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Christian Eedes

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Regional profile: Swartland

From the January issue of Decanter: A vivid illustration of how dire the drought currently affecting the Swartland is the superfluous “No Swimming” sign...

Mariëtte Pinot Blanc 2016

Mariëtte Coetzee (née Stofberg) is winemaker at Stofberg Family Vineyards in Rawsonville, the top of the range wines carrying her name. First release was...

Leeuwenkuil Heritage Syrah 2015

Among  Leeuwenkuil’s 1 250ha of vineyard is a 16-year-old block of Syrah on the southern slopes of Riebeek Mountain adjacent to where Boekenhoutskloof and...

Cape Point Vineyards current releases

What has greater consumer awareness – South Africa, Cape Town, Cape Peninsula, Cape Point, Noordhoek or a proprietary name like “Isliedh”? Cape Point Vineyards...

The Fledge & Co. Jikken Bareru new releases

Leon Coetzee and Boplaas winemaker Margaux Nel of The Fledge and Co. have now formalized Jikken Bareru (Japenese for “Experimental Barrels”) as their second...

Fairview Jakkalsfontein Shiraz 2014

Paarl cellar Fairview has three examples of Shiraz among its single vineyard wines, tasting them next to each providing a fascinating study into the...

Sauvignon Blanc taste-off

Sauvignon Blanc is South Africa’s fifth most planted variety, area under vineyard having increased from 8 406ha in 2006 to 9 246ha in 2016....

Bellevue 1953 Pinotage 2016

Bellevue in Stellenbosch, famed for being one of the first farms to work with Pinotage, now has a top-end wine from a vineyard established...
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