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Beyerskloof Diesel Pinotage 2016

Do “lesser” vintages sometimes make for better wines? 2015 is much hyped but this vintage of Diesel Pinotage from Beyerskloof in Stellenbosch seemed overdone...

The Grapesmith Die Kluisenaar 2016

Johan Malan of Simonsig in Stellenbosch has released two white wines broadly inspired by the Rhône under the The Grapesmith label and, once again,...

Top 20 Best Buys of 2018

In the introduction to the 2019 edition of Platter’s entitled “Some trends in South African wine", the following observation is made: “The ‘ultra-premium’ category...

Doran Vineyards Arya 2018

André Badenhorst, father of Adi and partner with Edwin Doran in the Voor Paardeberg property that is Doran Vineyards, insisted that the unwooded Arya...

Cape White Blend Report 2018

Winemag.co.za is pleased to present the third annual Cape White Blend Report – in order to be eligible, wines had to contain a significant...

Keermont Riverside Chenin Blanc 2017

Stellenbosch property Keermont recently released new vintages of its single vineyard series, tasting notes and ratings as follows: Keermont Riverside Chenin Blanc 2017 Wine Cellar price:...

Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Pinot Noir 2017

The reputation of the Family Vineyards Pinot Noir from Newton Johnson in the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley is well established, but I would proffer that...

Top wines of November 2018

Here are our five most highly rated wines of last month: Sadie Family Wines The Old Vine Series 'T Voetpad 2017 - 97/100 (read original...