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Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir 2016

Only Anthony Hamilton Russell of Hamilton Russell Vineyards would be mildly dismissive of his own wine rating 5 Stars in Platter’s but that’s precisely...

Olifantsberg Silhouette 2014

Worcester property Olifantsberg gained prominence when the 2013 vintage was judged best Shiraz-based red blend at last year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show (see...

Marthélize Tredoux: Disruption – Why so difficult?

The story of an Oregon-based winemaker who adopted an atypical strategy to market and sell one of his wine labels came to my attention...

Mount Abora Saffraan Cinsaut 2015

Saffraan Cinsaut under the Mount Abora label always sits high up on the deliciousness index, the 2015 particularly so (Wine Cellar price: R110 a...

Constantia Royale Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Constantia Royale is the name given to the Sauvignon Blanc off vineyards grown on the small Constantia property known as Nova Zonnestraal, Roger Burton...

Esona Single Vineyard Shiraz 2013

Rowan and Caryl Beattie, owners of the property Esona situated between Robertson and Bonnievale, have an interesting approach to sales in that they retain...

Beaumont Vitruvia aka New Baby 2015

The Vitruvia aka New Baby 2015 (yes, we also wonder about the name) from Beaumont in Bot River is another compelling argument for the...

Dragonridge Cygnus 2015

Fynbos Estate is a 320ha property on the Paardeberg acquired by Johan and Diana Simons in 1997 which today incorporates some 16ha of vineyard...