Glen Carlou in Paarl has been sold for an undisclosed sum by Hess Family Wine Estates to the Pictolus Consortium, headed by Wayne Pitout, a leading figure in the mobile data industry. Earlier in the year it was announced that Johnnie Calitz, previously of Anura, would take over from the long-serving Arco Laarman as winemaker. […]
Leading wine critic Michael Fridjhon will again be running his wine judging academy from Sunday 26 March to Tuesday 28 March next year at the Grande Roche hotel in Paarl. The cost for the course is R8 295.00 per person inclusive of VAT, all meals, accommodation and course materials. Applications close on 13 January 2017. […]
Bruwer Raats of Raats Family Wines and Morné Vrey of Delaire Graff Estate have joined the Cape Winemakers Guild, bringing total membership to 47. Membership is by invitation only and is extended to winemakers who have been responsible for the production of outstanding wines for a minimum of five years.
Each year, Wine Spectator editors survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12 months and select their Top 100, based on quality, value, availability and excitement. This annual list honors successful wineries, regions and vintages around the world. SA took one place in 2016: 11. Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2015 – score: 94 To read the […]
Editor Christian Eedes selects his 20 most memorable wines of the year. 20. Hermanuspietersfontein Nr 5 Sauvignon Blanc 2013 This wine showed magnificently well while judging the FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 competition. Who might be capable of a Sauvignon capable of ageing so well? Turns out HPF. Read original review here. 19. Testalonga El […]
Here are our four most highly rated current-release wines of last month: Kanonkop Black Label Pinotage 2015 – 96 (read original review here) Eden Cabernet Franc 2014 – 96 (read original review here) Fram Chenin Blanc 2015 – 95 (read original review here) Lammershoek Terravinum Reserve White 2015 – 95 (read original review here)
A few SA wines feature on the Best of the Year lists of US publication Wine Enthusiast. These are: The Enthusiast 100 of 2016 16th place: Mullineux Syrah 2014 – 94 points 85th place: DeMorgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc 2014 – 93 points Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2016 64th place: A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines Red […]
Port2Port, one of our preferred wine merchants, has the following top-performing wines from the Prescient Chardonnay Report available for purchase: DeMorgenzon Reserve 2015 – 95 points Price: R475 Delaire Graff Banghoek Reserve 2015 – 93 points Price: R149 De Wetshof Bateleur 2014 – 93 points Price: R360 Oak Valley Elgin 2015 – 91 points Price: […]