I crafted this wine through careful bunch selection and micro-managing the vineyard. A minimum amount of additives and wine manipulation techniques were used to produce a wine that, I believe, expresses the true terroir of the vineyard the way nature intended. – Solitary by Jozua Joubert
I was born and raised on the family vineyard farm, Karibib, studied winemaking and started traveling the world doing as many harvests in as many areas as possible. I returned to South Africa for a job as winemaker in 2003 and was eager to show what I’ve learned abroad.
In 2010 however things changed suddenly when my Dad passed and I had to take over the family farm. It took me 3 year to realise I needed to start making wine again to keep my sane – the SOLITARY project was born. I wanted to show the strength of the Terroir, minimalize additives, maximise effort in the vineyard and to have a sense of place in a bottle. This meant focusing on single vineyard wines.