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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...

Wine: Doolhof Theseus 2011 Winery: Doolhof Wine Estate Winemaker: Gielie Beukes Region: Wellington Background: Doolhof is an intriguing wine estate nestled in the rich fertile, and beautiful valley just outside Wellington, below the start of the Bains Kloof Pass. The name Doolhof is Afrikaans for “Labyrinth”. According to Greek...

Wine: De Grendel Op Die Berg Pinot Noir 2012 Wine of Origin: Ceres Plateau Winery Location: 112 Plattekloof Road, Panorama Cellarmaster: Charles Hopkins Winemaker: Elzette du Preez Background: De Grendel is a sprawling farm on the outskirts of Durbanville owned by the Graaff family. Their winemaking team is headed up...

Wine: Pella “The Vanilla” Chenin Blanc 2013 Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Winemakers: Daniël de Waal and Kyle Zulch Background:  Daniël de Waal owner and winemaker (with the assistance of Kyle Zulch) of Super Single Vineyards produce wines under two brands namely Pella and Mount Sutherland. The Pella range...

Winery: Lynx Wines Winemaker: Helgard van Schalkwyk Cellarmaster: Dieter Sellmeyer Region: Franschhoek Background: After spending most of his working life as an engineer Dieter Sellmeyer started making wine when he bought Lynx wines at the age of 50! He thought that his first vintage would be an experimental one just...

Winery: Simonsig Landgoed Winemaker: Debbie Thompson Cellarmaster: Johan Malan  Region: Stellenbosch Background: Simonsig is a well-established winery on the outskirts of Stellenbosch and since 1968 has been producing an extensive range of white, red and sparkling wines which over the years has won the hearts of many wine consumers....

Winery: Savage Wines Winemaker: Duncan Savage Region: Western Cape (from selected high altitude and maritime vineyards) Background: Several years back, Duncan Savage, winemaker at Cape Point Vineyards, realised it was time to fulfil his lifelong dream which was to make a range of wines under his family name...

Winery: Alto Wine Estate Winemaker: Schalk van der Westhuizen Region: Stellenbosch Background: This year, Alto’s winemakerSchalk van der Westhuizen celebrates his 15th, but sadly last, vintage at Alto. And to commemorate this, he launched his second vintage of his exclusive red wine, the Alto MPHS 2011. The first vintage...

Wine: Waterford Cabernet Sauvignon 2012  Winery: Waterford Estate Winemaker: Mark Le Roux Region: Stellenbosch Background: Well-known wine writer and formidable wine taster, Christian Eedes, has two annual cultivar specific competitions, one concentrating on Chardonnay and the other on Cabernet Sauvignon. The latter, The Christian Eedes Cabernet Sauvignon Report 2015, now...