Caperitif is made from wine fortified by spirits, gently sweetened with the sugars of the grape, bittered by cinchona bark and flavoured with a selection of some 35 natural botanicals, including Fynbos, Kalmoes and Naartjie. The ‘ghost ingredient’ is a handcrafted, natural product made with love and care and all-natural ingredients on the Kalmoesfontein farm in the Swartland wine growing region of the Western Cape, South Africa. This is home not only to Caperitif, but also to Swaan Cape Tonic and the AA Badenhorst wines. A simple and natural production process using seasonally available botanicals creates a subtle variation from batch to batch. We celebrate this distinction by labeling each batch with an associated number, which can be traced back to the season and circumstance of harvest and production. It is a marker placed in time to celebrate the certainties of change and diversity and the natural ebb and flow of things.