Stories with Rijk–celebrating Muratie’s Living Heritage

Stories with Rijk–celebrating Muratie’s Living Heritage

Honouring Heritage Month and frequent requests, Rijk Melck, passionate custodian of Muratie and entertaining storyteller, is starting a dedicated “Stories With Rijk” event at Muratie. He will be hosting a wine tasting and sharing the estate’s rich, centuries-old...

The Porcupine Ridge Pizzeria Challenge is back!

The Porcupine Ridge Pizzeria Challenge is back!

It’s back! The Porcupine Ridge Pizzeria Challenge returns to find out who will be crowned South Africa's favourite pizzeria in 2023, as voted for by consumers..For those who do not know, Porcupine Ridge makes some of SA's most delicious easy drinking wines ---perfect...

Fairview Red Blend a R73 joint winner with competitor at R300

Fairview Red Blend a R73 joint winner with competitor at R300

Fairview’s Goats do Roam Red 2021, the G.O.A.T (Greatest Of All Time) Red Blend has received the joint highest score (94 points) in Winemag.co.za’s Prescient Signature Red Blends Report 2023! The other winner was Ernie Els Proprietor's Blend 2018 at R300 This year’s...

Historic vines at Meerendal to make historic wine

Historic vines at Meerendal to make historic wine

50 years ago on 1 September 1973, Meerendal was officially declared as a Wine Estate together with the first 14 wine farms in South Africa to receive this privilege. The Wine of Origin Scheme came into operation on this day granting Estate Wine status to the 14 farms...

Weltevrede clinches Best of Wine Tourism World Award

Weltevrede clinches Best of Wine Tourism World Award

Nestled within the heart of South Africa's Winelands in Bonnievale, a treasure trove of wine experiences awaits at Weltevrede Wine Estate. Crowned with the coveted Best Of Wine Tourism Award for Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences, this enchanting estate invites you...

Spotlight on Theuniskraal’s pocket friendly classics

Spotlight on Theuniskraal’s pocket friendly classics

      Three great mountain ranges meet and enfold the town of Tulbagh, which lies cradled in their embrace like an infant in the crook of its mother’s elbow. The only way open is to the south, to the Breede Valley and the distant sea. Around you spectacular...

Brilliant new vintages from La Motte

Brilliant new vintages from La Motte

Luckily in wine, we can combine the uniqueness of each vintage with the reputation of the brand and for La Motte’s stalwart duo of Sauvignon Blanc and Millennium, each new vintage release comes with the reassurance provided by a legacy of quality and consistency....

Don’t miss Retro Rouge at Muratie August 26

Don’t miss Retro Rouge at Muratie August 26

While on the subjectof Muratie, are you interested in in tasting a wide range of vintage wines? Well, you won’t need to wait long. Muratie Retro Rouge Wine Festival is back! Head to Stellenbosch and join the Melck family at the farm in a “Celebration of Muratie’s Rich...

Don’t miss fabulous Arts Town Riebeek Valley August 18-20

Don’t miss fabulous Arts Town Riebeek Valley August 18-20

The eagerly anticipated ‘Solo Studios – Intimate Art Encounters’ returns to the Riebeek Valley in August with what promises to be another highlight on the cultural calendar. Seventeen artists’ studios will be open to the public over the weekend of 18 to 20 August,...

Review–Aunt Zelda’s Painting at the Milnerton Playhouse

Review–Aunt Zelda’s Painting at the Milnerton Playhouse

  I hang my head in shame! Having lived for years on the West Coast I have never set foot in the Milnerton Playhouse--although I have driven past there hundreds of times.  Last Saturday we decided to try it and went to see Aunt Zelda's Painting there. Weii, it's like...

Wines of the Week–focus on Nuy

Wines of the Week–focus on Nuy

  One cannot ignore the history of superb fortified and sweet wines made from the Muscat grape known as muscadel in South Africa. It is the wine that made Constantia famous in the courts of Europe, was written about by Jane Austen, and was asked for by Napoleon...

Creation Shines on World Stage–4th Best in the World

Creation Shines on World Stage–4th Best in the World

  The results of the World’s Best Vineyards (WBV) ratings have just been announced at a special live event in Rioja, Spain. Spectacularly placed Creation Wines has, for the fourth consecutive year, been placed among the world’s top 50 vineyards and joins a...

Celebrating 338 Years at SA’S Oldest Wine Producing Farm

Celebrating 338 Years at SA’S Oldest Wine Producing Farm

  13 July once again marked a momentous occasion for South African heritage, and in particular, wine, as it celebrated the 338th birthday of Groot Constantia, South Africa's oldest wine-producing farm -- an uninterrupted record of producing legendary wine since...