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Winery: Springfield Wine of Origin: Robertson Winemaker: Abrie Bruwer Background: Springfield Estate has been producing wines since 1995 and is, perhaps, most well known for their ever popular iconic Sauvignon Blanc “Life from Stone”. Brother and sister team, Abrie (winemaker) and Jeanette (marketing), are fastidious producers of their...

Winery: Overhex Wine of Origin: Swartland Winemaker: Ben Snyman Background: The Overhex brand, Survivor, was named after a Nguni cow who accidentally 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: Darling Winery Location:  Darling Winemaker: Lukas Wentzel Background: The Groote Post Vineyards bottled their first vintage in 1999 and as a result it is no wonder that they have become a formidable winery in the Darling wine district on the Capes West Coast. Looking back to their...

Wine of Origin: Western Cape Winery Location: Somerset West Winemaker: Henry Kotzé Background: The Morgenster Estate in Somerset West is well known for its highly acclaimed premium red wines. The estate boasts three ranges of wines, namely The Morgenster Estate Range, The NU Series and The Italian Collection. The latter are...

Wine of Origin: Elgin Winery Location: Stellenbosch Winemaker: Rudi Schultz Background: In 1988 Gyles and Barbara Webb of Thelema Mountain Vineyards, Stellenbosch, bottled their first wine, a Sauvignon Blanc. The wine received immediate recognition as one of the finest Sauvignon Blancs to have come from this region and the rest is history...

Wine: Neethlingshof Short Story Collection "Jackal’s Dance" Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Winery Location: Stellenbosch Cellarmaster: De Wet Viljoen Winemaker: Jacobus van Zyl Background: In 2009 The Neethlingshof wine estate outside Stellenbosch launched a highly successful reserve tier of wines, made exclusively from hand-picked grapes, which are named The Short Story Collection. They draw...

Wine of Origin: Durbanville Winemaker: Etienne Louw Background: The results of the 2017 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 competition were announced earlier this month and there were some pleasant surprises in the top ten, one of them being the delicious Groot Phesantekraal Sauvignon Blanc 2017. A mere 20...

Wine of Origin: Swartland Winemaker: Emul Ross Background: No stranger to the wine world, Anthony Hamilton Russell of Hamilton Russell Vineyards, has since 1981 produced fine Burgundy style wines from his Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes grown on his property in the Hemel en Aarde Valley outside Hermanus. Countless...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Winemaker: Hattingh de Villiers Background: Rivalry between wineries can actually be a lot of fun and so it is between two respected wineries namely Muratie Wine Estate and Du Toitskloof Winery. Over the past few years they have the Muratie-Du Toitskloof – Cook Off and the...