I had a couple of very nice wines this weekend.
(Not my image.) Alheit Vineyards is another one of these new South African producers similar in style and approach to Eben Sadie: they buy their grapes (typically from under-appreciated or unpopular varieties) from dry-farmed bush vineyards at (relatively) low potential alcohols and produce distinctive wines that are unmistakably New World but still restrained. Cartology is Alheit's "villiage" offering, made with grapes from a number of Western Cape vineyards. It's mostly Chenin Blanc with about 10% Semillon. Very good acidity, lots of the non-fruit aromas that one associates with Chenin and Semillon (wet wool, wax, wet rocks, etc.). Medium-bodied. Very characterful. Love it. Not cheap, but worth it. The worst thing about it is the stupid wax capsule -- there's simply no way to get it open without making a mess.
Guimaro makes mostly reds (from Mencia) in Ribeira Sacra in Northwest Spain. Finca Meixeman is one of their single-vinyard offerings. If you like Cru Beaujolais, you'll love this. Mencia has the same jovial fruitiness that Gamay has -- you wouldn't mistake the two, but the general idea is similar. This is more serious, with a decent tannic backbone a a good deal of herbalness and earthiness under the fruit. A bit more expensive than your run-of-the-mill Cru Beaujo, but still a decent enough value.
Guimaro is imported to the US by Jose Pastor Selections. I've liked most of what Jose Pastor imports, although some of it is a bit too crunchy for my tastes. Still, if you're looking for Spanish wines and you see that he imported something, it's probably worth checking out.