the Year 2022» Online brochure

All prices in CHF incl. VAT. Daily price as of 01.04.2022.Offers valid while stocks last. Errors and price changes subject to change.