{news} Steenberg The Black Swan in Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc hall of fame

Steenberg The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc 2020 has staked its claim as one of South Africa’s best Sauvignon Blancs by securing a place in the 2021 TOP 10 line-up. Being singled out as one of the country’s finest in the FNB Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc awards is a triumph for Cellarmaster Elunda Basson at the pinnacle…

{news} Michaelangelo Platinum Award adds new milestone to Diemersfontein’s 21st year

Renowned Wellington winery Diemersfontein has been awarded a Platinum Medal amid its several other accolades at this year’s Michelangelo International Wine and Spirit Awards. The recognition again re-affirms a consistency of quality across varieties and styles that has been maintained since Diemersfontein’s first vintage 21 years ago. It is significant that the Platinum Award was…

{news} Roodeberg Classic Rosé in full summer bloom

Roodeberg, the cherished South African classic for over 70 years, has released the 2021 vintage of its vibrant Rosé just in time for summer sipping. Stepping out in style, the wine has already snared a Gold medal at the 2021 Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards. With our palates craving crisp, fruity wines as summer…

{news} Zandvliet introduces My Best Friend wine-in-a-box

The celebrated Zandvliet winery has made it even easier and convenient for wine-lovers to enjoy its My Best Friend range, available in traditional bottles and now a two-litre wine-in-a-box format too. My Best Friend, which comprises a Cape White and Cape Red, is the perfect bring-your-own-wine summer companion when joining friends for a braai, sunset…

{news} Delheim’s latest Grand Reserve re-affirms 40-year terroir excellence

The Greater Simonsberg appellation of Stellenbosch towers as a beacon of great South African wine, and especially red grape varieties. It is in this location that renowned family winery Delheim produced its latest flagship Grand Reserve 2017 Bordeaux blend. Significantly, the 2017 vintage marks the 40th year that the iconic Grand Reserve – the apex…

{news} Celebrate #GrenacheDay with Muratie’s Mr. May Grenache Noir

It is International Grenache Day on Friday 17th September, so raise a toast to this complex, versatile and intriguing grape with its luscious juicy ripe red fruit flavours, silky tannins, savoury spice and seductive mouthfeel. Grenache also happens to be one of the most adaptable food-pairing wine wines in the world. Click here to read…

{news} Visit Stellenbosch unveils exciting new festival of gardens

South Africa’s favourite city of oaks, Stellenbosch, is pulling out the stops for gardeners and lovers of the great outdoors in a new, week-long festival that will transform its streets and surrounding countryside from 30 September to 10 October. Major drawcards include a first-ever Stellenbosch winelands experience featuring SA Michelin star chef Jan Hendrik van…

{news} Durbanville Valley celebrates Spring with collab of fine food and wine

Russian composer Igor Stravinsky described one of his musical-choreographic works that was eventually to rank among the most influential of the 20th century as “a unified idea: the mystery and great surge of the creative power of Spring”. The same inspiration for that work – The Rite of Spring – now drives the Durbanville Wine Valley in…

{news} Steak me up, before you go go!

Head over to Nederburg’s The Manor to experience this popular Paarl eatery’s delicious take on ‘Steak Thursdays’, on offer every Thursday for lunch and dinner, at only R180 per person, including a glass of award-winning red wine. The Manor’s juicy A-grade aged ribeye steaks come served with red wine onion jus, salted potato wedges and chimichurri roasted baby root vegetables, while creamed peppercorn or…

{news} Eikendal releases second vintage of rare Mon Désir Chardonnay

Renowned Stellenbosch winery Eikendal has released its limited release Mon Désir Chardonnay 2018 – a classic rendition of the exceptional elegance this varietal can attain. This highly desirable wine is produced only in exceptional years, with the 2018 vintage crafted from grapes from the cool-climate Elgin Valley. “This is a great vintage,” declares Eikendal winemaker Maryke Botha…