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Tim James: Does terroir matter?

A matter of wider interest emerged from my piece about the worrying state of the Stellenbosch Wine of Origin structure, prompted by a Dutch...

Tim James: The impossible task of getting Stellenbosch’s wards properly delimited

Some quiz questions about South Africa’s most important wine region: How many wards are there in Stellenbosch? What proportion of Stellenbosch is demarcated into...

Stellenbosch: home of Cape Cabernet

As published in the January 2017 issue of Decanter: Stellenbosch has the wine, the people and the natural beauty to rival any wine tourism...

The Fledge & Co. Experimental Barrel Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Three wines from Leon Coetzee-Margaux Nel initiative The Fledge & Co. going by the collective name of Jikken bareru (Japanese for “Experimental barrel”) and...

Oldenburg Bush Vine Grenache Noir 2014

  There’s not a lot of Grenache Noir planted in South Africa – 305ha at the end of 2014 – but it’s dead fashionable and...

Zonnebloem Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 vs 2011

Stellenbosch has finally woken up to the fact that having a signature variety is no bad thing when it comes to putting across a...

Muratie Laurens Campher 2014

The white blend that is Laurens Campher from Stellenbosch property seems to get more serious with each passing vintage. The 2014 is a blend...

Saxenburg Shiraz Select 2003

The Shiraz Select 2003 from Stellenbosch property Saxenburg was rated 5 Stars in the 2007 edition of Platter’s and it remains a pretty smart...