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20 January 2017
Wine of the Month at Ken Forrester
The Petit Range is our wine of the month at Ken Forrester.
19 January 2017
Eat Your Heart Out at Big Easy Winebar & Grill
Brickell City Centre's newest restaurant offers a taste of sophisticated South African cuisine
18 January 2017
Top 5 Decadent Days Out in the Cape Winelands on a Bargain Budget
Many of us enter the New Year feeling literally wiped out. January; ‘the month of empty pockets’, can see us spending more time at home ...
18 January 2017
Avontuur Estate February 2017 Newsletter
NINE YEARLINGS FLY OUR BANNER AT CAPE PREMIER SALE: On Monday, 16 January nine yearlings took a big step into the limelight and left their ...
18 January 2017
Wineries invited to join in the 2017 Pinotage & Biltong Festival
If you are the proud producer of a great Pinotage, and especially if you’re using our “national” grape for a sparkling wine or MCC, a Rosé, ...
17 January 2017
The 2017 Stellenbosch Vineyards Pizza & Wine Festival
The 2nd edition of the Stellenbosch Vineyards Pizza & Wine Festival is happening on 25 and 26 March 2017 at the picturesque Welmoed Farm ...
17 January 2017
The 2017 Stellenbosch Vineyards Pizza & Wine Festival
The 2nd edition of the Stellenbosch Vineyards Pizza & Wine Festival is happening on 25 and 26 March 2017 at the picturesque Welmoed Farm ...
16 January 2017
Fresh new look launched for Avontuur Estate Range
Avontuur Estate is proud to start off the New Year with a brand-new look for the Estate Range which can be seen for the first time on the ...
13 January 2017
2017 SA Wine & Cellar Classifications confirm who's (still) on top form
Based on the best track records in 28 local and international forums for the assessment of wine quality and interest value over the past ...
13 January 2017
Wine Press: 6 delicious, low calorie white wines under $13
Years ago, Miller Lite used to have ads featuring fans of the beer arguing over what was the best thing about it.
13 January 2017
Top of the Hill Fun Walk – Saturday 28 January 2017
Start your new year fresh and active and join in on a lovely Walk at DeWaal Wines through the vineyards, to reach the Top of the Hill, ...
13 January 2017
Wine Press: 6 delicious, low calorie white wines under $13
Years ago, Miller Lite used to have ads featuring fans of the beer arguing over what was the best thing about it.
12 January 2017
Tracking the Vine on Delaire Graff
Kallie Fernhout, a viticulturist and Estate Manager of Delaire Graff Vineyards utilized FarmTrack - a real time tracking device for farmers.
12 January 2017
A phoenix rises from the ashes for Delheim’s Harvest Festival
Bring the family to celebrate the Start of Harvest 2017
12 January 2017
Stellenbosch Harvest Parade brings fanfare to City of Oaks
Colourful community and its ‘chariots’ celebrate winemaking camaraderie
11 January 2017
Aaldering Vineyards & Wines strengths and hospitality team
A wonderful development that we would like to share with you is that Jacqueline Aaldering (the youngest daughter of Marianne and Fons) ...
11 January 2017
Stellenbosch Street Soirees back in full swing
City of Oaks’ popular bi-monthly street parties a summer hit
10 January 2017
Morgenster production largely unaffected by fires
On 3 January 2017 Morgenster Estate experienced two fires, one from the west and one from the east. Approximately 50 ha of uncultivated ...
10 January 2017
Morgenster production largely unaffected by fires
On 3 January 2017 Morgenster Estate experienced two fires, one from the west and one from the east. Approximately 50 ha of uncultivated ...
9 January 2017
Bumper tourist season for Simonsig as visitors Taste, Look and Buy
Simonsig, a pioneering South African wine estate based in Stellenbosch and one that introduced wine tourism to South Africa in the 1970’s, ...
9 January 2017
Wines of the year (5) South African stars
I’m continuing the theme of wines of the year. This year I tasted a lot of very good South African wines, both on my three visits, and ...
2 January 2017
Stellenbosch Street Soirees back in full swing
City of Oaks’ popular bi-monthly street parties a summer hit
1 January 2017
A sense of change
Everybody is taking note of the Breedekloof Wine Valley, and there are good reasons why.
