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The Old Vine Series Skurfberg 2015

What’s a point either way on the 100-point wine rating scale? With news having broken on Twitter last week that Tim Atkin MW has...

Tim James: A new grenache vineyard on Skurfberg

It’s a long drive from Cape Town to get to Basie van Lill’s Skurfberg farm, Arbeidseind – but not a tedious one when Eben...

The Old Vine Series Skurfberg 2014

As part of Eben Sadie’s Die Ouwingerdreeks (The Old Vine Series), the Skurfberg is never short of weight but for me can be a...

David Cope: How to name a wine

You're a winemaker. Now let's say you've made something good. In fact, it's a cracker. You've found some undiscovered vineyard and coaxed it into...

Tim James: On the magic mountain that is Skurfberg

There are many wine-growing mountains in the Cape winelands, with the best-known names from Stellenbosch: Helderberg, Simonsberg and, perhaps, Schapenberg. All have something distinctive...

Ouwingerdreeks Skurfberg Olifantsrivier 2009

Another post on the topic of when SA’s best wines provide optimal drinking. Skurfberg is a Chenin Blanc from Olifantsrivier grapes and part of...

Magnetic North Mountain Makstok 2013

Chris Alheit of Alheit Vineyards says of his newly released Cartology 2013 that it is the most “civilised and grown up” vintage he and...

Cape of Good Hope Van Lill and Visser Chenin Blanc 2012

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