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Last month lovers of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir enjoyed our Celebration held at The Vineyard Hotel which proved once again that we have the right formula for successful wine events! We would like to thank all of you who attended and also the participating wine...

Wine of Origin: Coastal   Winery Location: Suider-Paarl   Cellarmaster: Anthony de Jager Background: Mention the name Fairview and immediately wine folk think of their excellent range of both popular easy drinking wines and to the more complex wines within their Limited release and Regional Revival Range. However not only wine...

Wine of Origin: Voor-Paardeberg Winemaker: Matthew Copeland   Background: Vondeling was established in 2001 by a group of  English businessmen, Richard Gower, Anthony Ward and managing director, Julian Johnson, who have given their investment, expertise and philosophy to this progressively run farm. The property has 40ha’s under vine...

It’s June and so we invite you to come and join us at our sixth Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Celebration, on Friday 10th June from 17.00 – 20.00 at The Vineyard Hotel, Newlands. We will have over 50 of the Cape’s top producers of the finest...

Winery: Delaire Graff Estate Winemaker: Morne Vrey Region: Stellenbosch Background:  Prescient (a Financial Services Company) and Winemag.co.za have two annual cultivar specific competitions, one concentrating on Chardonnay and the other on Cabernet Sauvignon and both are led by well-known wine writer and formidable wine taster, Christian Eedes. The...

Wine of Origin: Calitzdorp Winemaker: Margaux Nel Background: Big Daddy and owner of Boplaas, Carel Nel, handed over the responsibility of the winemaking to his daughter Margaux in 2006. Although he is still very involved with the farm’s activities, and especially when it comes to the final...

Wine of Origin: Paarl Winemaker: Corne Marais Background: General Manager and family member of Avondale, Jonathan Grieve, has, since 1999, instilled strict farming practises combining bio dynamic and organic principals to their vineyards and winemaking. It was a costly and somewhat adventurous exercise to initiate but with...

Wine of Origin: Papkuilsfontein Winemaker: Heinrich Kulsen Background:  The wine brand Earthbound (previously called Tukulu) is one of South Africa’s foremost empowerment labels and the Papkuilsfontein Vineyards are jointly owned by the large wine company Distell, a consortium of taverner’s from Gauteng and a local community trust...

The recipe for the sauce is based on one that appears in Pete Goffe Woods’s book Kitchen Cowboys, a course I did with him some time back. To cook the rib You’ll need: 2.5kg short rib of beef cut into squares Sea Salt & freshly ground black pepper 2 –...

The Easter holidays now behind us we are seeing the long warm days of summer slowly coming to an end. The vineyards are now taking a break after the earlier than usual harvest this year and, which means, we are seeing a trickle of 2016...