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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...

The persistent heat, and in some areas vineyard fires, over the start of the harvest season has resulted in several areas picking earlier this year, however many wineries are reporting that what they have picked so far the results are good which is pleasing! Picking...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Cellarmaster: Nadia Barnard Background: Waterkloof is a breath-taking estate located on the road between Somerset West and Sir Lowry’s Pass. Their modern cellar and tasting room is housed in an awesome building perched on the side of the Helderberg mountain, which offers spectacular...

As 2017 gathers momentum we are welcoming back our customers who are looking well rested after the break! The kids are back at school, varsities open soon and for most of us it’s the start of the daily grind but with exciting new challenges for...

Wine of Origin: Paarl Cellarmaster: Tymen Bouma Winemakers: Johnnie Calitz and Lance Bouma Background: Amorim Cork, the world’s largest producer of cork closures for wine and sparkling wine, was instrumental in starting the annual Amorim MCC Challenge 16 years ago. The competition honours wine makers and producers of...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Winemaker: Hattingh de Villiers Background: Christian Eedes and Jacqueline Lahoud of Winemag.co.za are at it again by adding the Cape White Blend Report to their already excellent portfolio of annual wine reports. Having the term “Cape” means the wines in order to be...

Wine of Origin: Hemel en Aarde Ridge Winery Location:  Hemel en Aarde, Hermanus Winemaker: Marc van Halderen Background: The winery, Domaine des Dieux, is nestled beneath the highest mountain on the Hemel en Aarde Ridge, near Hermanus. Benefitting from the cool climate and suitable soils the first wines...

Country of Origin: Urville, France Background: Just mention the word Champagne and my eyes begin to sparkle and look for that wonderful person who is about to offer me a glass of this decadent beverage! The thought of Champagne conjures up a celebration, whether it’s a...