La Cave Wines is the ultra-premium range produced by Wellington Wines and celebrates the early years of winemaking when wines were matured in underground chambers to protect them from extreme temperatures.

Story & Origin of the name
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La Cave – the attention to detail reflects in every bottle

The discovery of a series of underground chambers below our very own state-of-the-art cellar inspired us to continue this tradition.

This cave-like labyrinth, with its impressive stone arches and receding candlelit recesses, creates the perfect canvas for our winemakers to express not only the individuality of the vineyards, but also their own artistry in making wines of the highest calibre.

In French, a “cave” (pronounced \kav\, with a long aaah) is an underground chamber or space used to store items not intended for immediate use (camping gear, seasonal clothing etc.), but also, and more relevant to us, it is a place to keep wine. History would have it that French houses were equipped with a “cave” from as early as the High Middle Ages.

It is not to be confused with a cave (pronounced \keiv\), the English equivalent of a French “grotte”, which is a hole in a rock or a mountain.

The word has kept up with the times though, and today a “cave à vin” is no longer just a dark, delicious and mysterious cavity underground. It has undergone a facelift and it also refers to a wine fridge that is conveniently located in your kitchen.

La Cave Wines are made to be aged, and the attention to detail reflects in every bottle.

These are wines with immense complexity and elegance and will add grandeur to the appropriate occasion.

Reminiscent of a by-gone era when the art of winemaking mattered most, the range is made in limited volumes, ensuring that only the finest quality wines are branded as La Cave Wines.

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“Wine brings to light the hidden secrets of the soul”

– Horace