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24 May 2019
12 best red wines for winter
Winter is coming. If you want to fight off the cold, here are twelve of the best red wines from South Africa’s top wine estates.
24 May 2019
Middelvlei celebrates a century of wine-making
“Those who do not honour the past, do not deserve the future.” This Dutch expression encapsulates the history of Middelvlei on the outskirts ...
24 May 2019
Kleine Zalze hailed in unprecedented victory as best new world producer for 2nd consecutive year
Kleine Zalze Wine Estate has kept South African wine at the forefront of one of the world's biggest and most desired markets by doing what ...
22 May 2019
Tutored tasting launched again at Avontuur
Avontuur Estate winemaker Jan van Rooyen and the Estate’s Tasting Room team are planning a new series of “Tutored Tastings” for the winter months.
21 May 2019
Zevenwacht The Tin Mine White Blend 2017 paired to Sophia Lindop’s Fennel & Sumac Crusted Salmon Trout
For me, Zevenwacht Manor House is one of the – I restrain myself from using the word cute, though cute it is – most perfectly situated in the Cape.
21 May 2019
Climate Challenges Harvest 2019 as Grape Quality Delivers the Goods
One of the - no the– most challenging harvests in his winemaking career, says Neethlingshof cellarmaster De Wet Viljoen of Harvest 2019 ...
20 May 2019
Terroir introduces a winter set menu paired with Kleine Zalze's award-winning wines
Since opening in 2004, Terroir restaurant - considered modest, in comparison to many of its more glamorous peers - has been honoured nine ...
17 May 2019
Burgers and red wine specials at The Bakery at Jordan Wine Estate
A well-made beef burger is a thing of beauty! The balance of bread, using a good quality beef patty, cooking and preparation techniques, ...
17 May 2019
Longridge Wine Estate hosts a series of talks on the topic: ‘Cancer: what you were never told… and need to know!’
Longridge Wine Estate, a leading estate in organic winemaking, will host a 15-part series of talks by survivors and those treating survivors ...
16 May 2019
Zevenwacht Old Vine Chenin Blanc produces Top 100 & Double Platinum Wine
The premier National Wine Challenge aims to identify winning wines by cultivar and blend with medals awarded for the top-scoring wines. ...
16 May 2019
5th Cab Franc Carnival celebrated at long-time host – Avontuur
Avontuur Estate is proud to host the 5th Cabernet Franc Carnival this Saturday from 11-4 when 21 of the varietal’s most passionate producers ...
16 May 2019
National Wine Challenge Double Gold Awards 2019
Double Gold winning wines are particularly fine examples of their cultivar or blend category. The record numbers of entered wines this ...
16 May 2019
BREAKING NEWS: Shiraz Challenge crowns its latest champions
The victors in the 7th Shiraz Challenge have been decided. The top wines in the annual competition were singled out in Paarl this week, ...
14 May 2019
Two ‘Best in category’ awards for Jordan in Top 100 awards
In a ceremony held in Stellenbosch, Jordan winemaker, Sjaak Nelson received awards for not just one wine, but for nine of the Jordan wines ...
14 May 2019
National Wine Challenge Special Awards 2019
Special Award Winners – Three Categories: Grand Cru Best In Class, Vineyard Consistency, Wine Consistency. Note: Double Gold Medal Award ...
14 May 2019
Distell appoints Andrea Freeborough as new Head Winemaker
The new head winemaker at Distell is Andrea Freeborough. Cellar-master at Nederburg since 2015, she will be leaving her position at the ...
13 May 2019
Avontuur Sauvignon Blanc wins multiple awards at National Wine Challenge
Winemaker Jan van Rooyen and the Avontuur team are smiling from ear to ear today after receiving the Grand Cru (Best in Category), Top ...
13 May 2019
Congratulations to the Top Tasters from Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Arrogantly seen from Cape Town with a bit of a condescending attitude, Durban does not enjoy the status of a wine city. Capetonians are ...
13 May 2019
Another Cape Wine Master graduates and Cathy van Zyl (MW) honoured by the Institute of Cape Wine Masters
A new Cape Wine Master has graduated and joined the ranks of the Institute of Cape Wine Masters in the year that the Cape Wine Academy ...
