Wine of the Week Blaauwklippen Rosé 2023

Wine of the Week Blaauwklippen Rosé 2023

When the blending components are Zinfandel (62%) and Malbec (38%) you are guaranteed of a stellar Rosé. When the producer happens to be Blaauwklippen in Stellenbosch you know this is going to be a wine everyone will be talking about. Light whole bunch pressing...

Wine of the Week–Cavalli Chardonnay 2023

Wine of the Week–Cavalli Chardonnay 2023

This totally delicious Chardonnay has just been released by Cavalli from their 2023 harvest. Lightly wooded after 10 months in oak barrels, it has a superbly fresh nose with hints of pineapple on the nose and beguiling vanilla on the palate. Superb with food--think...

Always in style– Journey’s End Brut Reserve Cap Classique

Always in style– Journey’s End Brut Reserve Cap Classique

  Journey’s End Vineyards, the boutique winery and vineyard situated on the mountain slopes above Sir Lowry’s Pass Village in the Helderberg basin, launched their first Brut Reserve in 2021 to celebrate Journey’s End’s 25th anniversary and 50 years of Cap Classique...

Introducing the Spice Route Journey Wine Range

Introducing the Spice Route Journey Wine Range

Spice Route Winery’s name recalls the ancient mariners of the 15th century who went on a journey of discovery in search of exotic spices.  Charles Back of Fairview in 1990 sailed into the uncharted waters of the Swartland and discovered an old tobacco farm with...

Perdeberg Cellar Unveils New Packaging

Perdeberg Cellar Unveils New Packaging

The popular Perdeberg range will be on shelves sporting a more elegant look. The changes include a refreshed screwcap colour option as well as an updated label design, which incorporates the cellar’s heritage. .   With a wine catering to each palate, the range...

Steenberg triumphs with 2 category winners in Platter Guide

Steenberg triumphs with 2 category winners in Platter Guide

Steenberg Vineyards, the jewel in the crown of the Constantia Wine Valley, has excelled in the 2024 Platter’s South African Wine Guide with the best White Cape Bordeaux Blend and top Semillon overall. The country’s definitive wine guide awarded top honours in the...

Everything’s coming up Rosés!

Everything’s coming up Rosés!

Rosé-lovers are spoilt for choice these days. There are now more rosés than ever before, and the days of them being exclusively sweet are long gone. Rosé wines, like those from the DURBANVILLE WINE VALLEY, are made from fruit that loves the sunshine as much as the...

SA Top 10 and Global Masters Gold for Tokara Sauvignon Blanc

SA Top 10 and Global Masters Gold for Tokara Sauvignon Blanc

  Tokara is flying the flag for South African Sauvignon Banc as a winner in this year’s prestigious SA Top 10 line up, and the only local producer to bring home Gold from the Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2023 in the UK.   The estate’s 2023 FNB Sauvignon Blanc...

Two brilliant new vintages fromEikendal

Two brilliant new vintages fromEikendal

  Those people at Eikendal certainly know what they are doing---- the latest vintages of two of their superb whites landed on my desk recently and reinforced the idea that they are making wines to make one sit up and take notice. Search them out--- you will love...

Garden Route Wines launch SUPERB new vintages and website

Garden Route Wines launch SUPERB new vintages and website

Garden Route Wines, a small range of premium, cool-climate wines, are made from Sauvignon Blanc grapes grown in the Upper Langkloof area on the foothills of the Outeniqua mountains (600 meters above sea level) and Shiraz grapes from the foothills of the Kammanassie...

Two Wines of the Week from Bonnievale

Two Wines of the Week from Bonnievale

  Judges at this year’s Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards have awarded some of the event’s highest scores to Bonnievale Winery’s The River Collection Chenin Blanc 2023 and Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2021. Each received a Double Gold...

Bellingham celebrates excellent Tim Atkin results

Bellingham celebrates excellent Tim Atkin results

      With the release of the highly esteemed 2023 Tim Atkin Report, a definitive benchmark in the world of South African wines, the Bellingham team is thrilled to unveil their long list of worthy awards and accolades.   The Bellingham Founders...