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Vergelegen The Gauntlet Cabernet Sauvignon Cinsaut 2014

The Gauntlet Cabernet Sauvignon Cinsaut 2014 is billed as “a challenge from Vergelegen” and no prizes for guessing who winemaker André van Rensberg might...

Top three wines of January 2016

Here are our three most highly rated current-release wines of the last month: Eagles’ Nest Shiraz 2013 – 95 (read original post here) Constantia Uitsig Semillon...

How well do SA’s white wines mature?

“Why are top-end red wines so much more expensive than white wines when they essentially cost the same to produce?” was the question posed...

Michael Fridjhon: SA’s white blends are great but do they sell?

If you put a bunch of South African wine geeks in a room and leave them to talk about what's on their collective mind,...

RisCura White Hot Wine Awards 2015 results

Results of the third annual RisCura White Hot Wine Awards are now out. This involved putting together a line-up of 30 Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends...

David Bristow: Vergelegen – possibly SA’s greatest wine property

The Van der Stel family was among the fabulously rich and well connected of Amsterdam throughout the 17th century, dominating the silk trade there....

Interview: André van Rensburg of Vergelegen

From the April issue of Business Day WANTED: André van Rensburg is renowned for being outspoken but is perhaps also one of South Africa’s...

Tim James: Older whites

A little adventure with older local white wines began with Steenberg Semillon 2010. Five years is not, however, elderly for a serious, oaked wine...