Vilafonté to expand plantings

A fascinating morning spent in the Paarl vineyards of Vilafonté with Dr Phil Freese, preeminent viticulturist and co-owner of the venture. 120 days from flowering to picking and each flower (which in turn become a berry) a “timer”, Freese wanting these timers to go off at  the same time to ensure uniform ripeness.   Berries […]

November 11, 2013
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2013 Eat Out DStv Food Network Restaurant Awards

The top 10 restaurants in South Africa according to Eat Out magazine and website were announced last night. Good food should be matched with good wine so it’s curious to note that out of the top 10, only three have winelists to have won recognition at the Diners Club Winelist Awards announced earlier in the […]

November 11, 2013
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Platter’s 2014

Major achievements in Platter’s South African Wine Guide 2014: Winery of the year Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines Superquaffer of the Year Boland Kelder Five Climates Chenin Blanc 2013 White Wine of the Year DeMorgenzon Maestro White 2012 Red Wine of the Year Newton Johnson Windansea 2012 Wines rated 5 Stars: Méthode Cap Classique Klein […]

November 8, 2013
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SAA Wine Awards 2014

South African Airways recently announced the winners of its annual wine awards arising out of its onboard wine selection for 2014. The winners were: White Wine: Spier Creative Block 2 2012 Red Wine: Provenance Rooi 2011 (Saronsberg) Mèthode Cap Classic: Villiera Brut Natural Chardonnay 2009 Fortified: Boplaas Cape Tawny Show Reserve N/V SAA CEO’s Award […]

November 3, 2013
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Franschhoek’s nascent Appelation Grand Prestige

Today the first step towards the establishment of a special designation for Franschhoek’s best wines to be known as Appelation Grand Prestige. The initiative started by Môreson’s Clayton Reabow and Stony Brook’s Craig McNaught seeks to recognise not just quality but regional typicity. The varieties included for now are Chardonnay, Semillon and Cabernet Sauvignon, the […]

November 1, 2013
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Bollinger Exceptional Wine Services Award 2013

Yesterday the announcement that Kayetan Meissner, sommelier at Bosman’s Restaurant at the Grande Roche Hotel in Paarl had won the third annual Bollinger Exceptional Wine Services Award, the other two finalists having been Xolani Mancotywa, sommelier at the Saxon Boutique Hotel in Johannesburg and Barry Scholfield, assistant sommelier at Rust en Vrede Restaurant in Stellenbosch. […]

November 1, 2013
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Stellenbosch at Summer Place 2013

Just back from the fourth annual Stellenbosch at Summer Place presented by Sanlam Private Investments. 35 wineries showing two wines each – members of Stellenbosch Wine Routes invited to submit wines and these then vetted by the South African Sommeliers Association to determine the final line-up. In addition, food by Bertus Basson of Overture, Michael […]

October 31, 2013
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Topical pic: Du Toitskloof hoarding at Newlands

If you make 350 000 cases of own-label wine a year as Rawsonville producer Dut Toitskloof Winery does, then it makes sense to position it as a social beverage, not one reserved for special occasions or formal dinners. While attending the Currie Cup Final between Western Province and the Sharks at Newlands on Saturday, I […]

October 28, 2013
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