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Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration 2018: General observations

The creation of the three new wards within the Hemel-en-Aarde area which occurred in 2009 thus differentiating it from the much larger district of...

SA in the US

Last night, Wine Cellar in Cape Town hosted a tasting of wines made in the USA involving two top local producers, Chris Alheit associated...

Mother Rock new releases

The 2016s under the Mother Rock label (a collaboration between winemaker Johan “Stompie” Meyer and Ben Henshaw of London wine merchant Indigo and made...

Intellego new releases

The wines of Swartland-based Jurgen Gouws under his Intellego label become more self-assured with each passing vintage. He seems to have a great instinct...

JH Meyer Wines new releases

Johan “Stompie” Meyer is very much part of the Swartland new wave when it comes to making wines for Mother Rock and Mount Abora...

Sauvignon Blanc benchmark tasting

On Friday, Paul Cluver Estate in Elgin held a tasting to gauge the quality of its own Sauvignon Blanc against some of the other...

Illimis new releases

Lucinda Heyns, who previously worked as a viticulturist at both Jordan and Mulderbosch, started making her own wines first under the Eendevanger label, and...

Môrelig new releases

Môrelig, situated at the foot of the Paardeberg in the Swartland, counts the likes of Lammershoek and Adi Badenhorst’s Kalmoesfontein as neighbours so Andrew...