29 December 2016
Top Ten Cellar-Door Restaurants 2016
Food, wine and travel writer, Graham Howe survived over sixty food and wine tastings on the winelands circuit in 2016 - and picks his top ...
29 December 2016
2017 Vivino Wine Style Awards - South African Chenin Blanc
Vivino's 2017 Wine Style Awards recognize the best wines on the planet in 147 categories, from Argentinian Malbec to Bordeaux Red to Californian ...
22 December 2016
Ken Forrester Vineyards Summer News
Vineyards in the Cape Winelands are flourishing and visitors to Stellenbosch are treated not only to spectacular views but essentially ...
22 December 2016
Aaldering Vineyards & Wines equiped with high tech solar system
Turning the South African sun into solar energy.
15 December 2016
A golden year for Lourensford
2016 has been a golden year for wine at Lourensford Estate in Somerset West, with the Limited Release Chardonnay 2015 and Limited Release ...
15 December 2016
A golden year for Lourensford
2016 has been a golden year for wine at Lourensford Estate in Somerset West, with the Limited Release Chardonnay 2015 and Limited Release ...
14 December 2016
The Cape Winemakers Guild welcomes two new members
Two accomplished Stellenbosch winemakers, Bruwer Raats of Raats Family Wines and Morné Vrey of Delaire Graff Estate have joined the ranks ...
13 December 2016
SA's premier wine festival set to be better than ever
The Stellenbosch Wine Festival Presented by Pick in Pay looking great for 2017
12 December 2016
The Muratie team is incredible proud to share in Yvonne Dyum’s fantastic academic achievement
The Muratie team is incredible proud to share in Yvonne Dyum’s fantastic academic achievement.
12 December 2016
Stellenbosch entrepreneur Leonard Arangies scores big at World Beverage Innovation Awards 2016
Leonard Arangies, CEO of The Art of Taste CC and proprietor of House of Amir, has just clinched the illustrious World Beverage Innovation Award.
8 December 2016
Yonder Hill Wines Summer 2016/2017
Summer Newsletter
8 December 2016
Lanzerac Wine Estate - December 2016
Lanzerac Wine Estate - December 2016
8 December 2016
Lanzerac supports the Pebbles Project
The festive season represents a time where we all should be looking externally into our communities to see how we can bring a little Christmas ...
7 December 2016
Hidden Valley Wines launch unique white blend ahead of the summer!
In the continued quest to create a truly unique experience for visitors, a very special and unique white blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier ...
1 December 2016
Neil Ellis Wines release their maiden Whitehall Chardonnay 2015
A Terrain Specific Single Vineyard Limited Release from the Elgin Valley
29 November 2016
A phoenix rises from the ashes for Delheim’s Harvest Festival
Bring the family to celebrate the Start of Harvest 2017
21 November 2016
Glenelly relaunches in Stellenbosch
Glenelly opens their revamped tasting room & restaurant in Stellenbosch
16 November 2016
Stellenzicht Vineyards reveals brand new speciality range
Stellenzicht Vineyards in the heart of Stellenbosch’s Golden Triangle has revealed their new Speciality Range, showcasing the very best ...
15 November 2016
Top places to eat with children in the Cape Winelands
For the parents of young children, going out for a relaxing weekend meal with the family requires a laborious amount of planning: restaurants ...
11 November 2016
Ease into summer with an Eikendal Experience
From light pizza and wine pairings to a lazy vineyard walk
11 November 2016
Superb summer offerings await you at The Lanzerac Deli
When you’re next visiting the spectacular Lanzerac Wine Estate, situated in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands, be sure to include ...
8 November 2016
Bottelary Hills gets festive with a fish-inspired 'Pop Up' Lunch
Fall hook, line and sinker for Chef Bertus Basson’s all fired-up feast
8 November 2016
5 Star Flagstone Wine in the 2017 Platters Guide
The Platter’s Wine Guide 2017 by Diners Club South African was launched at Cape Town’s The Table Bay Hotel on 31 October 2016.
