Leeuwenkuil Heritage Syrah 2012

Selling for R275 a bottle, Leeuwenkuil Heritage Syrah 2012 was Wine Cellar director Roland Peens’s top wine of 2014 which is quite an endorsement (read more here). What makes it special? Grapes come from a vineyard on schist soils on the southern slopes of Riebeek Mountain where Boekenhoutskloof, Mullineux-Leeu and Rupert are all apparently investing […]

January 13, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Tim James: Grape variety of the year

I was wondering if I could find the energy, in the midst of late-year-in-Cape-Town torpor, to rustle up a list of my top local wines of the year… An alternative occurred to me: grape variety/style of the year. The answer to that is easy: shiraz/syrah. It’s not a revolution in wine-critical thought, of course, to […]

December 23, 2014
by Tim James
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Reyneke Syrah 2010

Yesterday a visit to Reyneke Wines, winner of the best wine overall from organically grown grapes in the Nedbank Green Wine Awards in 2010 and 2011. This property remains the only one in South Africa to be certified biodynamic and though this approach still attracts scepticism from some quarters, it’s difficult to argue with the […]

March 28, 2012
by Christian
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Topical pic: The hippy hippy shake

“If this doesn’t sell wine, then nothing well,” says Rudiger Gretschel, chief winemaker of wine producer wholesaler Vinimark, responsible for the biodynamic certified Reyneke Wines. It’s  been a good week for Reyneke, first the Reserve Red 2008 earning Five Stars in Platter’s 2011, and then the 2007 vintage winning the title of best red at […]

November 19, 2010
by Christian
with 0 Comments
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