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Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Location: Annandale Road, Lynedoch. Winemaker: Rianie Strydom Background: Haskell Vineyards lies at the foot of the Helderberg Mountain range and since they were established in 2002, their emphasis has been to create unique, terroir-driven wines that would express the finest of the style produced in the Cape. This...

Wine of Origin: Western Cape Location: Breedekloof Valley Winemaker: Mariette Coetzee (nee Stofberg) Background: Boutique winery Stofberg Family Vineyards are new kids on the block but determined to make an impression by producing affordable yet quality wines. If the Chenin Blanc and Shiraz I tasted recently are indicators of what they can produce...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Location: Bottelary Road, Stellenbosch Winemaker: Danie Steytler jr Background: This year the Steytler family of Kaapzicht Wine Estate celebrate 30 years of winemaking. Brothers Danie and George bottled their first wine on the estate in 1984 and it has been a family affair ever since. Since 2009 Danie's...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Location: R44, Stellenbosch Cellarmaster: Johan Joubert Background: Kleine Zalze has been producing wine since 1695 but since Kobus Basson purchased the farm in 1996 there have been significant improvements. The cellar was modernised and the vineyards replanted with new clones. Each vineyard block is vinified independently to give...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Location: Annandale Road, Stellenbosch Winemaker: Schalk van der Westhuizen Background: Celebrating 90 years of winemaking at Alto Wine Estate this year called for a vertical tasting of older vintages at their cosy tasting room on the estate. After tasting through the red blends, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignons, we...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Location: Stellenbosch Winemaker: Reg Holder Background: Up to the 2012 vintage, Spatzendreck, was made as a Late Harvest wine from 100 percent Chenin blanc, but a family decision led to the 2013 vintage to be made as a Natural Sweet wine using Muscat de Frontignan, Weiser Riesling and...

Wine of Origin: Constantia Location: Constantia Winemaker: JD Pretorius Background: Steenberg's reputation for producing quality Sauvignon Blancs goes back to the 1995 vintage made by Nicky Versveld at Welmoed (Steenberg's cellar was not built yet) when they received a Platter 4-star rating. As a result more vineyards were planted with this cultivar...

Wine of Origin: Western Cape Winery: Ken Forrester Location: Stellenbosch Winemaker: Ken Forrester Background: This year Ken Forrester celebrated his 21st vintage and from humble beginnings in 1994 where he bottled his first wine, a Chenin Blanc, he now produces 16 wines within three ranges. When he is not making wine he travels extensively both...

Wine of Origin: Cape Aghullas Winery: Quoin Rock Location: Stellenbosch Winemaker: Narina Cloete Background: The Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes for this third release were grown on Quoin Rock's vineyards in Cape Aghullas. Here, the vines benefit from the ocean's influence close by that provide the cool onshore winds and the perfect amount of...

Wine of Origin: Swartland Winery: Antebellum Vineyards Location: Riebeek Kasteel Winemaker: Johan Meyer Background: Produced from two blocks of Chenin Blanc, this wine is made in an oxidative style - when the grapes turn brown just before fermentation starts. 60 percent of the grapes were fermented naturally (no addition of commercial yeast) in small...