SHAKE AND STRAIN
WHAT’S IN IT ?

SHAKE AND STRAIN
WHAT’S IN IT ?

Caperitif is made from wine fortified by spirits, gently sweetened with the sugars of the grape, bittered by cinchona bark and flavoured with a selection of some 35 natural botanicals, including Fynbos, Kalmoes and Naartjie.

The ‘ghost ingredient’ is a handcrafted, natural product made with love and care and all-natural ingredients on the Kalmoesfontein farm in the Swartland wine growing region of the Western Cape, South Africa. This is home not only to Caperitif, but also to Swaan Cape Tonic and the AA Badenhorst wines.

A simple and natural production process using seasonally available botanicals creates a subtle variation from batch to batch.  We celebrate this distinction by labeling each batch with an associated number, which can be traced back to the season and circumstance of harvest and production. It is a marker placed in time to celebrate the certainties of change and diversity and the natural ebb and flow of things.

Caperitif is made from wine fortified by spirits, gently sweetened with the sugars of the grape, bittered by cinchona bark and flavoured with a selection of some 35 natural botanicals, including Fynbos, Kalmoes and Naartjie.

The ‘ghost ingredient’ is a handcrafted, natural product made with love and care and all-natural ingredients on the Kalmoesfontein farm in the Swartland wine growing region of the Western Cape, South Africa. This is home not only to Caperitif, but also to Swaan Cape Tonic and the AA Badenhorst wines.

A simple and natural production process using seasonally available botanicals creates a subtle variation from batch to batch.  We celebrate this distinction by labeling each batch with an associated number, which can be traced back to the season and circumstance of harvest and production. It is a marker placed in time to celebrate the certainties of change and diversity and the natural ebb and flow of things.

WHAT’S IN IT ?

WHAT’S IN IT ?

From the cellar of Kalmoesfontein and the mountain slopes of the Paardeberg we bring you Caperitif.
Chenin Blanc fortified with spirit, gently sweetened by the sugar of the grapes, bittered by Quinchona bark
and flavoured with some 35 truly Cape ingredients such as fynbos, kalmoes and naartjies. 

Grapefruit
Citrus × paradisi
The grapefruit is a subtropical citrus tree known for its sour to semi-sweet somewhat bitter fruit. One story of the fruit’s origins is that a certain “Captain Shaddock” brought pomelo seeds to Jamaica and bred the first fruit.

Konfettibos
Coleonema pulchrum
An erecte dense well foliaged and slender branched shrub with aromatic foliage.
Coleonema pulchellum
 bears long-lasting, small star-shaped and rose-tinted flowers in Spring.

Rooibos
Aspalathus linearis
Rooibos leaves are used to make a herbal tea called rooibos or bush tea. Dutch settlers to the Cape learned to drink rooibos tea as an alternative to black tea, an expensive commodity for the settlers who relied on supply ships from Europe.

Wilde Als
Artemisia afra
This is one of our oldest and best-known indigenous medicinal plants. It has a wealth of uses including treating malaria. Use an infusion of the leaves to treat coughs, colds and flu.

Grapefruit
Citrus × paradisi
The grapefruit is a subtropical citrus tree known for its sour to semi-sweet somewhat bitter fruit. One story of the fruit’s origins is that a certain “Captain Shaddock” brought pomelo seeds to Jamaica and bred the first fruit.

Konfettibos
Coleonema pulchrum
An erecte dense well foliaged and slender branched shrub with aromatic foliage.
Coleonema pulchellum
 bears long-lasting, small star-shaped and rose-tinted flowers in Spring.

Rooibos
Aspalathus linearis
Rooibos leaves are used to make a herbal tea called rooibos or bush tea. Dutch settlers to the Cape learned to drink rooibos tea as an alternative to black tea, an expensive commodity for the settlers who relied on supply ships from Europe.

Wilde Als
Artemisia afra
This is one of our oldest and best-known indigenous medicinal plants. It has a wealth of uses including treating malaria. Use an infusion of the leaves to treat coughs, colds and flu.

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