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Winemaker: Martin Lamprecht Background: The grapes were sourced from a 30-year-old bushvine vineyard on the slopes of the Paardeberg. After harvesting, the grapes were de-stemmed and crushed and left for four hours to obtain maximum skin contact. Older 300-litre barrels were used for fermentation after which the wine...

Food and wine guru Michael Olivier launches our latest wine tasting podcast with a classy and elegant white wine – the 2013 Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc. John Fraser is joined in the Johannesburg Studio by journalist and broadcaster Benedicta Dube and by Corlien Morris from Wine...

Winemaker: Dewaldt Heyns Region: Tulbagh Background: Celebrating 10 vintages at Saronsberg, Dewaldt has built up a reputation for his unique approach of winemaking on this property, especially with his Rhone and Bordeaux style wines. The Rooi 2011 is a five-way blend of Bordeaux varieties and after fermentation in both open...

Start by igniting the braai! 4 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 750g minced lamb 250g minced fatty pork 1 Tbs Dijon Mustard 2 tsp chopped fresh parsley 2 tsp chopped fresh mint 2 tsp dried Oreganum ½ tsp each ground cumin and ground coriander 6 fat cloves garlic, finely chopped Sea salt...

A Valentine’s Treat. Michael Olivier introduces a classy Cape bubbly to journalist and broadcaster Benedicta Dube, Corlien Morris from Wine Concepts in the Blu Bird Centre in Johannesburg, and ZA Confidential’s John Fraser. Very nice. Click here to listen to the Podcast...

Despite the persistent heat our busy winemakers seem pleased about what is going on in the vineyards. They're abuzz with happy people noises and the clip, clip, clip of the pruning shears for the grapes picked by hand and the hum of the automated picking machines....

Living in the fast lane often finds us neglecting our loved ones and so we welcome Valentines Day to take time off and enjoy with the special person in your life. Pink is the colour of the day and so it should as it signifies the love...

Buy a bottle of Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut, Simonsig Chenin Blanc, Simonsig Sunbird or Simonsig Mr Borio Shiraz at Wine Concepts Newlands and get your entry into the box! ...

Winemaker: Andries de Klerk Region: Stellenbosch Ward:  Simonsberg Background: This grand estate is steeped in history with added French flair since 1993.Traditional and restrained wine making are reflected in their award winning wines. The Merlot 2010 is produced from vines aged between 8 and 19 years which are planted on 9.5...