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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 views of False Bay and the...

Doolhof is an intriguing wine estate nestled in the rich fertile, and beautiful valley just outside Wellington, below the start of the Bains Kloof Pass. The name Doolhof is Afrikaans for “Labyrinth” According to Greek mythology Labyrinth was the name given for a large and elaborate structure created...

Andries Burger, wine maker at the Paul Cluver Estate in Elgin, was overwhelmed when he received a commendable five star award for his Paul Cluver Chardonnay 2012 at the 2013 Christian Eedes Chardonnay Report awards ceremony last week. No stranger to winning awards but winning the ultimate 5...

The cross pollination of Pinot Noir and Hermitage (Cinsaut) grape varieties back in the 1920s by Professor Perold resulted in South Africa's unique and controversial cultivar, Pinotage. It seems that over the years wine consumers have had a love/hate relationship with this cultivar, but there...

Stellenbosch is perhaps the most well known of all the wine regions and considered the wine capital of South Africa. This university town, sometimes referred to as Eikestad (oak city) due to the many magnificent oak trees that line the streets and cobbled walkways, is...

With the warmer weather we start to enjoy some lovely crisp white wines and especially South Africa’s favourite white cultivar, Sauvignon Blanc! So it was opportune to receive the announcement of the winning top ten Sauvignon Blanc’s in the 2013 FNB Top Ten Sauvignon Blanc Awards....

It was a typical Cape winter's evening with rain and temperatures dropping due to the recent snowfalls over the distant Helderberg mountains, and I was on my way to Beau Constantia for the launch of two special red wines, the Lucca and the Aiden. The winery...

The Klein Constantia Vin De Constance is a legendry natural sweet wine which was often mentioned in the European literature of the 19th Century.. In “Edwin Drood”, Charles Dickens tells of "...

Last week I caught up with Martin Moore who has been responsible for the wine making operation at Durbanville Hills since they were established in 1998. I first met Martin when he was at Groot Constantia making superb red wines and especially their Bordeaux blend...

De Grendel is a sprawling farm on the outskirts of Durbanville owned by the Graaf family. Farming activities have always included cattle, sheep, grain crops but when Sir David Graaf settled here, he saw the potential on the farm for wine and immediately started planting...