10 May 2019
The 27 Best Restaurants in Stellenbosch 2019
The historic and cosmopolitan city of oaks is justifiably famous for its heritage architecture, view-drenched wine estates, quirky art ...
10 May 2019
Alto Marks a Century of Winemaking Heritage
Alto Wine Estate celebrates 100 years of winemaking this year. More than a milestone, the occasion recalls the proud story of a Stellenbosch ...
10 May 2019
National Wine Challenge / Top 100 SA Wines Results 2019
Award results for Top 100 / Double Platinum Winners. Information will be provided on Special Awards (Consistency and Grand Cru Best in ...
10 May 2019
Stellenbosch Dominates Cabernet Report
SA’s historic wine region rules the 2019 Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report.
10 May 2019
The 27 Best Restaurants in Stellenbosch 2019
The historic and cosmopolitan city of oaks is justifiably famous for its heritage architecture, view-drenched wine estates, quirky art ...
10 May 2019
Stellenbosch Dominates Cabernet Report
SA’s historic wine region rules the 2019 Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report.
2 May 2019
8 restaurant views that remind us how beautiful South Africa truly is
The Western Cape’s wine farms have made a name for themselves not only for their world-class restaurants but also their incredible views.
30 April 2019
Stellenbosch Wine Routes reflect on a challenging, but ultimately rewarding 2019 harvest
In 2018, the Western Cape experienced the crescendo of one of its most severe droughts in decades. On average crops were 15% lower than ...
15 April 2019
#wineforgood: Stellenbosch Change in Action - Renowned Chefs unite for Social Development
Driven by a mandate to affect real change, Stellenbosch Wine Routes introduced Tasting Stellenbosch, which will be upskilling the community ...
12 March 2019
The Stellenbosch Wine Festival 2019 presented by Pick n Pay, announces new venue & dates…
The Stellenbosch Wine Festival presented by Pick n Pay announced that it would be hosting its wine festival on April 6th and 7th, 2019 ...
18 February 2019
Longridge Langtafel: a starry night of wine and dine
Longridge Wine Estate will host their annual Langtafel event on 7 March 2019; as much a celebration of the harvest which takes place during ...
18 February 2019
Stellenbosch Hills celebrates its 30th year of Muscat de Hambourg
Winery releases the latest vintage of this rare and outstanding wine
8 February 2019
Valentine’s Day at Stellenbosch Vineyards
This Valentine’s Day, Stellenbosch Vineyards will be offering a selection of romantic experiences for past, present and future couples. ...
1 February 2019
Stellenbosch Change in Action
Renowned chefs of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes unite for social development as ‘Tasting Stellenbosch’
24 January 2019
Happy 2019 to our Middelvlei extended family
Here at Middelvlei, we are more than just a little excited that 2019 has arrived, as this marks Middelvlei’s 100 year anniversary!
24 January 2019
False Bay Vineyards' Revenant Red breathes new life into a South African classic
Many of the great, long-lived Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignons of the 1950s, 60s and 70s conspired over a secret ingredient. Cinsault was ...
22 January 2019
Stellenbosch pulls out the stops for its 2019 Harvest Parade
Wineries and workers take to the streets in the heartland of SA wine
22 January 2019
Avontuur Estate Newsletter: Cape Yearling Sale, Valentine's and New Releases
With the first Yearling Sale of 2019 just around the corner and the grape harvest having started at the farm, the crew at Avontuur Estate ...
13 December 2018
Foreign Ownership of South African Wineries
The recent purchase of Warwick and Uitkyk wine estates by Eileses Capital, a US-based investment fund, has sent many a tongue a wagging ...
11 December 2018
Life is a picnic at Jordan
Choose from one of our four private picnic pods, on the lawn with breathtaking views of the Stellenbosch Kloof Valley to relax and tuck ...
11 December 2018
A New Release At Avontuur!
The new Merlot 2016 Magnum from Avontuur is a great Christmas gift for any red wine lover.
30 November 2018
The launch of the Stellenbosch Art Route
Famous the world over for its wines, Stellenbosch near Cape Town in South Africa, has quietly but surely been building an international ...