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Topical pic: How they roll in Elim

Do extreme loctions make for extremely good wines?  I spent Tuesday and Wednesday exploring Elim, the windswept ward in the Cape Agulhas district that...

Topical pic: a return to form for Lizelle Gerber?

During a stint at Avontuur which lasted from 1999 to after the 2002 harvest, winemaker Lizelle Gerber emerged as a one of the hottest...

Topical pic: The multi-talented Erika Obermeyer

Graham Beck winemaker Erika Obermeyer seems as adept with Chenin Blanc as Sauvignon Blanc. Last year  her Pheasants' Run Sauvignon Blanc 2010 achieved the...

Topical pic: Kleine Zalze’s Mr Consistency

Kleine Zalze's Johan Joubert toasts his Cellar Selection Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2010 rating 4 Stars and placing among the Top 12 at this...

Topical pick: Andries van der Walt ponders the spread of scores...

The Katbakkies 2008 was rated 4 Stars and placed among the Top 12 at this year's Wine magazine Chenin Blanc Challenge. When it came...

Topical pic: Who says Chenin needs oak?

Among the Top 12 wines at this year's Wine magazine Chenin Blanc Challenge, there were three wines that were unwooded: Kanu 2009, Kleine Zalze...

Topical pic: Rijk’s Private Cellar – a Chenin powerhouse

Rijk's Private Cellar winemaker Pierre Wahl with his Chenin Blan Reserve 2007, rated 4 Stars and among the Top 12 at this year's Wine...

Topical pic: Fort Simon 2009 – runner up at Chenin Blanc...

Fort Simon winemaker Stander Maass with his Chenin Blanc 2009. This wine was the second most highly rated at this year's Wine magazine Chenin...