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15 February 2018
Jordan Wine Estate is water-wise
Jordan Estate has always been self-reliant on water and continues to maintain world-class standards...
15 February 2018
Pizza & Wine Festival
Sunny days and balmy nights, delicious pizza and great wine - the perfect combinations for a good time in the winelands. All these will ...
12 February 2018
February fun at Middelvlei
Middelvlei Steakbraai and Live Music 16 February 2018 @ 18h30 | Middelvlei Burgers & Beats 23 February 2018 @ 18h00...
12 February 2018
Valentine's Day at Stellenbosch Vineyards
The saying goes that all great date nights start with a good bottle of wine. It only seems fitting for the winelands to be the perfect ...
9 February 2018
Enjoy a Magical Open-Air Dining Experience at Longridge Langtafel
On Wednesday, 28 February, the table will once again be set for the annual Longridge Langtafel - a magical fine dining experience under ...
9 February 2018
Less but better! In anticipation of Pinotage harvest 2018
Lower Pinotage yields but the quality of the grapes is very promising .
9 February 2018
Villiera Wines - Whats Bubbling: Harvest 2018
It seems that weather conditions around the globe have had a negative effect on yield over the last year. The 2018 vintage in the Western ...
8 February 2018
Fleur Du Cap Awarded A Decade of Wine Making Excellence
The Fleur du Cap winemaking team are honoured to be recognised as one of the Top 20 Cellars for the past decade by the SA Wine & Cellar ...
7 February 2018
Simonsig Harvest Report Week 3 Febuary 2, 2018
With water on everyone’s lips (excuse the pun!) this harvest will be very challenging and require lots of hard work and skill to make it ...
6 February 2018
DGB appoints sommelier Germain Lehodey
Sommelier-driven insights will drive premiumisation, says DGB.
4 February 2018
Asara Vineyard Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2017, matching the Hotel’s Mise-en-place Restaurant’s Pear, Gorgonzola & Blue Cheese Salad
I have been fortunate having been involved with Asara Wine Estate & Luxury Hotel to watch a harvest over the last two years and to see ...
2 February 2018
Eikendal dazzles with Weintaufe Harvest Carnival
A Winelands jollification for young and old
1 February 2018
Meerlust Estate Previews Probably the Greatest Expression of Their Rubicon Red Blend in 38 Years of Production
Alea iacta est. The die is cast,” Julius Caesar is supposed to have said as he led his troops towards Rome in 49BC. The crucial border ...
1 February 2018
Linger Longer - visit the Waterford Estate Library
For a truly unique experience in the Stellenbosch Winelands, book a Waterford Estate Library Tasting. A special record of the wines produced ...
1 February 2018
De Waal CT de Waal Pinotage 2015, partner to Ina Paarman’s Anchovy Pasta with Garlic Breadcrumbs
The De Waal family of the historic Uiterwyk Farm in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation are irrevocably bound to Pinotage, South Africa’s ...
31 January 2018
Take a trip on the wild side with a Delheim Mushroom Forage Pop Up
Sign up now for this year’s must-do forest and food excursion
31 January 2018
Spier offers an embarrassment of riches in its restaurant options….
Spier offers Eight, a fine restaurant on the Spier Estate. From veld to fork, with the saladings and vegetables are grown organically on the Estate.
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.
26 January 2018
Harvest Time at Waterford
The day the harvest season starts is the moment the Waterford team prepares for all year. Now’s the time to put the fruits of their labour ...
26 January 2018
Beyers Truter: #SAWINELEGENDS
The clatter of dogs’ paws on polished screed leave an aural wake behind Beyers Truter as he walks to his study on Beyerskloof Wine Farm. ...
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.
25 January 2018
Mulderbosch Single Vineyard Chenin Blancs
Adam Mason, Winemaker at Mulderbosch Vineyards, makes a range of Chenin Blancs called The Single Vineyard Block. Grapes from three different ...
25 January 2018
Middelvlei Burgers & Beats
Our enchanting setting and breathtaking sunsets at this time of the year create the ideal ambience to unwind after a busy week.
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.
24 November 2017
Christmas Carols at Middelvlei 2017
On 10 December 2017 Father Christmas will once again be making his appearance on his tractor at Middelvlei Wine Estate’s annual Sunset Carols.
24 November 2017
Mike Ratcliffe - the Man Behind the Cape Wine Auction
Mike Ratcliffe - MD of the Warwick and Vilafonté Wine Estates and is one of the most innovative producers of wine in South Africa.
