The Lagoon, Walvis Bay, Namibia
 

 White Wine List at The Raft

 

Sauvignon Blanc

 

750ml

"Walker Bay Sauvignon Blanc"

from The Tokara Estate

A lean, racy Sauvignon Blanc with ozone top notes smacking of the sea, complemented by knife edge acidity and a long, elegant finish. Highly recommended with sunshine and Oysters!

 

"Life from Stone"

from The Springfield Estate

A striking & individual wine from the stoniest soil of this hightly regarded esate. Exciting notes of a concentrated bell pepper/gunpowder pungenc contrast with the exuberant freshness of a squeaky acidid edge setting up sharp, clean flavours, along with some gentler tropical notes smoothing the zesty finish. Absolutely scrummy!

 

 "Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc"

from the Diemersdal Estate

A noteworthy and delicious Sauvignon Blanc created by a team with a particular fascination for sauvignon which has lead them to receive many top wine awards and SGS organic status. Of particular note in this fine example is the Lemongrass and Fynbos presenting trademark minerality and a racy acidity that makes it such a good food partner.

Only available from a few selected restaurants in Namibia!

 

 


 

Fleur du Cap Sauvignon Blanc - Unfiltered

Deep, sleek aromas and a brilliant mineral intensity have earned the 2009 a rere, full 5 stars from John Platter. With even greater poise then previous years this superb wine thrills with mouthwatering freshness end lees enrichment.

 



L'Ormarins Sauvignon Blanc

This unwooded wine shows typical Sauvignon Blanc varietal characteristics, fresh & flavourful with an asparagus & green pepper aftertaste.





ATARAXIA Sauvignon Blanc

An absolute delight from Kevin Grant's small vineyard team who are experiencing outstanding success...with all three of their select wines warranting four or five stars from the big J.P.!!! - ataraxia n. a serene state of mind free from worry and preoccupation.

Grapefruit notes and a subtle minerality avoid the cliches of simple greenness & tropicality, a piercing focus yet some rich softness too-

 



Saxenburg "Private Collection" Sauvignon Blanc

Expressive and direct in pungent asparagus & ripe gooseberry mould. Full bodied with whiffs of blue gum & fruit. A bold and elegant wine suitable for any dish.

 



La Mottte Sauvignon Blanc

A fine balance between tropical flavours such as litchi & pineapple and the greener aromas of green pepper & lemon grass. Velvety soft, though refreshing, with a lingering gooseberry aftertaste.





Lutzville Sauvignon Blanc

This unwooded wine has a grassy green pepper aftertast, best served with fish.





Chenin Blanc

 


Jean Daneel Signature Chenin Blanc 2006

According to John Platter this the the "Chenin Champion" and we sincerely agree! Full bodied with baked apple and apricot flavours beautifully enhanced by the silky texture and long finish. A serious food wine - worth every one of those 41/2 stars.

 



Spier Chenin Blanc

Pale yellow in colour with green rim. Fresh and fragrant with tropical fruit & peach aromas. This elegant fruity and medium bodied wine has a very pleasant finish.




Chardonnay

 



Methode Ancienne Chardonnay

from The Springfield Estate Extreme winemaking taken to the limit with this single-vineyard Chardonnay 'inspired by ancient Burgundy'. An ultra-stylish, beautifully poised and focussed wine, that utterly belies its 14% alcohol. Made to last a lifetime and fully worthy of it - "To die for!" says The Boss!!




"Ataraxia Chardonnay"

Ataraxia - a serene state of freedom from worry and preoccupation'. The charming name for this internationally acclaimed vineyard is only surpassed by the excellng quality of their wines. An exciting, racy acidity brilliantly enlivens this finely made Chardonna, offering an elegant and precise intensity that is subtly fascinating and fully deserves the 4 start rating it gets from John Platter.

