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25 May 2018
Simonsig Estate Celebrates 50th Year with Top 100 Wines Ratings
In the year marking 50 years of bottling and labelling its own wine, three of Simonsig Estate’s wines achieved Double Platinum status in ...
25 May 2018
Cabernet Franc Carnival grows in stature every year at Avontuur
The fourth Cabernet Franc Carnival at Avontuur Estate on Saturday, 19 May once again turned normal wine lovers into Cabernet Franc fans in 5 hours.
25 May 2018
National Wine Challenge Double Gold Awards 2018
Robin Von Holdt reviews Double Gold Awards for the National Wine Challenge (NWC) 2018.
25 May 2018
Winemag Merlot Report 2018
The first local varietal bottling of Merlot is credited to Stellenbosch property Overgaauw in 1982 and today it is our eighth most planted ...
24 May 2018
Mentoring for Success
Colleagues are wonderful, but mentors are even more important. And at Waterford Estate, mentorship is starting to play a key role in ensuring ...
24 May 2018
Longridge Crowned as Best Winery in Stellenbosch
The Stellenbosch Wine Review has just announced Longridge Wine Estate to be the top winery in Stellenbosch for 2018. Compiled by Cape ...
23 May 2018
Dornier Wines Merlot
Dornier Merlot scores 90 points in Wine Magazine’s 2nd annual Merlot report in association with the Merlot Forum. This year 67 entries ...
23 May 2018
Stellenbosch Hills brings cheer to Vlottenburg Primary School’s 34th birthday
Polka Kids Community Project extends much-needed help since 2008
23 May 2018
Add swing to winter with Polkadraai’s latest wine editions
Red or white, you’ll feel just right with Polkadraai by Stellenbosch Hills
22 May 2018
National Wine Challenge Special Awards 2018
Special Award Winners – 3 Categories: Grand Cru Best In Class, Vineyard Consistency and Wine Consistency. Double Gold Medal Award results ...
21 May 2018
The Value of Luxury
Maxhosa knitwear is an international mohair brand whose humble origins are rooted in South Africa's Eastern Cape. Recently, the fine wool ...
21 May 2018
10 YEARS OF #CHANGINGLIVES TOGETHER
Pebbles Project celebrates 10 years on Villiera wine farm property
21 May 2018
Warm Up in the Winelands this Winter
As the weather grows steadily cooler, Cape Town begins to welcome winter.
21 May 2018
The passing of Giulio Bertrand of Morgenster Wine & Olive Estate
Morgenster Wine & Olive Estate announces with sadness that Giulio Bertrand, its visionary owner, passed away on Sunday afternoon 20 May ...
18 May 2018
Coveted Top 100 for Two Zevenwacht Z Collection Wines
The premier National Wine Challenge incorporating the Top 100 SA Wines, is the leading fine-wine-only awards in SA and abroad.
17 May 2018
Spier – three fine reds for Winter…
With Winter upon us, I thought it might be fun to see what Cellarmaster Frans Smit have been doing with Spier Reds. They are a very exciting ...
17 May 2018
Award Results for Top 100 / Double Platinum Winners
Information will be provided on SPECIAL AWARDS (CONSISTENCY AND GRAND CRU BEST IN CLASS) & DOUBLE GOLD winners next week.
17 May 2018
Celebrating Brand Heritage
Milestone birthdays fortunately only come around every decade. And when they do, it’s important to look back and reflect – on how things ...
17 May 2018
Simonsig 50: Frans Malan
Regular attendees of wine events will have experienced an inspired wine maker or marketer stating that “wine is made in the vineyard”. ...
16 May 2018
Geoffrey Dean’s Top 10 South African wineries to watch
A good deal of the recent media headlines about South African winemaking have been reserved for the New Wave producers as well as the established ...
15 May 2018
Peter Falke PF Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, delicious counterfoil to Nina Timm’s Pork Roast with Garlic & Lime
Cabernet Sauvignon is a natural vineyard crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc which occurred in the vineyards of Bordeaux in ...
14 May 2018
Celebrating 92 - points for Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
The Fleur du Cap winemaking team celebrate another top wine acknowledgement during the annual Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report for the ...
14 May 2018
Something old, something new… Morgenster releases eight wines
Morgenster Wine and Olive Estate in Somerset West outside Cape Town has long been known for its philosophy of creating Bordeaux styled ...
14 May 2018
In this month's news from Asara.
At Asara Wine Estate & Hotel we regard our staff as our biggest asset. Apart from the challenges we face, each department has wonderful ...
11 May 2018
SA’s historic wine route rules 2018 Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report.
When it comes to world-class Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch has it all. Its unique combination of soils, sites and skilled winemakers ...
9 May 2018
5 Fun Ways to see the Winelands
When you’re out in the winelands you want to be able to see and drink in the beautiful views surrounding you, not scan the road looking ...
8 May 2018
Escape to Clos Malverne this Winter
Make the most of winter this year with a weekend winelands getaway to the picture-perfect Clos Malverne Wine Estate. Situated in the heart ...
8 May 2018
The Lanzerac Pionier Pinotage – A Collector's Dream
Lanzerac Wine Estate’s flagship wine, the Lanzerac Pionier Pinotage, pays tribute to the world’s first bottled Pinotage – a 1959 Lanzerac ...
8 May 2018
Keep cozy this Winter with Bellevue reds
Winter is here, which brings with it cozy fireplaces, comfort food and of course robust red wines to keep away the chill. What better way ...
