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Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Cellarmaster: PG Slabbert Winemaker: James Ochse Background: A group of us were invited to the trusted and established Panama Jacks in the Cape Town Harbour for a tasting of the new releases from Stellenbosch Hills. Cellamaster, PG Slabbert, led us through the tasting with...

Schools have broken up and businesses are winding down for the year and we look forward to the well-deserved break ahead. It’s the season we look forward to having that quality time with family and friends and enjoy relaxed conversation over a good bottle or...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Cellarmaster: Jose Condé Winemaker: Rudger van Wyk Background: Recently I received an invitation to attend an award ceremony at the beautiful Oude Nektar farm in the Jonkershoek valley outside Stellenbosch. Owner, Hans Schröder was to receive a Commendation Award from the Japanese Ministry of...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Cellarmaster: Gyles Webb Winemaker: Rudi Schultz Background: Thelema Mountain Vineyards bottled their first commercially available wines back in 1987, and has been a success story ever since keeping their first customers returning regularly to stock up as well as gaining many new followers each...

This month we will be hosting our ‘Finer Things in Life’ Champagne Festival, now in its fifteenth year, with the theme of Cats on Friday 25th November at The Vineyard Hotel! From 6.00pm – 9.00pm we will be offering over 30 cuvees for tasting from twelve...

Wine of Origin: Elgin Cellarmaster and Winemaker: Andries Burger Background: Paul Cluver Wine Estate can be traced back to 1896, and although their first bottling of wine was in 1997, they were the first to set up a wine cellar in the sought after Elgin Valley. As...

Wine: Domaine des Dieux Rose of Sharon MCC 2009 Wine of Origin: Hemel en Aarde Ridge Winery Location:  Hemel en Aarde, Hermanus Winemaker: Marc van Halderen Background: The winery, Domaine des Dieux, is nestled beneath the highest mountain on the Hemel en Aarde Ridge, near Hermanus. Benefitting from the...

Wine: Constantia Glen Three 2013 Wine of Origin: Constantia Winemaker: Justin van Wyk Background: Constantia Glen, a magnificent wine estate perched high on the upper reaches of the Constantiaberg, are known for their superb cool climate wines including their Sauvignon Blanc, a Bordeaux styled white of Sauvignon Blanc...

Summer is almost here with the occasional chilly morning still reminding us that the variable weather of spring is not yet over. The vineyards in the Cape are now in full leaf cover and fairly soon they will start budding and the important berry formation will...

Wine of Origin: Durbanville Cellarmaster: Bernhard Veller Winemaker:  Daniel Keulder Background: Winemag.co.za with sponsorship from global investment advisory company, RisCura, have an annual competition honouring top South African white wine blends of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Named Riscura White Hot Wine Awards 2016 the winning wines scoring over...