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26 May 2017
Simonsig Merindol Takes Rare Gold at Syrah du Monde
A single-vineyard Syrah from the Cape‘s 2010 vintage made on Simonsig Estate won one of the few Gold medals awarded at this year’s Syrah ...
26 May 2017
Father's Day Lunch at Dornier Bodega Restaurant
​Treat your dad this​ Father's Day with a delectable lunch at Dornier Bodega Restaurant. With it's welcoming breath-taking views, Bodega ...
26 May 2017
Boschendal and Paul Cluver take top trophies at IWC 2017, London
TWENTY-THREE gold medals to South African wines with seven beauties going on to win trophies at the 2017 International Wine Challenge in London.
26 May 2017
Like Father Like Son... Warren Ellis continuing the Neil Ellis Legacy
When you have to think of one or two words to sum up a winery and it’s wines, it can sometimes be quite difficult… but sometimes not. After ...
26 May 2017
Like Father Like Son... Warren Ellis continuing the Neil Ellis Legacy
When you have to think of one or two words to sum up a winery and it’s wines, it can sometimes be quite difficult… but sometimes not. After ...
26 May 2017
Simonsig Merindol Takes Rare Gold at Syrah du Monde
A single-vineyard Syrah from the Cape‘s 2010 vintage made on Simonsig Estate won one of the few Gold medals awarded at this year’s Syrah ...
25 May 2017
The Signature Peter Falke Exclusive Blend 2014 & Ina Paarman's Penne wiith bacon & mushrooms
I was out at Peter Falke Wines last week on the most perfect autumnal day, blue skies and brilliant sunshine. There were guests tasting ...
25 May 2017
The Signature Peter Falke Exclusive Blend 2014 & Ina Paarman's Penne wiith bacon & mushrooms
I was out at Peter Falke Wines last week on the most perfect autumnal day, blue skies and brilliant sunshine. There were guests tasting ...
24 May 2017
Third Cab Franc Carnival at Avontuur a success for the varietal
The third Cabernet Franc Carnival, presented by Avontuur Estate took place again on Saturday, 20 May 2017 on the terraces and expansive ...
24 May 2017
Ernie Els Wines Co-Owner Buys Historic South African Winery Stellenzicht
The co-owner of Ernie Els Wines is expanding his Stellenbosch presence, buying the neighboring Stellenzicht winery. Baron Hans von Staff-Reitzenstein, ...
24 May 2017
Mahalia Kotjane: A Cape Winemakers' Guild Protégé Perfecting Excellence
There is a beautiful phrase in isiZulu that resonates with me deeply. The phrase “izandla ziyagezana” means ‘one hand washes the other’. ...
24 May 2017
Ernie Els Wines Co-Owner Buys Historic South African Winery Stellenzicht
The co-owner of Ernie Els Wines is expanding his Stellenbosch presence, buying the neighboring Stellenzicht winery. Baron Hans von Staff-Reitzenstein, ...
24 May 2017
Third Cab Franc Carnival at Avontuur a success for the varietal
The third Cabernet Franc Carnival, presented by Avontuur Estate took place again on Saturday, 20 May 2017 on the terraces and expansive ...
23 May 2017
Visiting Asara in the Autumn
Need a quiet lunch or weekend away in the winelands?
23 May 2017
Tuning the Vine
I love wine and when it comes to wine-tastings, I'm always looking for new and interesting ways to enjoy it. From sunset horseback tours ...
23 May 2017
DGB buys spectacular Elgin Wine Farm
DGB (Pty) Ltd announced that it has purchased the Highfield Farm in Elgin. These vineyards supply premium quality grapes for Boschendal’s ...
22 May 2017
Morgenster unveils new olive press, wine labels and the Estate's first certified single vineyard wine
Morgenster’s internationally famous extra virgin olive oil from the Estate outside Somerset West is now being extracted by the world’s ...
22 May 2017
Flagstone Free Run Sauvignon Blanc 2016 & Dianne Bibby’s Pork & Shallot Casserole with Sage & Mushrooms
Exciting wines coming from Flagstone with Gerhard Swart in charge of the winemaking team. For me the Flagstone Wines are so food friendly, ...
