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Calcrete–beyond the valley of Chardonnay

Calcrete–beyond the valley of Chardonnay

You might not ever have heard the word Calcrete  before but you are bound to hear more in the future.It is a kind of soil in which magnificent Chardonnay grapes are grown..It defines an area where broken shale rock with ancient petrified maritime deposits adds...

Classic Roodeberg Reserve and succulent pork neck braai

Classic Roodeberg Reserve and succulent pork neck braai

  Summer is a time for sharing cherished moments with loved ones around the braai – a true South African tradition just like beloved Roodeberg.   This legendary wine has been bringing friends and families together for over seven decades with a lifetime of...

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...

Boplaas Colheita 2007 a Champion everywhere

Boplaas Colheita 2007 a Champion everywhere

BOPLAAS TAKES HIGHEST HONOURS FOR A PORT WINE AT MICHELANGELO AWARDS   Family-owned winery Boplaas has claimed the highest award for a port wine and only Platinum medal for the style at this year’s Michelangelo International Wine and Spirit Awards. Underscoring...

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...

ABSA Top Ten Pinotage Winners 2023

ABSA Top Ten Pinotage Winners 2023

The spotlight shines brightly on the world of South African winemaking as the results of the much-anticipated 2023 Absa Top 10 Pinotage Awards are unveiled..This year's competition marks a significant milestone, celebrating over 26 years of honouring the finest...

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....

Wine of the Week–Glenwood Chardonnay 2023

Wine of the Week–Glenwood Chardonnay 2023

In the beautiful Franschhoek Valley, where some of our country's finest Chardonnays are made, Glenwood  have made sure that their’s is a name always mentioned in the top few. They make 3 magnificent Chardonnays, two of which are wooded and have spent time in barrels...

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...

Delicious First release of Boplaas Alvarinho 2023

Delicious First release of Boplaas Alvarinho 2023

  Boplaas Family Vineyards has unveiled its maiden vintage Alvarinho. A South African specialist of Portuguese varieties, Boplaas planted the white wine grape at its Calitzdorp farm where the drier, warmer climate ensures top quality.   On the palate you...

Superb Meerlust Red 2020 now available

Superb Meerlust Red 2020 now available

  Meerlust has a long-standing commitment to crafting excellent wines, some of the best in our country. In 1985, the estate introduced its inaugural Meerlust Red, which marked the momentous declassification of its flagship Rubicon wine. Over the years, the...

Superb Le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon triumphs at Decanter 2023

Superb Le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon triumphs at Decanter 2023

The Le Riche Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 has been awarded a prestigious ‘Best in Show’ (97 points), the ultimate accolade attributed to the 50 best wines at the esteemed Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) in London, reaffirming Le Riche’s reputation as a producer...