7 May 2018
22 Years of Cab Franc Celebrated at Avontuur Estate
On 3 May, the Avontuur team, a group of guests and winemaker Jan van Rooyen enjoyed a vertical tasting of Avontuur Cabernet Francs from ...
4 May 2018
Mother's Day at Stellenbosch Vineyards
Swirl at Stellenbosch Vineyards is celebrating Mother’s Day in true family style on Sunday, 13 May 2018. Chef, Livinia Plaatjies, has created ...
2 May 2018
Simonsig Estate celebrates 50 years of winemaking in Stellenbosch
2018 marks 50 years of continuous production of the iconic South African white wine, Chenin Blanc, at Simonsig.
26 April 2018
Magnificent Merlot
Longridge Wine Estate set a new benchmark for Merlot production in the South Africa when they introduced their ultra-premium Misterie 2015 ...
19 April 2018
Longridge Unveil a First for SA Red Wine
Longridge launch their super-premium red wine
17 April 2018
Longridge Wine Estate Releases 2015 Ekliptika
Longridge Wine Estate has just released the 2015 vintage of their highly acclaimed Ekliptika Bordeaux blend, which was scored 94/100 by ...
16 April 2018
Taste the Helderberg 2018
A winter celebration of fine food and wine to start a weekend getaway
28 March 2018
New Chocolate & Wine Pairing launches at Avontuur Estate
Although the straightforward enjoyment of Avontuur Estate’s award-winning wines will always be top of the list at this family-owned wine ...
26 March 2018
Lourensford Chardonnay named Best South African White Wine of Show in Germany
The Lourensford Estate Limited Release Chardonnay 2016 has been awarded Best South African White Wine of Show at Mundus Vini The Grand ...
23 March 2018
Easter Fun At Stellenbosch Vineyards
Hop on over to Stellenbosch Vineyards for a family-themed Easter Sunday when the Easter bunny will be favouring those visiting the beautiful ...
15 March 2018
Fun in the Sun: Winelands Activities before Winter Hits
We’ve all felt that nip in the air, seen days get shorter with a later sunrise and earlier sunset. A change of season is coming, but the ...
13 March 2018
Your Ultimate Guide to Kid Friendly Wine Estates in South Africa
Parents, we feel you. You're longing for a relaxing day out, sipping on crisp cultivars, surrounded by rolling vineyards and enjoying a ...
4 March 2018
False Bay Vineyards
Revenant gives new life to legendary Loire blend
1 March 2018
History in the (Wine)Making
Waterford Estate may be fairly young, but it has many fascinating stories to tell. One of these is how, serendipitously, a one-of-a-kind ...
26 January 2018
The historic Lanzerac Hotel set to open in October 2018
It is with great pleasure that the Lanzerac Hotel announces that their Reservations Department is open again and taking bookings from 1 October 2018.
19 January 2018
Celebrate the month of love with Lanzerac Wine Estate
This month of love, Lanzerac Wine Estate invites you to spoil that special person in your life with a visit to this idyllic Estate, a romantic ...
16 January 2018
Sprinkle some Valentine’s Love with Polkadraai & Popcorn
Stellenbosch Hills pops corks and corn during the Month of Love
10 January 2018
mise-en-place, everything in its place, finds a place at Asara Wine Estate & Luxury Hotel…..
Mise-en-place, kitchen French for ‘everything in its place’, meaning that everything for dinner service is perfectly at hand, has found ...
20 December 2017
2017: A year of truimph
For Eikendal Vineyards and Cellar Master, Nico Grobler, 2017 has been a stellar year, achieving more success than most winemakers and producers ...
11 December 2017
Superb summer offerings await you at the Lanzerac Deli
This summer the historic Lanzerac Wine Estate's Deli offers visitors a delicious gourmet seasonal offering that is not to be missed.
11 December 2017
Stellenbosch crowns a year of world-class achievements
Awards and recognition abound for excellence in wine, food and talent
8 December 2017
Stellenbosch Street Soirees a summer smash hit
Bi-monthly Street Parties a #1OAK experience
5 December 2017
A Fine MCC In The Making
The phrase “hurry up and wait” pretty much sums up the process of making Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) at Waterford Estate. The process of ...
30 November 2017
The Enthusiast 100 of 2017
As the number of wines reviewed in Wine Enthusiast continues to climb higher and higher, with nearly 23,000 wines tasted in 2017, we are ...
28 November 2017
2017 Diners Club Winemaker And Young Winemaker Of The Year Awards Announced
The winners of the 2017 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year Awards were announced at a black-tie gala dinner at La Residence ...
27 November 2017
Cape Classics Celebrates 25 Years
Cape Classics is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the company’s founding in 1992 as a fledgling import business to introduce South African ...
27 November 2017
Eikendal Vineyards celebrates this festive season with a Christmas & Wine Experience
Wine Estate brings flavours of Christmas to its Tasting Centre
27 November 2017
South African Shiraz; could it be Sparkling?
South Africa makes world-class sparkling wines. Often from the original Champagne grapes, in the Champagne Method and in a similar range ...
27 November 2017
Mulderbosch Chardonnay 2017, good match with Dianne Bibby’s Cumin Lamb Kofta Phyllo Pastries
Mulderbosch Vineyards sits in a little valley on the Polkadraai Road in the western part of the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation.