Thinus Kruger, having made wine for other people for a long time, wanted to set sail for himself. He named his venture ‘Fram’ (‘forward’ in Norwegian) after a famous ship used by several Norwegian polar explorers. It was said to have sailed further north and further south than any other wooden ship. Thinus searched out old vine parcels on fine terroir, sometimes very remote terroir, and set to work.
He crafts his exciting wines from 3 different regions in the Western Cape. His Chardonnay comes from the alluvial soils of Robertson, the Shiraz from the dry-lands of the Swartland just north of Malmesbury and the Flagship FRAM Pinotage from the remote Skurfberg vineyard (Citrusdal Mountain) planted to sandstone.