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The 2019 harvest has been interesting and relatively unpredictable in most areas despite most soil moisture conditions being better than last year. Despite the rains we received in 2018 it was still below average in most areas. The weather during harvest season, which started early...

Winery: Springfield Wine of Origin: Robertson Winemaker: Abrie Bruwer Background: Springfield Estate has been producing wines since 1995 and is, perhaps, most well known for their ever popular iconic Sauvignon Blanc “Life from Stone”. Brother and sister team, Abrie (winemaker) and Jeanette (marketing), are fastidious producers of their...

INGREDIENTS 250g smoked snoek [any firm-fleshed fish can be used – angelfish is very successful] 150ml sour cream 125g soft butter grated rind and juice of one lemon freshly milled black pepper 4 spring onions, green part included, well washed and chopped 2 Tbs finely chopped parsley 1 Tbs chopped capers METHOD Shred the...

February spells romance and in this issue, we have some exquisite wine offers and prizes for your loved ones! In our vineyards the persistent heat, and in some areas vineyard fires, over the start of the harvest season has resulted in several parts picking earlier this...

Winery: Overhex Wine of Origin: Swartland Winemaker: Ben Snyman Background: The Overhex brand, Survivor, was named after a Nguni cow who accidentally found her way to a farm situated in the Swartland area, by jumping truck as she passed by. She miraculously survived her injuries and today the...