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Winery: Neethlingshof Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Cellarmaster: De Wet Viljoen Winemaker: Monique Fourie Background: In 2009 Neethlingshof Estate introduced their reserve tier of wines, The Short Story Collection, which are made exclusively from hand-picked grapes on the Estate. Drawing attention to Neethlingshof’s rich and varied narratives, the four-limited edition...

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 2015...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Winery Location: R44 Between Stellenbosch and Somerset West Winemakers: Guy Webber and Natalie Botha Background: Stellenzicht is located on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. Their vineyards lie in the heart of a prime wine-growing area, known as the Golden Traingle, which...

What you'll need seasoned flour 4 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil 4 Tbs butter 2.5kg Lamb Shins, cut into 3cm slices 3 onions - roughly chopped 4 fat cloves garlic - finely sliced 125ml brandy 375ml red wine 3 Tbs tomato paste 3 Tbs apple or quince jelly 50ml sherry or red wine vinegar 750ml beef stock 25g...

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 12 years at the farm developed this...

Tragedy and devastation struck the Western Cape's Southern Peninsular during the first week of this month with runaway fires that raged through Cape Point, Hout Bay and the wine region of Constantia. Scores of brave firefighters both on the ground and in the air bravely...

Vineyard: Houtbaai Farm, Mc Gregor Wine of Origin: Robertson (Mc Gregor) Winery: Rooiberg Winery - (organic cellar) Cellarmaster: Andre van Dyk Background: Entrepreneur and business woman, Pat Werdmuller, purchased Houtbaai farm in Mc Gregor just over 12 years ago. The 14 ha farm was run down and she immediately set about restoring the...