Nelson Wine Estate | Paarl, South Africa
Nelson Wine Estate is a family wine farm in every sense of the word where most of the members of the Nelson family are involved in the running of the business in one way or another. Alan Nelson ’s childhood dream was to own a wine estate, and he has worked tirelessly to attain it. Alan studied law and for years ran a successful practice in Cape Town, enabling him to buy the historic, run-down property in Paarl, that he subsequently renamed Nelson Estate.
The quality and style of Nelson Estate’s wines comes partly from the complex granite-clay soils found here, and also from the cooling Atlantic breezes, mitigating South Africa’s fierce summer heat and helping promote the delicate flavours and fresh textures that are a feature of Nelson Estate wines . Alan’s relentless pursuit of quality is shared by son Daniel, active in running the estate, and daughter Lisha, a top graduate of Stellenbosch University and one of South Africa ’s brightest rising star winemakers. Nelson Estate’s beautifully made wines are now attracting deserved attention from critics worldwide.