Raats Family Wines wins Sylvain barrel

Best wine overall at the inaugural RisCura Red Hot Wine was the MR de Compostella and the prize for producing this a new top-of-range 225-litre Grande Reserve Château Tradition barrel from Tonnellerie Sylvain valued at €855 (equivalent to R11 885 at the current exchange rate). De Compostella is made in the Raats Family Wines cellar […]

August 6, 2015
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Bordeaux-style red blend public tasting – Cape Town

Please join Winemag.co.za for an informative seated tasting of some the top performing wines in the RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards 2015. The tasting will be presented by Winemag.co.za editor Christian Eedes along with Bruwer Raats of MR de Compostella and David van Velden of Overgaauw. Wines included in the line-up: Diemersdal Private Collection 2013 […]

August 6, 2015
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RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards 2015 results

Results of the inaugural RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards featuring Bordeaux-style red blends as made in South Africa are now out. 85 entries from 64 producers were received and these were tasted blind (labels out of site) by the three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale. Wines to rate 90 points or […]

August 5, 2015
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The RisCura White Hot Wine Awards 2015: Call for submissions

Announcing the third annual White Hot Wine Awards featuring Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends, convened by Winemag.co.za and sponsored by RisCura, a global financial services provider. A tasting is proposed to identify the best in the country and producers are invited to submit. Conditions of participation are: 1) wines submitted must be current release or soon to […]

July 27, 2015
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Part of Hidden Valley sold

It has been officially confirmed that Hidden Farm, one of two properties making up the Hidden Valley wine brand has been sold. The second farm, Lands End at Elim, remains for now the property of Dave Hidden . Hidden Farm, situated above the Annandale Road on the Helderberg in Stellenbosch, has been bought by former […]

July 22, 2015
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Bosman Family Vineyards wins Fairtrade Award at IWC 2015

Bosman Family Wines was yesterday named overall winner of the Fairtrade Award at the International Wine Challenge (IWC) in London. The award is presented to the highest quality wine with Fairtrade certification at the IWC, this being De Bos Walker Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2014 (cellar door price: R80 a bottle).

July 17, 2015
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RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards 2015: Call for entries

In conjunction with RisCura, a global financial services provider, Winemag.co.za is pleased to announce the inaugural Red Hot Wine Awards featuring Bordeaux-style red blends. This competition is open to all South African wine producers. Wines will be tasted blind by a three-person panel consisting of Christian Eedes as chairman as well as Roland Peens and […]

June 18, 2015
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Decanter World Wine Awards 2015: Results

The Decanter World Wine Awards 2015 have just been announced. The competition attracted 15 929 entries and the following South African wines featured: International Trophies DeMorgenzon Maestro White 2014 – White Blend under ₤15 Elgin Vintners Pinot Noir 2012 – Pinot Noir under ₤15 Lomond Cat’s Tail Syrah 2012 – Red Rhône Varietals under £15 […]

June 14, 2015
by Christian
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