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Win a six-bottle case of Thelema Shiraz 2013, a six-bottle case of Sutherland Syrah 2012 AND tickets for two to the Shiraz & Charcturie Festival 2017, worth R220 each. Explore the impact of different sites on the same variety – acclaimed cellar Thelema makes two versions of Shiraz/Syrah, one from Stellenbosch and the other from […]

May 15, 2017
by Christian
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Sutherland Viognier Roussanne 2014

The white blend that is VR from Thelema’s Elgin property called Sutherland deserves to have a cult following. The newly released 2014 is once again super-tasty as well as coming in at a pocket-friendly R125 a bottle. A 50:50 blend of Viognier and Roussanne, the wine was fermented and matured for 10 months in second- […]

October 29, 2016
by Christian
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Sutherland Viognier Roussanne 2012

Do we really have any idea what’s going to work best where when it comes to South African wine? First Sauvignon Blanc and then Chardonnay were tipped as most likely to be Elgin’s strongest white grape offering but the Viognier Roussanne from Thelema’s vineyards in this district suggests that in the years, decades and centuries […]

April 7, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Sutherland Viognier Roussanne 2011

The Viognier Roussane blend from Thelema’s Elgin vineyard called Sutherland first came to prominence when the 2009 vintage won gold at the 2011 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. Current release is 2011 (R100 a bottle) and it’s again a particularly characterful wine. A blend of 79% Viognier and 21% Roussanne, it was fermented and matured […]

December 22, 2014
by Christian Eedes
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Thelema Sutherland Rhine Riesling 2009

At the end of 2013, there were a total of 168.36ha of Riesling planted in South Africa which put it just ahead of Gewurztraminer but behind Roobernet. There are local producers that hope to emulate the great wines of the Mosel in Germany but typically come up somewhat short. The Sutherland Rhine Riesling 2009 from […]

October 4, 2014
by Christian Eedes
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Topical pic: Schultz brothers on fire at OMTWS 2011

Carl Schultz of Hartenberg won a museum trophy for his Weisser Riesling 1999 while brother Rudi of Thelema collected gold for the Roussanne Vigonier 2009 from Elgin property Sutherland as well as trophies for best in class and best red wine overall for the Shiraz 2007 made from Stellenbosch grapes.

June 1, 2011
by Christian
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Sutherland Viognier Roussanne 2009

An impressive new white wine blend from Thelema’s Elgin property Sutherland has been launched, comprising 86% Viognier and 14% Roussanne. Barrel fermented in old oak and matured for nine months, it’s wonderfully pure with a good line of acidity, flavours including peach and an intriguing herbal note. It suggests once again that while the conventional […]

September 21, 2010
by Christian
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