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Van Loggerenberg new releases

Lukas van Loggerenberg’s maiden releases from the 2016 vintage late last year heralded him as something of an instant star (see here). He now...

Diners Club Winemaker of the Year 2017

The following awards announced last night: Young Winemaker of the Year: Wade Roger-Lund – Jordan Blanc de Blancs Méthode Cap Classique 2015 (category: any white...

Morgenster Nabucco 2014

Morgenster, the Somerset West property established by Italian businessman Giulio Bertrand in the 1990s, has increased its collection of Italian-inspired wines to four, the...

Dornier Siren Syrah 2015

Philip van Staden, previously of Guardian Peak, has been winemaker at Dornier in Stellenbosch since October 2015 and the range is being submitted to...

Nederburg Two Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

While the II Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 from Nederburg overreaches itself, I’m happy to report that the 2014 vintage is much more successful. This...

Le Sueur Paradoks 2016

The relationship between Pinotage and its parent grapes Cinsaut and Pinot Noir seems to be a point of fascination for more and more winemakers...

Can a price of R5000 a bottle for an SA wine...

If part of the motivation on the part of Brian Smith of Elgin Ridge Wines and Niels Verburg of Luddite in launching the. Cabernet...

Wine Spectator’s Top 100 of 2017 – two SA wines

Each year, the editors of US publication Wine Spectator  survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12 months and select their Top 100, based...