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Where is South Africa’s Penfolds Grange?

Where is South Africa’s Penfolds Grange? Penfolds itself was founded in 1844 and Max Schubert became the Australian company’s first chief winemaker in 1948...

Distell’s new head winemaker announced

Distell, SA's largest producer-wholesaler, has appointed Niël Groenewald as head winemaker, replacing Razvan Macici who departed suddenly in March this year. Groenewald (42) holds an...

Rock cod curry, dry white wine and the future of Distell

Getaway.co.za refers to Tofo in Mozambique as a “little South African Ibiza”. Luckily, our recently holiday there was out of season which meant we...

Two very prominent positions are open in the winelands – who’s...

It’s been a helluva year for Tokara so far – the single best achiever at the 10 Year Old Wine Awards announced in April...

Distell’s head winemaker departs

Breaking news is that Distell’s head winemaker Razvan Macici has left the company with immediate effect. He took the position in July 2015 after...

Where does SA fit in the American market?

The USA is the world’s largest wine consuming nation so understanding the complexities of this market is important for a local producer-wholesaler like Distell....

Nederburg Paarl Cabernet Sauvignon 1975

“Nederburg has been built on two pillars: Sweet wine and Cabernet Sauvignon,” says Distell head winemaker and former Nederburg cellarmaster Razvan Macici before a...

Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Chenin Blanc 2014

Though the gap between South Africa’s top-end white and red wines may be diminishing, it’s still there as evidenced by two new releases under...