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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...

L’Avenir Single Block Chenin Blanc 2017

L’Avenir might be owned by French company AdVini but the portfolio is very much South African biased with Chenin Blanc and Pinotage to the...

Why SA wine is starting to attract the big bucks

During my first ever visit to Australia to judge the Victorian Wine Show, one thing that particularly impressed was the organizational complexity of its...

L’Avenir Single Block Pinotage 2014

Though L’Avenir in Stellenbosch was once a proud independent with Mauritian-borne, former sugar trader Marc Wiehe as owner and the legendary Francois Naude Snr...

South Africa’s 10 most underrated wine producers

Why do some wineries attract all the hype and others go largely overlooked despite turning out of cracking wine? Here’s a list of 10...

L’Avenir Glenrosé 2015

Most rosé is grape-based alcopop and doesn’t pretend to be anything else so I was intrigued when L’Avenir in Stellenbosch recently announced it was...

Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge 2015 winners

Results of the second annual Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge, convened by the producer body known as the Chenin Blanc Association, are...

L’Avenir Single Block Chenin Blanc 2014

Various changes of ownership in the last decade or so have meant that Stellenbosch property L’Avenir fell from prominence for a while but with...