{sparkling} A West Coast Cap Classique: Groote Post introduces Brut

The opening of a bottle of Cap Classique is always a moment filled with anticipation. The much awaited addition of the Groote Post Vineyards‘ Brut to their impressive line-up was surely a cause for celebration in The Little House. Introduction A bottle of bubbles deserves a loud celebration as the cork explodes into the sky….

{wine} Certainly no buzzkill – Robertson Winery’s non-alcoholic dry sparkling pink

There’s something very special about celebrating an occasion with a bottle of bubbles. Make your every day indulgence guilt-free this festive season with Robertson Winery‘s non-alcoholic dry sparkling pink. Introduction At the start of November, I quietly celebrated a lock-down version of my birthday. Choosing the tranquil reprieve of McGregor, I only invited along 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} Good things take time; dining with a trio of Delheim Wines

In a world where instant gratification is seemingly the norm, we often overlook the need to wait for good things to happen. A trio of Delheim Wines bottles recently reminded me of the importance of waiting patiently, rather than focusing on the immediate want. Introduction It’s not often that I really sit down and think…

{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} Chenin Blanc: from workhorse to glamour grape

With #DrinkChenin day around the corner, on 20 June, the winemaking team at Nederburg in Paarl has shared some useful information about this supremely versatile grape, South Africa’s most planted wine grape variety. Here are some interesting facts: Chenin blanc has been the most popular choice of grape for South African brandy producers for much…

{news} Welgegund Heritage Wines reflect on a good year

Welgegund Heritage Wines, nestled at the foot of the magnificent Hawequa mountains in Wellington, are reflecting on a good year which saw their wines honoured with impressive ratings in both Tim Atkin’s 2019 South Africa Special Report as well as Platter’s 2020 Wine Guide. Welgegund, meaning “well-bestowed”, is undoubtedly graced with abundant blessings. A hidden…

{news} Steenberg pairs 10 top movies on Netflix with wine

Streaming has become the go-to pastime during the lockdown to contain the spread of the Coronavirus. To help you browse your way through the never ending lists on your search of ‘what to watch’, Steenberg Vineyards have come up with 10 Netflix movie and wine pairing suggestions to enhance your couch watching experience: To read…

{news} Are you ready for Middelvlei’s Braaibroodjie Challenge?

Although travelling seems impossible at this stage we invite you to transport your imagination to Middelvlei Wines, which is situated in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands. A small yet dynamic farm, which has been owned and run by the Momberg family since 1919. As you enter the gates leading to the farm you are…