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Out and about in the Hemel-en-Aarde

The Hemel-en-Aarde near Hermanus is far from a bargain-hunter’s paradise. Top-rated wineries and equally remarkable eateries line the R320, the valley’s aorta, and the...

Jakob’s Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 and 2011

When it comes to reds, the wards of Hemel-en-Aarde are Pinot Noir country but Jakob’s Vineyards in the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge is rapidly making a...

Tim James: Specialisation by appellation

It’s one of the signs of the maturing Cape wine revolution that winegrowing areas are tending to associations with particular varieties. It’s pretty safe...

Newton Johnson Elgin Pinot Noir 2011

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Catherine Marshall Pinot Noir 2006

Yesterday a vertical of Catherine Marshall Pinot Noir alongside four-course lunch prepared by chef Luke Dale-Roberts of The Test Kitchen in Woodstock, Cape Town. First...

Seven Springs Sauvignon Blanc 2010

If you’ve got an account on the micro-blogging site Twitter and an interest in South African wine but haven’t heard of Seven Springs Vineyards,...

Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2005

Though SAWIS reports that plantings of Pinot Noir in South Africa increased by 16% to reach 844ha from 2008 to 2009, this still amounts...