Monday, 23 August, 2021

The Franschhoek Valley loses a giant: Sad passing of Rob Armstrong from Haut Espoir

Tributes have poured in after the sudden passing of Rob Armstrong over the weekend.

Tuesday, 17 August, 2021

What people say about - Jean Vincent Ridon, Elmarie Rabe & Petra Mayer

We are delighted to celebrate our 25th birthday this year and humbled by the very many wonderful messages of congratulation we have received.

Tuesday, 10 August, 2021

What people say about - Greg Sherwood, Fiona McDonald, Andrew Douglas & Pieter du Toit

We are very humbled by the very many wonderful messages of congratulation we have received for our 25th birthday. We are delighted to share them with you - with many more to come!

Friday, 26 February, 2021

TOP 10 WINES | Our January top selling wines

Since so many others loved & bought these wines last month, we decided to share the love with you.

Wednesday, 9 December, 2020

Meet the Winemaker - Justin Corrans from KWV on Radio Helderberg

Meet Justin Corrans, Chief Winemaker of KWV, as he chats with Johann Myburgh from Radio Helderberg in our last monthly ''Meet the Winemaker'' interview for 2020.

Wednesday, 11 March, 2020

#ReadersChoice: Your Favourite Five Wines, Events and Wineries of February

Who isn't guilty of a bit of people watching every now and again? At we do people watching a bit differently and we love seeing what you like to read, wineries you like to visit and the wines you enjoy. Here's a recap of our readers' favourite content during February. , Trudie Webb (Editor)

Wednesday, 29 January, 2020

Meet the Winemaker: Jeremy Borg from Painted Wolf Wines on Radio Helderberg

Every dog has its day. Recently, it was leader of the Painted Wolf Wines pack, Jeremy Borg's, day to tell Radio Helderberg about his love for niche wines and the rambunctious African Wild Dog. Listen to Jeremy's interview with Cathy, part of her ''Meet the Winemaker'' interview series.

Tuesday, 12 November, 2019

Out & About - Swartland, Stellenbosch and Hermanus

We went tripping through the Swartland with Eben Sadie, Babylons Peak and Lammershoek. Then up the hill at Neethlingshof to see the journey from vine to wine and a surprise vegan lunch. Always so many activities to choose from at Benguela Cove.

Monday, 11 November, 2019

Eben Sadie & The Ninja Bomber #VinoPeople

Eben Sadie is one of South Africa's icon winemakers from Sadie Family Wines. He has been farming in the Swartland for many years, and his approach to planting has changed over the years to take into account the drought and climate change., Judy Brower

Friday, 16 August, 2019

Out & About with - Francois Pienaar at Marianne | Pinotage Top 10 Awards | Old Vines Tasting at Volkskombuis | Women in Wine at Allee Bleue

Anomalous August! From two weeks of relative quietness to a sudden rush of some of the best events all year! We celebrated the dedication of the '95 to Francois Pienaar at Marianne, witnessed excellence at the Pinotage Top 10 Awards, sipped heritage with an Old Vines tasting and honoured women with the Women in Wine at Allee Bleue. - Thomas Davidson (Editor)

Tuesday, 9 July, 2019

Melanie Burke - Interview with - Camino de Santiago

We caught up with Melanie Burke, Chairman of StreetsmartSA, who recently completed the 120km pilgrimage on the Camino Francés to raise awareness and R50 000 for homeless children in South Africa. This is what she had to say on the spectacular experience... - Thomas Davidson (Editor)

Monday, 8 July, 2019

Out & About with - Chenin Congress | Distell Inter Hotel Cookoff | De Wetshof Chardonnay Experience | Old Mutual Trophy Tasting

In this week's Out and About our roving reporter witnessed the first Chenin International Congress, we tasted the finest foods at the Distell Inter Hotel Cookoff, enjoyed the De Wetshof Chardonnay Experience and sipped excellence at the Old Mutual Trophy Tasting. - Thomas Davidson (Editor)

Friday, 28 June, 2019

Dr. Hélène Nieuwoudt - Interview with - Chenin Congress

In a sidewalk cafe in the sunny hollow of Stellenbosch, Judy Brower and I met with Dr. Hélène Nieuwoudt to discuss the first International Chenin Congress which she would be attending. We spoke of all things Chenin, but also looked into what the congress might mean for the variety at home and across the globe. - Thomas Davidson (Editor)

Friday, 28 June, 2019

Out & About with - Wacky Wine Weekend I Franschhoek Wine Tram I Waterford Outing I Steenberg Excursion

In this week's Out and About we feature our own Yoliswa at the Robertson Wacky Wine Weekend, our editor's adventure on the Franschhoek Wine Tram and outings to both Waterford and Steenberg! - Thomas Davidson (Editor)

Thursday, 27 June, 2019

In Memory of Professor Eben Archer

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Professor Eben Archer, an icon of South African viticulture. His influence over our wine industry has been profound and shall endure for generations more.

Friday, 19 April, 2019

#wineforgood: Great things are done by a series of small things brought together

While it may seem small, the ripple effects of small things is extraordinary. Many wine farms are making changes in their communities with small annual events organised to raise funds to support the causes they believe in.

Thursday, 11 April, 2019

The First Lady of the South African Sommelier World

It's 2019 and hard to believe we're still seeing and celebrating firsts for women. But Esmé Groenewald's completion of the SASA (South African Sommelier Association) Level 2 Certificate, making her the first female to hold this qualification in SA, is worth celebrating and marks a shift in the sommelier and wine industry which will motivate and inspire other women to enter the field. - Trudie Webb (Editor)

Wednesday, 10 April, 2019

#wineforgood: A little mentorship goes a long way - Siwela Wines and Denzel Swarts

Siwela Wines is a South African black female owned brand producing premium quality wine and a symbol of transformation in the South African wine industry. Owner, Siwela Masoga, came to the Western Cape from Limpopo showing courage in pursuing her dreams of being part of the wine world. With some help from within the industry, she is now living her dream. - Trudie Webb (Editor)

Tuesday, 9 April, 2019

#wineforgood: The Cape Wine Auction Trustees, wineland superheroes

What do real life superheroes do? Make wine, of course. The South African wine industry has a shadowed past, but great efforts are being made to right the wrongs and uplift the lives of the individuals working in our winelands. One of the biggest success stories has been the Cape Wine Auction, which has to date raised a massive R90 million, transforming education in the winelands.

Tuesday, 2 April, 2019

#wineforgood: Pebbles Project Changing Lives

Sophia Warner, founder of the Pebbles Project, dropped a pebble into the South African Winelands in 2004, and the ripples are reaching right across the Western Cape from Citrusdal to Wellington, Somerset West, Stellenbosch and Hermanus (Hemel en Aarde) and there seems to be no stopping it.