Haute Cabrière is a delightful winery located on the hilly slopes overlooking the magnificent valley and bustling village of Franschhoek.  Its history dates back to 1694 when French Huguenot, Pierre Jourdan settled here having being granted the land. In 1982, the farm was acquired by Clos...

The La Motte wine farm is situated at the gateway to the beautiful Franschhoek Valley in the Western Cape. The farm is a well known producer of fine wines, recognized internationally and locally for its exceptional quality. Its history goes back to 1695 when the land...

Villiera, on the outskirts of Stellenbosch, is a thriving winery which has been producing wine since 1983 under the ownership of the dynamic and innovative Grier family. They produce a range of excellent Cap Classique, white and red wine as well as a port, and...

The farm on which Muratie Wine Estate is situated started life back in 1685 when it was granted to a young German soldier, Laurens Campher, by Governer Simon van Der Stel. This surely must make Muratie one of the oldest estates in the Cape and...

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. Merwida White Muscadel 2011 Arra Viognier 2011 Darling Reserve Chardonnay 2010 Hartenberg Doorkeeper Shiraz 2010 Remhoogte Aigle Noir 2010 Doolhof Dark Lady Pinotage 2011 Send...

With temperatures dropping dramatically this last week you can imagine my delight when I was given a bottle of Red Muscadel from the Badsberg Wine Cellar. Muscadel’s are deliciously rich fortified wines and served slightly chilled, make a pleasant alternative to the more traditional winter...

The fundamental law of nature means that we all take part in the circle of life and I know as I go through mine many bottles of memorable wine will have been an integral part of it! One such wine I had the pleasure of...

Jeremy and Emma Borg have two passions, wine and nature! Both of course go hand in hand but in Jeremy and Emma’s case the nature side concentrates on their enthusiasm and love for the rare African Wild Dog alias the “Painted Wolf”. Their wine business began...

A handwritten invitation attached to a small bottle of Luddite Shiraz, was personally delivered to my office, making a refreshing change from the usual “email” invite! However knowing the man behind Luddite it was not surprising as Niels Verberg is a gentleman from the old...

My first visit to Hartenberg Estate was in the mid eighties when Gilbeys were the owners. They had purchased the farm from the Finlayson family and the delightful Eleanor Finlayson continued to live in the original manor house and manage the tasting room until...