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Wine of Origin: Paarl Winemaker: Janno Briers-Louw Background:  Eenzaamheid, which is the Dutch name for solitude, was granted to its first owners in 1693. The farm was once owned by Sara Tas who later sold it to her brother Adam Tas! However it has been in the...

Wine of Origin: Coastal Region Winemaker: Antoinette van Zyl Background:  When two mates from school days met up later in life finding themselves both in the wine industry the idea of making a wine together was a given! James McKenzie of Snow Mountain Vineyards in Wellington and...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Cellarmaster: Francois Haasbroek Background:  Francois Haasbroek is no stranger when it comes to producing good wines! Having spent many successful years as Cellarmaster at the stylish Waterford Estate outside Stellenbosch where he produced a range of premium wines he made the bold decision...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Cellarmaster: Rolf Zeitvogel Background:  Blaauwklippen wine farm outside Stellenbosch first planted the variety Zinfandel in 1978 (Zinfandel is an exotic and unique red cultivar which originated on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast). Rolf Zeitvogel, Cellarmaster at Blaauwklippen, has over his 13 years at the farm...

The continual heat in the Cape during the picking season over the past couple of months, with little or no rain, has resulted in some speedy picking once the winemakers are happy with the correct phenolic ripeness and sugar levels of the grapes. Reports from...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Winemaker: Philip Costandius Background: Oldenburg Vineyards in the Banghoek Valley near Stellenbosch was purchased by Adrian Vanderspuy in 2003, and is the neighbouring farm to the farm he was born on so his life took on a full circle! Despite spending most of...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Winemaker: Sjaak Nelson Background: The vineyards on the Jordan Wine Estate form part of the Stellenbosch Kloof ravine which encompasses varying elevations on which they have planted both red and white grape varieties suited to specific sites. Besides having suitable soils the Kloof...

VICE meets up with Joe Nickell, a longtime paranormal investigator who’s been called the real-life Scully. We travel with him to Roswell, NM on the called the real-life Scully. We travel with him to Roswell, NM on the anniversary of the 1947 UFO Crash to...

VICE meets up with Joe Nickell, a longtime paranormal investigator who’s been called the real-life Scully. We travel with him to Roswell, NM on the called the real-life Scully. We travel with him to Roswell, NM on the anniversary of the 1947 UFO Crash to...

VICE meets up with Joe Nickell, a longtime paranormal investigator who’s been called the real-life Scully. We travel with him to Roswell, NM on the called the real-life Scully. We travel with him to Roswell, NM on the anniversary of the 1947 UFO Crash to...