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Tall Horse – Not Just a Tall Story

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Our best selling wine is the Tall Horse selection. Amazing quality wines at great prices! This South African estate has covered all tastes from a fresh Sauvignon Blanc to a quality Pinotage.

The story of Tall Horse begins way back in 1824 when the Sultan of Egypt presented the King of France with a giraffe as a diplomatic gift. The giraffe was sent up the Nile by boat and shipped across the Mediterranean where it landed at the port of Marseilles. Its journey continued as it was walked across the length of France until it eventually reached its destination in Paris.

Tens of thousands thronged the streets of the city to witness the astonishing scene as the towering creature arrived. The giraffe, nicknamed Tall Horse, sent off a frenzy of scientific and cultural interest. Some even say that it was the immense elegance, grace and stature that inspired the construction of the Eiffel Tower. Indeed even early couture has evidence of ‘Tall Horse’ inspired fashions.

Tall Horse wines come all the way from South Africa. The grapes grow in vineyards with near perfect conditions in the Western Cape wine lands. From the slopes of the Cape Mountains caressed by cooling sea breezes, the vines drink in the winter rainfall and bask in the long summer sunshine hours allowing fantastic ripe expression of variety and land. In fact, it is these very enviable conditions that conceived a legacy of winemaking that traces back to the late 1600’s.

Yes, the Tall Horse is a true citizen of Africa with many, many friends who, led by curiosity and fascination are surprised and delighted by the wildly approachable and fruity sensory safari that is packed into every bottle of Tall Horse Wines that make the expedition to homes all over the world.

Tall Horse – Not Just a Tall Story
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