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Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Location: R44, Stellenbosch Cellarmaster: Johan Joubert Background: Kleine Zalze has been producing wine since 1695 but since Kobus Basson purchased the farm in 1996 there have been significant improvements. The cellar was modernised and the vineyards replanted with new clones. Each vineyard block is vinified independently to give...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Location: Annandale Road, Stellenbosch Winemaker: Schalk van der Westhuizen Background: Celebrating 90 years of winemaking at Alto Wine Estate this year called for a vertical tasting of older vintages at their cosy tasting room on the estate. After tasting through the red blends, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignons, we...

SERVES 4 - 6: The sage and the fennel seeds give these sausage cakes a lovely Italian flavour. You'll need: 1 kg pork mince 2 Tbs finely chopped fresh sage leaves 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg 1 tsp fennel seeds sea salt and freshly milled black pepper a knife point of cayenne 3 Granny...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Location: Stellenbosch Winemaker: Reg Holder Background: Up to the 2012 vintage, Spatzendreck, was made as a Late Harvest wine from 100 percent Chenin blanc, but a family decision led to the 2013 vintage to be made as a Natural Sweet wine using Muscat de Frontignan, Weiser Riesling and...

Our Burgundy Lover's Festival last month at The Wanderers Club in Johannesburg, proved once again that we have the right formula for successful wine events. We would like to thank all of you who attended the Jo'burg event and also the participating wine farms for...

Date: Friday 13 June 2014 Now in its fourth year, Wine Concepts’ premier Burgundy Lover’s Festival is set to be bigger and bolder as it celebrates the Capes finest Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. Hosts Wine Concepts will again stage the prestigious event at the Vineyard Hotel and Spa in...

Wine of Origin: Constantia Location: Constantia Winemaker: JD Pretorius Background: Steenberg's reputation for producing quality Sauvignon Blancs goes back to the 1995 vintage made by Nicky Versveld at Welmoed (Steenberg's cellar was not built yet) when they received a Platter 4-star rating. As a result more vineyards were planted with this cultivar...