{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….

{experience} Reminiscing about the Muratie Harvest Festival 2020

We’re all trying to navigate our way through the national #lockdown without a glass of wine in hand and winter steadily on its way. Some days, I simply can’t help to lose myself in the daydream of Muratie Wine Estate‘s Harvest Festival earlier this year. Introduction I’ve found it difficult to write about wine these…

{news} Sweet Victory For De Krans In 2020 Prescient Report

The Prescient Report of the Top 10 Sweet Wines & Fortifieds as convened by Winemag.co.za has been released, with De Krans Wines securing no less than three of these spots. The deserving recipients were the De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve 2016 and 2017 respectively as well as the De Krans Muscat De Frontignan 2019. The wines submitted…

{eat} Kunjani Wines: because that’s where good food and wine meet

A celebration of love recently beckoned us into the open arms of the Stellenbosch winelands for a weekend of festivities. Included in those merriments, was a visit (or two!) to the home of Kunjani Wines. Introduction Pia is having a super birthday sale, extended to Sunday,  3 May! Click here for unbelievable offers! When two…

{wine} Flagstone Wines’ Word of Mouth Viognier 2018 – have you heard?

Once again, as with all their other wines, Flagstone Wines added their magic touch in the cellar and released an alluringly delicious interpretation of Viognier, a delicate varietal with a history to match. Have you heard? It’s called Word of Mouth Viognier 2018. Introduction Sometimes I feel as if every bottle of wine and every…

{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…

{recipe box} Leopard’s Leap: old flames and a new vintage Chenin Blanc

With a chilled bottle of Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards’ Chenin Blanc 2019 hanging out in your fridge, you’re always ready to rumba and ignite some flames with sexy, sizzling sun downers, no matter the circumstances. Introduction There’s just something synonymous about cocktails and summertime. Pretty, fruity drinks in tall glasses, coupled with a stunning sunset…

{wine} The charm of Carménère: A Rosé for South Africa

My first love will always be my vibrant country and all that it holds. So, with some help from Lozärn Wines, let’s proudly celebrate everything South Africans love! Introduction During this past Valentine’s month, we celebrated those we love and adore and cherish. We showed our appreciation and made them feel super special. On the…

{wine} Kunjani, summer! About a Chenin Blanc and a chicken

As we head into the deepest core of summer, I like my wine to change like the sun: bolder, more intense and filled with sun-ripened juiciness. I recently discovered Kunjani Wines‘ Chenin Blanc 2018, sparking joy for true South African al-fresco summer feasting. Introduction Kunjani Wines has been on my radar for the longest time,…

{news} Middelvlei Family Day: Save the date!

Save the date for this year’s Middelvlei Family Day, Saturday, 7 March, which promises to be a fun day out for the whole family. Not only the perfect opportunity for a family outing but also to celebrate the end of the harvest season. Adding to the day’s fun and festivities are the line-up of boeresport games, guaranteed to…