{news} Catching up with Chef Kirstie: the heart of Louisvale Wines

Kirstie du Toit, Executive Chef at Louisvale Wines in Stellensbosch, says her love for cooking started when she was a small girl. Born in Mossel Bay, she spent most of her time with her Ouma baking rusks, pasties, cakes and biscuits in her bakery, which was an old barn. “Cooking runs in my family and…

{news} The Wixworth guide to being a classic in the new decade

Standing out from the crowd in the third decade of the 21st century is sure to be incredibly challenging. Life as we know it is being disrupted by technology, populism, and climate change. Machine learning is rendering professionals redundant and modern cultures are defined by social media trends, fake news, and celebs who are in it…

{news} Van Loveren’s Almost Zero range is the answer to Dry January

Almost Zero by Van Loveren Family Vineyards has taken South Africa by storm. The wine-like drink with almost no alcohol is made up of the popular Wonderful White, Ravishing Rosé and Radiant Red. What makes this trio stand out even more is that they are the perfect tipple to enjoy during what has become known…

{news} Vriesenhof Vineyards release new wines for a new decade

Time for a change? Vriesenhof Vineyards is getting in the mood for the new decade by releasing a full line-up of new vintages across their award-winning range. The Stellenbosch farm, owned by rugby legend Jan ‘Boland’ Coetzee, produces a range of red and white wines which are “something to behold”, according to Coetzee, who made…

{news} Sunny new look for Sunshine D

One of South Africa’s leading margarine & spreads brands, Sunshine D, has a whole new look, feel and taste and, complete with its unique new oval shaped tub, is standing out from its competitors on South African supermarket shelves. Deon Calthorpe, the Managing Executive of Sales & Marketing at Willowton Group, the family owned business that…

{news} It’s Summer in Italy: Da Luca Prosecco

Winter has arrived but that doesn’t mean celebrations cease. Birthdays, weddings, events and weekends are perennial occasions and Prosecco is a synonym for a celebration of any kind, even the more subtle ones. Prosecco’s unpretentious elegance lends it to easy drinking, where life’s myriad of wonderful moments can be met with fine bubbles and commemorated…

{news} Chateau Del Rei debuts at Cheese Festival 19

Discover new Chateau Del Rei sparkling wine in a can and turn the 18th annual South African Cheese Festival at Sandringham Estate near Stellenbosch into an instant celebration over the weekend of 26 – 28 April 2019.  Fruity, vibrant and delicately sweet, Chateau Del Rei is a truly indulgent combination with soft cheeses such as Brie,…

{news} Nicolas Feuillatte Champagnes

Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne, the number one selling Champagne in France and the third biggest-selling Champagne brand in the world, have a fine selection of limited edition exquisitely showcased Champagnes for the festive season. NICOLAS FEUILLATTE RÉSERVE EXCLUSIVE BRUT – IN BRAND NEW PACKAGING This Champagne is a blend of 20% Chardonnay for elegance and finesse,…

{news} Glenelly Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2016 continues to excel

The Glenelly Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2016, the estate’s signature white wine, has been widely honoured with prestigious international and local recognition from esteemed wine critics and competitions. After receiving a pre-release stellar 95-point rating by Tim Atkin last year, the Glenelly Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2016 went on to scoop three prestigious Gold medals in the…

{news} Unveil PIWOSA works of #liquidart: Springfield Estate

With CapeWine 2018 starting today, 12th September, the eleventh and last of the PIWOSA members’ exquisite works of #LiquidArt is being unveiled. Enter #SpringfieldEstate – What a Beauty! The Bruwer family has been farming on the land, now known as Springfield Estate, for five generations. With generational knowledge handed down since 1902, vineyards are planted…

{news} Unveil PIWOSA works of #liquidart: Jordan Wine Estate

Jordan Wine estate is the fourth gorgeous work of #LiquidArt to be revealed. Be sure to watch the PIWOSA story of #LiquidArt unfolding on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where a beautiful series of ‘Wine Still Lifes’ created for each of the eleven PIWOSA members is being revealed: one winery at a time. Feast your eyes…