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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 ...
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 ...
17 November 2017
Cape White Blend Report 2017
Winemag.co.za is pleased to present the second annual Cape White Blend Report – in order to be eligible, wines had to contain a Chenin ...
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 ...
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
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.
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
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
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 ...
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 ...
13 November 2017
One&Only Reaching for Young Stars awards for 2017
The Cape's top culinary academies have put forward their finest young stars to compete for top honours in what has become a unique initiative ...
10 November 2017
Finalists announced for the 2017 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the year awards
The finalists for the Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year awards have been announced. Five winemakers have been shortlisted ...
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 ...
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 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
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
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
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. ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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
Avontuur Estate: November 2017 Newsletter
New Releases for the Festive Season | Walk & Wine Combo - A winner | Tasting Room Special | Win with Cybercellar and Avontuur | The Big ...
6 November 2017
Eikendal Vineyards Triumphs in 2017
Red blend Charisma 2015 earns Platter 5-star rating
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
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 ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
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
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 ...
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
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.
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.
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
Celebration of Spatz's Life at Delheim Estate
Thursday, 19 October 14h00 till 17h00
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
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
Lourensford announces winter instagram winners
Lourensford has announced the winners of the Winter #SeasonsOfLourensford Instagram competition, with Calvin Gillmer winning the public ...
2 October 2017
Pretty in Pink! Six finalists in Pinotage Rosé Competition
New Pinotage Rosé Competition introduced.
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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
26 September 2017
Eikendal Vineyards swirls Cheesecake & Wine Pairings this summer
Trio of unique taste sensations to toast sunny days
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
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
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
Zevenwacht wins Gold at IWSC
Zevenwacht strikes gold at the 2017 International Wine & Spirits Competition
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
17 August 2017
News from DeWaal Wines - August 2017
We are happy to announce that our 2017 Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc were bottled recently and we are looking forward to their release ...
15 August 2017
GVK-Siya Zama: Keeping Western Cape Wine Farms in Grape Shape
Tourists pour into the Western Cape to witness the wonders of its winelands. Not only do the wine estates that dot the Cape’s 18 picturesque ...
15 August 2017
Lanzerac Wine Estate - August 2017
Lanzerac Wine Estate - August 2017
15 August 2017
Consol Collaborates with wine producers to promote Stellenbosch and its Quality Wines
Introducing a new glass bottle that celebrates the unparalleled quality of Cabernet wines from the Stellenbosch region – superior packaging ...
14 August 2017
Introducing Vriesenhof Vineyards’ refreshed range
Nestled at the foothills of the Stellenbosch Mountain is where you’ll find Vriesenhof Vineyards, home to a range of superb wines suited ...
14 August 2017
Getting up close and personal with Avontuur’s equine stars
Although usually inaccessible to the public, Avontuur Estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, offers horse lovers one chance annually ...
11 August 2017
Eikendal Vineyards 2017 Winter Pizza & Wine Pairing Experience
Eikendal coaxes senses with Pizza & Wine Pairings until end of September
9 August 2017
Mr Chenin Blanc and three of his must-try South African wines
Widely known as Mr Chenin Blanc, Ken Forrester is a charis­matic and tireless ambassador for South Africa’s unofficial national grape, ...
9 August 2017
PF Sauvignon Blanc 2017 - A "must-have" in your wine collection
Peter Falke Wines, the exclusive boutique winery situated in the heart of Stellenbosch’s winelands, has announced the release of the highly-anticipated ...
8 August 2017
Yonder Hill Wines - Winter 2017
Many of our newsletter readers and visitors to the Cellar will have seen the incredible photographs on permanent display in the tasting ...
8 August 2017
The Sommeliers Selection regards Hartenberg’s Alchemy as one of the ‘ultimate’ wines for 2017
The Sommeliers Selection Wine Competition has revolutionized local wine competitions. It is a competition with a difference, as it is judged ...
7 August 2017
Stellenbosch Vineyards makes the ABSA Top 10 Pinotage List
Stellenbosch Vineyards is proud to announce its signature Bushvine Pinotage 2015 has been selected as one of South Africa’s best Pinotage ...
4 August 2017
ABSA Top 10 Pinotage provides glimpse of Delheim excellence
Stellenbosch estate sees two of its wines rank among judges’ favourites
4 August 2017
Lourensford unveils limited edition Cuvee 89 MCC
Lourensford Estate in Somerset West, in keeping with a tradition of creating premium, limited release wines, has launched the exclusive ...
