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The magnificent wine farm Mont Rochelle Mountain Vineyards is located on the slopes of the beautiful Franschhoek Mountains, close to the centre of Franschhoek. The estate is part of a farm first owned by Jacques de Villiers, one of the original Huguenots that came to...

Flanked by the Helderberg and Stellenbosch mountains between Stellenbosch and the False Bay coast, lies an exceptional tract of land that is highly suited to the cultivation of quality wine grapes. This area is considered the jewel in the crown of the superb Stellenbosch wine-growing...

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...