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No stranger to the wine world, Anthony Hamilton Russell of Hamilton Russell Vineyards, has produced fine Burgundy style wines from his Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes grown on his property in the Hemel en Aarde Valley outside Hermanus since 1981. Countless awards honour each vintage of...

I first met Ken Forrester in the late 70s. Ken at the time was running the popular Gatrilles & Son restaurant in Johannesburg, while I, a few blocks away, was working at the five-star Carlton Hotel. We had a few things in common: fast motorbikes,...

I am sure that most of us at some stage of our lives dream of doing something we are passionate about but are often halted by the costs and also the realities of seeing it through. However, for the enterprising couple, John and Karen Loubser,...

Boets Nel, winemaker and owner of De Krans in Calitzdorp, who is well known for producing some of South Africa’s finest ports, has spread his interests to another wine venture in the  majestic Outeniqua mountains in the heart of our beautiful Garden Route.  Here he...

Sharing and enjoying wine with friends often leads to the formation of an informal wine club that meets on a regular basis to try out new wines and perhaps enjoy them with food as well. Some clubs are perhaps a little more serious with their tastings...

Rietvallei Wine Estate outside Robertson, is a well known wine producer, especially for its red Muscadel. Owned by the Burgers, with Kobus at the helm as managing director and winemaker, they are the sixth generation of this family at Rietvallei, and yes, you can imagine...

The current economy has forced entrepreneurs to look at creating other avenues for promoting and selling their products and over the last decade we have seen some exciting new second ranges emerging from well known estates. These are certainly never second rate in quality as the...

The Holden Manz wine estate nestles above the Franschhoek valley between the Franschhoek and Stonybrook rivers and for its backdrop has the magnificent Franschhoek Mountain range. The farm comprises 22 hectares of fertile soils, perfect for producing excellent red wines. [caption id="attachment_1731" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Holden Manz[/caption] The...

One of the oldest and perhaps most prominent wine producers in the Cape must be Nederburg. Well known perhaps for its success in its capability to produce large volume, yet excellent quality everyday wines as well as several ranges of premium wines. The ability to...

An hour-and-a-half's drive from Cape Town is all you need to reach the delightful town of Wellington which is also surrounded by beautiful mountains and vineyards. I have over the years been pleasantly surprised with the increasing quality of the wines produced from this region...