An Introduction
The Three Foxes is a small-scale winery set up in 2004 by three young South African friends. Our focus is making small parcels of outstanding wine (not more than 2000 bottles per vintage) from grapes sourced from the most exciting vineyards around the Cape.

We spend a lot of time scouring the winelands, searching out special parcels of vines, and working closely with the grape growers. This approach gives us the freedom to keep fresh, dynamic and interesting, as we are not tied to specific vineyard plots, but quality is ensured by our interactive working relationship with the growers.

To make sure the vineyards express themselves in the wine, the vinification is completely minimalistic, and apart from minimal levels of sulphur, nothing else is added – no yeasts, acids, enzymes, tannins, etc are used, and the wines are matured in only French oak barrels, with very little new wood. To preserve the true character of the wines, they are bottled unfiltered and unfined.

The idea is to always be fresh and interesting, and never to get caught up in the stiff, glass-swirling, nonsense-talking pompousness that is such a part of the wine world today.

To keep dynamic and interesting, the wines are mostly blends, and the composition changes from vintage to vintage. A cuvee name that conveys the personality of the blend is given to each different wine. Packaging is kept clean, precise and uncomplicated, emphasising the importance we place on what’s inside the bottle.

2004 THE VIXEN - Our maiden release.
Our maiden release ‘2004 The Vixen’ is a blend of 80% Syrah, 12% Cinsault and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a sexy, feminine wine that is spicy and perfumed on the nose. On the palate it is juicy, full and tight, with a freshness that keeps you enjoying the wine long after it’s left your mouth.