Bonnievale collects twin golds in France

Bonnievale collects twin golds in France

Bonnievale Wines has claimed two gold medals among the winners of the Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge that were revealed recently. The wines were The River Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2021 and Bonnievale Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2019. Delighted...

Jou Ma se Port at Boplaas Calitzdorp

Jou Ma se Port at Boplaas Calitzdorp

In My Fair Lady, Colonel Pickering says to Henry Higgins “It is positively indecent at a time like this that you do not need a glass of Port. “ My sentiments exactly. There is an old Portuguese saying—all wine would be Port if it could . Those clever Boplaas wine...

Steenberg’s fabulous reds get elegant new look

Steenberg’s fabulous reds get elegant new look

The fascinating history of Steenberg began years ago in 1682 under the tutelage of the formidable Catharina Ras, a woman whose stories would fill a modern day romance story with many a panting moment. Those days the property was called Zwaanswyk and its symbol was...

Tokara  releases French Double Gold Winner Cap Classique 2013

Tokara releases French Double Gold Winner Cap Classique 2013

Tokara, the prestigious family owned Stellenbosch wine estate, has reason to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Cap Classique with a Double Gold medal awarded in France for the new 2013 blanc de blancs vintage.Tokara’s 2013 vintage garnered 93/100 points at the Gilbert...

Boschendal scores at Decanter Awards

Boschendal scores at Decanter Awards

Boschendal Wines Stun International Judges with 12 Wines Scoring 90pts-Plus Boschendal Estate continues to take its award-winning reputation internationally, winning a Gold medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards in London for its coveted Jean le Long Prestige Cuvée...

Worthwhile cause at Nitida Durbanville

Worthwhile cause at Nitida Durbanville

To assist their staff who have been going through a really hard time with the current situation in the hospitality industry, the people at Nitida are donating 20% of all July online wine sales to alleviate the situation to help them. This will go to the staff at their...

Loxtonia cider Supreme Champion at ICC London

Loxtonia cider Supreme Champion at ICC London

So nice to see the words” Supreme Champion” next to a SA cider in the International Cider Challenge in London which is now in its 11th year and attracts entries from all over the world. Sweeping the board, Alexandra Blush Méthode Traditionelle, Loxtonia’s first bottle...

Tis the season for wine awards!

Tis the season for wine awards!

International wine competitions are vital for the wine industry. They allow everybody to be judged using a common yardstick and increase the international visibility of wines from all over the world. The international market assumes more and more importance as wine...

Diemersdal crowned Best Producer at Old Mutual

Diemersdal crowned Best Producer at Old Mutual

Competition is good; it is part of the human condition to excel and to be measured against one’s peers. Having said that, SA has some highly thought of wine competitions, but there are competitions, and there are competitions. We have one which will remain nameless in...

Kanonkop launches iconic 2018 Paul Sauer

Kanonkop launches iconic 2018 Paul Sauer

There are four or five Cape wine farms with names recognised all over the world for producing the very best wines we have to offer. One of these is definitely Kanonkop which has been instrumental in placing our red wines literally on the map everywhere. The estate is...

Glen Carlou launches new Blanc de Blancs bubbly

Glen Carlou launches new Blanc de Blancs bubbly

There are many reasons to visit Glen Carlou. First of all, The view is breath-taking right across the valley to the Paarl Mountains, the restaurant is very good and a great place to unwind , there is an  art gallery with something always worth seeing, but the main...

Some great Chenins to drink–TODAY!

Some great Chenins to drink–TODAY!

OK! So I missed Chenin Blanc Day! Forgive me! I was in Franschhoek drinking beer but that is another story. Any how it is today June 19 and there is absolutely no reason why you cannot and should not drink Chenin Blanc EVERY day of your life. I love it and it has so...

Leopard’s Leap launches classic Pardus red blend

Leopard’s Leap launches classic Pardus red blend

  Hein Koegelenberg , not only a superb rugby player in his day, an accomplished wine maker and astute businessman and the co-owner with his wife Hanneli Rupert- Koegelenberg of two major Franschhoek wineries, La Motte and Leopard’s Leap,  has had the hankering...

Chateauneuf du box? What?

Chateauneuf du box? What?

Sales of boxed wine in SA have, for the first time, exceeded wine sold in bottles. This is matched by boxed wine sales all over the globe with countries like France –nog!- showing an increase of 43% in boxed sales, the US by 53% and Canada 77%. The reasons are...

Great new Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc from Steenberg

Great new Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc from Steenberg

Evolving out of Steenberg’s original Reserve Sauvignon Blanc first produced in 1997, Steenberg The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc has grown in stature as a cool climate flagship wine, showing remarkable ageability and sense of place. The wine takes its name from Zwaanswyk...

La Motte releases two new vintages

La Motte releases two new vintages

  The French word sauvage means—guess what ?—savage, wild, somewhat untamed. Strange when the word suave means charming, elegant and confident—go figure! Anyhow in wine terms the DNA parents of Cabernet Sauvignon are Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc. The magic...

Constantia Sauvignon Blanc Route Opens

Constantia Sauvignon Blanc Route Opens

“What a good idea,” I hear you say—a wine route devoted to one variety—in this case Sauvignon Blanc. The fact that the wine route is the venerable Constantia Wine Valley makes it all that more significant.     The brand new Constantia Sauvignon Blanc Route...

Tokara XO Potstill Brandy wins Gold in London

Tokara XO Potstill Brandy wins Gold in London

          Tokara, the family owned Stellenbosch wine estate, has won international acclaim with its luxurious, hand-crafted XO Potstill Brandy bringing home a Brandy Masters 2021 Gold Medal. So what is the difference between Brandy and Cognac?...

Stellenbosch Hills unveils new vintage of 1707 White Reserve

Stellenbosch Hills unveils new vintage of 1707 White Reserve

All three cultivars that comprise the blend for the 1707 White Reserve hail from a single grower, located in the Stellenbosch Kloof area. The wine is a delicious blend of Chardonnay (70%), Semillon and Viognier, with all the components being individually matured on...