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Wine of Origin: Hemel en Aarde Valley Winery Location:  Hemel en Aarde Valley, Hermanus Winemaker: Hannes Storm Background: Hamilton Russell Vineyards have made their mark by concentrating on producing premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay which are often rated by internationally respected wine aficionados to be amongst the world's finest. The 2012...

With the seasonal rush behind us and the holidays all but over we slowly ease back into our daily routine, and so we take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful and safe year ahead. In the vineyards we have seen the grapes on the...

Winding down at work and preparing for the festive season can become somewhat stressful what with last minute shopping and stocking up with food and wine. Having tasted many amazing wines this year I have selected 10 favourites that will ease you through the festive season....

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, and particularly on Stir Up Sunday, there was always a smell of baking from the kitchen in our house as my grandmother carried on the traditions of her British ancestry. It was all a slow dance to Christmas...

Time moves quickly when one is busy and this has been the case for our three stores in 2014. Always striving to keep our shelves stocked with intriguing wines from committed wine makers and new wineries has meant we keep on seeing our regular wine...

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...