Yo El Rey Wines
Yo El Rey Wines was founded in 2017. I was born and raised in South Africa, and my move to London was rooted in wanting to expose myself to the exciting wine scene here in the U.K. What was meant to be a year's hiatus snowballed into seven. It's been a wild ride. I've met some incredible people and seen some amazing places, and without all of this, Yo El Rey would not exist.
Yo El Rey means "I, the King", and was inspired by a young Pablo Picasso who signed an early self-portrait with this tagline. It's become a mantra that has propelled this dream to make wine. It's a reminder to always believe in both myself and my dreams, and to never, ever give up on the journey.
My hope is that these wines are first and foremost approachable and delicious, and leave the drinker filled with a sense of freedom These wines are for people like you and me, people who dare to dream and adventure, and who live lives that are truly free. They are made to celebrate your journey, and the road you are travelling.