It’s World Champagne Day!

ITS WORLD CHAMPAGNE DAY ON FRIDAY 23RD OCTOBER 2020 SO, POP OPEN THE BOLLINGER AND CELEBRATE! Today, Friday 23rd October 2020, is World Champagne Day, a special day when champagne lovers around the world raise a toast to the beloved gift that the region of Champagne in France has given to the world. So, celebrate…

De Grendel’s Heritage – Three Centuries and Four Generations

De Grendel celebrates its 300th anniversary this year, marking three centuries of a Cape landmark whose story – and that of its fourth-generation owners, the Graaff family – is deeply woven into South Africa’s history. Renowned for its award-winning wines and its restaurant rated among the best for fine dining in South Africa and Africa,…

Make Every Day A Skyline Day

Skyline Late Harvest is a sleek, delicious and full-bodied wine that launched last year. It may no longer be the new kid on the block, but this attractive youngster continues to draw attention wherever stocked. In case you missed out on this crowd-pleaser, let’s paint the picture for you. Imagine a wine resplendent with tones…

Schalk Opperman: Quoin Rock’s new winemaker a man on a mission

“Craftsmanship in the vineyard and innovation in the cellar lead to wines that truly embody our terroir.” Quoin Rock’s wine philosophy, as well as its infrastructure, resources and willingness to expand are what appealed to its new winemaker, Schalk Opperman. Opperman’s passion for wine already started at school where he first studied about “the nectar…

Unveiling the Barista 2020 Pinotage on International Pinotage Day 2020

“Think of chocolate coated espresso coffee beans with candied cherries and butterscotch. Does this sound delicious? It is indeed. There’s so much to love about the Barista Pinotage. Have a taste and see for yourself.” These are the words of winemaker legend, Bertus Fourie, who earned himself a place in SA’s wine hall of fame…

Cape Of Good Hope Caroline Wins Best In Class At Old Mutual Trophy Show

With awards season in full swing the industry is abuzz with news on their wines. One of the latest announcements is the highly anticipated 2020 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show results, which saw Anthonij Rupert Estate’s Cape of Good Hope Caroline 2016  awarded the Best White Wine Blend in the Museum Class Category.  The results…

Preparing for International Pinotage Day on 12 October – Barista 2020 Pinotage

In the unique world of creating distinctive wines, winemaker Bertus Fourie is a legend. He earned the nickname ‘Starbucks’ for his exceptional skill in producing the coffee-flavoured Barista Pinotage. With a string of degrees in microbiology, chemistry and oenology, as well as various business qualifications, Bertus was Cellar Master and Viticulturist at Diemersfontein and later…

The magic of Zandvliet wines springs from a unique terroir

“Zandvliet is the essence of a place in time,” says Jacques Cilliers, winemaker at the eponymous Cape estate. “It is the echo of history and everchanging influence of Nature. “Fortunately for us, our vines adore it and it shows in the wine,” he adds. For many, Zandvliet is the home of Shiraz. The wine estate…

Robertson Winery Non-alcoholic Sparkling Wines

With the trend towards a healthier lifestyle and the stricter enforcement of drinking and driving laws, a new era of moderation is upon us. Enter the ‘mindful drinking’ movement started by millennials, the global trend of choosing alcohol-free or low-alcohol drinks for health and social reasons. Alcohol brands are avidly embracing this new breed of…

Franschhoek Uncorked Festival Celebrates Summer In Style

Suffering from lockdown blues? Now that we’re on Level 1 and allowed larger gatherings be sure to save the date for this year’s Franschhoek Uncorked Festival, which takes place over the weekend of 6 to 8 November. What better excuse to explore one of South Africa’s premier wine destinations, whilst uncovering a fine selection of…

De Krans Wines Excels On The Competition Front

It’s the height of the competition season for the wine industry, and De Krans Wines in Calitzdorp is no stranger to bringing home sought after accolades. Confirmation that they are still regarded as South Africa’s leading producer of port-style wines. In July the De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve 2017 was named as one of the…

I swopped my morning cup of coffee for this….

I’ve been swopping my morning coffee for a whopper of an Orange, Carrot and Ginger juice. I fill my (grown up) sippy cup with ice and then pour the pre-mixed juice in the cup to enjoy on my way to the office. Orange juice, on its own, tends to give me heartburn but mixed with…

L’Ormarins Brut Rosé NV Sparkles At Amorim Cap Classique Challenge

Anthonij Rupert Estate is delighted with the recent announcement of further acclaim for their L’Ormarins Cap Classique wines, receiving Gold at the 2020 Amorim Cap Classique Challenge. The results were announced on 30 September. The sought after accolade was awarded to the L’Ormarins Brut Rosé NV, which was also acknowledged as the Best Rosé in…

Robertson Winery Non-alcoholic Dry Sparkling Pink Competition

To celebrate their new Non-Alcoholic Dry Sparkling Pink, Robertson Winery are giving away 4x Bubbly Hampers. Each hamper is worth R2300 and contains: Golden Ice Bucket Golden Tray Robertson Winery Sparkling Pink Apron Yuppiechef Bohemia Crystal Flutes (set of 6) Robertson Winery Sparkling Pink Stopper Robertson Winery Non-Alcoholic Dry Sparkling Pink x 1 Case ENTER…

Introducing the Robertson Winery Non-alcoholic Dry Sparkling Pink

Robertson Winery have extended their popular range of Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Wines to include a new Non-Alcoholic Dry Sparkling Pink. With summer on our doorstep and the festive season around the corner, it’s the perfect time to have a glass of fizz and toast its bubbly excellence, after all it is everyone’s favourite summer sip. Just…

Delaire Graff Restaurant introduces Chef Kayla-Ann Osborn

Overlooking the Banghoek Valley and its picturesque vineyards, Delaire Graff Restaurant specialises in French-style bistro chic cuisine in an airy, double-volume space that leads outdoors onto a terrace with scenic mountain views. At the helm of this beautiful restaurant in Stellenbosch is Kayla-Ann Osborn, the new Head Chef. While Osborn was first welcomed in March,…

Middelvlei Wines’ Burgers and Beats are back!

Summer’s here and what better way to make the most of the warmer weather than with great wine, delicious food and awesome company. Look no further than Middelvlei Wines, situated in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands, with the return of their popular Burgers and Beats evenings. The first two in the series of evenings…

Groote Post releasing the 2020 Seasalter on Facebook Live

A WEST COAST STORY IN A BOTTLE Please join Groote Post’s Facebook Live Video Launch Broadcast on Wednesday 30 September at 18:00. It was with much excitement and pride that Groote Post, the historic West Coast farm owned by the Pentz family, released their limited-edition maiden Seasalter in 2015 – their flagship Sauvignon with a…