The 2022 harvest has been interesting and relatively unpredictable in most areas despite most soil moisture conditions being a lot better. The excellent rains we received in 2021 kept our dams relatively full all helping with irrigation management. The weather during harvest season, which started...

Maanschijn​ A collaboration between two winemakers, Douglas Mylrea and Paul Hoogwerf, who attended both high school and university together. After studying winemaking in Stellenbosch, they went on their separate journeys, gaining experience in cellars and vineyards around the world. Many vintages passed before a series of fortunate events...

Fryer's Cove Fryer’s Cove is the only vineyard within the Bamboes Bay ward, which is also the smallest ward in South Africa. The vines of Fryer’s Cove dot the hillside 500 meters from where the cold ocean throws its breakers against a rocky shore. Fryer’s Cove...

February spells romance and in this issue we have some exquisite wine offers and prizes for your loved ones! In our vineyards the persistent heat, and strong winds, over the start of the harvest season has resulted in several parts picking earlier this year, however many...

Luddite Always a favourite in our stores we would have loved to feature a full range of Luddite wines but, alas, they sell out quickly. Since the new vintages of the Luddite reds are being launched this month we thought we would take our chance.   Niels and...

Damascene It has been a couple of months since the release of the new Damascene vintages and again we were struck by the amazing complexity and elegance Jean Smit brings to his wines.   The Damascene founders were united by three passions; the pursuit of excellence, a spirit...

As 2022 gathers momentum we are welcoming back our customers who are looking well rested after the break. For most of us it's the start of the daily grind but with exciting new challenges planned for the year ahead. The heat is on in the...

Catherine Marshall One of our pioneering ladies in the wine industry is the vibrant Cathy Marshall who has successfully been making excellent wines, both as a consultant for other wineries and under her own label for many years. In 1997 she started her Barefoot Wine Company...

The Horsemen Tremayne Smith, the acclaimed winemaker from Fable Mountain Vineyard and Blacksmith Wines has gone into partnership with one of South Africa’s most renowned viticulturists Jaco Engelbrecht.   Their focus in the vineyard is sustainability. Especially with regards to efficient water utilisation and working with suitable dryland varieties...

We wish you all a wonderful festive season with happy holidays and best wishes for the New Year. With Christmas around the corner, we have stocked up on lovely gifts in both our Kloof Street and Newlands stores to suite any budget and taste. And of course...