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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...

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...