Friday, 18 August, 2017

Victory at Sea as Vintners’ Prevail in XL Surf!

On 11 August 2017 the 18th Vintners’ Surf Classic was held in huge surf on Stilbaai point, testing the competitors’ courage and strength. It was a day of excitement and high drama – but happily concluded with everyone safe, just drained of every ounce of energy…
Vintner's Surf Classic

Friday, 18 August, 2017

It’s official…our Rosé ROCKS!

It used to be a glass (...ok, ok, bottle) of red wine that calmed the nerves and excited the senses after a long day at work, but in March 2017 this changed forever.
Diemersfontein Wines

Friday, 18 August, 2017

Extraño | Our Winner at Winemag Signature Red Blend 2017

On the 1st August 2017, the second annual Winemag Signature Red Blend Report Awards was held at Villa 47 in Cape Town, with our Fairview Extraño making us proud yet again, winning a 90 point rating by the judging panel.
Fairview

Friday, 18 August, 2017

Do Sommeliers Have to Drink Themselves to Debt?

When your friends are professional drinkers, Sunday Funday can be oddly stressful.
VinePair - Courtney Schiessl

Friday, 18 August, 2017

Your One Stop Enoteca is Now Live

Ayama Wines is known to all as a South African brand trading in wine, but we have now decided to branch out and share the magic of Ayama with people from across the globe, by launching our online shop: Ayamateca- Your One Stop Enoteca.
Ayama Wines

Friday, 18 August, 2017

The Beachhouse wines beach clean up project

It’s time to show some love to our beaches. Living on the coast means that you should already have a love for the ocean, and that you probably already know the devastation caused by plastics that find their way into the sea.
DGB (Pty) Ltd.

Friday, 18 August, 2017

All Women Team Judges find wine gems in the 2017 South African Women’s Wine Awards

The 2017 South African Women’s Wine Awards acknowledge some wine gems. The 2017 South African Women’s Wine Awards saw steady growth in several of the wine categories. On 29 June 2017, on a very crisp morning, the all-women team of judges converged on the Nietvoorbij campus in Stellenbosch.
Darling Cellars

Friday, 18 August, 2017

Zevenwacht’s 7even Rosé 2017 rocks a Double Gold

The Rosé Rocks competition, now in its third year, is South Africa’s only dedicated Rosé wine competition.
Zevenwacht Wine Estate

Thursday, 17 August, 2017

Savour the flavours of Paul Cluver Wines at the Nedbank CWG Showcase

Don’t miss out on the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) Showcase where you’ll get the opportunity to sip, sample and savour the Paul Cluver Wines set to go on auction next month. The two wines, namely the Paul Cluver "The Wagon Trail" Chardonnay and the Paul Cluver Auction Selection Pinot Noir, are guaranteed to be show stoppers.
Paul Cluver Wines

Thursday, 17 August, 2017

News from DeWaal Wines - August 2017

We are happy to announce that our 2017 Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc were bottled recently and we are looking forward to their release by September!
DeWaal Wines

Thursday, 17 August, 2017

The IBWSS Introduces Wine Industry Professionals to the Bulk Wine and Spirits Industry

Hundreds of wineries, distilleries, importers, distributors and retailers met in San Francisco for the debut of the International Bulk Wine & Spirits Show on July 26-27. In addition to presentations and workshops, the event featured more than 80 exhibitors from all over the world, who all gathered on the trade floor of the South San Francisco Convention Center to showcase their services.
IBWSS

Thursday, 17 August, 2017

Boschendal Potstill Brandy – exquisite, ambrosial, smooth, round

Good things in life are worth the wait – and Boschendal’s exquisite ambrosial elixir is the embodiment of this adage. A customary drink to complement celebratory or social occasions, Boschendal’s Potstill Brandy is the super-smooth liquor to savour at your next milestone moment.
Michael Olivier Communications

