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It’s encouraging to see wine farms and estates, both established and new, calling on the expertise of talented chefs to create menus around their wines. Wine is generally consumed over a plate of good food along with convivial company whether at home or eating out....

It’s cold which means I am finding myself visiting my wine cellar a lot more often for a lovely matured red! Recently I enjoyed a wine I purchased at the Nederberg Auction last year, the Yonder Hill Inanda 2004. Deliciously smooth wine with excellent rich...

An invitation to attend the launch of the first South African digital wine and food menu created thoughts of eating and drinking in cyberspace! I was curious so accepted! The venue was the recently opened Johan’s At Longridge Restaurant at the Longridge Wine estate in...

On the West Coast just north of Cape Town is the delightful and charming town of Darling. Inhabited by interesting folk from retirees, artists, actors, farmers and restaurateurs they all seem to be so content with their idyllic lifestyle. Well known actor and comedian, Pieter...

Ken Forrester (Ken Forrester Vineyards) and Martin Meinert (Meinert Wines) have worked closely together for well over a decade and this wine making relationship resulted in them producing arguably one of South Africa’s finest Chenin Blancs, the FMC (Forrester Meinert Chenin). The association started with...

Morgenster Estate is 300 years old this year and so owner Giulio Bertrand had every good reason to celebrate this milestone along with the launch of the 2008 Morgenster and Lourens River Red wines. Many wonderful stories about the first inhabitants and buildings can be...

Gary and Cathy Jordan of Jordan Wine Estate recently had to face a hard task of putting a stop to an application to prospect and mine various minerals on their farm and other farms in the immediate area. Through the power of social media and...

Once known as the smallest winery in the Cape, Seymour Pritchard, along with his family team have taken this exciting winery to a different level. Seymour bought the 10-hectare farm, “Malvern Heights”, in 1969 from Colonel Billingham, who had named the farm after the rolling...

Fourth generation winemaker at Weltevrede Estate, outside Bonnievale, is Philip Jonker. Philip prides himself as a Chardonnay specialist as well as an excellent Cap Classique producer. Philip identified the various soil types on the estate and noted the different flavours that they impart to the...

This week we review a sensational wine, the Steenberg Magna Carta 2009. A hand crafted white wine that will only be made in a vintage when Steenberg’s General Manager and cellarmaster, John Laubser, is completely satisfied that the grapes for the blend are of exceptional...