23 November 2017
New year brings new style to Delheim’s harvest celebration
Ease into 2018 with the first Winelands festival of the season
22 November 2017
Asara Vineyard Collection Pinotage Rosé 2017 with Anina Meyers’ Spicy Sweet Potato & Couscous Veggie Bowl
It has been a couple of months since I wrote about the Asara Vineyard Collection Pinotage Rosé 2017. And my goodness, how this wine has ...
22 November 2017
Camphors at Vergelegen takes two top Eat Out awards
Camphors, the signature restaurant at 317-year-old Vergelegen Estate in Somerset West, has scooped not only sixth place in the prestigious ...
22 November 2017
Villiera scoops The Drinks Business Green Company of the Year Award 2017
Villiera was honoured to receive the coveted Green Company of the Year at The Drinks Business Green Awards ceremony held at The Ivy, London ...
21 November 2017
A Lesson In Sauvignon: Gateway To Summer
“Sauvignon Blanc is the gateway variety for new wine drinkers. It dominates every wine industry in the world for new and old wine drinkers”. ...
21 November 2017
New to Stellenbosch Hills…yadda yadda…bacon!
Winery deploys the ultimate ‘fan magnet’ for Biltong & Wine Tasting
21 November 2017
Asara’s PureGin festival and news from the estate
Welcome to Asara’s first monthly newsletter - we hope you enjoy it! This month we are excited to introduce the PureGin festival that’s ...
20 November 2017
Unveiling South Africa’s First-Of-A-Kind Concept, The Healing Hub
Cape Town, Somerset West – 300 guests gathered for the official launch of Life Retreat and Spiral Aloe Medical Spa’s first of its kind ...
17 November 2017
Kanonkop’s Abrie Beeslaar Wins World's Best Winemaker of the Year for 3rd Time
Abrie Beeslaar, cellar master at Kanonkop Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, has been crowned International Wine Maker of the Year for the third ...
16 November 2017
A new look for Spier’s Creative Block wines
Looking for something different to impress your friends and family at your next dinner party? Why not let the beautifully bold new packaging ...
15 November 2017
Mulderbosch Chardonnay 2017 Released
We are proud to announce the release of Mulderbosch Chardonnay 2017; we are eagerly awaiting reviews of this vintage, so watch this space…
15 November 2017
Reopening of Long Table restaurant at Haskell Vineyards
Long Table restaurant at Haskell Vineyards will be reopening their doors the 2nd of December 2017.
15 November 2017
10 Best White Wines for Summer
Summer is just around the corner. So get ready to sit back and enjoy some of South Africa’s best white wines under the sun.
14 November 2017
Zevenwacht News: November 2017
New Vintages | Buy 10 and get 2 free | Time to hit the trails | Piekniek & Musiek | Sherpa Kids South Africa | Reach the eagle challege...
14 November 2017
Lourensford announces Spring Instagram Winners
Lourensford Estate has announced the winners of the Spring #SeasonsOfLourensford Instagram competition, with a spectacular aerial photo ...
10 November 2017
Platter’s Awards Five Stars To Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Reserve Frans K. Smit 2013
The 2018 edition of the authoritative Platter’s Wine Guide has awarded a prestigious and much coveted five stars to Cape Winemakers Guild ...
10 November 2017
Platter's 2018 only good news for Avontuur ratings
With four 4-star ratings (up from last year’s two), the cellar and vineyard team at Avontuur Estate were celebrating this week as the ...
9 November 2017
30 nominees for South Africa’s top restaurant awards announced
The list of nominees for the highly anticipated annual Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards has just been released. This year it has ...
9 November 2017
Bellevue launches 1953 Pinotage and new tourist facilities
When wine aficionados discuss Pinotage, one name that often pops up in the conversation as a leading exponent of this cultivar, is that ...
9 November 2017
40 Under 40: Mark le Roux
Meet Mark le Roux. As a young boy who loved the outdoors, he would spend his time exploring and playing in the Stellenbosch winelands. ...
8 November 2017
Middelvlei Steakbraai and Live Golden Oldies Music
We will once again be hosting our popular Steakbraai and Live Golden Oldie music at the Middelvlei Wine Barn.
8 November 2017
2018 Platter's 5-Star rating Neil Ellis' Bottelary Pinotage 2015
Neil Ellis Wines receives a 5-Star Rating in the 2018 Platter’s Wine Guide for their terrain-specific Bottelary Pinotage 2015, bringing ...
7 November 2017
The stars shine bright for Hartenberg’s Gravel Hill Shiraz 2013
The wait is finally over and the 5-star Platter wines have been announced.
