Winemaker Kiara Scott of Brookdale Estate honoured by WineLand magazine

Kiara Scott, the talented young winemaker of Brookdale Estate in the Cape Winelands, has received recognition from WineLand magazine as one of 2021’s most promising young wine ambassadors in the South African wine industry. WineLand Media, in collaboration with ROTOCON, honoured 30 young professionals who are making their mark in the South African wine industry. The June 2021 issue of WineLand…

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,…

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…

Let’s Taste The Stars With Glen Carlou’s Blanc de Blancs Brut 2018

Gone are the days when it was only appropriate to sip a glass of bubbly at a special occasion. These days the trend is to savour it at any occasion and throughout the year – rain or shine, it’s perfect throughout the year. Adding Glen Carlou’s Blanc de Blancs Brut 2018 to your Cap Classique collection is…

A feather in the cap for Brookdale Estate Chenin Blanc 2019

Esteemed wine critic Jancis Robinson recently published ‘A South African miscellany‘, awarding a 17.5 out of 20 score to the Brookdale Chenin Blanc 2019 – effectively placing it amongst the highest rated Chenin Blancs in South Africa. ‘Powdery, fragrant honeysuckle and jasmine with sweetness of ripe white peach. Creamy, tingling, richly textured spreading all over the palate. Apricots and…

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…

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.

Raise A Toast To Groote Post’s New Brut Cap Classique

Groote Post, the historic wine farm in the Darling Hills owned by the Pentz family has released a new Brut Méthode Cap Classique – in perfect time for the festive season. We are always very excited at Groote Post when we welcome a new wine to our portfolio,” says Nick Pentz, “especially when it is…

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…

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,…

Revitalised Roodeberg Classic Rosé in full bloom for spring

Roodeberg, the cherished South African classic for over 70 years, has released the 2020 vintage of its vibrant Rosé just in time for springtime sipping. As the weather warms and our taste buds start to crave wines that are fresh and appealing, Roodeberg Classic Rosé 2020 ticks all the boxes with subtle aromas of strawberry,…