3 August 2017
DeWaal Wines Signal Rock 2014 & Tracy Foulkes’s Melanzane Parmigiana
Every wine has a story, sometimes clinical vineyard and cellar stuff, sometimes a real story filled with history and nostalgia. On a long ...
2 August 2017
Lourensford soars at Terroir Awards with three National Winners
Lourensford Estate in Somerset West is celebrating being one of the top performers at the Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards this week, with ...
31 July 2017
The Fingerprint of a Harvest
Bartinney launch their premium Skyfall Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 & Hourglass Chardonnay 2015
25 July 2017
Join Bottelary Hills for a Scottish Braai at its next Pop Up Lunch
What on earth is a Scottish Braai? Join the Stellenbosch wine route of Bottelary Hills and acclaimed chef George Jardine for a special, ...
19 July 2017
Melt the cold away with Swiss Cheese Fondue at Eikendal Vineyards
What better way to escape the chill of the Cape winter than a cosy evening with friends, a shared Swiss cheese fondue and exquisite wine ...
19 July 2017
The Most Unique Wine Tasting Experiences in the Cape
Move over, Gin and Craft Beer! Wine is making the mother of all comebacks!
18 July 2017
Hartenberg Merlot 2015 heralds bumper season
The 2015 harvest was hailed by the industry as a bumper vintage and Hartenberg Wine Estate’s latest offering, the Hartenberg Merlot 2015, ...
13 July 2017
Hugh Lovel’s Quantum Agriculture Workshop at Avondale
Avondale recently hosted a first for South Africa - a Quantum Agriculture Workshop by Hugh Lovel, the internationally acclaimed Biodynamic ...
11 July 2017
A bubbly launch of the 2010 vintage of Armilla
Avondale is delighted to present Armilla 2010, the latest vintage of our classically-made Blanc de Blanc MCC.
10 July 2017
Does Wine taste better in a glass?
Tasting Aims To Answer Wine Glass Question. Avontuur Estate’s winemaker Jan van Rooyen is tackling an interesting question in his tutored ...
3 July 2017
Transformation and integration - #wineforgood
The South African wine industry, like the country itself, has lived through political turmoil and a fair amount of negativity with regards ...
30 June 2017
South African Wine Tourism Goes Digital
The winelands and its tourism offering are now a click away with the newly launched wine tourism portal, www.visitwinelands.co.za, inspiring ...
30 June 2017
Hartenberg Wine Estate ‘warms’ winter with its soul food
As winter slowly creeps through our window panes and settles in our bones, Hartenberg Wine Estate is guaranteed to keep away the chill ...
21 June 2017
Eikendal Vineyards 2017 Winter Pizza & Wine Pairing Experience
June, August & September 2017
21 June 2017
New developments at Stellenbosch Vineyards
“The recent success of our wines in competitions have sparked the birth of a great new wine and food experience,” states Eduan Steynberg, ...
20 June 2017
Lanzerac’s Mrs English Chardonnay 2016 pays homage to an industry icon
Part of the brand’s Heritage range, the Lanzerac Mrs English Chardonnay 2016 is a true reflection of the elegance and sophistication of ...
16 June 2017
Amateur & Expert opinions mesh at Cab Franc Carnival
After the announcement of the Top 6 in this year’s official Cabernet Franc Challenge at Avontuur Estate in March, it was interesting to ...
15 June 2017
Kleine Zalze Cabernet Sauvignon shines in the 2017 Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon report
From oaked to opulent styles to more fruit-driven reds, there’s a Kleine Zalze Cabernet Sauvignon for every palate. In particular, the ...
15 June 2017
Great score for Longridge in Eedes' Bordeaux Report
There is no better cure for the winter blues than enjoying great South African red wines. And if you want to try one of the country’s best ...
15 June 2017
Lanzerac’s Tasting Room open for the Winter Season
A fire, which broke out in the early hours of 28 May, may have caused immeasurable damage to the iconic Lanzerac Hotel, but it has not ...
15 June 2017
#SeasonsOfLourensford Autumn Instagram Winners
Lourensford Estate has announced the winners of the Autumn #SeasonsOfLourensford Instagram competition, with Megan Hutton of Somerset West ...
