David Sadie was born and bred in the Swartland and studied Viticulture and Oenology at the University of Stellenbosch. It was here that he met his wife, Nadia, a qualified soil scientist, viticulturist and his right hand woman. David gained experience both locally in Waterford, Rustenberg and Saronsberg and internationally in New Zealand; Chateau Quinault, France; and Yves Quilleron, France). The tasting of Mediterranean cultivars and its regions made a lasting impression on his ideas and taste, and it was working abroad that gave David the confidence to grow his production to sustain a full time business.
Although his time away from the Swartland provided David with the experience and knowledge he needed, he and Nadia eventually returned to the place where it all started. This move allowed them to not only pursue their dreams of focusing on independent family projects, but also raise their two sons and future Sadie winemakers, Wilhelm Johann and Malan Jacobus. Today, David and Nadia are constantly seeking to expand and further diversify their already impressive 26-vineyard portfolio. They are also proud members of the Swartland Independent, a group of like-minded wine producers that yearn to make wines indisputably reflective of their Swartland origin.