Thursday, 17 August, 2017

3 Point Plan For Choosing Wine You Really Want To Drink

What do we look for in a wine? Some people want a catchy name or pretty label, as long as it says “chardonnay.” Many prefer dry wines, while some favor sweetness in their vino. And judging by the number of fat, clunky bottles on wine store shelves, wineries think we prefer to pay more for packaging than quality on the inside.
Washington Post - Dave McIntyre

Thursday, 17 August, 2017

Michelangelo International Judges Make Case for Pinotage and Chenin Blanc

Wines made from grapes with strong South African links are receiving enthusiastic support from judges at this year's Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards, currently being judged at Longridge Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. With 28 judges from 22 countries, Michelangelo is South Africa's largest and only truly international wine competition.
Michelangelo Wine and Spirits

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Wednesday, 16 August, 2017

No such thing as “no taste” with wine

They say that even water has taste, so given the more than 500 known aromas, can wine be any different? The question is, what do we taste, where does taste come from, and how do wine aromas differ from one another?
Dain Richardson

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Wednesday, 16 August, 2017

40 Under 40: Derek Kilpin

Derek Kilpin is the right person to talk to when you need a drink. And not just any drink, a fine drink from some of the top Domaines across Europe.
Catea Lisbet Sinclair

Wednesday, 16 August, 2017

Dreaming of Siba's Kitchen: Eziko Community Cooking School

Elizma visited Eziko (a not-for-profit cooking school in Langa township) and asked the culinary students about their roots and aspirations for a career in food and wine. She also interviewed the school's founder Victor Mguqulwa, about his vision to help young people from disadvantaged communities gain the skills required to enter the Cape's prosperous hospitality industry.
Elizma Myburgh

Wednesday, 16 August, 2017

Boplaas’ SA Champion Port Wine at 2017 Nederburg Auction

Boplaas Family Vineyards outside Calitzdorp is synonymous with world-class Cape port wines and table wines produced from Portuguese varieties. This award-winning estate has both a Cape port and Portuguese red blend at this year’s Nederburg Auction.
Boplaas Family Vineyards

Wednesday, 16 August, 2017

Celebrate spring at Groote Post’s first country market of the new season on Sunday 27th August

Celebrate spring at Groote Post’s first country market of the new season On Sunday 27th August from 10h00 to 15h00.
Groote Post Winery

Wednesday, 16 August, 2017

WIN a SMEG BAR FRIDGE filled with our new Steenberg wines!

WE ARE CELEBRATING THE LAUNCH OF OUR NEW WINE RANGE... Simply read the story below and answer a question to enter! Entries close: 15 September 2017
Steenberg Vineyards

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Wednesday, 16 August, 2017

Excitement is growing for the 2017 Nederburg Auction

Buyers for this year’s Nederburg Auction were given an opportunity in early August to sample all but the rarest wines going under the hammer at the 43rd Nederburg Auction in September. Buyers and wine critics alike have been suitably impressed with the exceptional quality of the wines on offer and those wanting to bid are keeping their bidding strategies and selections a closely guarded secret.
Nederburg Auction

Tuesday, 15 August, 2017

Consol Collaborates with wine producers to promote Stellenbosch and its Quality Wines

Introducing a new glass bottle that celebrates the unparalleled quality of Cabernet wines from the Stellenbosch region – superior packaging for superior wine.
Consol Glass (Pty) Ltd

Tuesday, 15 August, 2017

Chenin Blanc’s champions revive a workhorse white

Chenin Blanc is a survivor.
San Francisco Chronicle - Matt Kettmann

Tuesday, 15 August, 2017

GVK-Siya Zama: Keeping Western Cape Wine Farms in Grape Shape

Tourists pour into the Western Cape to witness the wonders of its winelands. Not only do the wine estates that dot the Cape’s 18 picturesque wine routes produce some of the best wines in the world, they also offer unforgettable experiences.
GVK-Siya Zama Construction

Tuesday, 15 August, 2017

U.S. is Fastest Growth Market for Wine and Spirit Education Trust

Wine & Spirit Education Trust to expand U.S. presence and continue pouring bathtubs of booze.
Wine Enthusiast

