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Wine of Origin: Hemel en Aarde Valley Winery Location:  Hemel en Aarde Valley, Hermanus Winemaker: Hannes Storm Background: Hamilton Russell Vineyards have made their mark by concentrating on producing premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay which are often rated by internationally respected wine aficionados to be amongst the world's finest. The 2012...

Wine of Origin:  Darling and Elgin Winery Location:  Die Bergkelder, Stellenbosch Winemaker: Pieter Badenhorst Background: The Unfiltered collection from Fleur du Cap is a range of premium wines often considered as benchmarks in the industry. Cellarmaster Andrea Freeborough (SA Women Wine maker of the Year 2010) is responsible for the overall...

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

Winery Location: Mareuil-Sur-Ay, France Chief Winemaker: Francois Domi Background: Back in 1818, Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon founded Billecart-Salmon. Since then, the small family owned House has been committed to continue the family tradition by abiding to their oath: "Give priority to quality, strive for excellence." Their entire range will...

Wine of Origin: Breedekloof Winery Location: Rawsonville Cellarmaster: Willie Burger Background: Badsberg Wine Cellar's roots go back to November, 13, 1950 when an initial recruitment meeting was held with several families from the Rawsonville area. Later in April 1951, 18 founder members, who were concerned about increasing competition especially in the...

Wine of Origin:  Stellenbosch Winery Location:  Paradyskloof Winemaker: Nicky Claasens Background: Not only a legend in the rugby fraternity, but also in the wine industry is Jan Boland-Coetzee, owner and cellarmaster of Vriesenhof Vineyards. His interest in Pinot Noir started 35 years ago and since then he has been experimenting with different...

Wine of Origin: Piekenierskloof Winery Location: Citrusdal Winemaker: Roger Burton Background: This week saw the unveiling of the top 20 Chenin Blancs in the Chenin Blanc Association's annual Summer Showcase. A panel of tasters were given the task to taste through over 60 light, fresh and fruity style wines designed for the...

Wine of Origin:  Franschhoek Winery Location:  Franschhoek Winemaker: Karl Lambour Background: It was a glorious summer's day and we had been invited to experience a selection of dishes from Chef Darren Badenhorst's new menu at Grande Provence for the upcoming season. It was also an opportunity for General Manager and cellarmaster Karl...

Wine of Origin:  Stellenbosch Winery Location:  Stellenbosch Winemaker: Nico van der Merwe Background: Since 1989, Saxenburg's Buhrer family have been producing top-end wines and always with an innovative skill. This week saw the launch of another innovative wine from them called The Drunken Fowl which is a 2013 Shiraz. Made from grapes...

Wine of Origin: Western Cape Winery Location: Simonsberg Winemaker: Niel Bester Background: The success of the Petit Plaisir since its first vintage (in 2010) released in Europe, and especially Denmark, has meant a demand for its local availability. This week saw the release of the 2013 on our local market and judging by...