Diners Club Winemaker of the Year 2017

The following awards announced last night: Young Winemaker of the Year: Wade Roger-Lund – Jordan Blanc de Blancs Méthode Cap Classique 2015 (category: any white wine) Winemaker of the Year: Christiaan Groenewald  – Eagle’s Cliff Pinotage 2017 (category: Pinotage)

November 26, 2017
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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 red 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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Diners Club Winemaker of the Year 2015

Announced last night: Young Winemaker of the Year: Philip Viljoen – Bon Courage Noble Late Harvest 2015 (category: any white wine) Winemaker of the Year: Johann Fourie – KWV The Mentors Pinotage 2013 (category: non-Bordeaux single varietal red wines excluding Shiraz)

November 22, 2015
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Spier Creative Block 2 2013 vs 2014

Jacques Erasmus of Spier won Diners Club Winemaker of the Year in the category dry white blends with the 2014 vintage of his Creative Block 2 2014 but apparently the 2013 was also a finalist and in fact the wine that Erasmus and his winemaking colleagues thought was more likely to find favour with the […]

December 19, 2014
by Christian Eedes
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Blaauwklippen Zinfandel 1997

Things about Zinfandel that you always wanted to know but were too afraid to ask: DNA “fingerprinting”  has demonstrated that it is the same as the Crljenak Kaštelanski vine of Croatia and Primitivo of southern Italy. Today it is most predominant in California, where some 300 growers cultivate slightly over 20 000ha. All this became […]

February 5, 2011
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Allesverloren Shiraz 2008

Earlier this year the Swartland Revolution was announced suggesting overthrow of the existing order in favour of a new system. Those involved should be careful not to dispense with too much of the district’s history: Allesverloren situated at the foot of the Kasteelberg between Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West dates back to 1704 and in […]

December 19, 2010
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Constantia Uitsig Semillon 2009

One of the producers I will be reviewing for Platter’s 2011 is Constantia Uitsig and on Monday, I joined viticulturist and winemaker André Rousseau as well as marketing manager Francois Theunissen for a discussion of the new-release wines followed by lunch at La Colombe, twelfth on this year’s list of the world’s 50 best restaurants […]

June 9, 2010
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Constantia Uitsig Semillon Reserve 2003

Fruit of our loins Zoë turns one on Friday 11 June – what other baby has her own birthday countdown clock? With her in the safekeeping of granny last night, her mum and I snuck off for drinks at Caveau at the Mill in Newlands. A blackboard advertised “Vintage Wines at Vintage Prices” including Constantia […]

June 6, 2010
by Christian
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