Alan Nelson ’s childhood dream was to own a wine estate , and he has worked tirelessly to attain it. Alan studied law and for years ran a successful practice in Cape Town, enabling him to buy the historic, run-down property in Paarl , that he subsequently renamed Nelson Estate . The quality and style of Nelson Estate’s wines comes partly from the complex granite-clay soils found here, and also from the cooling Atlantic breezes, mitigating South Africa’s fierce summer heat and helping promote the delicate flavours and fresh textures that are a feature of Nelson Estate wines . Alan’s relentless pursuit of quality is shared by son Daniel, active in running the estate, and daughter Lisha, a top graduate of Stellenbosch University and one of South Africa ’s brightest rising star winemakers. Nelson Estate’s beautifully made wines are now attracting deserved attention from critics worldwide.