Specialists in New World fine wines
Seckford Agencies are exclusive UK agents for a comprehensive range of privately-owned wine estates throughout South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and South America; providing high quality fine wines at all price levels.
Seckford Agencies ... offers customers great selling support and is one of the most important agents for New World wines in the UK.
As part of our monthly producer focus for 2018, we are asking the winemakers a few questions to learn a little bit more about them and their love of wine. Murray Barlow is cellarmaster at his family estate, and much deserved winner of the Diners Club Young Winemaker of the Year award in both 2013 and 2016: What first made you interested in winemaking? My family has owned Rustenberg since 1941, so winemaking and farming was very much part of my life growing up. My brother decided to go into a career that didn't involve farming when I was 16 so that was one of many pushes in the right direction. I worked on the farm during my school holidays too which was fun and then beyond that drinking great wine was also hugely encouraging and influential. What was the most memorable bottle you’ve drunk? Where and when did you drink it? It would probably a bottle of La Chapelle my father let me taste when I was around 13. It was the the wine that made the penny drop for me as to how beautiful wine can be.
'2018 will go down as one of the best vintages so far this century. Exceptional quality and varietal expression alongside a well spaced out vintage made 2018 one to remember.'
This year's #drinkchenin day will be taking place around the world on Friday 15th June. It's the perfect opportunity to celebrate the variety and share your photos with other Chenin lovers.