{news} Eikendal showcases terroir excellence in latest Infused by Earth wines

Eikendal Wines has released the latest vintage wines in its premier range Infused by Earth, a terroir-focused collection produced only in years of exceptional quality. Both expressions hail from 2017, a vintage widely recognised as among South Africa’s best of the modern era. This is only the second time that Eikendal has bottled wines under the Infused by Earth banner. The…

{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…

{wine} Once, twice with FAT bastard’s Chardonnay: 2019 vintage

The FAT bastard Chardonnay 2019 is a bright bottle of happiness in a year that otherwise started pretty dark. Introduction It’s no secret that I have written thousands of words about Chardonnay. Constantly trying to lure loved ones over to the Chardonnay side, I’ve become quite the ambassador for the varietal.  Having never spared it…

{news} Celebrating International Chardonnay Day with Elgin Ridge’s 282

Whilst our normal is not entirely ‘normal’ let’s embrace the change with a glass of Chardonnay on Thursday, 21 May as we toast International Chardonnay Day. Although wine supplies are looking a bit sad at the moment we invite you to dream of Elgin Ridge Wines’ 282 Chardonnay (the name given to indicate the height above sea…

{news} Vriesenhof: As if you needed a reason to say yay for Chardonnay

May 21 marks International Chardonnay Day, so fill your glass and take a sip to understand why this classic grape variety is one of the world’s most widely planted grapes. RSP: UW Chardonnay 2019 – R90 LOCKDOWN PRICE R65 RSP: Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2016 – R200 LOCKDOWN PRICE R150 Prices & Delivery Valid for RSA Only Two main…

{news} Raise a glass of Van Loveren in toast of International Chardonnay Day

International Chardonnay Day 2020 puts all eyes on a heartland of quality South African chardonnay again this year when the noble cultivar is celebrated on May 21. The Robertson Wine Valley is not only the famous home of some of the finest Chardonnays, but one of the variety’s proudest ambassadors – Van Loveren Family Vineyards….

{news} Fat Bastard Chardonnay is a top scorer!

The results of the inaugural Best Value Chardonnay Tasting convened by Winemag.co.za have been announced, with the FAT bastard Chardonnay 2018 top scoring with 90 points. Seeking to find the best examples of Chardonnay between the R60 and R100 price points, the wines were tasted blind by Winemag.co.za’s suitably qualified panel consisting of Joanne Gibson,…