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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...

Wine of Origin: Western Cape Winemaker: Pierre de Klerk Cellarmaster:  Pieter Ferreira Background:  Graham Beck Wines outside Robertson, have been at the forefront of producing quality Methode Cap Classique wines since the launch of their first Brut NV in 1991. The man who has been behind the production...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Winemaker: Edwin Grace Background: Saxenburg wine farm is a delightful family owned business outside Stellenbosch. Saxenburg can trace its history as far back as 1693 when Governor Simon van der Stel granted the land to Joachim Sax a free burger from Germany. The farm...

Wine of Origin: Simondium Winemaker: Niel Bester Background: Plaisir de Merle, located at the foothills of the Simonsberg-Paarl mountains, has established a name for itself especially with their range of premium quality red wines. Cellar master, Niel Bester, has been responsible of producing the wines for Plaisir de...

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...