6 November 2017
Eikendal Vineyards Triumphs in 2017
Red blend Charisma 2015 earns Platter 5-star rating
6 November 2017
5 Stars for Lanzerac’s Pionier Pinotage 2015
Lanzerac Wine Estate, situated in the Stellenbosch Winelands, has received a 5-star rating for its Pionier Pinotage 2015 in the latest ...
3 November 2017
Fizz up your festivities with Polkadraai’s new fun-loving bubbly
Maiden vintage is just the wine for summer, Valentine’s and beyond
1 November 2017
Asara MCC Brut 2014 & Dianne Bibby’s Prosciutto, Strawberry & Feta Salad
One of my big missions is to introduce people to a fine MCC as an any time wine. No need to wait for a special occasion or a celebration. ...
1 November 2017
An octet of Veritas awards for Kleine Zalze
KLEINE ZALZE triumphed at the annual Veritas Awards, having won no less than 4 Double Gold and 4 Gold medals, and placed within the top ...
31 October 2017
95 at Morgenster reopens in the Winelands for the summer season
An Italian collaboration of contemporary Italian dishes with top class wines and olive oil, 95 At Morgenster first opened its doors in ...
31 October 2017
Get into the swing of Summer with Hartenberg’s Chardonnay 2016
Summer is here and the warmer weather is synonymous with lazy days and long lunches with friends and family. Complement these seasonal ...
27 October 2017
Bottelary Hills toasts year-end with Pop Up Lunch at Mooiplaas
Chef George Jardine fires up festive tastes and champion wines
26 October 2017
Hartenberg excels in 2017 Prescient Chardonnay Report
Not one, but two wines from the Hartenberg Wine Estate range scored more than 90 points in the seventh annual Prescient Chardonnay Report, ...
19 October 2017
Three Wines From Stellenbosch, South Africa Worth Seeking Out
We taste a pinotage, a chenin blanc and a shiraz from family-owned wineries based in Western Cape town whose Mediterranean climate makes ...
19 October 2017
Simonsig Ends Year with a Triple Victory for Cape Classique
Heading into the final months of 2017, Simonsig Estate is ending the wine calendar as the undisputed champion of Méthode Cap Classique, ...
19 October 2017
Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon specialists for 21 years
For 21 years, the Le Riche family, first Etienne on his own and later together with his children Christo and Yvonne, have made it their ...
18 October 2017
Delheim gives flight to its very first Cabernet Franc
Only a limited amount of Vaaldraai Cabernet Franc 2014 is available.
17 October 2017
Veritas Medals Underline Alto Estate's Champion Wine Status
The year’s best South African wines were again in the limelight at the prestigious 2017 Veritas Awards. For Alto Estate near Stellenbosch, ...
14 October 2017
Celebrating International Pinotage Day 2017 – Events and promotions
Wine lovers all over the world have embraced the celebration of South Africa’s national wine and this year's Pinotage Day promises to be ...
13 October 2017
Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards shines at Six Nations Wine Challenge
O.T.V. wins TROPHY for BEST Bordeaux Blend and The Dance Cabernet Franc awarded DOUBLE GOLD.
13 October 2017
FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 revealed
The winners of the 2017 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top Ten were announced during a well-attended wine crafters affair in Franschhoek, Western Cape.
12 October 2017
Rewriting history at Meerlust back to 1984, one vintage at a time
It was on September 12th, 2017 that a once in a lifetime South African vertical tasting happened. The South African Wine Society managed ...
11 October 2017
Spier wins first-ever Veritas Vertex award for overall champion wine
On 6 October, Spier’s 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2015 won the inaugural Veritas Vertex Award at this year’s Veritas Awards, defeating 1638 ...
11 October 2017
Eikendal Vineyards shines at Veritas Awards
The Eikendal Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 scoops Double Gold status
11 October 2017
Celebration of Spatz's Life at Delheim Estate
Thursday, 19 October 14h00 till 17h00
10 October 2017
Jordan offers Cape Winemakers Guild tour & tasting
Explore the site-specific vineyards and unique climatic attributes on a safari-style Land Rover whilst tasting the ultra-premium Jordan CWG wines.
10 October 2017
Golden glory for Stellenbosch at Veritas
SA's oldest wine route claims top spots in competition
9 October 2017
Avontuur Estate October Newsletter
With the arrival of October the busy time of gorgeous foals being born nearly daily, is coming to an end. Towards the end of September ...
9 October 2017
DeWaal Wines celebrate International Pinotage Day on 14th October
The de Waals have left huge footprints in the history of Pinotage…
8 October 2017
Delheim’s legendary Spatz Sperling passes away
Wine icon leaves indelible legacy spanning more than six decades
6 October 2017
Lanzerac excels at 2017 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards
Lanzerac Wine Estate continues its winning streak walking away with no less than three awards at this year’s Michelangelo International ...
