2021 Ataraxia Sauvignon Blanc

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2020 Ataraxia Sauvignon Blanc

Greek for “a serene state of mind, free from worry and preoccupation”, Ataraxia lives up to the hype. Aptly called The Skyfields, Ataraxia Wines is perfectly positioned on a commanding rise in the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde wine-growing area. Just a short distance from the coastal village of Hermanus, a picture-perfect drive brings you to the most elevated part of these winelands. Here you can experience jaw-dropping vineyard, valley and mountain views: all from the chapel-like Wine Lounge®, while sampling some of the most exciting wines South Africa has to offer.

Tasting Notes 

Green-tinged pale straw. Delicate but beautifully balanced lime blossom and cut grass aromas flinty and precise on the palate with just enough wet stone nuance to deliver real detail. Unshowy but very well made.

Our cool-climate, alchemy-free unwooded white wine celebrates the virtues of elegance, vivacity and finesse. Most importantly, the Sauvignon Blanc grape is merely the chosen vehicle to express the free-draining Table Mountain Sandstone and Cape Granite soils on which the vines are planted.

In the Cellar

Hand-picked and then triaged over a sorting table, all our fruit was safely in the cellar by mid- morning on each picking day, guaranteeing that the exciting fruit flavours of the grape were preserved and are reflected in this wine.


Hemel-en-Aarde is Afrikaans for “heaven and earth” and the claim is justified. Our estate sits on a particularly heavenly stretch of land beneath a lofty peak of the Babylon’s Tower mountain range. In addition to its unrelenting beauty, Ataraxia is home to some of the most spectacular terroirs South Africa has to offer.

In 2004, The Skyfields Farm was visioned into the Ataraxia wine label when husband and wife, Kevin and Hanli Grant and a few friends purchased this 47-hectare prime vineyard property. More than a decade later, they are associated with crafting wines of incredible finesse, balance, and depth.

Alan's Personal Tasting Notes

Works well with chicken/pork in a rich creamy sauce for the acidity to cut through." Tasted 31 Dec 2023.


Year 2021
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Country South Africa
Alcohol content
13% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.9 units
Type White Wine
Cellaring Potential 5 years
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Food Matches This delicious wine pairs really well with fresh seafood dishes and light chicken based dishes. 
Origin WO Western Cape
Appellation Hemel-en-Aarde Valley