22 May 2017
Jordan | Luxury Suites | Winter Specials
Tucked away close to the winery, restaurant and The Bakery, the Luxury Suites on Jordan Wine Estate enjoys beautiful panoramic views of ...
22 May 2017
20 things to do in the Winelands for under R100
When times are tight, a visit to the Winelands seems unlikely – if you start adding up how much a meal at a restaurant is going to cost, ...
22 May 2017
Kaya FM Wine & Malt Whisky Affair 2017 - Brought to you by Old Mutual: Curated by Wade Bales
Kaya FM 95.9 and Old Mutual presents two luxurious evenings of the finest wines and malt whiskies for the second year running at Hyde Park ...
22 May 2017
20 things to do in the Winelands for under R100
When times are tight, a visit to the Winelands seems unlikely – if you start adding up how much a meal at a restaurant is going to cost, ...
19 May 2017
The Bottelary Hills Pop Up Lunch returns to Hartenberg Wine Estate
Hand-crafted wine and soul food are a match made in heaven and Hartenberg Wine Estate, situated in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands, ...
19 May 2017
Stellenbosch Cabernet | The Collection | One night only
Stellenbosch Cabernet – The Collection – promises Gauteng wine lovers an extraordinary once-off experience. On 22nd June – for one night ...
19 May 2017
Gauteng's best tasters of 2017 for SAWTC
Eric Botha is crowned Best Wine Taster of Gauteng!
19 May 2017
Mulderbosch Faithful Hound White 2015 & Justine Wall’s Cauliflower Puffs
There are many stories about dogs waiting for their master to come home, long after the master has passed on. The Mulderbosch Faithful ...
19 May 2017
The Bottelary Hills Pop Up Lunch returns to Hartenberg Wine Estate
Hand-crafted wine and soul food are a match made in heaven and Hartenberg Wine Estate, situated in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands, ...
19 May 2017
Stellenbosch Cabernet | The Collection | One night only
Stellenbosch Cabernet – The Collection – promises Gauteng wine lovers an extraordinary once-off experience. On 22nd June – for one night ...
18 May 2017
Avontuur releases new Cab Franc in time for Carnival
The release of the 2014 Avontuur Estate Cabernet Franc celebrates the production of a single varietal of this wine for 21 years. “We’re ...
18 May 2017
Neil Ellis Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Back in the 80’s, Neil Ellis became the Capes’ first winemaker to make and market wine under his own name.
18 May 2017
Avontuur releases new Cab Franc in time for Carnival
The release of the 2014 Avontuur Estate Cabernet Franc celebrates the production of a single varietal of this wine for 21 years. “We’re ...
12 May 2017
Hartenberg wines impress yet again
Hartenberg wines impress yet again
12 May 2017
Wine Roots: from farm worker to winemaker
Christo Hanse is the assistant winemaker at Eikendal Wine Estate near Stellenbosch. Elizma talks to him about his roots and the great leaps ...
10 May 2017
Winemaker Miles Mossop Spreads His Wings
TOKARA announces with regret that Winemaker, Miles Mossop, will be leaving to pursue opportunities to develop his own brand.
10 May 2017
Sparkling Kaapse Vonkel and the Oysters from Heaven
Sparkling wine and oysters have traditionally been seen as a match made in heaven, but this combination has reached even greater heights ...
9 May 2017
Bottelary Hills Pop Up Lunches pay homage to heritage fare
Chef George Jardine to enthral with traditional tastes and champion wines
5 May 2017
Book now for Delheim’s Jazz and Cheese Fondues
Escape the cold with a warm-hearted feast at famous Stellenbosch estate
5 May 2017
Ernie Els Wines Newsletter - May 2017
All the latest releases, news and offers from the team at Ernie Els Wines.
5 May 2017
Mother’s Day at Lanzerac Wine Estate | 14 May 2017
Treat Mom to something extra special this Mother’s Day with a visit to the picture perfect Lanzerac Wine Estate, situated in the heart ...
5 May 2017
Avontuur Estate May 2017 Newsletter
In May we celebrate one of our favourite varietals, Cabernet Franc. With the release of the 2014 vintage this month, winemaker Jan van ...
