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Wine Region: Stellenbosch Winemaker: Warren Ellis Winery: Neil Ellis Wines Background:  Back in the 80’s, Neil Ellis became the Capes’ first winemaker to make and market wine under his own name. Pioneering a Burgundian approach in the Cape, he focussed on producing the best wine possible, in rented cellar...

Wine of Origin: Swartland Winery location:  Stellenbosch Winemaker: Morne Very Background:  Chenin Blanc is the white wine variety that makes an exceptionally wide range of wine styles from bone dry through to medium sweet to the moorish botrytis dessert wines. It is also proved a wonderful cultivar for...

Wine of Origin: Western Cape Winemaker: Pierre de Klerk Cellarmaster:  Pieter Ferreira Background:  Graham Beck Wines outside Robertson, have been at the forefront of producing quality Methode Cap Classique wines since the launch of their first Brut NV in 1991. The man who has been behind the production...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Winemaker: Edwin Grace Background: Saxenburg wine farm is a delightful family owned business outside Stellenbosch. Saxenburg can trace its history as far back as 1693 when Governor Simon van der Stel granted the land to Joachim Sax a free burger from Germany. The farm...

Wine of Origin: Simondium Winemaker: Niel Bester Background: Plaisir de Merle, located at the foothills of the Simonsberg-Paarl mountains, has established a name for itself especially with their range of premium quality red wines. Cellar master, Niel Bester, has been responsible of producing the wines for Plaisir de...

We trust that you are enjoying the Easter break as we start to see the long warm days of summer slowly coming to an end and autumn easing in. The vineyards are now taking a break after the earlier than usual harvest this year, which...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch   Winemaker: Wynand Lategan Background: Background: Stellenbosch is perhaps the most well-known of all the wine regions and considered the wine capitol of South Africa. This university town sometimes referred to as Eikestad (oak city) due to the many magnificent oak trees that line the...

Wine of Origin: Citrusdal Winemaker: Ginny Povall Background: : Chenin Blanc, the versatile white wine variety, which hails from the Anjou region in the Loire Valley in France, produces a range of styles from bone dry through to rich and sweet. Good examples include unwooded, dry to...

This month on the 24th March we will be hosting our 3rd Celebration of Chenin Blanc and Pinotage at The Vineyard Hotel from 17.00 until 20.00. Our “Local is Lekker” festival gives wine lovers the opportunity to taste a fine selection of diverse and enticing...

Wine of Origin: Paarl Winemaker: Corne Marias Background: : General Manager and family member of Avondale, Jonathan Grieve, has, since 1999, instilled strict farming practises combing bio dynamic and organic principals to their vineyards and winemaking. It was a costly and somewhat adventurous exercise to initiate but...