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17 February 2020
Explore the Jordan cellar during the 2020 harvest
As the 2020 grapes are being brought in from the vineyards, we invite you to explore and witness all the action with a behind-the-scenes ...
14 February 2020
Malbec Festival at Benguela Cove
South Africans are always up for a celebration of sorts, but when you say Malbec, it might produce a few befuddled faces. Malbec? Yes - ...
13 February 2020
Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards announce nominees for 2019/2020
The nominees for the prestigious 55th Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards have been unveiled. Now, the countdown begins to the gala awards function ...
12 February 2020
Pinotage in concert with Anton Goosen, Schalk Joubert , Valiant Swart and Viljoen Retief
The Pinotage Association presents an open-air concert and picnic at Neethlingshof on 5 March 2020.
12 February 2020
Jan Boland Coetzee Receives 1659 Medal of Honour for Remarkable Role in South African Wine Industry
South African wine-making legend Jan Boland Coetzee, one of the most famous names in the country’s wine industry, has been awarded with ...
12 February 2020
All the reasons not to miss Nightscape 2020, Design Indaba’s public-hearted festival
A cultural extravaganza second to none – performances, installations, design exhibitions, masterclasses and live music – is headed for ...
12 February 2020
Out & About with Celebrating 361 years of winemaking I Whimsical Wonderdal I Paul Cluver visit
Exploring beautiful places like Wonderdal at Hazendal Estate and Paul Cluver is always a treat and South African winemaking celebrated ...
11 February 2020
One-of-a-kind winemaker experiences for Friday night auction ahead of Cape Wine Auction
In a departure from the traditional Friday Night Barrel Auction - the usual precursor to the main event, The Cape Wine Auction which is ...
10 February 2020
Spier's Crunchy Thai-style Salad - a Summer Favourite!
This easy Thai-style salad is a refreshing addition to your lunch repertoire and can be enjoyed both as a side dish or a light meal. It ...
7 February 2020
Fall in Love with Delheim this February
Whether it's the one, your best friend or just someone that you feel deserves a bit of TLC, why not spoil them this Valentine's Day with ...
7 February 2020
Muratie Harvest Festival - Saturday 29th February 2020 from 11h30
The Melck family will once again be hosting their annual Harvest Festival at Muratie Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on Saturday 29th February 2020.
7 February 2020
Wine and sport legend honoured with 1659 medal of honour
Stellenbosch wine and sport legend Jan Boland Coetzee was honoured with the iconic 1659 medal of honour on Thursday 6 February 2020 at ...
7 February 2020
Top 5 wines, events and wine news for January 2020
Our Top 5 wine events, news and favourite wines - as chosen by you, our readers, are always an interesting mix.
6 February 2020
Flammkuchen and Federweisser (aka moswyn) lunch specials at The Bakery at Jordan
World Pizza Day is on the 9th of February this year, but at The Bakery, one day is not enough to celebrate our love of pizza!
5 February 2020
Winner Of The 2020 Distell National Playwright Competition Announced
Amy Louise Wilson is the winner of the 2020 Distell National Playwright Competition for her script "Another Kind of Dying". The news was ...
4 February 2020
The Muratie Harvest Festival – Saturday 29th February 2020
The Melck family will once again be hosting their annual Harvest Festival at Muratie Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on Saturday 29th February 2020.
31 January 2020
Kleine Zalze appoints South African wine expert Carina Gous
Kleine Zalze wine estate in Stellenbosch has made a key appointment in line with its premiumisation strategy with marketing and sales specialist ...
31 January 2020
Avontuur Estate - February romantic treats
We love February at Avontuur as the annual wine harvest is in full swing with the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay for our MCC already in the ...
30 January 2020
8 Fun Wine Harvest Festivals
Get a sense of the grape’s journey from vine to barrel with these eight harvest festivals:
29 January 2020
Valentine’s Celebrations At Middelvlei Wines
This year Valentine’s Day happens to fall on a Friday and it’s the perfect excuse to make a weekend of this much loved celebration. Spoil ...
28 January 2020
5 Romantic Valentine's Picnics in the Winelands
There are few things as easy-going, yet romantic as a picnic on a wine farm. You have beautiful views and easy access to wine without the ...
28 January 2020
Simonsig Harvest Commences with a Perfect Swing
Simonsig Estate in Stellenbosch heads into harvest 2020 in conditions described as the best in the past five years. Although these are ...
28 January 2020
Celebrate Valentines this February at Avontuur
Friday, 14 February is Valentine’s Day this year and at Avontuur we’re enthusiastic about making it the perfect experience for all romantics ...
