Friday, 19 January, 2018

Oldenburg Syrah 2014 good with Ina Paarman’s Orange Duck

I drove out to Oldenburg Vineyards yesterday in a most brilliant Cape summer’s afternoon. It is the most beautiful place, surrounded by the Alpine Stellenbosch mountains, little wonder that such truly great wines are made here. The range of wines is mainly single variety red and white wines and a sublime red blend called Rhodium.
Michael Olivier

Friday, 19 January, 2018

New momentum for wine tourism

A Memorandum of Understanding signed between Vinpro and Wesgro will give new momentum to wine tourism in South Africa through a newfound and exciting partnership.
VinPro

Friday, 19 January, 2018

Celebrate the month of love with Lanzerac Wine Estate

This month of love, Lanzerac Wine Estate invites you to spoil that special person in your life with a visit to this idyllic Estate, a romantic destination in its own right. With four exquisite Valentine's offerings to choose from, the Estate provides guests with a variety of uniquely tailored packages that are sure to delight.
Lanzerac Wine Estate

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Friday, 19 January, 2018

Wine Trends for 2018

Never in the history of SA wine have we been in such an exciting and dynamic time. We’re (quite literally) awash with wines of an all-time high quality that are also gaining long overdue international recognition. With the world in a state of constant flux, predicting future trends has never been more difficult.
Wade Bales

Friday, 19 January, 2018

Top 10 Wineries to Watch in 2018

Ten progressive wineries across the world worth watching in 2018:
Rose Murray Brown

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Friday, 19 January, 2018

Challenging season ahead for wine grape farmers in SA

The South African wine industry has reached a challenging stage in the harvest season due to the continuing drought and low water supplies in the Western Cape.
VinPro

Thursday, 18 January, 2018

World-Class Mzansi Youth Choir at the Wine Harvest Commemoration at Groot Constantia

The South African wine industry celebrates the annual Wine Harvest Commemoration on Thursday 1 February 2018 at Groot Constantia Estate, South Africa’s oldest wine producing estate.
Agri-Expo

Thursday, 18 January, 2018

SASA Newsletter

SASA held its annual general meeting on Monday 4th December in Stellenbosch.
South African Sommelier Association

Thursday, 18 January, 2018

Boplaas: Carel Nel - 40th Vintage

The onset of the new year has seen owner/cellarmaster Carel Nel starting his 40th vintage at Boplaas – backed by an excellent team, including his daughters, Margaux who did her MSc in Viticulture and Oenology, and Rozanne, marketing manager since 2005.
Boplaas

Thursday, 18 January, 2018

Pre-entries only for Simonsberg Contour MTB Stage Race

With only a couple of weeks to go before the third annual Fairtree Simonsberg Contour Stage Race, slots are filling up fast for this popular mountain bike festival of trails in the Simonsberg Conservancy on 3 and 4 February.
MTB SA

Wednesday, 17 January, 2018

Roger Jones puts South African sparkling up against the world

Roger Jones reports from South Africa on the sparkling wine competition he set up that pitted local sparklers up against the best of the rest of the world.
thebuyer.net, Roger Jones

Wednesday, 17 January, 2018

New identity for Waterkloof’s False Bay wine range

Each wine tells its own unique story, now with a new look
False Bay Vineyards

Wednesday, 17 January, 2018

Win a wine course courtesy of The Private Hotel School

The Private Hotel School – regarded as one of the country’s most sought-after hotel schools – is offering the chance to win a full-day wine course at its campuses in Stellenbosch and Johannesburg.
The Private Hotel School

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Wednesday, 17 January, 2018

New Vines for Hot Climes

Graham Howe looks at the trend to tastings which focus on drought-resistant Mediterranean varieties suited to hot and dry climates - and waterwise viticulture.
Graham Howe

Wednesday, 17 January, 2018

Duimpie Bayly: #SAWINELEGENDS

“I was the smallest guy in the hostel in boarding school,” says Duimpie Bayly. “That’s where I got my nickname: Duimpie means ‘small thumb’.” And he’s never been called anything else since. I ask him what it says on his many awards or what was used in his professional capacity. The answer is of course, Duimpie Bayly. He says there may be a ‘Francis’, his birth name, on some documents somewhere.
WOSA Blog, Malu Lambert

Tuesday, 16 January, 2018

De Wetshof Predicts Healthy and Quality Harvest 2018 Despite Relentless Drought

Bang on target, De Wetshof Estate in Robertson will begin harvesting grapes for the 2018 vintage in the week of 15 January.
De Wetshof Estate

Tuesday, 16 January, 2018

The Friday Night American Express Barrel Auction ...precursor to The Cape Wine Auction

Serious wine aficionados are preparing their palates and sharpening their bidding skills for the fourth annual Friday Night American Express Barrel Auction, which is set to kick off at 5.30pm on February 9 at the Tokara Delicatessen on the Tokara Wine and Olive Estate.
Cape Wine Auction

Tuesday, 16 January, 2018

Creation wishes you a star-studded 2018

Following a joyous Festive Season with visitors from far and wide joining us and expressing their appreciation, the Creation team takes pleasure in thanking them for making our little piece of paradise shine. “Here’s wishing all our supporters a glittering 2018 with many a happy wine destination,” says Creation co-owner Carolyn Martin.
Creation Wines

Tuesday, 16 January, 2018

Sprinkle some Valentine’s Love with Polkadraai & Popcorn

Stellenbosch Hills pops corks and corn during the Month of Love
Stellenbosch Hills

Tuesday, 16 January, 2018

Family Ties

Waterford Estate’s Ord and Arnold families are well known, but scattered among the staff are other interesting families. Bernie and Hendrik Engelbrecht share their story.
Waterford Estate

Monday, 15 January, 2018

Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Demi Sec 2015, perfect with Nina Timm’s Passionfruit Cheesecake Slices

Simonsig, the pioneering Stellenbosch Wine Appellation Estate, this year celebrates its 50th year as a wine producing estate. Way back, before there were hardly any wine estates bottling their own wine. Chenin Blanc and Pinotage were early bottlings. And then along came Kaapse Vonkel.
Michael Olivier

Monday, 15 January, 2018

12 Fascinating Facts About Red Wine

Here are 12 facts that will completely change the way you think about red wine.
winefolly.com

Monday, 15 January, 2018

Assessing Agritourism

Agriculture is an important South African industry, but also one of the most threatened. Does Agritourism offer respite for the farming sector challenged with politics, crime and drought?
Hein on Wine, Hein Koegelenberg

Monday, 15 January, 2018

Classical Music Concert Programme

Inspired by La Motte’s owner Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg, music lover and celebrated mezzo-soprano, classical music concerts are presented in the beautiful La Motte historic cellar, where a sociable atmosphere enhances the finest performances.
La Motte Wine Estate

Monday, 15 January, 2018

Diemersdal Private Collection Shows Class of 2016 Vintage

Despite being a self-confessed Sauvignon Blanc fanatic, Thys Louw of Diemersdal believes in the ability of Durbanville to deliver some of the finest red wines in South Africa and the world. “The roots of Durbanville viticulture and wine-making have always been firmly embedded in red wine, long before this was known as a world-class Sauvignon Blanc region,” says Thys.
Diemersdal

Monday, 15 January, 2018

Speciality tastings spice up winery experience at Avontuur Estate

Although the straight-forward enjoyment of Avontuur Estate’s award-winning wines will always be top of the list at this family-owned wine and stud farm in the Helderberg region of Stellenbosch, the team in the tasting room love to spice up the experience by offering a different wine & taste sensation every now and again.
Avontuur Estate