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Wine of Origin: Coastal (Walker Bay, Elim and Franschhoek) Cellarmaster: Edmund Terblanche Winemaker: Michael Langehoven Background: The La Motte wine farm is situated at the gateway of the beautiful Franschhoek Valley in the Western Cape and is owned by one of South Africa’s leading mezzo-sopranos, Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg. La Motte...

It was very special seeing so many of our wine friends at our 13th annual Seductive Sauvignons Festival earlier this month at The Vineyard Hotel. Thank you for being with us and for your warm reception to the producers who were there. Many of the...

Wine of Origin: Franschhoek Winemaker: Richard Duckitt Background:  Boschendal, founded in 1685, celebrates its 330th birthday this year. To commemorate this achievement the farm has undergone many upgrades to its historic buildings and incudes their restaurants which are headed up by well-known chef Christian Campbell. A newly...

The Cape really has weather rather than a climate and on many days you can experience all four seasons in one from bucketing rain at one moment to brilliant sunshine with the air fresh and crisp and polished by the rain. And now the Cape is...

Wine: Doolhof Theseus 2011 Winery: Doolhof Wine Estate Winemaker: Gielie Beukes Region: Wellington Background: Doolhof is an intriguing wine estate nestled in the rich fertile, and beautiful valley just outside Wellington, below the start of the Bains Kloof Pass. The name Doolhof is Afrikaans for “Labyrinth”. According to Greek...

Wine: De Grendel Op Die Berg Pinot Noir 2012 Wine of Origin: Ceres Plateau Winery Location: 112 Plattekloof Road, Panorama Cellarmaster: Charles Hopkins Winemaker: Elzette du Preez Background: De Grendel is a sprawling farm on the outskirts of Durbanville owned by the Graaff family. Their winemaking team is headed up...

Wine: Pella “The Vanilla” Chenin Blanc 2013 Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Winemakers: Daniël de Waal and Kyle Zulch Background:  Daniël de Waal owner and winemaker (with the assistance of Kyle Zulch) of Super Single Vineyards produce wines under two brands namely Pella and Mount Sutherland. The Pella range...

Gourmet Magazine’s iconic 1960s publication Bouquet de France tells us that the cow is the key to the superlative food of Normandy. She is the provenance of the milk, butter, cream and cheese for which the cuisine of this northern province of France is so...