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Wine of Origin:  Franschhoek Winery Location:  Franschhoek Winemaker: Karl Lambour Background: It was a glorious summer's day and we had been invited to experience a selection of dishes from Chef Darren Badenhorst's new menu at Grande Provence for the upcoming season. It was also an opportunity for General Manager and cellarmaster Karl...

Wine of Origin:  Stellenbosch Winery Location:  Stellenbosch Winemaker: Nico van der Merwe Background: Since 1989, Saxenburg's Buhrer family have been producing top-end wines and always with an innovative skill. This week saw the launch of another innovative wine from them called The Drunken Fowl which is a 2013 Shiraz. Made from grapes...

This is their maiden "marketing" trip to Gauteng and we're proud to be the first to introduce them to you. They source grapes from special vineyards all over the winelands. From the Swartland to Stellenbosch and as far as the Langkloof. The selection on the night...

Wine of Origin: Western Cape Winery Location: Simonsberg Winemaker: Niel Bester Background: The success of the Petit Plaisir since its first vintage (in 2010) released in Europe, and especially Denmark, has meant a demand for its local availability. This week saw the release of the 2013 on our local market and judging by...

Wine of Origin: Sondagskloof Winery Location: Hermanus Winemaker: Bartho Eksteen Background: As you approach the popular seaside town of Hermanus you will find a delightful winery called Hermanuspietersfontein. The name perhaps maybe a tongue twister but is in fact the original name for Hermanus. In 1815 Hermanus Pieters, a popular Dutch Farm School...

Wine of Origin: Hemel en Aarde Ridge Winery Location:  Hemel en Aarde, Hermanus Winemaker:  Marc van Halderen Background: Amorim Cork started its annual MCC Challenge 14 years ago which honours wine makers and producers of Cap Classique. This year saw a total of  101 entries from most of the Capes Cap...