4 May 2017
Delheim goes Cape Malay in May
Fire up winter with a hearty, traditional meal at Cape wineland’s icon estate
4 May 2017
Another Top 100 for Jasper Raats
Longridge Wine Estate and its cellar master Jasper Raats continue showcasing the exceptional quality of their wines by being included in ...
3 May 2017
Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Demi Sec 2015 & Anina Meyer’s Cinnamon & Nutella Buns with Fudge Sauce
Simonsig Wine Estate founder, Frans Malan was a passionate pioneer in the Cape wine world in the 60s, 70s and 80s. Early estate bottlings ...
3 May 2017
The Chenin Kings On The Beach
Graham Howe reports on the first major tasting of the year - The Magic of Chenin Blanc - a showcase for consumers held in Cape Town in April.
2 May 2017
It’s Brunch Time at Simonsig!
With Cap Classique being the most ideal wine to enjoy at that special meal known as brunch, the wine farm where the first Cap Classique ...
2 May 2017
Wine Challenge Awards haul for Avontuur Estate
Winemaker Jan van Rooyen attended the Awards Ceremony for the 2017 National Wine Challenge last night to collect our awards, with the high ...
26 April 2017
DeWaal Top of the Hill Pinotage 2014 & Ina Paarman’s Whole Fillet of Beef over the Coals with Four Sauces
The DeWaal Top of the Hill Pinotage 2014, is part of DeWaal Wines that is steeped in the tradition of Pinotage in South Africa. The Estate ...
26 April 2017
95 At Morgenster restaurant temporary closure for winter recess
95 At Morgenster, which is a partnership between chef patron Giorgio Nava and Giulio Bertrand, owner of Morgenster Estate, will close for ...
21 April 2017
Alto reveals its latest MPHS champion blend
Few wines have been as eagerly anticipated as the new MPHS blend produced by Alto Estate, the red wine specialist in Stellenbosch. The ...
20 April 2017
Slay your winter blues at Taste the Helderberg epicurean fest
Get the inside track on the best of Helderberg wines
19 April 2017
Spier’s Free time on the Farm
Time to catch your breath and ease the pace. Enjoy three nights of peace and quiet, with farm meals and picnics, award-winning wines, plenty ...
11 April 2017
Joys of the Ocean with Cape Classique in Stellenbosch
I come from hardy rural Afrikaner Boere stock where most of the older folk who dared to do so say they only ever tasted an oyster twice: ...
11 April 2017
Easter Activities at Stellenbosch Vineyards
Escape to the winelands this Easter as you enjoy some quality family time on the beautiful estate of Stellenbosch Vineyards. This year, ...
11 April 2017
Peter Falke Ruby Blend 2014
Groenvlei Farm, home of Peter Falke Wines, sits in an important part of the Stellenbosch wine appellation, on the foothills of Helderberg ...
11 April 2017
Kleine Zalze, our current wines this week…
Two recent arrivals from which we have had much pleasure this week.
10 April 2017
Easter Lunch at Lanzerac Wine Estate
Where better to spend a joyous family Easter than in the heart of City of Oaks.
10 April 2017
We're celebrating Cab Franc country-wide this year
After two successful years of the Cabernet Franc Carnival, presented by Avontuur Estate, fans of unusual varietals in Gauteng will also ...
10 April 2017
Bodega Easter Sunday Lunch
In celebration of ​Easter this​ year​,​ Head Chef Carolize Coetzee​ will be presenting a delectable range of culinary creations, all ​perfectly ...
10 April 2017
Mulderbosch Chardonnay 2015 & Lizet Hartley’s Pork Shank Ragu with White Wine & Fennel
There are Chardonnays and there are Chardonnays, and for me the most appealing are those which have a story. The Mulderbosch Chardonnay ...
7 April 2017
Waterford Estate new website launch - stand a chance to attend the official launch party
On Thursday, April 20th 2017 Waterford Estate will be launching their new website.
7 April 2017
Artisanal confectionary tasting at Avontuur Estate
Although the straight-forward enjoyment of Avontuur Estate’s award-winning wines will always be top of the list at this family-owned wine ...
6 April 2017
Stellenbosch Wine Routes invites the whole family to taste, eat and play…
Are you stressing about keeping the kids busy during the holidays? Stress no more, here are 5 THINGS TO DO on the Stellenbosch Wine Routes ...
