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Miko 2009

Mont Rochelle is the Franschhoek property acquired by Sir Richard Branson in 2014 as part of his Virgin Limited Edition collection of luxury hotels....

New wines to gain Franschhoek Appellation Grand Prestige certification

Appellation Grand Prestige is a special designation for Franschhoek’s best wines. The initiative was launched in 2014 and initially the focus was on three...

Haut Espoir Gentle Giant 2009

The Gentle Giant 2009 from Haut Espoir in Franschhoek might have been an entrant in the RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards featuring Bordeaux-style red...

Reuben’s – restaurant review

When Reuben’s is the name of the restaurant, it’s ideal to have Reuben in the kitchen. I’ve eaten at Reuben’s in Franschhoek with Reuben Riffel...

Franschhoek Appellation Grand Prestige certification 2014

The inaugural announcement of wines qualifying for Franschhoek Appellation Grand Prestige status were announced earlier today at Foliage Restaurant. As Winemag.co.za editor, I performed the...

Môreson Knoputibak 2012

Is Franschhoek Semillon some kind of magic ingredient that automatically lifts your white blend from good to great? Chris Alheit’s Cartology has a dash...

Landau du Val Semillon 2012

Not one but two extraordinary wines from Franschhoek Semillon in the space of a week – first the Boekenhoutskloof 2012 (see here) and then...

Boekenhoutskloof Semillon 2012

Favourite wine at Caroline’s White Wine Review 2014 last night was the Boekenhoutskloof Semillon 2012. From Franschhoek vineyards, one block planted in 1902 and...