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Breedekloof Makers new releases

Breedekloof Makers, the producer body consisting of various wineries from the region intent on uplifting their collective image through premium Chenin Blanc, recently showcased...

Opstal Cabernet Sauvignon Cinsault 2017

Opstal in Breedekloof has two new wines offering great quality relative to price (for which read: utterly smashable and under R100). Tasting notes and...

Winemag.co.za Top 20 Wines 2017

Editor Christian Eedes selects his 20 most memorable wines of the year. 20. Klein Constantia Perdeblokke Sauvignon Blanc 2016 While many producers are inclined to treat...

Top eight wines of July 2017

Here are our eight most highly rated current-release wines of last month: Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2013 – 97 (read original review here) Gabriëlskloof Elodie...

Opstal The Barber Sémillon 2016

The Barber Sémillon 2016 from Slanghoek property Opstal is knock-out. Grapes from a vineyard planted in 1998, fermentation occurred spontaneously before maturation in old...

Merwida Family Vintners Chenin Blanc 2016

The Opstal Carl Everson has put Breedekloof on the map when it comes to Chenin Blanc and other wineries in the region are now...

Opstal The Barber Sémillon 2015

While the 2013 vintage of The Barber Sémillon from Slanghoek property Opstal  was a promising debut (see here), the follow-up 2015 (no 2014) seems...

Opstal Carl Everson Chenin Blanc 2015

What we know about the 2015 vintage is that it was one of the driest and earliest in years. Grapes were generally healthy and...