With the warmer weather we start to enjoy some lovely crisp white wines and especially South Africa’s favourite white cultivar, Sauvignon Blanc! So it was opportune to receive the announcement of the winning top ten Sauvignon Blanc’s in the 2013 FNB Top Ten Sauvignon Blanc Awards....

Awareness of the slow but amplified destruction of our earth has meant more and more people and companies contributing to environmentally acceptable products and sustainable farming practices. Even in these belt-tightening times, consumers worldwide are going green, showing – with their wallets – an increased...

Well, some are named after people who helped shape the South African wine industry, and some after people who played an important role in the specifically the winery’s history and other just simply after people we admire. Now and then a specific vineyard site is honoured and through...

You'll need 300g cooked corn stripped off the cob 300g Plain goats cheese, like Fairview Chevin, crumbled 180g Chorizo, chopped into little blocks, fried to crisp in a dry non stick and cooled on kitchen paper 100g plain flour ¼ tsp baking powder 2 egg yolks sea salt and freshly milled black pepper 200g...

It was wonderful seeing so many of our customers and new friends last month at our Burgundy Lovers Festival in Johannesburg and the Seductive Sauvignons Festival in Cape Town. Thank you for being with us and for your warm reception to the producers who participated....

It was a typical Cape winter's evening with rain and temperatures dropping due to the recent snowfalls over the distant Helderberg mountains, and I was on my way to Beau Constantia for the launch of two special red wines, the Lucca and the Aiden. The winery...

The Klein Constantia Vin De Constance is a legendry natural sweet wine which was often mentioned in the European literature of the 19th Century.. In “Edwin Drood”, Charles Dickens tells of "...

This month we have Vrede en Lust on promotion at Wine Concepts in Newlands. Buy any Vrede en Lust wine from our Newlands store and stand a chance to win a night's stay for 2, including breakfast and a wine tasting at the estate....

Last week I caught up with Martin Moore who has been responsible for the wine making operation at Durbanville Hills since they were established in 1998. I first met Martin when he was at Groot Constantia making superb red wines and especially their Bordeaux blend...

De Grendel is a sprawling farm on the outskirts of Durbanville owned by the Graaf family. Farming activities have always included cattle, sheep, grain crops but when Sir David Graaf settled here, he saw the potential on the farm for wine and immediately started planting...