Tasting Notes:The Protea Chenin Blanc is pale lemon in appearance. It shows aromas of fresh, crisp fruit. On the palate, you’ll find hints of pear, citrus and honeysuckle. The wine was created in a lighter, more accessible style for earlier enjoyment. -The inspiration for our brand is the protea (PROH-tee-uh). Haven’t heard of it? It’s the beloved national flower of South Africa, and comes in a dizzying diversity of sizes and colors; each blossom you spot is somehow a little more exotic and special than the last one. Kind of like our wines – and our bottles.