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Winery Location: Mareuil-Sur-Ay, France Chief Winemaker: Francois Domi Background: Back in 1818, Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon founded Billecart-Salmon.  Since then, the small family owned House has been committed to continue the family tradition by abiding to their oath: ‘Give priority to quality, strive for excellence’....

Wine of Origin: Franschhoek/ Walker Bay Winemaker: Van Zyl du Toit Background: Allée Bleue is situated on the outskirts of Franschhoek, and named after the old, blue eucalyptus trees which line the imposing entrance to the estate. The farm was bought  in 1999, by the Dauphin family,...

Wine of Origin:  Western Cape Winery Location:  Die Bergkelder, Stellenbosch Cellarmaster: Wim Truter Winemaker: Pieter Badenhorst Background: The Unfiltered collection from Fleur du Cap is a range of premium wines often considered as benchmarks in the industry. This month saw two new additions to the range, namely an unfiltered...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Winemaker: Nic van Aarde Background:  Back in 1986 Norma Ratcliffe, the original owner and winemaker, produced the first vintage of the Warwick Trilogy, a blend of 3 classic Bordeaux varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The Trilogy has since become a South...

Wine of Origin: Western Cape Winemaker: Elunda Basson Background:  Pongrácz, one of South Africa’s most popular brands of Méthode Cap Classique’s, this year celebrates 25 years of production. Pongrácz was launched in 1990 in honour of the life’s work of Desiderius Pongrácz, who was one of the Capes...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Cellarmaster: Carl Schultz Background:  Not often does one find four brothers who are all separately involved in the production of wine like the Schultz brothers. Rudi (winemaker) and Werner  (viticulturist) are with Thelema Mountain Vineyards, Gunter is the winemaker at Kleinood Farm (House...

Winery: Dalla Cia Wine and Spirit Company Origin: Stellenbosch Distiller: George Dalla Cia Background:  Fulfilling a lifelong dream well-known winemaker, Giorgio Dalla Cia and his son, George, continue their family legacy of producing Grappa which started with a distillery in Friuli, Italy nearly 90 years ago. Locally they...

Wine of Origin: Elgin Winemaker: Miles Mossop Viticulturist: Aiden Morton Background:  The premium wines produced from the winery, Tokara are named the Reserve Black Label range. The wines are made from site specific vineyards (on both their Elgin and Stellenbosch properties) which were selected by using the specialised...

Wine of Origin: Coastal (Walker Bay, Elim and Franschhoek) Cellarmaster: Edmund Terblanche Winemaker: Michael Langehoven Background: The La Motte wine farm is situated at the gateway of the beautiful Franschhoek Valley in the Western Cape and is owned by one of South Africa’s leading mezzo-sopranos, Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg. La Motte...

Wine of Origin: Franschhoek Winemaker: Richard Duckitt Background:  Boschendal, founded in 1685, celebrates its 330th birthday this year. To commemorate this achievement the farm has undergone many upgrades to its historic buildings and incudes their restaurants which are headed up by well-known chef Christian Campbell. A newly...