 



"Wild yeast Chardonnay"

from The Springfield Estate An unwooded, characterful wine with aromas of ripe fruit & flowers. The tropical flavours simply fold into the mouth with stunning concentration & persistence. An excellent example of a perfect Chardonnay - we highly recomment it!




"Chardonnay Reserve"

from the Diemersdal Estate

A carefully crafted example of a showy and intense, fine Chardonnay. Oak plays a big role, with roasted nut and a shortbread veneer, but a piercing citrusy lime peel focus keeps it fresh and lively. Plus....you'll only find this wine in one other restaurant in Namibia!




Spier Chardonnay

Clear and straw coloured with leesy and nutty aromas complemented by sweet melon & tropical fruit. The palate rewards with crisp acidity and a soft lingering finish.




Delheim Chardonnay

Fresh, fruity style Chardonnay with layers of ripe pineapple, melon and grapefruit. Citrus follows on the palate with good depth and a lively finish.




Lutzville Chardonnay

Baked apple and cream aromas with flavours of melon.




Viognier

A grape variety that is becoming increasingly fashionable internationally, spreading from its home in the nothern Rhone, now showing promise in South Africa.

 



arra Viognier

Just off-dry, ginger biscuit tones accompany floral/peach pip flavours giving a striking individuality, adding curves to the lavender-nuanced flavours and taking this absolute beauty to the next level. If you've never tried a Viognier, this excellent, specially selected example is perfect for an introduction!




Riesling

 



Theuniskraal Riesling

A fine dry white with soft tannins.




Nederburg Paarl Riesling

Made from shy-bearing Cafe Riesling grapes with a delicate flavour.





Blended off Dry

 



Graca

A Light and crispy off-dey wine with a very slight sparkle and a decidedly different taste.




Drostdy-Hof Extra Light

A dry, fruity, but low kilojoule white wine suitable for enjoyment at any time.




Nederburg Premier Grand Cru

A crisp, dry white with an elegant bouquet.




Fleur du Cap Natural Light

A white wine, lower in alcohol and kilojoules, made for the modern wa of life.



 
 

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If you are in Namibia you need to visit the Raft
I love the Raft,  I have been there about a dozen times over the last 2 years and always look forward to coming back.  Great staff, great manager and tonight I finally met the owner Sarah who is just lovely.   I love this place, if you are in Namibia then you need to come to the Raft, Its the best place to eat in town. I recommend it to everyone I know.  The food is excellent, the view is spectacular, its a great place to spend a night with your family or freinds.  I have been here about a dozen times over the past couple of years and always look forward to coming back.  If I had one complaint it would have to be - the Crocodile was off the menu... (sorry, but I do love the Bushmans Platter with the Crocodile)  Thank you to you all, I look forward coming back next week before returning to the UK.  David Carroll Director Purple Pear Creations Web Design Ltd UK  PS Get yourself a Facebook page so we can all like everything about the Raft... 

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We liked it so much we came back twice. -S. R. Australia

We are from California-USA, and your restaurant was a perfect end to our time in Namibia. -Joseph

Les Otaries ne font pas assez de spectacle.Superbe soirée, -Mera Switzerland

The best seafood I have ever eaten! -Natalia Czechoslovakia

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Lovely atmosphere, warm fire, friendly staff and divine food. Great to visit you in Walvis. Would love to come back one day. Thanks for excellent service. -C.W.G.

Sorry but we think you have to move your outstanding, extraordinary restaurant to another place- our home town in Austria for example. We will be back. Svelyn and Chuish

Ein lob an die gute kuche!! Wir waren sehr zufriendin G.Germany

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Have been coming here since 1 ½ years ago, when we moved to Walvis Bay Best in Southern Africa!  -Victor & Hanlé

Excellent Restaurant! The finest place we have eaten in Namibia!  A.P. UK

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We wish we lived nearer to you, so we could be regular customers. This was our first experience at your Restaurant and we will be back!  -Mike & Linda Liverpool