W.O. Cape Town announced

A new Wine of Origin District named after Cape Town has been approved by the South African Wine and Spirit Board, the formal announcement made yesterday. Cape Town is one of the world’s foremost tourism brands and the motivation behind the new demarcation is for South African wine to attract even greater international attention. The […]

June 2, 2017
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Petrolhead Red Blend 2016

The produce of Swartland property Meerhof went under the Antebellum label for a while and then Antebellum became Redelinghuys Family Wines and what you’ll now find in the marketplace from winemaker and motoring enthusiast Herman Redelinghuys is Petrolhead. Tasting notes and ratings for the most recent releases as follows: Petrolhead White Blend 2016 Price: R250 […]

June 2, 2017
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Top nine wines of May 2017

Here are our nine most highly rated current-release wines of last month: Alheit Vineyards La Colline 2016 – 97 (read original review here) Alheit Vineyards Magnetic North Mountain Makstok 2016 – 96 (read original review here) Alheit Vineyards Radio Lazarus 2016 – 95 (read original review here) Rall Grenache Blanc 2016 – 95 (read original […]

June 1, 2017
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Shiraz SA Wine Challenge 2017 results

Some 220 entries were received for the fifth annual Shiraz SA Wine Challange, the top 12 as follows: Cederberg 2015 D’Aria The Soprano 2015 Eagle’s Nest 2014 Fairview Beacon 2014 Fairview Swartland 2014 Flagstone Dark Horse 2013 KWV Cathedral Cellar 2015 La Motte Pierneef Syrah Viognier 2015 Rustenberg Buzzard Kloof Syrah 2015 Saronsberg 2015 Strandveld […]

June 1, 2017
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Michael Fridjhon: Time to overhaul the business of SA wine

We have a most curious wine industry: at present it enjoys greater visibility in more international markets than most other wine-producing nations, garnering more column centimetres from credible wine writers than any country exporting comparable volumes of premium wines, and yet it battles to survive. It is simple (and perhaps simplistic) to lay this all […]

May 31, 2017
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Paserene Union 2015

Paserene is the own label of Martin Smith, one time consultant at Vilafonté. Existing wines include a Chardonnay and a red blend called Marathon featuring Carmenère and Petit Verdot, these now joined  by another red blend from the 2015 vintage called Union. From 50% Syrah, 37% Carignan and 13% Mourvèdre grown in Tulbagh, the wine […]

May 31, 2017
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Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2017 results

Results of the 16th annual Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show were announced earlier today. Total wines judged were 960 (2015: 1067) and there were 41 golds, 135 silver medals  and 460 bronze medals. Trophy winners as follows: Old Mutual Trophy for Most Successful Producer Overall Tokara Makro Trophy for Best Shiraz, Old Mutual Trophy for […]

May 30, 2017
by Christian
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Listen: Singita’s François Rautenbach on judging at OMTWS 2017

François Rautenbach, head of the Premier Wine Direct programme for Singita Game Reserves, was a judge at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. Here he talks about recent developments in SA wine quality:

May 30, 2017
by Christian
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