Sijnn White 2015

It’s a little difficult to know what to make of the wines from Sijnn, David Trafford’s project near Malgas on the banks of the Breede River, as they are just so different to anything else out there. He recently showed the new-release White 2015 and Red 2012 along with some older vintages and suffice to […]

November 22, 2016
by Christian
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Win the three top performing wines in the recent Cape White Blend Report. This featured white blends including Chenin Blanc as a component and the wines to rate highest on the 100-point quality scale were as follows: Lammershoek Terravinum Reserve White 2015 – 95 points DeMorgenzon Maestro White 2014 – 94 points Muratie Laurens Campher […]

November 21, 2016
by Christian
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Glenelly Lady May 2011

Glenelly in Stellenbosch was founded by May-Eliane de Lencquesaing of Bordeaux second growth Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande and it’s therefore hard to imagine the property’s flagship wine ever deviating from the Bordeaux template. That said, the property does seem to make fine Syrah, this variety appearing in the second label Estate Reserve as […]

November 21, 2016
by Christian
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Tim James: Platter’s and the need for an organ of record

For some people, Platter’s South African Wine Guide is mostly a useful set of addresses and maps. For others (more, I trust) it’s a useful overview of achievements – though as challengeable in its judgements as any guide to something as much a matter of taste as wine is. And for some, Platter is fatally […]

November 21, 2016
by Tim James
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Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards 2016

The top 10 restaurants for 2016 according to the guide Eat Out are: 1. The Test Kitchen (Woodstock, Cape Town) 2. La Colombe (Constantia, Cape Town) 3. The Restaurant at Waterkloof (Somerset West) 4. The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français (Franschhoek) 5. Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient (Elandsfontein, Pretoria) 6. Overture (Stellenbosch) 7. Greenhouse […]

November 21, 2016
by Christian
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Diners Club Winemaker of the Year 2016

Announced last night. Young Winemaker of the Year: Murray Barlow – Rustenburg RM Nicholson 2015 (category: any white wine) Winemaker of the Year: Pierre Wahl – Rijk’s Private Cellar Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2014 (category: Chenin Blanc)

November 20, 2016
by Christian
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Bosman Family Vinyards receives international recognition for ethical business practices

Earlier this week, UK magazine The Drinks Business announced that Wellington winery Bosman Family Vineyards had won the title of Ethical Company of the Year as part of its Green Business Awards. With an ownership of a full 26% of the entire business, a solid skills transfer system and numerous social projects, the workers are […]

November 18, 2016
by Christian
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Eden Cabernet Franc 2014

Eden is the name that Bruwer Raats of Raats Family Wines has given to two wines off plantings on his Vlaeberg Road property – he established 0.2ha of Cabernet Franc and 0.6ha of Chenin Blanc in 2008 opting for high-density and each vine individually staked. For all the excitement about old vines, Raats says by […]

November 17, 2016
by Christian
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