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Wine of Origin:  Darling and Elgin Winery Location:  Die Bergkelder, Stellenbosch Winemaker: Pieter Badenhorst Background: The Unfiltered collection from Fleur du Cap is a range of premium wines often considered as benchmarks in the industry. Cellarmaster Andrea Freeborough (SA Women Wine maker of the Year 2010) is responsible for the overall...

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

Winery Location: Mareuil-Sur-Ay, France Chief Winemaker: Francois Domi Background: Back in 1818, Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon founded Billecart-Salmon. Since then, the small family owned House has been committed to continue the family tradition by abiding to their oath: "Give priority to quality, strive for excellence." Their entire range will...

Also spelt breyani and beryani in the Cape, Biriani is Indian of origin but has been embraced in the Cape by the Muslim community as a dish of their own. This is a generous festive dish. It was perfumed with saffron, though today, with saffron...

Wine of Origin: Breedekloof Winery Location: Rawsonville Cellarmaster: Willie Burger Background: Badsberg Wine Cellar's roots go back to November, 13, 1950 when an initial recruitment meeting was held with several families from the Rawsonville area. Later in April 1951, 18 founder members, who were concerned about increasing competition especially in the...

On Friday 21st November at The Vineyard Hotel, Wine Concepts will host their 'Finer Things in Life' Champagne Festival, now in its thirteenth year, with the theme of Ebony and Ivory! From 6.00pm - 9.00pm we will be offering over 40 cuvees for tasting from 18 premium and...

Wine of Origin:  Stellenbosch Winery Location:  Paradyskloof Winemaker: Nicky Claasens Background: Not only a legend in the rugby fraternity, but also in the wine industry is Jan Boland-Coetzee, owner and cellarmaster of Vriesenhof Vineyards. His interest in Pinot Noir started 35 years ago and since then he has been experimenting with different...

Wine of Origin: Piekenierskloof Winery Location: Citrusdal Winemaker: Roger Burton Background: This week saw the unveiling of the top 20 Chenin Blancs in the Chenin Blanc Association's annual Summer Showcase. A panel of tasters were given the task to taste through over 60 light, fresh and fruity style wines designed for the...