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Wine of Origin: Constantia Winemaker: Boela Gerber Background: Winemag.co.za with sponsorship from global investment advisory company, RisCura, have an annual competition honouring top Cape Bordeaux style reds called the RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards. 2016 saw 59 entries from 46 producers which is slightly down on the...

Wine of Origin: Coastal   Winery Location: Suider-Paarl   Cellarmaster: Anthony de Jager Background: Mention the name Fairview and immediately wine folk think of their excellent range of both popular easy drinking wines and to the more complex wines within their Limited release and Regional Revival Range. However not only wine...

Wine of Origin: Voor-Paardeberg Winemaker: Matthew Copeland   Background: Vondeling was established in 2001 by a group of  English businessmen, Richard Gower, Anthony Ward and managing director, Julian Johnson, who have given their investment, expertise and philosophy to this progressively run farm. The property has 40ha’s under vine...

Winery: Delaire Graff Estate Winemaker: Morne Vrey Region: Stellenbosch Background:  Prescient (a Financial Services Company) and Winemag.co.za have two annual cultivar specific competitions, one concentrating on Chardonnay and the other on Cabernet Sauvignon and both are led by well-known wine writer and formidable wine taster, Christian Eedes. The...

Wine of Origin: Calitzdorp Winemaker: Margaux Nel Background: Big Daddy and owner of Boplaas, Carel Nel, handed over the responsibility of the winemaking to his daughter Margaux in 2006. Although he is still very involved with the farm’s activities, and especially when it comes to the final...

Wine of Origin: Paarl Winemaker: Corne Marais Background: General Manager and family member of Avondale, Jonathan Grieve, has, since 1999, instilled strict farming practises combining bio dynamic and organic principals to their vineyards and winemaking. It was a costly and somewhat adventurous exercise to initiate but with...

Wine of Origin: Papkuilsfontein Winemaker: Heinrich Kulsen Background:  The wine brand Earthbound (previously called Tukulu) is one of South Africa’s foremost empowerment labels and the Papkuilsfontein Vineyards are jointly owned by the large wine company Distell, a consortium of taverner’s from Gauteng and a local community trust...

Wine of Origin: Paarl Winemaker: Janno Briers-Louw Background:  Eenzaamheid, which is the Dutch name for solitude, was granted to its first owners in 1693. The farm was once owned by Sara Tas who later sold it to her brother Adam Tas! However it has been in the...

Wine of Origin: Coastal Region Winemaker: Antoinette van Zyl Background:  When two mates from school days met up later in life finding themselves both in the wine industry the idea of making a wine together was a given! James McKenzie of Snow Mountain Vineyards in Wellington and...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Cellarmaster: Francois Haasbroek Background:  Francois Haasbroek is no stranger when it comes to producing good wines! Having spent many successful years as Cellarmaster at the stylish Waterford Estate outside Stellenbosch where he produced a range of premium wines he made the bold decision...