Project Description

MARGARET

Margaret Farrington was the daughter of Frederick and Violet Farrington.

Frederick came to South Africa in 1893 and a year later was appointed instructor of singing in State-aided schools.  He later bought a beautiful farm in a remote part of the Eastern Cape and married Violet Mary Jennings with whom he had six children; Margaret being the 3rd.

Margaret trained as a high school teacher.  During the 2nd World War she lost both her brother and her fiancé; her father having died shortly before the war.

To overcome her grief, she accepted a teaching post in the wine and fruit farming district of Robertson in the Western Cape.  There she met and married Oscar de Wet who was a grape grower, cattle farmer and horse breeder.  She became very involved in the farming activities and displayed an acute financial intelligence.

When her husband died unexpectedly in 1961, leaving her with a farm and four children she took over the seamless running of the business, making award winning wines and breeding champion racehorses.

To commemorate this woman of great ability, fortitude and self-reliance the Margaret label was born.

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MARGARET
CHARDONNAY
Layers of sun-kissed yellow apple aromas with
lemon and orange flavours.
The palate shows mouth filling creaminess
with perfectly balanced acidity.
MARGARET
CHENIN BLANC
Lime green in colour, with tropical aromas of guava
being most prevelant with hints of citrus.
It has an elegant mouth feel, with a lingering fruity
note on the finish.
MARGARET
SAUVIGNON BLANC
Pale gold with a hint of green.
Incredibly juicy with ripened fig notes and a delicate
balance of flinty minerals.
Crisp lingering finish.
MARGARET
VIOGNIER
Lush with rich flavours of peaches and lemon peel
with spicy undertones on the palate.
A full-bodied wine that pairs well with chicken tagine
with apricots and almonds.
MARGARET
ROSÉ
A vibrant cherry pink in the glass.
Aromas of strawberry, peach and raspberry
are complemented by good acidity.
MARGARET
NATURAL SWEET WHITE
Sweet perfume aromas, with pineapple
and passion fruit on the nose.
Best enjoyed chilled.
MARGARET
SWEET RED
Fruity and soft with aromas of blackcurrant
and prunes which carry through to a sweet finish.
MARGARET
CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Deep red bursting with fruitiness and
nuances of smoke on the nose.
Smooth and full-bodied with a hint of spice.
MARGARET
MERLOT
Showcasing blackcurrant, ripe plum and red berry fruit aromas.
Full-bodied with excellent structure and a lingering finish.
MARGARET
PINOTAGE
Rich fruit character of blackcurrant, blueberries and prunes
with hints of liquorice and smoky notes.
Well structured and balanced.
MARGARET
SHIRAZ
A full-bodied wine that displays well rounded flavours.
Rich and fruity with a hint of peppery overtones and a
smoky streak of oak.
MARGARET
RESERVE SHIRAZ VIOGNIER
Opulent dark red, fruity and rich with subtle hints of toasted oak.
Supple and well-balanced, the addition of Viognier lends a
softness to this wine.