2 October 2017
Pretty in Pink! Six finalists in Pinotage Rosé Competition
New Pinotage Rosé Competition introduced.
2 October 2017
Lourensford announces winter instagram winners
Lourensford has announced the winners of the Winter #SeasonsOfLourensford Instagram competition, with Calvin Gillmer winning the public ...
29 September 2017
Ernie Els Wines Newsletter - September 2017
All the latest releases, news and offers from the team at Ernie Els Wines
28 September 2017
Romancing The Vine: Riding The Big Red Wave
Over winter the media tasted vertical flights of flagship reds from top Stellenbosch producers, a journey which shows the evolution of ...
27 September 2017
Bellevue Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – Summer in a glass
Situated on the Bottelary Road just outside Stellenbosch is where you’ll find Bellevue Wine Estate. Steeped in rich heritage, the 152ha ...
27 September 2017
The FMC achieves highest accolade at Nederburg Auction
At the 43rd Nederburg Auction, Friday 15th September was dedicated to an informal tasting of all the wines, with the exception of the rarest. ...
27 September 2017
Usana Farm Feast
Warmer weather, long lazy days and the perfect excuse to venture to the Usana Farm Feast over the weekend of 7 and 8 October. Situated ...
26 September 2017
Eikendal Vineyards swirls Cheesecake & Wine Pairings this summer
Trio of unique taste sensations to toast sunny days
26 September 2017
Asara Vineyard Collection Cape Fusion 2014 with Tony Jackman’s Heritage Month Bacon & Beer Braai Bread
A ‘Cape’ Blend is one which must contain a 30% minimum of Pinotage. There are many Cape blends. The Asara Vineyard Collection Cape Fusion ...
22 September 2017
From picnics to gourmet treats: the Spier Farm Kitchen launches overlooking Spier’s historic Werf
The Spier Farm Kitchen offers everything visitors need to make their own tastyfarm picnics – as well as a delicious array of produce to ...
21 September 2017
Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2017 - Celebrating 25 Vintages
We are immensely proud to announce the release of Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2017 - celebrating 25 vintages of this living legend! Author ...
18 September 2017
Simonsig Takes Top Honours for Record-Breaking 4th time at Amorim Cap Classique Challenge
Simonsig Estate, the pioneering Stellenbosch winery responsible for making the first Méthode Cap Classique wine, became the most-awarded ...
18 September 2017
New Look for Welmoed Wines from Stellenbosch Vineyards
Welmoed wines has launched its new vintage with a bold new look, set to be available in leading liquor retail outlets nationwide.
18 September 2017
Zevenwacht wins Gold at IWSC
Zevenwacht strikes gold at the 2017 International Wine & Spirits Competition
13 September 2017
Eikendal Vineyards scores big with Tim Atkin
Eight wines scoring more than 90/100, Classique 2015, excelling with 95 points.
13 September 2017
Lucky Thirteen for Longridge
Longridge Wine Estate is once again showing off its superlative wine portfolio with thirteen wines being scored more than 90 points by ...
13 September 2017
Simonsig’s Heritage Cultivars Shine at International Mundus Vini Wine Competition
Simonsig Wine Estate from Stellenbosch saw two wines made from varieties on which the estate’s reputation was founded each win Gold at ...
12 September 2017
Stellenbosch Vineyards presents: Swirl - Wine & Food Experience
Stellenbosch Vineyards is proud to announce the opening of Swirl, its one-of-a-kind wine and food experience on Welmoed Farm, just outside ...
6 September 2017
Tokara's Releases their new Reserve Range Vintages
On Monday, 28th of August, guests were treated to an exclusive preview of TOKARA's new vintage release wines.
1 September 2017
Child Friendly Restaurants in the Winelands for Lunch
Here are some of my favourite child friendly restaurants for lunch in the Winelands.
29 August 2017
Delheim releases latest vintage of its flagship Grand Reserve
Latest vintage crowns Stellenbosch stalwart’s red wine portfolio
29 August 2017
Asara Vineyard Collection Merlot 2014 & Ina Paarman’s flattie in a frying pan
Asara Vineyard Collection Merlot 2014, such a good match with Ina Paarman's Flattie in a Frying Pan. The post Asara Vineyard Collection ...
29 August 2017
The 15 Best Rosé Wines from Around the World, According to Sommeliers
According to recent Nielsen data, rosé has graduated from being a cheap, sweet, porch pounder to being the wine to drink in America right ...