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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...

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...