Sharing and enjoying wine with friends often leads to the formation of an informal wine club that meets on a regular basis to try out new wines and perhaps enjoy them with food as well. Some clubs are perhaps a little more serious with their tastings...

Rietvallei Wine Estate outside Robertson, is a well known wine producer, especially for its red Muscadel. Owned by the Burgers, with Kobus at the helm as managing director and winemaker, they are the sixth generation of this family at Rietvallei, and yes, you can imagine...

The current economy has forced entrepreneurs to look at creating other avenues for promoting and selling their products and over the last decade we have seen some exciting new second ranges emerging from well known estates. These are certainly never second rate in quality as the...

Each month Mike puts together a selection of 6 easy drinking wines. The special price of R350 for this pack will save you substantially on shelf price. The month of August honours all the special ladies in our lives and to celebrate this we have selected...

The Holden Manz wine estate nestles above the Franschhoek valley between the Franschhoek and Stonybrook rivers and for its backdrop has the magnificent Franschhoek Mountain range. The farm comprises 22 hectares of fertile soils, perfect for producing excellent red wines. [caption id="attachment_1731" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Holden Manz[/caption] The...

One of the oldest and perhaps most prominent wine producers in the Cape must be Nederburg. Well known perhaps for its success in its capability to produce large volume, yet excellent quality everyday wines as well as several ranges of premium wines. The ability to...

An hour-and-a-half's drive from Cape Town is all you need to reach the delightful town of Wellington which is also surrounded by beautiful mountains and vineyards. I have over the years been pleasantly surprised with the increasing quality of the wines produced from this region...

Although we are in the throes of winter and indulging in some fine reds, there have been a few lovely new white wines arriving on our shelves and especially the newly released 2012 Sauvignon Blancs.  Sauvignons vary in taste and style from the many regions where...

There are many significant wine competitions that take place annually in southern Africa. These competitions contribute significantly to up the game for wineries seeking well-deserved recognition for producing the delicious wines that we all so love to consume. Last week I attended the prize-giving luncheon...

It's the middle of winter and the country is experiencing freezing conditions from the icy winds, cold rains and snowfalls. Keeping warm is important and means wearing layers of extra clothing, snuggling under the duvet, enjoying the warmth from the log fire and preparing delicious...