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Background: Produced from 20-year-old Merlot vines at the foot of the Voor Paardeberg Mountain. This is a perfect position for extra sunlight which helps to eliminate any unwanted green flavours. The wine was aged on the lees for six months for extra complexity and the alcohol...

Winery: Journeys End Winemaker: Leon Esterhuizen Region: Sir Lowry’s Pass Background: Named Haystack from the practise of planting wheat in between the vineyard rows which provides extra nutrients for the soil, as well as help prevent soil erosion. The wine was fermented and matured in second and third fill Francois Frere French...

Author of Michael Olivier a restaurateur remembers, and his excellent food and wine website www.michaelolivier.co.za, offers us his recipe for his Salad of Asparagus Spears and smoked chicken breasts. You'll need 200g asparagus 4 smoked chicken breasts – thinly sliced at an angle 1 large ripe red pepper – cut...

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 are seeing the grapes on the...

While enjoying a relaxing post-New Year break at Gloria Bay between Villiersdorp and Bot River, we spent time visiting a few of the local wineries, one of them being Gabrielskloof. The winery is located a few kilometres travelling east from Bot River towards Caledon and well...

Not content with her busy day job smousing wine for several top producers in Bot River, Melissa Nelson took on the formidable challenge to make her own wine, a 100% Chardonnay Methode Cap Classique bubbly. The inspiration to make a bubbly rather than a still wine came from...

Schools have broken up, businesses are winding down for the year and soon we will be on holiday! We look forward to having that quality time with our family and friends and enjoy relaxed conversation over a good bottle or two of wine! Our twelfth annual...

With less than a week before we celebrate the joy of Christmas we find ourselves rushing around trying to finish up the last minute gifts we still have on our list to buy for family and friends. The large shopping centres offer little help at this time because...

A seemingly impossible dream for Dave Hidden of Hidden Valley was to mature a barrel of wine under the sea. The idea came to him when visiting the Cape Aghullas lighthouse close to where he had his other property at the time, Lands End vineyards....