7 November 2016
Lanzerac Wine Estate - November 2016
November 2016 Newsletter
3 November 2016
Meerlust Excels at Platters Wine Guide 2017
The Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2017 was launched at Cape Town’s The Table Bay Hotel on 31 October 2016 with over ...
2 November 2016
Stellenbosch Vineyards receives top honours from Platter's Guide 2017
Wines from the pioneering Stellenbosch Vineyards received top ratings in the 2017 Platter Wine Guide. No less than four wines were regarded ...
1 November 2016
Lanzerac Wine Estate welcomes General Manager, Barend Barnard
Stellenbosch, South Africa – Lanzerac Wine Estate is pleased to announce the appointment of Barend Barnard to the position of General Manager ...
1 November 2016
Stellenbosch at Summer Place 2016
Jozi celebrates sheer Winelands opulence
31 October 2016
Golden terroir shines through every Eikendal wine
Portfolio-wide excellence reveals true champion status
29 October 2016
Ivan Xelelo - excels as top SA Cellar Worker
Driven and committed to succeed, Ivan Xelelo had one goal this year – to be South Africa’s top cellar worker.
20 October 2016
Stellenbosch reigns supreme over 2016 Eat Out nominations
Seven restaurants from the area deliciously represented on the shortlist
14 October 2016
Stellenbosch Vineyards Unveils new Corporate Identity
Introducing the Stellenbosch Vineyards Collection of Fine Wines
12 October 2016
Neethlingshof Wines triumph at Veritas Awards
Neethlingshof’s reputation as one of SA’s premier wine estates was re-affirmed at the Veritas Awards on Friday night when no less than ...
11 October 2016
A golden night at Veritas: acclaim for Spier’s winemaking heritage
Spier was one of the top award winners at the 26th Veritas Wine Awards on Friday night, 7 October. A jury of five international and more ...
10 October 2016
Out of Africa and into Little Italy on Simonsig
Having cycled the entire length of Africa, the last thing the young man expected to find was a little bit of history honouring his homeland, ...
7 October 2016
Celebrations and picnics this summer at Hartenberg
Pack away the winter garments and embrace the warmth and beauty that summer brings with it. This is also the perfect excuse to venture ...
6 October 2016
Grand Gold for Longridge's great lady
The Emily, a tribute wine crafted by Longridge cellar master Jasper Raats, received a Gran d‘Or or double gold medal at the recently held ...
5 October 2016
Lanzerac Blanc de Blancs Brut, a MCC perfect for the festive season
What better way than to celebrate the year’s successes and end off on a high note than with a glass of chilled bubbly. Adding something ...
5 October 2016
Meet the winemakers at exclusive dinner at Stellenbosch Vineyards
Join winemaking duo, Abraham de Villiers and Bernard Claassen on 27 October for an exclusive food and wine pairing dinner. Partnering with ...
5 October 2016
International panel awards Gold Medal to Neethlingshof Estate’s Noble Maria
Sometimes the world’s most heavenly wines are born from remote hilltop vineyards closest to the sky. It certainly holds true for Neethlingshof ...
4 October 2016
Lanzerac Winemaker Dinner
Sample fine wines and delicious food creations at the next Lanzerac Winemaker Food & Wine Pairing Dinner which takes place on Thursday, ...
3 October 2016
Pinotage is famously South African
On Saturday 8 October we are celebrating the birth and roots of Pinotage across the globe.
30 September 2016
Top SA chefs confirmed for Stellenbosch at Summer Place
Delights of the winelands on offer in Johannesburg for one night only
30 September 2016
Lanzerac comes out tops at Michelangelo International Awards
No less than four medals were awarded to Lanzerac Wine Estate at this year’s Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards during an ...
30 September 2016
IWSC medals reaffirm Neethlingshof’s champion status
Neethlingshof Wine Estate has achieved what few competitors at this year’s International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) have. Every one ...
29 September 2016
Stellenbosch Vineyards shines with six medals at Michelangelo Awards 2016
Constantly striving for excellence and elegance, Stellenbosch Vineyards was awarded six medals at the 2016 Michelangelo International Wine ...