5 April 2017
Time to battle it out for the 34th Annual Blaauwklippen Blending Competition
The time has come once again to put your wine knowledge to the ultimate test and prove to everyone you’re the expert you always claim to ...
3 April 2017
Pinotage diversity celebrated with Lanzerac menu
From deep dark red to sweet and sparkling to white and ice cold, the diversity of South Africa’s home-grown grape varietal Pinotage, is ...
30 March 2017
Simonsig Sunbird Sauvignon Blanc 2016
I so remember the time when there was no Sauvignon Blanc in South Africa, no Chardonnay too if the truth be known. And here we have the ...
23 March 2017
Vergenoegd Wine Estate offers End of Harvest Long Table Lunches
After the success of the Harvest Long Table Lunches at the end of last year’s harvest, Vergenoegd Wine Estate in the Stellenbosch Wine ...
22 March 2017
Peter Falke Pinot Noir 2015 & Justine Wall's Beef Broth Risotto with Roasted Tomatoes
Groenvlei Farm, in the Helderberg part of the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation, is the home of Peter Falke Wines.
16 March 2017
The Vineyard Revolutionary that is Neil Ellis
There is one thing a wine maker cannot learn or buy or initiate, and it is not something he or she is born with, either. This is a gift ...
9 March 2017
Wineries & Biltong flavours confirmed for PinotBiltong Fest!
From kudu to grass fed beef and chilli chicken to rooibos & honey; biltong is the one food item most South Africans don’t see themselves ...
8 March 2017
Wine and Pizza... is always a good idea
The exciting Stellenbosch Vineyards Pizza & Wine Festival is back and no matter how you ‘slice’ it, a weekend filled with pizza and wine ...
8 March 2017
Top of the Hill Fun Walk - Saturday 18 March 2017
Autumn is setting in and a lovely freshness is felt in the mornings in the Stellenbosch Kloof. The harvest is slowly but surely coming ...
7 March 2017
Lanzerac releases maiden Chenin Blanc and first Syrah in more than 10 years
Lanzerac Wine Estate, situated in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands and regarded as one of the country’s leading wine producers, ...
7 March 2017
Avontuur Estate March 2017 Newsletter
Harvest 2017 a Good One! | New Confectionary Tasting Will Be a Hit | Tasting Room Specials Now On-Line! | Stud News | Durbanville Sale ...
2 March 2017
Villiera Blanc Fumé is back
This time from a single old Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc Vineyard
13 February 2017
Rosé for the win in Stellenbosch
Rosé wines are making a fashionable comeback – especially when you are looking for a cold, refreshing drink for these hot summer days. ...
10 February 2017
Get your loving on in the Stellenbosch Wine Routes…
Love is in the air everywhere I look around; Love is in the air every sight and every sound; And I don't know if I'm being foolish; Don't ...
8 February 2017
Stellenbosch Wine Routes becomes a triple champion
Tourism dynamo clinches top spot at international Wine Tourism Challenge
6 February 2017
10 Reasons to attend the Stellenbosch Wine Festival presented by Pick n Pay 
It’s almost time for the hugely popular Stellenbosch Wine Festival presented by Pick n Pay. Returning to the picturesque Coetzenburg Sports ...
3 February 2017
Simonsig sees lighter grape yield, but superb quality in harvest 2017's early days
Two dry growing seasons in a row, and it is no surprise that grape yields in the Simonsig vineyards are lighter this year. “The bunches ...
2 February 2017
Eikendal amuses with Weintaufe Harvest Carnival
Playground of Winelands pleasures for young and old
31 January 2017
A new benchmark in excellence for Eikendal Chardonnay
Latest must-have release radiates complexity and elegance
27 January 2017
Join Lanzerac for their popular Winemaker Dinners
In case you missed out on the popular Lanzerac Winemaker Dinners last year, you’ll be thrilled to hear that they are back. The series of ...
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 ...
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
Stellenbosch Harvest Parade brings fanfare to City of Oaks
Colourful community and its ‘chariots’ celebrate winemaking camaraderie
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 ...
2 January 2017
Stellenbosch Street Soirees back in full swing
City of Oaks’ popular bi-monthly street parties a summer hit
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 ...
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