Reset and rejuvenate with Franschhoek’s Mystery Weekends

In these turbulent times we find ourselves in why not treat yourself to an all-inclusive winelands getaway, where your weekend has been meticulously planned for you from check in to check out. You’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a dream, but this can be your reality. Franschhoek’s popular Mystery Weekends hold the promise of surprise,…

Stock Up With Middelvlei This Winter

With Winter knocking on our doors be sure to keep your wine collection fully stocked, especially for those cold nights when a robust red or even a white wine are guaranteed to keep the cold at bay. Middelvlei Wines in the Stellenbosch Winelands has the answer to your wine woes with their Free-Run Pinotage 2019 and Unoaked Chardonnay 2020….

Gravel Quarry and Quartz Stone – Rediscover Glen Carlou’s Magic

Reignite your wine senses to the wonders of Glen Carlou and its award-winning wine range, in particular the new release Gravel Quarry Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 and Quartz Stone Chardonnay 2020. Situated in the Simonsberg-Paarl region, the estate’s vineyard blocks encompass a variety of slopes and aspects – each nurtured according to its own unique potential, respecting the natural cycles…

Quoin Rock White Blend 2018……2021’s answer to the perfect food wine

The recently released Quoin Rock White Blend 2018 is South African’s answer to finding that perfect food wine. A blend of Sauvignon Blanc (92%) and Semillon (8%) also delivers on excellent ageing potential of up to 10 years. Not only were the grapes harvested from the estate’s vineyards in Stellenbosch, but also from their Elim…

Elgin Ridge 282 Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – Summer In A Glass

Although the wine industry is currently in a state of limbo as we await news of when alcohol sales can once again resume, we invite you to transport your imagination enjoying a glass of chilled 2017 Elgin Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 282, whilst soaking up the rays of the Summer sun.  A certified biodynamic wine co-owner…

Middelvlei’s Cinsaut Rosé 2020 – A Rosé Like No Other

Summer’s in full swing, which brings with it long lazy days. Sunset gatherings, socialising with friends at a braai  or around the pool, or simply taking advantage of the glorious weather. Summer is also synonymous with chilled white or rosé wines, and this is where Middelvlei’s Cinsaut Rosé 2020 will help to make the most…

Taste The Stars With Quoin Rock’s New Release Blanc de Blanc 2009

The Stellenbosch based wine estate, Quoin Rock has just released their maiden vintage, limited edition Blanc de Blanc 2009 Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) of which only 1 800 bottles have been produced. Sophistication in a bottle is the perfect description for this exclusive offering that happens only once every ten years from the estate.

A guaranteed refreshing summer with De Krans’ Premium Moscato Range

Never has there been a more anticipated summer than that of 2020. After the extremely challenging year, topped off by the coldest winter in a good number of years, we can already picture those long summer days with delicious food and wine. The seemingly endless hibernation will be something of the past and we will…

Middelvlei’s Cinsaut Rosé 2020 – A Rosé Like No Other

Summer’s in full swing, which brings with it long lazy days. Sunset gatherings, socialising with friends at a braai  or around the pool, or simply taking advantage of the glorious weather. Summer is also synonymous with chilled white or rosé wines, and this is where Middelvlei’s Cinsaut Rosé 2020 will help to make the most…

Van Loveren’s nature-focused Rhino Run Wines go organic

Good news for environmentally conscious wine-lovers is that South Africa’s Rhino Run Wines are now 100% organic. The change applies across the full, nature-friendly range produced by Van Loveren Vineyards and comes into effect from this year’s vintage. Organic farming principles demand the reduced chemical usage on grapes and in the vineyards and lead to…

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…

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…

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…