Jean-Vincent is well-known for making wine in central Paris from the famous Clos Monmartre vineyard. After moving to Cape Town, Jean-Vincent found old maps of the city, which showed that it was peppered with tiny vineyards. He couldn’t understand why Capetonians didn’t make use of undeveloped tracts of land to plant small, boutique vineyards and was enthusiastic when he saw the Kalk Bay plot. It’s the closest vineyard to the sea in South Africa and he recommended we plant Cabernet Franc because it could withstand the wind, salt and lack of water.