The wine takes its name from a Dragon Tree (Genus: Dracaena) given to the Port Captain of Cape Town, by a passing ship’s captain over 100 years ago, which grows above what used to be our barrel maturation cellar in the Waterfront. Our winery moved to Somerset west in 2002.The Flagstone Dragon Tree Cape Blend is our underground, revolution wine. This is the one wine in our range that we can confidently describe as a cult wine. It has been so more or less since its first release in 2000. It’s the wine the winemaking team buys more of than any other. Enough said.
What makes Dragon Tree such a successful, cult wine is the tannin structure. We earmark specific vineyards for Dragon Tree. They all have one thing in common – lots of stone and rock in the soil. We believe this contributes to a very specific tannin feel.