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DA Hanekom Familie Witteberg Chenin Blanc 2017

Andri Hanekom, the new winemaker at Bloemendal, also has very smart Chenin Blanc called Witteberg under his own DA Hanekom Familie Wyne label. Grapes...

Mosaic wins prestigious Wine Spectator award

In a first for Africa, Pretoria restaurant Mosaic at the Orient has earned a 2018 Grand Award from the US publication Wine Spectator for...

Wildehurst The Wilde 2017

The Wildehurst cellar is situated in the Swartland village of Koringberg and it is here that Sheree Nothnagel makes an array of characterful, well-priced...

Alheit Vineyards Huilkrans Chenin Blanc 2017

Asked why SA top-end wines seem to get better almost year on year, Chris Alheit of Alheit Vineyards gives two reasons: 1) scrutiny –...

Porseleinberg Syrah 2016

Porseleinberg, the Swartland property owned by Boekenhoutskloof, has just released the 2016 vintage of its Syrah and it’s probably the least esoteric vintage to...

Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report 2018

The fourth annual Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report  is now out. 81 entries were received from 64 producers for this year’s competition and these were...

Cirrus Syrah 2015

Cirrus Wines is a partnership between Jean Engelbrecht of Rust en Vrede in Stellenbosch and the Duncan family of Silver Oak in Napa Valley,...

Pinotage planted in England for the first time

History was made when the first 0.5ha of commercial Pinotage vineyard was planted at Horsham in Sussex in England last week. These vines were...