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The Holden Manz wine estate nestles above the Franschhoek valley between the Franschhoek and Stonybrook rivers and for its backdrop has the magnificent Franschhoek Mountain range. The farm comprises 22 hectares of fertile soils, perfect for producing excellent red wines. [caption id="attachment_1731" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Holden Manz[/caption] The...

One of the oldest and perhaps most prominent wine producers in the Cape must be Nederburg. Well known perhaps for its success in its capability to produce large volume, yet excellent quality everyday wines as well as several ranges of premium wines. The ability to...

An hour-and-a-half's drive from Cape Town is all you need to reach the delightful town of Wellington which is also surrounded by beautiful mountains and vineyards. I have over the years been pleasantly surprised with the increasing quality of the wines produced from this region...

  Michael Olivier and Michael Bampfield Duggan of M Squared are happy to announce the results of South Africa’s Wine List Awards 2012 powered by food 24 South Africa’s First Independent Wine List Awards   Head Judge Cathy Marston, Wine Writer for food24, said of the lists “It was great...

Although we are in the throes of winter and indulging in some fine reds, there have been a few lovely new white wines arriving on our shelves and especially the newly released 2012 Sauvignon Blancs.  Sauvignons vary in taste and style from the many regions where...

There are many significant wine competitions that take place annually in southern Africa. These competitions contribute significantly to up the game for wineries seeking well-deserved recognition for producing the delicious wines that we all so love to consume. Last week I attended the prize-giving luncheon...

It's the middle of winter and the country is experiencing freezing conditions from the icy winds, cold rains and snowfalls. Keeping warm is important and means wearing layers of extra clothing, snuggling under the duvet, enjoying the warmth from the log fire and preparing delicious...

Haute Cabrière is a delightful winery located on the hilly slopes overlooking the magnificent valley and bustling village of Franschhoek.  Its history dates back to 1694 when French Huguenot, Pierre Jourdan settled here having being granted the land. In 1982, the farm was acquired by Clos...

The La Motte wine farm is situated at the gateway to the beautiful Franschhoek Valley in the Western Cape. The farm is a well known producer of fine wines, recognized internationally and locally for its exceptional quality. Its history goes back to 1695 when the land...

Villiera, on the outskirts of Stellenbosch, is a thriving winery which has been producing wine since 1983 under the ownership of the dynamic and innovative Grier family. They produce a range of excellent Cap Classique, white and red wine as well as a port, and...