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Wine: Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2016 Wine of Origin: Upper Hemel en Aarde Valley Winemaker: Gordon and Nadia Newton-Johnson Background: It’s all about family at the Newton Johnson vineyards in the glorious Hemel en Aarde (Heaven and Earth)  Valley outside Hermanus! Father Dave, who is one of South Africa’s first Cape...

Wine of Origin: Overberg Winemaker: Bruce Jack Winery: The Drift Background: Bruce Jack is a formidable figure in our local wine industry having being the founder of the highly successful International brand, Flagstone Wines, in 1998. Although he is still involved with the production of Flagstone wines he has other ventures which...

Wine of Origin: Piekenierskloof Cellarmaster: Martin Lamprecht Winery: Marras Wines Background: The recent results of this years Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show once again showcased some of the Capes finest wines which included several new “kids on the block” one of which being my choice for this week’s wine, The Marras Grenache...

Earlier this month lovers of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir enjoyed our Celebration held at The Vineyard Hotel which proved once again that we have the right formula for successful wine events! We would like to thank all of you who attended and also the participating...

Wine of Origin: Calitzdorp Cellarmaster : Peter Bayly Winery: Peter Bayly Wines Background: The village of Calitzdorp in the Klein Karoo, has a certain charm for visitors exploring the Garden Route with its obligatory Church in the centre and quaint coffee shops and restaurants serving delicious home cooked...

Wine Region: Ceres Plateau Cellarmaster : Charles Hopkins Winery Location: 112 Plattekloof Road, Panorama Background: Having received some good news recently, encouraged me to open a fine white wine and in my fridge was a bottle of the De Grendel Op Die Berg Chardonnay. Chardonnay is a variety...

Wine of origin: Hemel en Aarde Winemaker: Peter Finlayson Background: Pinot Noir is known as “The Heartbreak Grape” due to its stubbornness when planted outside of its native country France! Locally grown the grape can cause two problems for the winemaker, one that the grape fails to...

May has arrived and along with it the gradual start of winter, and of course we are hoping for the winter rains that go with it for us in the Cape!...

Wine Region: Stellenbosch Winemaker: Warren Ellis Winery: Neil Ellis Wines Background:  Back in the 80’s, Neil Ellis became the Capes’ first winemaker to make and market wine under his own name. Pioneering a Burgundian approach in the Cape, he focussed on producing the best wine possible, in rented cellar...

Wine of Origin: Swartland Winery location:  Stellenbosch Winemaker: Morne Very Background:  Chenin Blanc is the white wine variety that makes an exceptionally wide range of wine styles from bone dry through to medium sweet to the moorish botrytis dessert wines. It is also proved a wonderful cultivar for...