Now shipping throughout Illinois, with instant delivery in Chicago!

Rall Red '16

Rall Wines

Rall Red '16

Donovan Rall is one of South Africa's most exciting wine producers. Craig had a chance to visit him in South Africa a couple years ago, and since then you can always find AT LEAST one of his selections on our shelves. Donovan founded his winery in 2008, starting by producing two wines, a white wine blend and a red wine blend, with fruit sourced from old vines primarily from Swartland and Stellenbosch.  

Since then, he has expanded his selection to include a few single varietal expressions.  In the winery, Donovan tries to keep things simple, fermenting with natural yeast, using his small basket press, and aging typically in older oak barrels.  Everything is produced by hand in tiny quantities from the most unique and oldest possible sites he could find.

The 2016 vintage of his flagship red is a blend of 70% Shiraz, 15% Cinsault, 8% Carignan and 7% Grenache.  While traditionally in South Africa, many wineries originally adopted the name "Shiraz," it is more relatable to the Syrah style: a mixture of both red and black fruit with savory elements; cranberry, black currant fruit on the nose and a palate that is full, juicy, bold and fresh in equal measure.  His wines keep evolving into a more elegant, finessed style from vintage to vintage.


South Africa


Producer Rall Wines
Vintage 2016
Format 750ml


3 / 5


3 / 5


4 / 5


1 / 5


4 / 5


1 / 5

In-Store Pickup

To pick up your order, visit us at our Near North location. Due to our limited storage space, orders can only be held in the store for up to 30 days after purchase. If items are not picked up after 30 days, a $10 monthly item storage fee will be charged. Any orders of 2 cases or more will be charged per case. 

Near North

Mon–Fri Noon–8 / Sat 11–7
Closed on Sunday

1167 N Howe Street
Chicago, IL 60610

Sounds good!