{wine} Back to the classics with Roodeberg’s Classic Red 2019

When in doubt, always pull the bottle of Roodeberg from your wine rack. Timelessly classic and a sure-fire conversation starter, reserve a seat for Roodeberg at your festive table this summer. Introduction It’s no secret that I always have a handful of Roodeberg wines in my racks. It’s also no secret that I’m a classic…

{wine} About cake and wine: Garden Route Sauvignon Blanc 2019

For my birthday this year, I chose the solitude and unspoilt beauty of tiny-town, McGregor. That,  a birthday cake and an icy bottle of Garden Route Sauvignon Blanc 2019. Introduction Most of us had lock-down birthdays. I was just lucky to have one during level 1, when we were allowed to travel outside our newly…

{news} Delheim strikes Platter five-star hat trick

On the eve of its re-opening on 12 November, the iconic Delheim estate has seen three of its wines awarded five-star status in the 2021 edition of Platter’s South African Wine Guide, arguably the country’s most widely referenced wine authority. Platter’s South African Wine Guide Awards Enviable five-star ratings were awarded to the Grand Reserve…

{experience} Wine and canapé wanderlust at Perdeberg Wines

At the foot of the Paardeberg mountain lies a place that begs to be explored through taste and smell. With an impressive collection of superb wines, Perdeberg Wines should be the next stop on your adventure. Introduction There’s few activities in this life I enjoy as much as I do a leisurely wine tasting. Even…

{news} Diemersfontein adds family-friendly deli to its fine wine experience

A new family and pet-friendly dining experience has opened at Diemersfontein, the celebrated wine and country estate in Wellington just 40kms from Cape Town’s northern suburbs. Called PROE, the deli-style offering provides visitors with the broadest choice of top-quality charcuterie, goat and cow’s milk cheeses, fresh bread, preserves and more to be enjoyed in a…

{wine} Stellenbosch Hills celebrates 75 years with four wondrous whites

I love any reason to celebrate; in fact, I try to do it every day! Something worth shouting hip-hip-hooray about, is the release of four new wondrous whites by Stellenbosch Hills to recognise 75 years of hard work, excellence and quality. Introduction I do a little internal happy dance every time I get to experience…

{wine} Roodeberg Classic Rosé 2020 calls for summer nostalgia

A bottle of Roodeberg wine is so much more than just something to sip. The Roodeberg Classic Rosé 2020 is an invitation to linger longer around the table, to create memories and to reminisce about those long gone. Introduction Roodeberg, the cherished South African classic for over 70 years, has released the 2020 vintage of…

{news} New wines from Louisvale Wines

Louisvale wines, located in the Devon Valley area in the Stellenbosch wine district, has just released three new wines: Louisvale Merlot 2018, Louisvale Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, and the Louisvale Sauvignon Blanc 2020. The Merlot perfectly complements pork dishes and cheese platters; the medium bodied Cabernet Sauvignon pairs beautifully with roast beef and lamb; and the…