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Taste SA's best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay conveniently brought together for you by Wine Concepts! Now in its third 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. Guests will be...

  The holidays are finished and we hope you were spoilt by the Easter Bunny earlier this month with copious amounts of delicious goodies like wine, chocolates, biltong, olive oils etc! The long warm days are slowly coming to an end and the vineyards are resting...

"Bampfields 6 of the Best" - Our April Selection Lovely easy drinking wines from our team this month with a bottle of each. Zorgvliet Silvermyn Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Nabygelegen Lady Anna 2012 Noble Hill Syrah 2008 Paradyskloof Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Hermit on the Hill The Red Knight Syrah/Cinsaut 2009 De Krans The...

[caption id="attachment_2245" align="alignleft" width="560"] Historical Groot Constantia[/caption] South Africa’s oldest wine farm Groot Constantia,  has been around for 328 years and wine has been produced on the property without missing a vintage since 1685!!. Groot Constantia has evidence of this as bottles, pieces of bottles and...

  Far from the maddening crowd in-between Noordhoek and Fish Hoek lie the vineyards belonging to Cape Point Vineyards. Well known particularly for their Sauvignon Blanc’s and Semillons produced under the Cape Point premium range they are also the winery behind the popular Splattered Toad Sauvignon...

[caption id="attachment_2218" align="alignleft" width="560"] The unique Bouchard Finlayson cellar[/caption] The Hemel en Aarde Valley on the outskirts of Hermanus is home to a collection of top class wineries where some of South Africa’s finest Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays are produced. Contributing to this is that the...

"Bampfields 6 of the Best" - Our March Selection Lovely easy drinking wines from Mike and his team this month with a bottle of each. Gabrielskloof Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Wildekrans Caresse Marine White NV Leeuwenkuil Chenin Blanc 2012 Eikendal Merlot/Shiraz Rose 2012 Freedom Hill Pinotage 2009 Steenberg H.M.S Echo Red Blend 2010 The...

The usual heat in the Cape over the picking season over the past couple of months, with some rain added to the mix, has resulted in some speedy picking once the winemakers were happy with the correct phenolic ripeness and sugar levels of the grapes....

[caption id="attachment_2202" align="alignright" width="368"] Botanica Chenin Blanc Grapes[/caption] Chenin Blanc, the versatile white wine variety, which hails from the Anjou region in the Loire Valley in France, produces a range of styles from bone dry through to rich and sweet. Good examples include unwooded, dry to...

Blaauwklippen wine farm in Stellenbosch first planted the variety Zinfandel in 1978 (Zinfandel is an exotic and unique red cultivar which originated on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast). From this bush vine vineyard the then wine maker Walter Finlayson won the Diners Club Winemaker of the year...