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Lismore Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Previous vintages of the Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc from Lismore in Greyton have been pleasurable if somewhat idiosyncratic but winemaker Samantha O’Keefe has got...

SA vs Rest of World Pinot Noir Tasting

Starting in 2015, Tim Atkin MW and Samantha O’Keefe of Lismore  Estate Vineyards in Greyton  have taken it upon  themselves to arrange a tasting...

Lismore Syrah 2014

The Syrah 2014 from Greyton property is breath-taking. Involving 40% whole-bunch fermentation, winemaker Samantha O’Keefe initially put the wine into barrique but anxious that...

Lismore Chardonnay 2012

Farming on the slopes of the Riviersonderend mountains outside Greyton, Samantha O’Keefe has been making a name for herself with her Viognier but her...

Is SA Shiraz world class?

Back in October last year, I had an exchange on Twitter with UK wine writer Tim Atkin MW suggesting that for all the advances...

Tim James: On American investment in the South African wine industry

The release of the excellent new Capensis Chardonnay, and concomitant talk about the purchase of a Stellenbosch wine farm by the US company Jackson...

Lismore Viognier 2012

When US-born Samantha O’Keefe was considering acquiring property in then untried Greyton with a view to growing vines back in 2004, she took advice...