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Wine of Origin: Darling Winery Location:  Darling Winemaker: Lukas Wentzel Background: The Groote Post Vineyards bottled their first vintage in 1999 and as a result it is no wonder that they have become a formidable winery in the Darling wine district on the Capes West Coast. Looking back to their...

Wine of Origin: Western Cape Winery Location: Somerset West Winemaker: Henry Kotzé Background: The Morgenster Estate in Somerset West is well known for its highly acclaimed premium red wines. The estate boasts three ranges of wines, namely The Morgenster Estate Range, The NU Series and The Italian Collection. The latter are...

Wine of Origin: Elgin Winery Location: Stellenbosch Winemaker: Rudi Schultz Background: In 1988 Gyles and Barbara Webb of Thelema Mountain Vineyards, Stellenbosch, bottled their first wine, a Sauvignon Blanc. The wine received immediate recognition as one of the finest Sauvignon Blancs to have come from this region and the rest is history...

As 2018 gathers momentum we are welcoming back our customers who are looking well rested after the break! The kids will be back at school soon, varsities open and for most of us it’s the start of the daily grind but with exciting new challenges...

Wine: Neethlingshof Short Story Collection "Jackal’s Dance" Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Winery Location: Stellenbosch Cellarmaster: De Wet Viljoen Winemaker: Jacobus van Zyl Background: In 2009 The Neethlingshof wine estate outside Stellenbosch launched a highly successful reserve tier of wines, made exclusively from hand-picked grapes, which are named The Short Story Collection. They draw...

Schools have broken up and businesses are winding down for the year and we look forward to the well-deserved break ahead. It’s the season we look forward to having that quality time with family and friends and enjoy relaxed conversation over a good bottle or...

This month we will be hosting our ‘Finer Things in Life’ International Champagne and Sparkling Wine Affair, now in its sixteenth year, with the theme of “International Affair”on Friday 17th November at The Vineyard Hotel! From 6.00pm – 9.00pm we will be offering numerous cuvees for tasting...

Wine of Origin: Durbanville Winemaker: Etienne Louw Background: The results of the 2017 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 competition were announced earlier this month and there were some pleasant surprises in the top ten, one of them being the delicious Groot Phesantekraal Sauvignon Blanc 2017. A mere 20...

Wine of Origin: Swartland Winemaker: Emul Ross Background: No stranger to the wine world, Anthony Hamilton Russell of Hamilton Russell Vineyards, has since 1981 produced fine Burgundy style wines from his Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes grown on his property in the Hemel en Aarde Valley outside Hermanus. Countless...

Summer is almost here with the occasional chilly morning still reminding us that the variable weather of spring is not yet over. The vineyards in the Cape are now in full leaf cover and fairly soon they will start budding and the important berry formation will...