Producer Profile

Nomad Wines

Pieter Kruger and Kosie Van Der Merwe own a negociant winery with operations in both Elgin, South Africa, and Mosel, Germany. This unique setup allows them to source grapes and produce wines in two distinct wine regions, each renowned for its own varietals and terroir. In Elgin, known for its cool climate, they have access to a diverse range of grape varieties, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc. Meanwhile, in Mosel, famous for its Riesling, they can take advantage of the region's steep slopes and slate soils to create high-quality wines with a distinctive character. By owning and operating in both regions, Kruger and Van Der Merwe can explore different winemaking techniques and styles while showcasing the best of each region's unique characteristics.

Where The Wines Come From


Elgin, located in the Western Cape of South Africa, is a burgeoning region for natural winemaking. With its cool climate, diverse terroir, and pioneering spirit, Elgin offers an ideal environment for producing expressive and sustainable wines. Winemakers in Elgin prioritize organic and biodynamic farming methods, cultivating a variety of grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah with minimal intervention. By eschewing chemical additives and focusing on natural fermentation, they allow the grapes to fully express the unique characteristics of the region's soils and microclimates. The resulting wines are vibrant, aromatic, and full of personality, with crisp acidity and a sense of place that reflects the cool climate and high-altitude vineyards of Elgin. From elegant Chardonnays to complex Pinot Noirs and robust Syrahs, Elgin's natural wines are a testament to the region's commitment to sustainability and quality, offering a taste of South Africa's unique wine culture with every sip.