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Summer is almost here with the occasional chilly morning still reminding us that the variable weather of spring is not yet over. The vineyards in the Cape are now in full leaf cover and fairly soon they will start budding and the important berry formation will...

Wine of Origin: Durbanville Cellarmaster: Bernhard Veller Winemaker:  Daniel Keulder Background: Winemag.co.za with sponsorship from global investment advisory company, RisCura, have an annual competition honouring top South African white wine blends of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Named Riscura White Hot Wine Awards 2016 the winning wines scoring over...

It was very special seeing so many of our wine friends at our 14th annual Seductive Sauvignons Festival earlier this month at The Vineyard Hotel. Thank you for being with us and for your warm reception to the producers who were there. Many of the...

Wine of Origin: Breedekloof/ Slanghoek Winemaker: Attie Louw Background: The Breedekloof wine region is recognised for producing outstanding wines and especially their appealing Chenin Blanc’s! As a result Attie Louw from Opstal Winery in Slanghoek along with a group of 12 fellow wine makers in the area formed...

Wine of Origin: Constantia Winemaker:  JD Pretorius Background: After a stint of 18 years as Chef at Catharina’s Restaurant, Garth Almazan, has packed his bags to embark on a new venture in Paternoster. Last week Steenberg’s general manager, John Loubser, welcomed their new Executive Chef at Catharina’s,...

This month we look forward to welcoming you to our Winter Warmer Wine Festival at Lifestyles on Kloof, Cape Town on the 12th August from 16.00 - 20.00...

Winery location: Stellenbosch Wine of Origin: Simonsberg Winemaker:  Debbie Thompson Cellarmaster: Johan Malan 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...

Winery location: Franschhoek Wine of Origin: Franschhoek Winemaker:  Karl Lambour Background: The ancient art of making and storing wine thousands of years ago by the Greeks and Romans by using clay pot vessels (amphorae) has been embraced once again by some innovative winemakers who are looking at a...

Winery location: Robertson Wine of Origin: Robertson Winemaker:  Peter de Wet Background:  De Wetshof Estate, outside Robertson, has its history dating back to 1949 and today under the ownership of larger than life wine personality Danie de Wet and his sons Peter and Johann, they are undoubtedly one...

Michael Olivier, author of Michael Olivier a restaurateur remembers, and his excellent food and wine website www.michaelolivier.co.za, offers us his recipe for his Christmas in July Pudding. This is a classical old family recipe which was known as Aunt Marge’s last minute Christmas Pudding, perfect ending for your Christmas in...