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Donkiesbaai Steen 2014

Donkiesbaai is a label begun by Jean Engelbrecht of Rust en Vrede, grapes for this Chenin Blanc from a Piekenierskloof vineyard planted in 1979. With...

Donkiesbaai Pinot Noir 2013

Regular readers of this blog will know that I’m generally sceptical of local Pinot Noir (if you’re looking for relatively light, fresh reds, then...

Donkiesbaai Steen 2011

The maiden vintage Steen 2011 under the Donkiesbaai label from Rust en Vrede’s Jean Engelbrecht launched at R200 a bottle and when it was...

New wine estate association launched

Yesterday saw the launch of the Cape Vintner Classification, an independent association intent on building South Africa’s reputation as a producer of world-class wines. Not...

DeMorgenzon Chenin Blanc Reserve 2010 vs. Donkiesbaai Steen 2011 vs. The...

As featured in the February issue of Business Day WANTED: Is there a place for ultra-premium Chenin Blanc from South Africa? Jean Engelbrecht, owner of...

Rust en Vrede 1694 Classification 2007

There have been four winemakers at Stellenbosch winery Rust en Vrede since Jannie Engelbrecht, father of current owner Jean, acquired it in 1978: first...

Guardian Peak Desert Lion 2004

Guardian Peak Desert Lion 2004 is something of a collector’s item, though I didn’t realize it at the time of drinking. Served at lunch...