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We trust that you are enjoying the Easter break as we start to see the long warm days of summer slowly coming to an end and autumn easing in. The vineyards are now taking a break after the earlier than usual harvest this year, which...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch   Winemaker: Wynand Lategan Background: Background: Stellenbosch is perhaps the most well-known of all the wine regions and considered the wine capitol of South Africa. This university town sometimes referred to as Eikestad (oak city) due to the many magnificent oak trees that line the...

Wine of Origin: Citrusdal Winemaker: Ginny Povall Background: : 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...

This month on the 24th March we will be hosting our 3rd Celebration of Chenin Blanc and Pinotage at The Vineyard Hotel from 17.00 until 20.00. Our “Local is Lekker” festival gives wine lovers the opportunity to taste a fine selection of diverse and enticing...

Wine of Origin: Paarl Winemaker: Corne Marias Background: : General Manager and family member of Avondale, Jonathan Grieve, has, since 1999, instilled strict farming practises combing bio dynamic and organic principals to their vineyards and winemaking. It was a costly and somewhat adventurous exercise to initiate but...

Wine of Origin: Swartland Winery: Overhex  Winemaker: Ben Snyman Background: The Overhex brand, Survivor, was named after an Nguni cow who accidently found her way to a farm situated in the Swartland area, by jumping truck as she passed by. She miraculously survived her injuries and today the...

Wine of Origin: Wellington Production Manager: Francois van Niekerk Background: This week saw the announcement of the winning wines in Getaway Magazines Best Value Wines Guide. The Guide, which started in 2002, continues to offer the wine drinking public a selection of good value wines that over...

Cellarmaster: Danielle Le Roux Background: It was long overdue but having had a kind invitation from Michael Olivier to visit the Asara Wine Estate and Hotel was what was needed to refresh myself of what this beautiful estate has to offer. Asara is located on the...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Cellarmaster: Nico Grobler Background: The Swiss owned wine farm Eikendal can be found on the R44 between Somerset West and Stellenbosch and is well worth a visit even if it’s just for their wines! Since their first bottling in 1984 the farm has...

Wine of Origin: Elgin Winemaker: Callan Williams Background: Dancer, music and wine lover, Callan Williams, hung up her ballet shoes and opted for vellies and farming instead and after a stint at Elsenberg she now has her own successful wine producing business, The Garajeest. This delightful 20...