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20 April 2018
Don't miss out on this weekend's 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 ...
20 April 2018
Top Cab Francs Announced In Challenge 2018
Nine wineries celebrated their achievementsin the Cabernet Franc Challenge on Wednesday, 18 April at Avontuur Estate at this year’s Awards ceremony.
20 April 2018
Delheim Jazz & Cheese Fondues all jazzed up with fresh new line - up
The Delheim Jazz & Cheese Fondue series plays an exciting new tune in the Stellenbosch Winelandsthis year thanks to the announcement of ...
20 April 2018
Acclaim for Spier at the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards
Spier received silver at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2018 in the category of Decent Work and Inclusion at World Travel Market ...
20 April 2018
AdVini Acquires a Majority Share of Stellenbosch Vineyards
Owner of L'Avenir (68 ha), Le Bonheur (165 ha) and the majority shareholder in Ken Forrester Vineyards, AdVini is consolidating its presence ...
19 April 2018
Longridge Unveil a First for SA Red Wine
Longridge launch their super-premium red wine
19 April 2018
Longridge Unveil a First for SA Red Wine
Longridge launch their super-premium red wine
17 April 2018
Lourensford Estate Releases Debut Pinot Noir
Lourensford Estate in Somerset West has unveiled the Lourensford “The Dome” Pinot Noir 2016 with the estate’s first bottling of this illustrious ...
17 April 2018
Longridge Wine Estate Releases 2015 Ekliptika
Longridge Wine Estate has just released the 2015 vintage of their highly acclaimed Ekliptika Bordeaux blend, which was scored 94/100 by ...
16 April 2018
Peter Falke PF Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, unpretentious & beautiful
Cabernet Sauvignon is hailed around the world as “The King of the Reds” and today, with the long-awaited release of our 2015 vintage, we ...
16 April 2018
Bringing up the House: When the minds of chefs and winemakers meet to elevate your restaurant experience
The dance between food and wine is a central act in most good restaurants. Any chef or restaurateur worth their salt understands the need ...
16 April 2018
Taste the Helderberg 2018
A winter celebration of fine food and wine to start a weekend getaway
13 April 2018
Harvest 2018 at Stellenrust
The picking teams set off with their secateurs on February 6 this year - a full 12 days later than in 2017. It is Stellenrust’s latest ...
12 April 2018
Flagstone Word of Mouth Viognier 2017 loves a Cape tradition like Ina Paarman’s Masala Gatsby
I like the name Word of Mouth. This was the way that for generations news was passed on. Then came the telephone, word of mouth went along ...
11 April 2018
The Lanzerac Pionier Pinotage 2015 – A Collector’s Dream
Lanzerac Wine Estate’s flagship wine, the Lanzerac Pionier Pinotage, pays tribute to the world’s first bottled Pinotage – a 1959 Lanzerac ...
10 April 2018
A one of a kind wine
If you’ve tasted the Waterford Estate Grenache Noir before, you’ll be thrilled to know that another vintage is on its way. It’s a few days ...
9 April 2018
Ten Reasons not to miss the Pinotage & Biltong Festival
Perdeberg Cellar between Durbanville and Paarl will be a sea of purple and white on 14 and 15 April, when the 2018 Pinotage and Biltong ...
9 April 2018
Avontuur Estate Newsletter April 2018
Durbanville Sale Shows off Avontuur Sires | Oratorio Leads The Charge at NYS18 | Chocolate & Wine Pairing Takes us into Winter | Tasting ...
6 April 2018
Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc Steen op Hout 2017, good match with my Brick Chicken
Mulderbosch Vineyards in Stellenbosch has Adam Mason as Winemaker. Adam’s wines could be considered as benchmarks of their type. Mulderbosch ...
6 April 2018
Ernie Els Newsletter: April 2018
All the latest releases, news and offers from the team at Ernie Els Wines.
6 April 2018
The Wild Card: Groovy Grenache
Grenache Noir is the wild card at tastings of the usual suspects from Chenin and Sauvignon blanc to Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Graham ...
4 April 2018
Ernie Els 8th Annual Harvest Classic: Winery will be closed for the event
Join us at historic Erinvale Golf Club for fun competitions to raise funds for Els for Autism, South Africa
3 April 2018
Peter Falke PF Pinot Noir 2016 perfect match with Nadia Graves’s Chicken with Chorizo, Potatoes, Chickpeas & Lemon
The grapes for the Peter Falke PF Pinot Noir 2016 are grown on Groenvlei Farm on the Annandale Road in the foothills of the Helderberg ...
29 March 2018
Tsogo Sun presents the first Michelangelo Winners Show at Johannesburg’s Montecasino
A real treat lies in store for the adventurous drinks-loving public of Gauteng on 6 and 7 April: for the first time in its 22-year existence, ...
29 March 2018
Zevenwacht News & Events: March 2018
From the Cellar | New Vintages | Bakwena Spa Easter Holiday Special | Picnic & Music...
28 March 2018
New Chocolate & Wine Pairing launches at Avontuur Estate
Although the straightforward enjoyment of Avontuur Estate’s award-winning wines will always be top of the list at this family-owned wine ...
26 March 2018
Lourensford Chardonnay named Best South African White Wine of Show in Germany
The Lourensford Estate Limited Release Chardonnay 2016 has been awarded Best South African White Wine of Show at Mundus Vini The Grand ...
23 March 2018
Easter Fun At Stellenbosch Vineyards
Hop on over to Stellenbosch Vineyards for a family-themed Easter Sunday when the Easter bunny will be favouring those visiting the beautiful ...
15 March 2018
Fun in the Sun: Winelands Activities before Winter Hits
We’ve all felt that nip in the air, seen days get shorter with a later sunrise and earlier sunset. A change of season is coming, but the ...
13 March 2018
Your Ultimate Guide to Kid Friendly Wine Estates in South Africa
Parents, we feel you. You're longing for a relaxing day out, sipping on crisp cultivars, surrounded by rolling vineyards and enjoying a ...
4 March 2018
False Bay Vineyards
Revenant gives new life to legendary Loire blend
1 March 2018
History in the (Wine)Making
Waterford Estate may be fairly young, but it has many fascinating stories to tell. One of these is how, serendipitously, a one-of-a-kind ...
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.
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, ...