In 2013, husband and wife team, Chris and Andrea Mullineux, partnered with Analjit Singh (BAS) and started the Leeu Passant winery on Analjit’s stunning Leeu Estates in Franschhoek. Leeu Passant is focused on expressing the South African landscape and climate as well as celebrating South African winemaking and viticultural heritage by working with some of the Cape’s oldest and most exciting vineyards.

The Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines partnership of Chris and Andrea Mullineux and Analjit Singh also own the Mullineux winery in Swartland. Founded in 2007 in the Swartland region of South Africa, the Mullineuxs set out with a shared vision to create fine wines that reflect the distinct terroir of the area while embracing reasoned, sustainable farming practices and modern minimalist winemaking. 

Their commitment to quality and their deep respect for the environment and their employees have earned them acclaim both nationally and internationally, and the wines from Mullineux as well as Leeu Passant have gained world-class reputation. By 2014, as the winemaker for both the wineries, Andrea was invited to join the Cape Winemakers Guild. She has been a member since and fulfilled the role as Chair of the Guild for two years during this time. Furthermore, she was awarded the 2016 International Winemaker of the Year by Wine Enthusiast and the following year, named as Tim Atkin’s 2017 South African Winemaker of the Year alongside Chris. In addition, Mullineux has been awarded South African Winery of the Year an unprecedented 5 times by the highly respected Platter’s Guide.

Beyond their winegrowing endeavours, Andrea & Chris actively support initiatives focused on preserving biodiversity by promoting sustainable farming and business practices. They believe that a harmonious relationship with the land and the community around it is essential for producing exceptional wines while safeguarding the environment for future generations. Today, the Mullineuxs continue to push the boundaries of South African winemaking and viticulture, seeking to elevate Swartland and Franschhoek, as well as the broader Western Cape’s standing as a world-class fine wine region.