Producer Profile


Thinus's venture, Fram, is more than just a winemaking endeavor; it's a manifestation of his bold and adventurous spirit. With a commitment to exploring uncharted territories and pushing boundaries, he crafts wines that reflect his audacity and intuition. Growing grapes in the rugged terrain northwest of Clanwilliam, an area he affectionately dubs "Here be Dragons," Thinus defies convention to produce truly exceptional wines. As the founder, winemaker, and sole force behind Fram, he invites others to join him on this exhilarating journey, where risk transforms into reward with every bottle uncorked.

Where The Wines Come From

Western Cape

Natural wine production in the Western Cape of South Africa embodies a movement towards authenticity and sustainability within the region's esteemed wine industry. Embracing the rich tapestry of terroir offered by the Western Cape's diverse landscapes, natural winemakers prioritize minimal intervention in both vineyard and cellar practices. Indigenous grape varieties like Chenin Blanc and Pinotage thrive alongside international cultivars, reflecting the region's spirit of experimentation and innovation. With a commitment to organic or biodynamic farming methods and native yeast fermentation, these wines express a purity of flavor and sense of place. Vibrant acidity, nuanced aromatics, and a distinctive minerality characterize the tasting experience, while food pairing opportunities abound, from fresh seafood to hearty stews. In the glass, Western Cape natural wines offer a true reflection of the land and a testament to the artistry of low-intervention winemaking.