What annual event is going to be the next Swartland Revolution?

It looks like the Swartland Heritage Festival will pick up where the Swartland Revolution left off.  Set to take place on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 November, the Swartland Independent Producers will be hosting a programme of infotainment in the West Coast town of Paternoster – seminars by John Wurdeman from Pheasant’s Tears in Georgia […]

October 25, 2017
by Christian
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“Smells like burnt matches” – how much reductions is a good thing on Chardonnay?

At the second annual Elgin Chardonnay Colloquium held recently, the formal seminar culminated in a blind tasting pitching the best of the district against some international benchmarks.  13 wines from Elgin, eight from the rest of the world; three flights of five and one of six, these as follows: Flight One Neil Ellis Whitehall 2011 […]

October 11, 2017
by Christian
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Elgin Chardonnay Colloquium 2017 opening address

Andrew Gunn, owner of Iona Vineyards in Elgin, presented the opening address at the district’s second annual Chardonnay Colloquium, containing some heartfelt thoughts on the state of wine farming. Full transcript below: Firstly our consumers, without you we don’t have a business. Jamie [Goode], great to have you back again with your vast knowledge on […]

October 9, 2017
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From the Swartland Revolution to the Elgin Chardonnay Colloquium

The Swartland Revolution ran from 2010 until 2015, the Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration took place for the third time earlier this year and the district of Elgin completed its first ever Chardonnay Colloquium this past weekend. UK wine writer Jamie Goode was guest speaker at the Colloquium and perhaps the key take-out from his address […]

October 12, 2016
by Christian
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