The 2016 vintage was challenging on account of being exceptionally hot and dry and it’s fascinating to see how different winemakers dealt with it. Jocelyn Hogan Wilson felt compelled to pick the Swartland vineyards that supply her Chenin Blanc earlier than usual, 27 January to be precise. The wine, however, is still strikingly rich and […]
Results of the International Wine Challenge 2017 were recently announced and local wines to win gold as follows: Babylonstoren Nebukadnesar 2014 Babylonstoren Sprankel 2011 Boschendal Elgin Chardonnay 201Boschendal Elgin Pinot Noir 2015 Bouchard Finlayson Crocodile’s Lair/Kaaimansgat Chardonnay 2015 Bouchard-Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2015 Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh 2015 Cape Point Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Reserve..
Entries for the Merlot Report 2017 are now open. Wines will be tasted blind by a three-person panel consisting of Christian Eedes as chairman as well as Roland Peens and James Pietersen, both of Wine Cellar, Cape Town merchants and cellarers of fine wine. An entry fee of R495 per wine applies and entries close […]
Silwervis Wines was started in the spirit of “healthy rebellion” that the now defunct Swartland Revolution epitomized by winemaker Ryan Mostert and partner Samantha Suddons, financial whizz Michael Roets and wine retailer Roland Peens. To date, they have been four funky wines with funky labels, namely Smiley White and Red, both non-vintage and Silwervis White […]
Win tickets for two to the Ace/Animo Wine Fair Vol II worth R300 each AND a six-bottle mixed case of wine. The Ace/Animo Wine Fair Vol II takes place from 15h00 to 19h00 on Saturday 3 June at Ace-Pearl wine bar, 357 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park, Johannesburg. Ace+Pearl and wine agency Ex Animo present […]
Earlier today Cape Talk radio presenter Pippa Hudson interviewed critic Michael Fridjhon and chef Pete Goffe-Wood on the issue of wine listening fees. Listen here: To read the article mentioned, click here.
The Great South African Wine Company is a spin-off undertaking started by DeMorgenzon winemaker Carl van der Merwe and owner Wendy Appelbaum, tasting notes and ratings for the maiden releases as follows: The Great White 2015 Wine Cellar price: R160 From Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Chenin Blanc. The nose shows lime, lemon and white peach […]
From the Citrusdal Mountain ward which also supplies grapes for the likes of Alheit Vineyards’ Magnetic North Mountain Makstok and The Sadie Family’s Skurfberg, the Botanica Mary Delany Collection Chenin Blanc from Ginny Povall has many fans, the 2015 currently available from Wine Cellar at R280 a bottle. On the nose, lemon and orange, stone […]