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SA wine in a sound bite

During lunch yesterday hosted by Billy and Penny Hughes to promote their Nativo wines, I sat next to Tanja Robinson of wine exporters Robinson...

Malu Lambert: Interview with Craig Wessels of Restless River

Any day that begins in a drop-top 110 Land Rover is bound to be interesting. Even more so when it’s Craig Wessels of Restless...

Has ageing wine become irrelevant?

How is the maiden vintage Columella 2000 from Eben Sadie faring? Bar a single bottle still remaining in my late dad’s cellar, I’m not...

Malu Lambert: Interview with Krige Visser of Arcangeli

Krige Visser is part bearded sage, part supressed Afrikaans novelist, part winemaker and marketer; and all hedonist. “My motto has always been one of...

Where is South Africa’s Penfolds Grange?

Where is South Africa’s Penfolds Grange? Penfolds itself was founded in 1844 and Max Schubert became the Australian company’s first chief winemaker in 1948...

Joanne Gibson: On some of the ‘invisible’ people of early Cape...

As Jeanne Viall, Wilmot James and Jakes Gerwel note in Grape - From Slavery to BEE - Stories of the Vineyards in South Africa,...

André Morgenthal: A visit to Sadie Family Wines

“We’re 10 years in and only vaguely understanding the vineyards,” says Eben Sadie of Sadie Family Wines  as he welcomes guests to the latest...

Tim James: A visit to Reyneke Wines (Part 2)

A few years back Reyneke Biodynamic Syrah offered perhaps the most extraordinary price:quality ratio in Red Cape wine. Sadly for us, Reyneke’s prices have...