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Golfing supremo, Ernie Els, love for red wine encouraged him back in 1999 to start a joint venture winery outside Stellenbosch, with Jean Englebrecht who at that stage was managing his families wine estate, Rust en Vrede The duo created the brand Ernie Els Wines...

De Wetshof Estate, outside Robertson, has its history dating back to 1949 and today under the ownership of larger than life wine personality Danie de Wet, they are undoubtedly one of the foremost wine producers in South Africa. It was Danie’s passion for Chardonnay which...

An invitation last week to have lunch with Bernhard and Peta Veller, owners of the lovely Nitida Cellars outside Durbanville, I knew would be special! This dynamic couple never stop at making the experience at Nitida exciting and besides producing a range of excellent wines...

  CONGRATULATIONS TO JENNIFER HOLMES AND ANDREAS SCHAAL ON WINNING OUR WOMAN'S DAY COMPETITION! This one's for the girls! Boys can enter their girls though. Competition running at Kloof Street and Newlands stores for one week only! ...

Accomplished wine maker Louis Nel has a track record of successes rather like film stars winning Oscars! Most of us who enjoy fine wine have bought a bottle or two from well known wineries such as Warwick, Hidden Valley and Lands End. But what many...

Pinotage, our very own South African wine grape variety, has had a love hate relationship amongst wine lovers. It seems that the reason some people are not fond of the variety is because they find it leaves an unpleasant, sweetish paint like pungency at the...

Despite the fact that it's cold and I am drinking my way through copious amounts of red wine, I have also been enjoying some of the new release 2011 white wines especially Sauvignon Blanc. A glass of chilled Sauvignon at the end of a busy...

Cruising down the river on a Sunday afternoon while toasting the good life with a glass or two of wine, is a highlight at the delightful Viljoensdrift wine farm outside of Robertson. The property, owned by the Viljoen brothers, Fred and Manie, borders on the...