Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Winemaker: Hattingh de Villiers Background: Christian Eedes and Jacqueline Lahoud of Winemag.co.za are at it again by adding the Cape White Blend Report to their already excellent portfolio of annual wine reports. Having the term “Cape” means the wines in order to be...

Wine of Origin: Hemel en Aarde Ridge Winery Location:  Hemel en Aarde, Hermanus Winemaker: Marc van Halderen Background: The winery, Domaine des Dieux, is nestled beneath the highest mountain on the Hemel en Aarde Ridge, near Hermanus. Benefitting from the cool climate and suitable soils the first wines...

Country of Origin: Urville, France Background: Just mention the word Champagne and my eyes begin to sparkle and look for that wonderful person who is about to offer me a glass of this decadent beverage! The thought of Champagne conjures up a celebration, whether it’s a...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Cellarmaster: PG Slabbert Winemaker: James Ochse Background: A group of us were invited to the trusted and established Panama Jacks in the Cape Town Harbour for a tasting of the new releases from Stellenbosch Hills. Cellamaster, PG Slabbert, led us through the tasting with...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Cellarmaster: Jose Condé Winemaker: Rudger van Wyk Background: Recently I received an invitation to attend an award ceremony at the beautiful Oude Nektar farm in the Jonkershoek valley outside Stellenbosch. Owner, Hans Schröder was to receive a Commendation Award from the Japanese Ministry of...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Cellarmaster: Gyles Webb Winemaker: Rudi Schultz Background: Thelema Mountain Vineyards bottled their first commercially available wines back in 1987, and has been a success story ever since keeping their first customers returning regularly to stock up as well as gaining many new followers each...

Wine of Origin: Elgin Cellarmaster and Winemaker: Andries Burger Background: Paul Cluver Wine Estate can be traced back to 1896, and although their first bottling of wine was in 1997, they were the first to set up a wine cellar in the sought after Elgin Valley. As...

Wine: Constantia Glen Three 2013 Wine of Origin: Constantia Winemaker: Justin van Wyk Background: Constantia Glen, a magnificent wine estate perched high on the upper reaches of the Constantiaberg, are known for their superb cool climate wines including their Sauvignon Blanc, a Bordeaux styled white of Sauvignon Blanc...

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...

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...