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Driving through our vineyards in the Cape we normally see rows and rows of neatly trellised vines. Trellising vines makes sense for many practical reasons as the grapes can be better managed to allow for more sunshine and canopy control against possible sunburn. Trellised vines...

Bilton winery, is situated on the slopes of the Helderberg mountains, which is renowned as one of South Africa’s finest wine producing areas. The deep soils combined with the cool south-westerly breezes from the coast nearby, provide ideal conditions for perfect ripening of the grapes....

Fleur du Cap is a well known local wine brand that year on year produces consistently excellent wines. Fleur du Cap is owned by South Africa’s largest wine company, Distell, who in turn own The Bergkelder which is where the wines of Fleur du Cap...

My annual pilgrimage to Meerlust outside of Stellenbosch, to taste the Estates new releases, was once again a highlight. Cellarmaster and wine maker, Chris Williams, was on hand at the pre lunch tasting of the latest vintages which included the re-introduction of their Cabernet Sauvignon. The...

South Africa is experiencing an interesting start to Spring with some parts of the country having temperatures in the mid 30’s while we in the Cape are finding it difficult to leave the winter onslaught with colder than normal conditions! Be that as it may Spring...

One of the best ways to learn about new wines is to attend as many wine tastings as possible, and in my profession that means at least 4 or 5 a week! You may wonder then how I am still able to write this column...

One of our pioneering ladies in the wine industry is the vibrant Cathy Marshall who has successfully been making excellent wines either as a consultant for other wineries or under her own label for many years. In 1997 she started her Barefoot Wine Company (BWC)...

Justin van Wyk, wine maker at Beau Constantia, had a pleasant surprise recently when his first vintage of the Cecily Viognier from this estate received the trophy for Top Viognier at the Novare SA Terroir Awards 2011. Beau Constantia is a boutique wine farm situated close...

The strange weather we are having with Spring blossoms out long before their due date means we need to think about preparing our “winter” bodies for those summer days ahead! Cutting down on what we eat is one thing but we forget about the alcohol...

Golfing supremo, Ernie Els, love for red wine encouraged him back in 1999 to start a joint venture winery outside Stellenbosch, with Jean Englebrecht who at that stage was managing his families wine estate, Rust en Vrede The duo created the brand Ernie Els Wines...