{news} Jan Boland Coetzee honoured for remarkable role in SA wine industry

South African wine-making legend Jan Boland Coetzee, one of the most famous names in the country’s wine industry, has been awarded with the 1659 Medal of Honour at the annual Wine Harvest Commemorative Event held at Groot Constantia Estate. This event, a highlight in the Cape’s wine community, is held each year to commemorate the…

{news} Groote Post 2019 Seasalter released to high acclaim

The 2019 vintage of the Groote Post Seasalter, the estate’s West Coast flagship Sauvignon Blanc, has been released to high acclaim, earning a Top 10 placing at the 2019 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 competition. “This recognition of our Seasalter as one of South Africa’s best Sauvignon Blanc producers could not have come at a…

{eat} The steaks are high at Hussar Grill: the celebrations continue

Sometimes the very best things are right under our noses. I recently ventured just outside my doorstep to The Hussar Grill in Steenberg to help celebrate their 55 years of award winning excellence, and boy, was it a feast of note for all the right reasons! Introduction I was recently invited to dine at The…

{news} Welgegund honoured in Tim Atkin’s 2019 SA Special Report

Welgegund Heritage Wines has broken the venerable 90-point barrier in Tim Atkin’s 2019 South Africa Special Report with two 2017 special releases from low-yielding dryland bush vines: Welgegund Heritage Wines Grenache Noir and Cinsault with 93 and 91 points respectively. Tim Atkin, a British Master of Wine and accomplished wine commentator with over 30 years’…

{news} Diners Club celebrates it’s annual Winelist Awards

Diners Club celebrated its coveted Winelist Awards with events in the Western Cape, Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu-Natal and Southern Cape during September – kicking off with the Western Cape event which took place at The Forum Embassy Hill in Constantia, followed by events at The Venue Green Park in Gauteng, 9th Avenue Waterside in KwaZulu-Natal and Monet’s…

{news} Flagstone Sauvignon Blanc Crowned As Best SA Young Wine!

The South African Young Wine Show, dating back to 1833, gives winemakers the opportunity to showcase the best wines of the current vintage. This year Flagstone’s un-wooded Sauvignon Blanc claimed the competition’s most coveted General Smuts Trophy as 2019’s Best SA Young Wine. This is the second time Flagstone has achieved top honours as overall…

{news} Survivor wins top Pinotage at Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show

Survivor Pinotage Reserve 2017, a new addition to this unbridled Swartland wine range, has triumphed as the top Pinotage at the 2019 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. Winning the Trophy and a Gold medal for the Best Pinotage of the competition, the limited edition Survivor wine was one of 54 Pinotages entered this year. “We…

{news} Twee Jonge Gezellen Vineyards wins with VinPro Winetech!

Twee Jonge Gezellen Estate in the Tulbagh Valley was recently honoured at the Vinpro Winetech Vineyard Block Competition when one of their Pinot Noir vineyard blocks was judged the winner in the Paarl/Swartland region. The annual VinPro Winetech Vineyard Practice Evaluation covers all the main wine-grape growing areas and is judged by a panel of…

{news} Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2017

Groote Post, the beautiful and historic wine farm in the Darling Hills owned by Peter and Nick Pentz, has had an excellent year with their Kapokberg Chardonnay 2017 which has been honoured with excellent ratings, both locally and internationally. Prescient Chardonnay Report 2018 Winemag.co.za, in association with financial services company Prescient, announced the top Chardonnays…

{news} “Triple” gold at Veritas for Neil Ellis Cabernets

Neil Ellis Wines’ reputation as one of SA’s leading Cabernet Sauvignon producers was re-affirmed at the 2018 Veritas Awards when the Neil Ellis 2015 terrain-specific Jonkershoek Cabernet and the 2015 regional Stellenbosch Cabernet were honoured with Double Gold and Gold Medals respectively for the third consecutive year. These accolades follow a long line of praise…

{news} The 2018 Diners Club Winelist Awards

Diners Club has celebrated its annual Winelist Awards with events in Kwa-Zulu-Natal, Gauteng, Southern/Eastern Cape and Western Cape this past week. Feature Image Above: ICON Award presented to The Saxon Hotel Villas & Spa: Left to right: Junior Mkwaira, Asya Styodana (Diners Club), Brian Nyamara The Diners Club Winelist Awards have rewarded great wine lists for the…

{news} Neil Ellis Cabernet Sauvignon continues to excel

Neil Ellis’s steadfast focus, on sourcing superior grape varieties from low-yielding, hand-picked vineyard lots in the Cape’s best sites, continues to manifest its merit with a steady stream of prominent awards. The latest awards for the Neil Ellis Terrain Specific Jonkershoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 affirm Neil’s ability to track down some of the best vineyard…