WHO WE ARE
Rascallion Wines is a partnership between Ross Sleet and the Kretzmar family.
Ross Sleet has been involved in the wine industry since 2003 and has been involved in small and large wine businesses, ranging in size from multi-national corporate enterprises, to small scale boutique wineries.
Rascallion will embrace the serious side of creating daring wine brands by looking for emerging wine styles, engaging winemakers, and dynamic visual expression to bring their brands to life.
Wine brands can be divided into the arcane world of winemakers’ alchemy where wine is to be discovered and explored, and the world of mass, FMCG consumerism, where wine provenance is of less interest than price and convenience of acquisition.
These spheres are converging as consumers demand wines that are accessible and affordable, without compromising quality.
Rascallion Wines challenges the conventions of creating and selling wine brands to fulfil this need.
Rascallion will craft wine blends that demonstrate the depth and variety of South Africa’s wine possibilities, coupled with arresting designs, and progressive and engaging Social Media presence.
Working with a variety of winemakers and winemaking teams, Rascallion will release a series of wines each year that are reflective of consumer’s needs and demands in the various markets of operation.
Customers will also be able to commission wines from the Rascallion stable to their own specifications and requirements.
Sounds, sight, touch, smell, and taste physically link us to the world around us. How we articulate these senses and link them via our emotional needs and wants defines who we are.
The link between our physical and emotional worlds will be explored by Rascallion, creating wines that explore these links and engage one's senses.