Darling Sweet Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Darling Sweet Celebrates 10th Anniversary

This story starts with the famous Darling butter which two Swedes had started making there in 1899 and which was revered all over the country. Add to it two imaginative young men with a sweet dream and a delicious product much loved in many parts of the world today,...

Brookdale Estate releases new white vintages

Brookdale Estate releases new white vintages

    Brookdale Estate has released new vintages of the three white wines under the Brookdale label, crafted by winemaker Kiara Scott Farmer at the Rudd family’s young winery on the slopes of the Du Toitskloof Mountains outside Paarl The new releases include...

Getting to know Van Loveren Calcrete Chardonnay

Getting to know Van Loveren Calcrete Chardonnay

Situated amidst rolling hills and vineyards in the beautiful Robertson Valley, Van Loveren is a family-owned wine farm steeped in tradition and passion. Over the course of three hard-working generations, the Retief family has been cultivating exceptional grapes and...

Honouring Muratie’s heritage during the month of JUNE

Honouring Muratie’s heritage during the month of JUNE

Paying tribute to the estate’s co-founder Ansela van de Caab June is a special heritage month in Muratie's history books. It is the month in which Ansela van de Caab was emancipated from slavery, gaining her freedom to marry Laurens Campher and become one of the first...

Spoil Dad with Bruce Jack

Spoil Dad with Bruce Jack

  Happy Dad’s Day to all the dads, the not-yet dads, the stepdads, the moms who are dad, the adoptive dads, the granddads, the fur dads, and the dads who are no longer with us. Bruce Jack specialises in making little bottles of JOY, believing that wine crafted...

Fairview excels at the 2004 SA Dairy Championships

Fairview excels at the 2004 SA Dairy Championships

Fairview Cheese, one of the most recognisable dairy brands in South Africa and currently the largest producer of specialty cheeses in the country, proudly took the stage at the 2024 SA Dairy Championships to receive a total of 11 SA Champion titles for category...

GlenWood Chardonnay – Timeless Elegance

GlenWood Chardonnay – Timeless Elegance

This year marks a major milestone for GlenWood Vineyards, as it was 40 years ago that owner Alastair Wood purchased the land with a vision to produce world-class Chardonnays. Twenty-four years later his vision is still as bright, as not only has GlenWood earned global...

De Krans launches new Premium Moscato Perlé labels

De Krans launches new Premium Moscato Perlé labels

    When the De Krans team produced the first Premium White Moscato Perlé in South Africa in 2012 they couldn’t have anticipated the popularity this style of wine would achieve with the South African consumer. Following the success of the White Moscato, they...

Celebrate International Sauvignon Blanc Day 3- 5 May

Celebrate International Sauvignon Blanc Day 3- 5 May

There is much more to Sauvignon Blanc than just tropical flavours and being a bestseller. Even its name, which means ‘wild white’, creates an expectation of something different. Increasingly the choice of both the novice wine drinker as well as the sophisticated...

Tokara Rare Plant Fair postponed due to severe storms

Tokara Rare Plant Fair postponed due to severe storms

Severe weather conditions wreaking havoc in the Cape Winelands since the weekend took their toll on the extensive gardens at Tokara Wine Farm necessitating the postponement of the annual Rare Plant Fair and Autumn Open Garden.  The gale-force winds caused extensive...

Rediscovering Theuniskraal’s classic Cape Riesling

Rediscovering Theuniskraal’s classic Cape Riesling

  The Jordaan family launched the first Theuniskraal Cape Riesling in 1948, and since then it’s gained a strong following amongst Riesling enthusiasts around the world.  An everyday drinking wine, winemaker Andries Jordaan Jnr, describes it as being brilliant in...

Wine of the Week. Pongracz Rosé

Wine of the Week. Pongracz Rosé

This delicious wine, made in the same way as French champagne, is named after Desiderius Pongracz, a Hungarian count, whose influence revolutionised winemaking at the Cape in times gone by. It is made in the Cap Classique Methode and often, in blind tastings, outranks...

Drones deliver predator bugs pest control at Vergelegen

Drones deliver predator bugs pest control at Vergelegen

      High tech is being combined with ancient natural remedies at one of South Africa’s best-known wine farms, where buzzing benefactors are helping to keep the vineyards pest-free.   The target of these tiny heroes is mealybugs, which spread a...