29 September 2016
DeWaal Top of the Hill Pinotage 2014
There is always something exciting happening at DeWaal Wines on the lovely old Uiterwyk Estate in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation.
28 September 2016
Delheim spreads their blankets for laid-back Riverside Picnics
Picnic season opens on October 1 and the restaurant has a new nature-inspired menu
26 September 2016
Vriesenhof shows new set of feathers
Vriesenhof Vineyards, one of Stellenbosch’s premier wine producers, has released a new easy-drinking range focussing on the more relaxed ...
22 September 2016
Zevenwacht Sauvignon Blanc 2016, good with Heinstirred’s Fennel & Apple Coleslaw
Zevenwacht Wine Estate is situated on the rolling hills just north of the north coast of False Bay. The grapes for the Zevenwacht Sauvignon ...
22 September 2016
Stellenbosch Vineyards recognised for excellence at 2016 Nederburg Auction
Amongst some of South Africa’s finest rare wines, Stellenbosch Vineyards participated at the 2016 Nederburg Auction of rare wines where ...
21 September 2016
Eating The Big Five in the Winelands
Over winter, Graham Howe tasted his way through the big five at the cellar-door - from Delaire Graff, Terroir and Tokara to Camphors at ...
21 September 2016
Neil Ellis Wines release new vintage wines, with new-look labels, from their highly-acclaimed Groenekloof Vineyards
Neil Ellis Wines, whose focus has always been, and always will be, on sourcing superior grape-varieties from low-yielding, hand-picked ...
21 September 2016
Peter Falke PF Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Peter Falke Wines is situated on the Annandale Road in the foothills of the Helderberg, a Stellenbosch Wine Appellation marker for excellent ...
19 September 2016
Celebrate International Pinotage Day with Lanzerac
International Pinotage Day, which is celebrated each year on 8 October, is the perfect opportunity for all wine aficionados to raise a ...
19 September 2016
Forrester Vineyards signs major international partnership deal
Forrester Vineyards Pty. Ltd has signed a partnership deal with AdVini, a French wine distribution company listed on the Paris stock exchange ...
19 September 2016
Cap Classique industry toasts John and Erica Platter with Legacy Award
Two of South Africa’s best-known wine personalities, John and Erica Platter, were awarded the Frans Malan Legacy Trophy during the recent ...
16 September 2016
Anura’s Brute of an MCC Pops into Top Spot at Cap Classique Awards
The Paarl wine region brought the sparkle to this year’s Cap Classique Challenge with Anura Vineyards’ MCC Brut 2011 winning the award ...
16 September 2016
Groenland launches Flagship Wine
“We wanted to find a way to thank my father Kosie Steenkamp for his years of dedication to the family farm and the South African wine industry, ...
15 September 2016
Lanzerac Wine Estate Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is around the corner, and Lanzerac Wine Estate is throwing its support behind this international health campaign ...
15 September 2016
Avontuur Estate September 2016 Newsletter
We think September is the best time of the year at Avontuur Estate with warmer weather on the way and the cutest foals making their appearance. ...
14 September 2016
Hartenberg delivers a stellar performance at IWSC
Rated as one of South Africa’s top Shiraz producers Hartenberg Wine Estate in Stellenbosch has been awarded a Gold Outstanding for their ...
13 September 2016
Spring into action with these fun-and-physical days out in the Cape Winelands
With the lighter, drier days of spring upon us, there is no time like the present to re-engage with your physical self and step out of ...
12 September 2016
Lanzerac excels at the 2016 International Wine and Spirit Competition
One of Lanzerac’s iconic Heritage wines, the Le Général 2013, was awarded Gold at the International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016 (IWSC), ...
12 September 2016
Impressive scores for Longridge in Atkin's Report
Jasper Raats and the Longridge wine making team continue to impress critics with ten wines from their portfolio scoring 90 and more points ...
12 September 2016
Neil Ellis Wines receive outstanding international ratings across two continents
Neil Ellis Wines have been honoured with outstanding ratings from renowned wine critics across two continents: Tim Atkin, British Master ...
12 September 2016
Wine glam – presenting the 2nd edition of our wine magazine
The second edition of The South African Dream Wine Magazine has just been released. A magazine in which you will read about every little ...
