After 12 vintages in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley working intimately with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Hannes Storm discovered two tiny parcels of land with particularly exceptional terroirs. The two vineyards, one in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley and the other in the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, were planted in 2008 to Pinot Noir.
Storm’s maiden Pinot Noir vintage saw the light in 2012 and, after spending 18 months in bottle, the wines were released in August 2014. Storm Vrede Chardonnay was first produced in 2015. Storm Wines brought another new addition to the family by producing their Ridge Pinot Noir in 2015 and later in 2019, their Ridge Chardonnay – both from the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge.
Storm Wines is the only producer crafting single vineyard Pinot Noirs from each of the three appellations in the Hemel-en-Aarde. Storm Wines strives to steer the purest characteristics of each vineyard site towards bottle and cork. Small production, careful viticulture, minimal intervention in the cellar and a constant nod to the Old World present the wines with distinctive personality and character.