Friday, 22 September, 2017

Stand a chance to win while doing good!

SMS 'PEBBLES' TO 42646 to stand a chance to WIN!
Pebbles Project

Friday, 22 September, 2017

2017 Muratie - Du Toitskloof Cook-Off

Du Toitskloof emerging victorious in a pork-war to remember
Muratie

Friday, 22 September, 2017

Kanonkop Breathes Fresh Air into Older Wines with Recorking Service

In a bid to assist loyal customers to enjoy and keep its premier wines for longer, Kanonkop Wine Estate has introduced a recorking service for owners of older vintages.
Kanonkop Estate

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Friday, 22 September, 2017

Time to #tastesunshine on Sunday 24th Sept

Are you ready for the world's largest tasting of South African Wine? You too, could have a little bit of sunshine, anywhere on the planet!
Judy Brower - wine.co.za

Friday, 22 September, 2017

20 Years of Viognier! | Our Heritage Grape

This Sunday, 24th September, marks our National Heritage Day!
Fairview Wine & Cheese

Friday, 22 September, 2017

Anthonij Rupert Wyne excels in Tim Atkins report

The highly anticipated 2017 South Africa Special Report by leading UK Master of Wine Tim Atkin was published on 13 September, and Anthonij Rupert Wyne received an impressive rating of 90+ for eleven of its wines.
Anthonij Rupert Wyne

Friday, 22 September, 2017

Bouchard Finlayson appoints Chris Albrecht as winemaker

Chris Albrecht (38) has been appointed as the Winemaker at Bouchard Finlayson. His promotion follows after seven years working alongside Peter Finlayson as Assistant Winemaker. Widely recognised as South Africa’s ‘pinot pioneer’, Peter Finlayson continues to represent the brand on an executive level locally and internationally as founder of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley winery.
Bouchard Finlayson

Friday, 22 September, 2017

Diemersdal Releases Unique New World Sauvignon Blanc from Frozen Juice

In a quest for optimum tropical fruit expression in Sauvignon Blanc, Thys Louw from Diemersdal Estate has released the first South African wine from this grape variety made by fermenting grape must that had been frozen after harvesting.
Diemersdal Estate

Friday, 22 September, 2017

From picnics to gourmet treats: the Spier Farm Kitchen launches overlooking Spier’s historic Werf

The Spier Farm Kitchen offers everything visitors need to make their own tastyfarm picnics – as well as a delicious array of produce to take home. Executive Chef Lolli Heyns and her team use seasonal produce grown organically in the Werf Food Garden a stone’s throw away from the Kitchen, as well as ingredients from other trusted local suppliers, to create nutritious, farm-inspired food.
Spier

Friday, 22 September, 2017

Durbanville Hills Pinotage 2015 & Sophia Lindop’s Stuffed pork loin chops, a Braai Dish for Heritage Month

September is Heritage month and the first heritage food one thinks of is the Braai. Durbanville Hills Pinotage 2015 could be regarded as a heritage wine. Created in the late 1920s by Abraham Perold, Pinotage as an authentic South African grape and appropriate that we should celebrate it.
Durbanville Hills Cellar

Friday, 22 September, 2017

Cool-climate wines, craft beer and a country fair: Explore the Elim Wine Festival

Once a year – for one day only – the cool-climate wines of the Elim Wine Ward and surrounds come together to deliver a blast of flavours distinct to this wine-growing region. This year the Elim Wine Festival takes place on Saturday 4 November, at the Black Oystercatcher Wine Farm.
Elim Wine Festival

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Thursday, 21 September, 2017

40 Under 40: Roland Peens

Roland Peens is without a doubt the most dedicated taster at any wine event that I have ever poured for. Always immaculately dressed, his stoic air is mildly disconcerting for a poor pourer like myself. Roland has been blessed with a palate and an intimidating head for wine. It is glorious to behold.
Catea Lizabet Sinclair

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Thursday, 21 September, 2017

Greek Varieties in South Africa; Missing, and Missing a Trick

Certain grape varieties are permitted for use in wine production in South Africa. They come from around the world and are thought to work well in this climate. There are 101 of these. Then there those thought to perform best and permitted as Wines of Origin, there are nearly 90 of these.
Dave March, CWM

Thursday, 21 September, 2017

Paul Cluver Wines rates amongst Tim Atkin’s top wines

For the fifth consecutive year Paul Cluver Wines has been awarded First Growth status in leading Master of Wine, Tim Atkin’s South Africa Special Report. The latest issue was released on 13 September and no doubt created a buzz of excitement in the wine industry to see who made the grade.
Paul Cluver Wines

Thursday, 21 September, 2017

10 Creation wines excel with 91 or more in 2017 Tim Atkin Report

Creation Wines in the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge Ward of South Africa is pleased to announce that Tim Atkin (MW) has awarded no less than 10 of its wines 91 points and more in his recently published 2017 South Africa Special Report.
Creation Wines

Thursday, 21 September, 2017

Culture Meets Fine Wine at Aardklop 2017!