Tuesday, 15 August, 2017

Bester Family Wines & Org de Rac join Forces with Chef Mynhardt Cooking Peter Veldsman

On Sunday 27 August at 11:30, chef Mynhardt Joubert will be dishing up a 5-course meal from SA food legend Peter Veldsman's latest recipe book, Wat die hart van vol is... Each dish will be paired with a Swartland wine from Bester Family Wines or Org de Rac organic wine estate.
Bester Family Wines

Tuesday, 15 August, 2017

Lanzerac Wine Estate - August 2017

Lanzerac Wine Estate - August 2017
Lanzerac Wine Estate

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Monday, 14 August, 2017

We Love Wine At Cape Gate Gears Up For Annual Wine Extravaganza

Wine lovers should diarise Friday 25 August from 17h00-21h00 and Saturday 26 August 13h00-18h00 when the 6th “We Love Wine at Capegate” festival kicks off with 25 wineries showing off their finest!
We Love Wine at Cape Gate

Monday, 14 August, 2017

Survivor Offspring performs at Sommeliers Selection

South Africa’s top sommeliers recently selected their top wines in the annual South African Sommeliers Selection Competition. This competition aims to highlight the country’s top ‘food wines’ and lists these in categories consumers can typically expect to find on a winelist.
Overhex Wines International

Monday, 14 August, 2017

New Zealand Introduces Geographical Indications for 18 of its Wine Regions

Move to protect intellectual property comes as one winery is charged with fraudulent labeling.
Wine Enthusiast, Christina Pickard

Monday, 14 August, 2017

Avondale: What, and Why Biodynamic Preparations?

Avondale’s innovative promotion of the Biodynamic Planting Calendar through our Luna Taste Test and our Biodynamic Luncheons have shown proprietor Johnathan Grieve just how many people are interested in how Biodynamic farming works. He explains these principles in a series of blog articles which provide an overview of the Biodynamic preparations we use.
Avondale Wine Estate

Monday, 14 August, 2017

Introducing Vriesenhof Vineyards’ refreshed range

Nestled at the foothills of the Stellenbosch Mountain is where you’ll find Vriesenhof Vineyards, home to a range of superb wines suited to any occasion. Consumers can look forward to a ‘refreshed look’ range which reflects an exciting new chapter in the already deeply rooted Vriesenhof story.
Vriesenhof Vineyards

Monday, 14 August, 2017

Drostdy Hof Unveils a New Look for its Range of Wines

Drostdy Hof has launched a new look for its range of wines. Set to be available nationwide in leading liquor retailers, the new label design invites consumers to 'share the moment' with Drostdy Hof.
Drostdy-Hof Wines

Monday, 14 August, 2017

Getting up close and personal with Avontuur’s equine stars

Although usually inaccessible to the public, Avontuur Estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, offers horse lovers one chance annually to view, photograph and in rare cases actually “meet”, some of this thoroughbred stud farm’s equine stars.
Avontuur Estate

Monday, 14 August, 2017

De Krans strikes Gold at Gold Wine Awards

De Krans Wine Cellar was recently awarded four Gold medals at the 2017 Gold Wine Awards. The medals were awarded to their De Krans Free-Run Chenin Blanc 2017, De Krans Pinotage Rosé 2017, De Krans Touriga Nacional 2016 and De Krans A Twist of Fate 2015.
De Krans Wines

Monday, 14 August, 2017

Leopards Leap announces #Words4Wine for 2017

Leopard’s Leap Wines is delighted to announce the 2017 edition of its #Words4Wine campaign as part of its sponsorship of the annual Cape Town-based Open Book Festival.
Leopards Leap

Monday, 14 August, 2017

Grande Provence chef nominated for The Best Chef Awards

Darren Badenhorst, Grande Provence ExecutiveChef,is one of just four South Africansto be nominated for The Best Chef Awards 2017.
Grande Provence