{wine} A table for two: Steenberg’s stylish 2020 Sauvignon Blancs

If I could only drink wine from one wine estate for the rest of my life, it would be a difficult decision, but a quick answer: Steenberg Vineyards. Especially now with Cellarmaster Elunda Basson setting her sights on producing award-winning top-tier Sauvignon Blancs, and unveiling her 2020 masterpieces in stylish new outfits. Introduction I’m completely…

{news} Senses of Sauvignon Blanc event at Durbanville Hills

Discover the cool climate taste of Durbanville Hills’ Sauvignon Blancs at an intimate event celebrating this lively cultivar. The Senses of Sauvignon on 24 June is a journey of all the Sauvignon Blancs crafted at Durbanville Hills. Expertly guided by our talented winemakers, the tasting will include wines from each of the ranges, including sparkling…

{wine} Robertson Winery’s winter warming line up

With winter having shown its moody colours over these last few days, I can’t help but crave comforting bowls of baked puddings. Coupled with a selection of Robertson Winery‘s all-season soul-warming wines, I’m ready for the chill to settle in. Introduction Convinced I was born in the wrong season, my heart finds comfort in the…

{wine} Fish on Friday: Diemersdal’s Sauvignon Blanc 2021

With Durbanville at the opposite side from where I’m swinging my feet in the False Bay waters, I’m always grateful when a bottle from this wine valley lands on my doorstep. I was particularly delighted with the cross-country trek of a bottle of Diemersdal Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2021, the first to launch in South Africa….

{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…

{wine} The simplicity of Sauvignon Blanc: La Motte

Lock-down has reminded me of the enjoyment found in the simplest of things. An icy bottle of La Motte Sauvignon Blanc and quesadillas, for example. No frills, no fuss; just pure enjoyment. Introduction We tend to think that food and wine pairings have to be extravagant, over the top or even surprising. For me, the…

{news} Introducing Robertson Winery single serve

Robertson Winery launched their Single Serve 200ml wines in a can just before #Lockdown, becoming the first established wine brand in South Africa to produce wine in a can, and also the very first to release a 200ml can that offers the perfect one-glass serving. The perfect serve. The perfect glass of wine every time,…

{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…

{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…