Husband and wife team Chris & Suzaan Alheit are the owners and winemakers at Hemel-en-Aarde based winery, Alheit Vineyards. Together they have traveled and worked around the wine regions of the world, and have a profound respect for the great wines of Europe. Their wines emulate the best old world expressions of the varietals -- elegant, refined, with just the right punch but not too heavy. Their winery is on a beautiful mountain farm on Hemel-en-Aarde ridge, and their approach to winemaking is very much minimal intervention, with no enzymes, sulfur or yeast used. The grapes undergo natural fermentation in old barrels, with no new oak used.