9 September 2016
Eikendal Excels in Tim Atkin’s SA Special Report 2016
Eikendal Vineyards, known for its focused and structured wine pedigree that showcases the best in varietal recognition, has broken the ...
9 September 2016
Boschkloof makes history
Family-owned winery Boschkloof Wines made history when they became the first South African red wine producer to ever score 98 points in ...
8 September 2016
Pinotage Day at Simonsig
Stellenbosch Pinotage pioneer Simonsig is celebrating International Pinotage Day on Saturday 8 October with two tailor-made events created ...
8 September 2016
Avontuur celebrates medal haul
Winemaker Jan van Rooyen and his team are thrilled with recent awards for some of this Helderberg Estate’s wines.
7 September 2016
TOKARA rounds out acclaimed Reserve Collection with long-awaited Cabernet Sauvignon
Almost two decades after the first Cabernet Sauvignon vines were planted high on the Simonsberg slopes of TOKARA, the estate has expanded ...
5 September 2016
Morgenster launches Amor diVino wine and olive club
Amor DiVino means “Love of wine”. Giulio Bertrand, the owner of Morgenster, has chosen this name for his new wine and olive club. “It describes ...
2 September 2016
Peter Falke PF Sauvignon Blanc 2016
The Helderberg in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation is known for producing some fine wine grapes. One of the great advantages it has is ...
1 September 2016
The time has finally come for the Lourensford Market to re-open!
Looking forward to welcoming back our loyal market-goers and welcoming new friends this season! We hope you're ready!
30 August 2016
Raise a glass to Cecil the Lion
Cecil the Lion. His name has been on many lips over the past year as news of his death at the hands of the American dentist, Walter Palmer, ...
26 August 2016
Stellenbosch has the potential to rival Napa Valley as a tourist attraction, says leading US expert
“Stellenbosch has the potential to become as significant as the Napa Valley,” says Clay Gregory, President and CEO of Visit Napa Valley. ...
26 August 2016
Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 – An Array Of Excitement And Diversity
Pure fruit, more texture, greater structure, versatility and pushed boundaries is what Chenin Blanc is all about. True to form, that is ...
26 August 2016
Kleine Zalze Secures Two Top 10 spots in the Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Challenge
South Africa is a world leader of Chenin Blanc. For a producer to be identified among the country’s best, therefore places it in the top ...
26 August 2016
Champion Status for Alto Wine heralds a milestone for the Winemaker
South Africa, Stellenbosch August 2016; THE Cabernet Sauvignon grape is often regarded as the king of the noble varieties and now Alto ...
26 August 2016
Top of The Hill Fun Walk 3rd September 2016
Come and celebrate spring with us and join us on our first Fun Walk for the season, on Saturday 3 September 2016.
24 August 2016
Gold for Hartenberg’s Alchemy wines
Wayde van Niekerk and Caster Semenya aren’t the only ones celebrating their recent Gold medal wins at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Four wines ...
17 August 2016
A journey of food and wine discovery with Lanzerac Wines and the Broodhuijs Restaurant
For those living in the Pretoria area you’re in for a feast of culinary proportions as Lanzerac Wines and Broodhuijs Restaurant present ...
16 August 2016
Women’s Month promises a night of kitchen fun with Chef Matt Manning and Lanzerac Wines
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to catch Chef Matt Manning from One Ingredient when he collaborates with Lanzerac Wines for an interactive ...
11 August 2016
Stellenbosch at Summer Place 2016
Jozi’s premier lifestyle soiree to showcase exciting new talent
9 August 2016
Get ‘piggy with it’ at the Bottelary Hills Wine Route ‘Pop Up’ Lunch
Celebrity Chef Bertus Basson sizzles with pork pleasures
2 August 2016
A fun night out with Lanzerac and Kilzer’s Kitchen
If you reside in and around Knysna and you’re fan of Lanzerac Estate then you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity to sample their fine wines.
23 July 2016
Celebrating 20 years of Cabernet at Webersburg
Stellenbosch boutique wine estate, Webersburg is celebrating 20 years of Cabernet Sauvignon this year and the cellar turns 220 years old, ...