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,…

Win an exclusive chance to spend a day with the Cape Leopard Trust

… just one of five fabulous prizes in the Nitida Winery competition. Following a hugely successful competition, which was held in early June, Nitida Wine Estate has launched a second competition with bigger and better prizes than ever. Simply put, anyone who places an order for 12 bottles or more of Nitida wine, via the…

Epicurean Treats Await at the Terra del Capo Antipasti Bar

Make your way to the Terra del Capo Antipasti bar at Anthonij Rupert Estate, situated in the picturesque Franschhoek Wine Valley for the mini winelands escape you have been craving. From 1 September, visitors can once again enjoy bespoke wine tastings and freshly prepared Italian-inspired fare in this magnificent setting. Al fresco dining in the…

Middelvlei’s Free-Run Pinotage Scores Top Results In Pinotage Report

Well-known for their superb wine range, Middelvlei Wines in Stellenbosch earned further recognition this week when their Free-Run Pinotage 2018 scored an impressive 90 points in the inaugural Prescient Pinotage Report 2020. This maiden report was convened by Winemag.co.za, and this year there were 57 entries received from 33 producers. The entries were tasted blind by a three-person…

De Grendel hosts range of virtual wine tastings

Over the coming weeks, Morgan Steyn, De Grendel’s assistant winemaker, and Charles Hopkins, Cellar Master will be presenting live virtual wine tastings via Zoom. Each tasting will focus on a specific wine and grape variety in which they will share their knowledge and passion with you. Even though you may not be able to literally…

Celebrate the resumption of wine sales and WIN with Nitida!

Following its hugely successful competition, which was held in early June, Nitida Wine Estate, is launching a second competition with bigger and better prizes than ever. And it comes just in time as the country moves to level 2 of lockdown and the resumption of wine sales comes into effect. Says Nitida’s Bernhard Veller: “We…

Wine, Women and Waterkloof  

Winemaker Nadia Barnard-Langenegger is the talent and touch behind the range of Waterkloof wines which include Astraeus MCC, Circle of Life, Circumstance, Seriously Cool and False Bay & Peacock Wild Ferment. These award-winning wines are celebrated by wine enthusiasts globally with the Peacock Wild Ferment Sauvignon Blanc recently chosen by Wine of-the-Month Club (WotMC), South Africa’s…

A Twist Of Fate: A Lighter Style Red Perfect For All Year Round

A Twist of Fate, a blend between Portuguese grape varieties Tinta Barocca and Tinta Amarela, forms part of the De Krans Terroir Range. A Twist of Fate is a lighter style red wine, which is arguably comparable to a Pinot Noir in terms of style and use. The concept behind this wine was to produce a…

Looking for an “any occasion wine”?

Looking for an “any occasion wine”? Here it is… Elgin Ridge 282 Pinot Noir 2016 – perfect for any occasion South Africa is home to only a couple of certified biodynamic wine producers, and Elgin Ridge Wine Estate happens to be one of these. Situated in the picture-perfect Elgin Wine Valley, the estate owned by Brian…

It’s World Malbec Day

Today Argentina is synonymous with Malbec, having achieved a direct association with the varietal. Renowned by its diversity, high quality and elegance, it marks a constant innovation in the wine scene worldwide.

BOUCHARD FINLAYSON CALLS FOR ENTRIES IN THE TOLLMAN ART COMPETITION HERMANUS FYNARTS FESTIVAL (7 – 17 JUNE 2019)

Bouchard Finlayson is inviting entries for the 2019 Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Art Award as part of the Hermanus FynArts Festival. The Tollman family, owners of Bouchard Finlayson, has long been great supporters of the arts in South Africa and is sponsoring the competition for the sixth consecutive year. This unique national art competition awards a first prize of R20…

THIS SPORTING LOT, AT CWA

Some of the lots at this year’s Cape Wine Auction on Saturday, March 2 – sponsored by Nedbank Private Wealth.

NEW SUMMER MENU AT SWIRL…

Stellenbosch Vineyards boasting their new summer menu, in celebration of their first birthday. Here’s what Chef Livinia Plaaitjie will entice you with at Swirl.

Q&A with Vilafonte’s Mike Ratcliffe

Yes, I’ve subscribed to his newsletters.  Yes, I’ve drank his amazing wines.  Yes, I’ve had ample opportunity to meet him.  Yet, I have never managed to come face to face with this marketing and brand idol.  Here’s what he had to say about the new Vilafonté 2011 Series C Magnum and his luxury wine brand…

Meerendal Launches Farmers’ Market

Meerendal, one of the Durbanville Wine Valley’s most prestigious and popular wine estates, has announced the launch of a Farmers’ Market that will be held on the grounds of the estate on a number of Saturdays of every month, starting this weekend on Saturday, September 1, from 07:30 to 17:00. The next one will take…