27 January 2020
Stellenbosch Cabernet Collective Harvest Celebration
Join us for an inspired harvest-themed lunch on the lawns of Rust en Vrede, whilst engaging with winemakers over specially bottled magnums ...
22 January 2020
321 Harvest Stomp with Ken Forrester
A fun day of harvest activities, lunch and wine to celebrate the farm's 321st birthday!
15 January 2020
Waterkloof unveils its charming Cape Coral 2019 Mourvèdre Rosé
Celebrated Helderberg wine estate Waterkloof has drawn back the curtains on the latest creation in its Circumstance range for premier, ...
12 December 2019
Stellenbosch Wine Routes encourages responsible wine drinking with #SoberStellies this festive season
Stellenbosch Wine Routes is leading by example this holiday season. With thousands of tourists and holiday goers flocking to the Cape Winelands ...
5 December 2019
Middelvlei Unoaked Chardonnay 2019 – just in time for Summer
The current release of Middelvlei Unoaked Chardonnay 2019 is the perfect full-bodied white wine to enjoy during these hot Summer days.
4 December 2019
Limited release MCC joins Sense of Place range of flagship wines
Maiden vintage 2018 Anna Christina MCC is a proud addition
2 December 2019
Saxenburg Appoints New Winemaker
Saxenburg Estates is proud and excited to announce the appointment of Dirk van Zyl, as our 4th ever Head Winemaker.
29 November 2019
Avontuur Estate: Festive news and Black Friday Deals
The Festive Season has arrived in the Winelands with visitors from all over the world popping in to experience some of the world’s best ...
28 November 2019
Ten reasons to celebrate Stellenbosch’s nomination as Wine Region of the Year 2019
Stellenbosch’s recent nomination by revered multi-channel wine marketer in New York, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, as global Wine Region of ...
27 November 2019
The Year of Vegan-Friendly Wine
Vegan-friendly wines and vegan wine pairings were one of the major emerging trends at wine tastings in 2019.
25 November 2019
Let us tempt you with the anticipated release of the Adam & Eve 2019 Limited Merlot Collector’s Edition
Vergenoegd Löw The Wine Estate welcomes Adam & Eve 2019 Limited Merlot Collector’s Edition, a bespoke collection made from pure Merlot ...
28 October 2019
Unity, collaboration and mutual benefits for all stakeholders the key themes explored at inaugural Stellenbosch Mega Info session
Unity, competitor collaboration and a commitment to a sustainable and mutually beneficial future were the key themes of the first-ever ...
22 October 2019
Classic Cape Roots: On Aristotle, Alto and Braais
Do you believe that everything has a purpose? The big philosophical question was posed at the celebration of the twentieth vintage of Tokara, ...
22 October 2019
Stellenbosch is first Southern Hemisphere wine region to sign the Porto Protocol to combat climate change
Reaffirming the importance of sustainable environmental practices, Stellenbosch Wine Routes today signed the Porto Protocol, committing ...
17 October 2019
Delheim’s 80th Anniversary honours the life of SA wine pioneer Spatz Sperling
Exclusive Iconoclast Cape Blend reflects a fearless spirit with big heart
30 September 2019
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.
27 September 2019
All true discipline is rooted in delight
All true discipline is rooted in delight. I realize this when speaking to Rijk Melck, owner of Muratie Wine Estate, Stellenbosch. Rijk ...
19 September 2019
Vriesenhof Grenache range shows that with age comes experience
The value of old vineyards is celebrated around the world, with a belief that older vines, with their lower yields, produce wines of higher ...
19 September 2019
South African Wine & Food Tourism Conference celebrates country's top performers
Nine of South Africa’s top wine and food tourism providers were named honourees in the inaugural Wine & Food Tourism Conference Awards ...
17 September 2019
Cap Classique Pioneer Simonsig Estate Finds Sweet Spot at Amorim Cap Classique Challenge
Simonsig Estate in Stellenbosch, South Africa’s pioneering Cap Classique producer, continued its leading ways in the local wine industry ...
11 September 2019
Hidden Valley Wines Launch Limited Edition Hidden Valley Blanc Fumé
Winemaker Annalie van Dyk tries to create something special with every vintage and this year is no exception...
10 September 2019
Sauvignon-esque Chenin
Sauvignon-esque, a new descriptor has entered the wine lexicon to describe a new style of Chenin Blanc. Graham Howe investigates
27 August 2019
Neil Ellis releases top performing 2017 Stellenbosch Cabernet
The release of the 2017 Neil Ellis Cabernet Sauvignon marks the 33rd vintage of Cabernet with a Neil Ellis label. As a pioneer wine producer ...