14 June 2017
The Rise of South African Chenin Blanc: Signature Varietal Celebrated on #DrinkChenin 2017
Wines of South Africa (WOSA) USA (http://www.wosa.us/), the industry association which promotes the exports of South African wine, is excited ...
13 June 2017
Slay your winter blues at Taste the Helderberg epicurean fest
Get the inside track on the best of Helderberg wines
12 June 2017
Lourensford hosts HGG Gala for Good Gourmet dinner in aid of Masincedane
This year Lourensford brings a brand new and exciting black tie event to the calendar. The first ever HGG Lourensford Gala for Good aims ...
12 June 2017
Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report 2017
Winemag.co.za is pleased to announce the third annual Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report (previously the Red Hot Wine Awards) featuring Bordeaux-style ...
12 June 2017
Lanzerac Wine Estate - June 2017
Lanzerac Spa and Lanzerac Tasting Room & Deli will reopen for business on Monday 12 June 2017.
9 June 2017
Avontuur Estate happy with sponsorship of Cab Franc Carnivals 2017
Gauteng takes to Cab Franc at carnival...
9 June 2017
Chenin Day: Pioneering Simonsig Estate’s Chenin Blanc Roots Run Deep
Besides being recognised as the pioneer of Méthode Cap Classique, Simonsig Estate in Stellenbosch has its roots firmly grounded in Chenin ...
8 June 2017
Avontuur Cabernet Franc Carnival - Sunnies out, Fedora's on!
The fourth annual Cabernet Franc Carnival was held on 21 May on the Avontuur Wine Estate located along the R44. The rolling green lawns, ...
7 June 2017
Avontuur Estate June 2017 Newsletter
Winter is starting to bite and although the Cape is still very short of rain, the little bit we’ve had, is ensuring a lovely green sheen. ...
7 June 2017
The early bird catches the worm
The initial registration period for The Business of Wine and Food Tourism Conference, taking place at Spier in Stellenbosch on 20 September, ...
7 June 2017
New Winter Wine Pairing at Stellenbosch Vineyards
Stellenbosch Vineyards will be celebrating ‘the great indoors’ during the winter season with a new wine pairing specially made to celebrate ...
5 June 2017
Lanzerac Fire, Stellenbosch
Devastated by a fire in the early hours of Sunday morning, 28 May 2017, the heart of the iconic and beloved Lanzerac Hotel of Stellenbosch’s ...
2 June 2017
Tutored Tasting Winter Series kicks off at Avontuur Estate
Avontuur Estate winemaker Jan van Rooyen and the Estate’s Tasting Room team are planning a trio of “Tutored Tastings” for the winter months. ...
2 June 2017
Tokara Crowned Overall Champion at Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2017
South Africa, Stellenbosch; THE superiority of wines by Tokara Wine Estate was re-affirmed this week when the Stellenbosch farm once again ...
1 June 2017
Ken Forrester Wines: 2017 BCX SuperSport Shootout
A celebration of talent - come rain or shine!
1 June 2017
Hartenberg’s Grand Dame shines at Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show
Hartenberg Wine Estate’s The Eleanor Chardonnay 2012 excelled at the 2017 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, scoring an impressive 94 points ...
31 May 2017
First Cape Winemakers Guild Viticulture Protégé kick starts his career
The first graduate to complete the Cape Winemakers Guild Viticulture Protégé Programme has made his debut in the wine industry with a full-time ...
31 May 2017
Spier – two jewels in the crown…
Die Vine Intervention is a series of podcasts which John Fraser, broadcaster, financial journalist, business editor and publisher of ZAConfidential.com, ...
30 May 2017
Neil Ellis Wines Shine in the 2017 Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report and the 2017 10 Year Old Wine Awards
Re-affirming the distinguished pedigree of Neil Ellis Cabernet Sauvignon
29 May 2017
Hartenberg’s Gravel Hill Shiraz earns Gold
Known for producing award-winning Shiraz wines, Hartenberg Wine Estate in Stellenbosch has another reason to celebrate. The estate’s Gravel ...
29 May 2017
New Owners of Stellenzicht Wines
Over the past 17 years Ernie Els Wines has been on the forefront of premium winemaking in the Helderberg region of Stellenbosch. With a ...
29 May 2017
Neethlingshof - Long History, Short Stories
South Africa, Stellenbosch, September 2015; ALL great wines have a story to tell. They speak of the soils where gnarled vines send down ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...