FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 Competition 2017: Finalists announced

Twenty wines have been shortlisted as finalists for 2017 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 honours. The contenders, in alphabetical order, are: Boschendal De Werf 2016 Cape Point Vineyards Cape Town 2017 Darling Cellars Reserve Bush Vine 2017 Diemersdal Winter Ferment 2017 Durbanville Hills Rhinofields 2017 Fairview 2017 Ghost Corner Wild Ferment 2016 (Wooded) Groot Phesantekraal […]

October 9, 2017
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Win one of two six-bottle mixed cases of wine featuring some of the top performers from the recent Tonnellerie Saint Martin Pinot Noir Report. Featured wines: B Vintners Reservoir Road 2016 – 90/100 Creation Reserve 2016 – 90/100 De Grendel Op die Berg 2014 – 91/100 Dabar 2015 – 92/100 Hamilton Russell Vineyards 2016 – […]

October 9, 2017
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Tokara MCC Blanc de Blanc 2011

The maiden vintage Tokara Méthode Cap Classique Blanc de Blanc 2011 is superb. From Chardonnay grown on this producer’s Elgin property, the wine spent five years on the lees. The nose shows a subtle aldehydic character as well as a hint of reduction, these two qualities playing off against each other to good effect while […]

October 9, 2017
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Elgin Chardonnay Colloquium 2017 opening address

Andrew Gunn, owner of Iona Vineyards in Elgin, presented the opening address at the district’s second annual Chardonnay Colloquium, containing some heartfelt thoughts on the state of wine farming. Full transcript below: Firstly our consumers, without you we don’t have a business. Jamie [Goode], great to have you back again with your vast knowledge on […]

October 9, 2017
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Delheim’s Spatz Sperling dies

The Sperling family of Delheim in Stellenbosch have announced the passing of Michael Hans ‘Spatz’ Sperling earlier this morning at the age of 87. Sperling arrived in South Africa as a 20-year-old from Germany in 1951 to join his uncle Hans Hoheisen and aunt Del and over the next 60 years, grew this farm on […]

October 8, 2017
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Veritas Awards 2017 results

The results of the 27th annual Veritas Awards were announced on Friday night, Distell the most successful producer with seven double gold medals and 18 gold medals. There were 1 638 entries in total with 71 double gold medals awarded. The double-gold medal winners by category are as follows: Vertex Award – Overall Champion Spier […]

October 7, 2017
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Epicurean 2011

Epicurean is the wine brand owned by businessmen Mutle Mogase and Moss Ngoasheng plus former Gauteng premier Mbhazima Shilowa (former partner in the venture Ron Gault having returned to the USA), Rupert & Rothschild involved in viticulture and vinification, the stakeholders constructing the final blend . It’s been a while since we heard much from […]

October 6, 2017
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Blake’s Boys Chenin Blanc 2016

Andries Blake, now manager at Klawer Cellars, previously spent 17 years at Swartland Winery. No surprise then that his Chenin Blanc made from grapes from that district and bottled under his own Blake’s Boys label is pretty smart. Fermented and matured in French oak, 50% new, the nose shows hay, stone fruit and some leesy […]

October 4, 2017
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