BIG FLOWER | BOTANICA
Massachusetts native Ginny Povall purchased Stellenbosch’s Protea Heights farm in 2008, after an extensive corporate career in New York. The farm is located in Devon Valley just 10 minutes from the center of Stellenbosch and totals 21.6 hectares with 10 hectares of flowers and 5 hectares of vineyards. In the late 1940s, it was the first farm in South Africa to cultivate protea flowers and was the first to export flowers in the late 1960s. Since Ginny’s purchase, Big Flower (her estate grown label) and Botanica (made from grapes sourced from some of South Africa’s most sought-after emerging wine regions and best growers) have rapidly become icons of the new wave of South African winemaking.