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….

CHAMPAGNE BOLLINGER ROSÉ – ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS FOR MOTHER’S DAY

Sunday 9th May will be Mom’s special day and she deserves an absolutely fabulous treat. So why not spoil her with a bottle of Champagne Bollinger Rosé, a highly polished, delicately fruited, perfectly balanced Rosé of great complexity and sophistication. CHAMPAGNE BOLLINGER ROSÉ The Bollinger Rosé is a blend of 62% Pinot Noir, 24% Chardonnay…

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…

Let Gåte’s Autumn Menu Take Your Senses To New Dimensions

Gåte’s Head Chef, Jack Coetzee, continues his journey of farm to plate philosophy with his soon to be released Autumn inspired menu. Using the finest locally sourced produce patrons can expect to be taken on a memorable culinary journey. Not revealing too much as it without a doubt a bucket list experience, Jack’s menu can…

Heralding The Fat Bastard Rosé 2020

Rocking Back-To-Back Double Gold medals #LoveLARGE this Valentine’s Day and enjoy FAT bastard Rosé with audaciously delicious Vanilla French Toast! FAT bastard wines are ‘tickled pink’ that their well-loved FAT bastard Rosé was honoured with a Double Gold medal, for the second year in a row, at the 2020 Rosé Rocks competition. Rosé Rocks is…

Pink Bubbles For Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be the same without roses, chocolate and of course bubbly, preferably pink bubbly. After all, nothing says romance like a glass of chilled pink bubbles, romantic for all the right reasons. It has bubbles; it’s pink; and it has soft, red fruit flavours. Here’s a selection of awesome pink bubblies to inspire…

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.

2020 DINERS CLUB WINEMAKER AND YOUNG WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR AWARDS ANNOUNCED

The winners of the 2020 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year awards were announced at a black-tie gala dinner at La Residence Hotel in Franschhoek on Saturday 21st November, with Johan Malan (Simonsig Wines) and Philip Theron (Glen Carlou) claiming top honours respectively. The Winemaker and Young Winemaker awards, focusing on quality…