Known as one of the largest arts festivals within the South African space, the Aardklop National Arts Festival held annually in Potchefstroom celebrates the cultural heritage and spirit of primarily Afrikaans theatre, dance, music, cabaret and the visual arts. The 2017 festival will run from the 2nd until the 8th of October.
Backsberg Estate Cellars

Thursday, 21 September, 2017

Boplaas achieves top prices at Nederburg Auction for Fine Wine

A Port-style wine by the renowned Boplaas Family Vineyards has put this fortified style back in the spotlight after it achieved its best price to date at the 43rd Nederburg Auction near Paarl on the weekend.
Boplaas Family Vineyards

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Thursday, 21 September, 2017

SIMEI 2017: New agreements signed with Chinese and South American delegations

Castelletti (General Secretary UIV): “Important synergies for the future of the sector”
Dain Richardson

Thursday, 21 September, 2017

Zonnebloem wins Gold at international wine competition

Zonnebloem recently walked away with four medals at the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2017. Adding to the brand’s impressive list of accolades, the 2015 Zonnebloem Pinotage was awarded a Gold medal at the competition, while the 2014 Lauréat received a Silver Outstanding, and both the 2015 Zonnebloem Shiraz and 2015 Merlot took home a Silver.
Zonnebloem Wines

Thursday, 21 September, 2017

Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2017 - Celebrating 25 Vintages

We are immensely proud to announce the release of Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2017 - celebrating 25 vintages of this living legend! Author John Platter famously referred to the Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc as “South Africa’s most celebrated Sauvignon.”
Mulderbosch

Wednesday, 20 September, 2017

Cape Classics In Contention For 2017 Importer Of The Year

Cape Classics, which began as a one-person company nearly 25 years ago when South African Andre Shearer saw a gap in the US wine market for high quality South African wines, has been nominated for “Importer of the Year” in the 2017 Wine Stars Awards bestowed by Wine Enthusiast magazine.
Cape Classics

Wednesday, 20 September, 2017

Fleur du Cap strikes Gold at International Wine & Spirits Competition 2017

The Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Merlot 2014 was recently awarded a coveted Gold Award at the 2017 International Wine & Spirits Competition.
Fleur du Cap

Wednesday, 20 September, 2017

Braai Day just got a whole lot bubblier

This Heritage Day, celebrate the sensational synergy that is Graham Beck bubbly and a delectable South African favourite in honour of Heritage Day and National Braai Day.
Graham Beck Wines

Wednesday, 20 September, 2017

Top ratings for Boplaas from Tim Atkin

The quality of South African-made port-style wine was re-affirmed with the recent release of one of the year’s broadest assessments of South African wines by an international wine authority.
Boplaas Family Vineyards

Wednesday, 20 September, 2017

Marthélize Tredoux: Breakfast with Distell

This week, I along with some other wine media and industry members cracked an invite to have a sit-down with the head honchos at Distell. We had been contacted and told that SA’s largest producer-wholesaler was interested in opening up channels of communication and that they intended to make this a regular occurrence.
winemag.co.za, Marthélize Tredoux

Wednesday, 20 September, 2017

2017 Cape Classification

This is my fifth attempt to classify the Cape's best producers, an annual exercise that has stimulated considerable debate in South Africa. This is very loosely based on the 1855 Bordeaux Classification, although quality rather than price is the sole criterion I use.
Tim Atkin MW

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Wednesday, 20 September, 2017

One Million Rand Raised for Charity at the Nederburg Auction

A staggering one million rand was raised for this year’s Nederburg Auction charity beneficiary, sp(i)eel. Punters at the 43rd Nederburg Auction were treated to world-class cuisine after the main auction concluded. Before the main course was served guests generously opened their wallets during the Charity Auction, masterfully directed by Roland Peens of Wine Cellar.
Nederburg Auction