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Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

A Lesson In Sauvignon: Gateway To Summer

“Sauvignon Blanc is the gateway variety for new wine drinkers. It dominates every wine industry in the world for new and old wine drinkers”. At the annual FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 awards, Thys Louw of the Sauvignon Blanc Interest Group (SBIG) urged producers to meet the rise in demand for the variety on domestic and export markets.
Graham Howe

Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

KWV announced as Brandy Producer of the Year at International Wine and Spirit Competition

Also claims Worldwide Brandy Trophy
KWV

Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

Important Role of Sales and Marketing in Success of Diemersdal Wines

With over 8 000 various units of wine available on the South African market, this is one of the most competitive arenas in the consumer game, and a brand’s success depends on the quality of people who have to sell it to retailers and restaurants.
Diemersdal Estate

Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

New to Stellenbosch Hills…yadda yadda…bacon!

Winery deploys the ultimate ‘fan magnet’ for Biltong & Wine Tasting
Stellenbosch Hills

Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

Running the Vines at Jason's Hill

Run The Vines and Jason’s Hill has joined forces to bring you a trail run in the Breedekloof Valley. Saturday, 25 November runners can enjoy the views of the Slanghoek Mountains while doing either a 5km, 10km or 17km run.
Jason's Hill Private Cellar

Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

Durbanville Hills voted SA's best restaurant

Durbanville Hills was recently awarded the title of South Africa's Best Restaurant in Restaurant Week's Fifth Anniversary edition, having scored an impressive overall score of 9.7 out of 10 for its delectable menu and pristine service.
Durbanville Hills Cellar

Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

Asara’s PureGin festival and news from the estate

Welcome to Asara’s first monthly newsletter - we hope you enjoy it! This month we are excited to introduce the PureGin festival that’s taking place in December, and to share news and stories from the estate.
Asara Wine Estate & Hotel

Monday, 20 November, 2017

Diemersdal Dry-land Vines Hold Promise of Bumper Crop Despite SA Drought

The dry conditions experienced by the Cape winelands over the past few years has reached crisis-proportions in some regions, with predictions of a far lower grape crop for 2018. Yet in certain areas of the Western Cape, vineyards are showing exceptionally rigorous growth.
Diemersdal Estate

Monday, 20 November, 2017

Unveiling South Africa’s First-Of-A-Kind Concept, The Healing Hub

Cape Town, Somerset West – 300 guests gathered for the official launch of Life Retreat and Spiral Aloe Medical Spa’s first of its kind concept; ‘The Healing Hub,' at Lourensford Wine Estate, on Saturday 3 November 2017.
Lourensford Wine Estate

Monday, 20 November, 2017

Kunjani Wines

Kunjani Wines was conceptualised in 2011 when a chance encounter between a German Entrepreneur (Paul Barth) and a South African Businesswoman (Pia Watermeyer) birthed a vision for a cross-continental wine.
Kunjani Wines

Monday, 20 November, 2017

2018 Platter’s Five-Star Award For Muratie Ansela Van De Caab 2013

A Dream Becomes Reality
Muratie Estate

Monday, 20 November, 2017

Feted new wave of wine makers have a zest for storytelling

Much has been written lately about South Africa's New Wave winemakers, with a couple of articles on Jancis Robinson’s website in the past week alone (and literally hundreds of thoughtfully assembled tasting notes available to purple pages subscribers).
winewizard.co.za, Michael Fridjhon

Friday, 17 November, 2017

Bloemcool Tinto Fino Tempranillo | Our 2nd Vintage Now Available!

Today we are celebrating this robust, flavourful grape with the release of our new vintage of Bloemcool Tinto Fino Tempranillo 2014 – a wine that sold out as quickly as it hit our Tasting Room last year!
Fairview

Friday, 17 November, 2017

Steenberg Stately Red 2015 great with Nina Timm’s Fried Liver with Rich Onion Gravy

Once in the cellar, under the care of Winemaker JD Pretorius, the grapes are separately vinified and later blended. Pump-overs for gentle extraction of colour and tannins took place three times a day.
Michael Olivier ‏Communications

Friday, 17 November, 2017

L’Ormarins adds to its repertoire of premium MCC’s

You don’t need a celebration to enjoy a glass of Methodé Cap Classique (MCC), and the latest offering from L’Ormarins is perfectly suited to any occasion. With the dominant varietal being Pinot Noir which contributes to its delicate salmon colour, the L’Ormarins Brut Classique Rosé NV is this season’s best choice when you next serve MCC to your friends or family.
Anthonij Rupert Wyne

Friday, 17 November, 2017

Nederburg Wins IWSC Trophy Again - This Time For Its II Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

The 2013 vintage of Nederburg II Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon has been awarded the coveted Warren Winiarski Trophy for the best Cabernet Sauvignon at the 2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), judged alongside equivalents from various wine producing countries.
Nederburg Wines

Friday, 17 November, 2017

Avondale: What, and Why Biodynamic Preparation BD505?

At Avondale we practise sustainable and natural viticulture in line with our ethos Terra Est Vita – ‘Soil is Life’. We know that for the land and the business to thrive, every aspect of our living system must also thrive. In everything that we do, we uphold the key principle, life and constantly create conditions conducive to its betterment. Avondale’s proprietor Johnathan Grieve explains our pr
Avondale

Friday, 17 November, 2017

Kanonkop’s Abrie Beeslaar Wins World's Best Winemaker of the Year for 3rd Time

Abrie Beeslaar, cellar master at Kanonkop Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, has been crowned International Wine Maker of the Year for the third time. The award was presented at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) gala ceremony London on 15 November.
Kanonkop Estate

Friday, 17 November, 2017

Two new board members for VinPro

The wine industry body, VinPro, welcomes two new regional directors to its board, following the company’s Annual General Meeting this week.
VinPro

Friday, 17 November, 2017

Cape White Blend Report 2017

Winemag.co.za is pleased to present the second annual Cape White Blend Report – in order to be eligible, wines had to contain a Chenin Blanc component of more than 15% and less than 85%.
winemag.co.za, Christian Eedes