{news} Glenelly unveils 2013 vintages

Glenelly, the Stellenbosch wine estate with a French touch, located on the southern slopes of the Simonsberg, have released the 2013 vintages of their flagship Lady May Cabernet Sauvignon and their Estate Reserve Signature Red Blend. “We are very excited about our 2013 releases. After the 2012 vintage which was very hot, delivering big robust…

{news} Journey’s End rebrands its range of wines

Journey’s End Vineyards (situated on the mountain slopes above Sir Lowry’s Pass Village near Somerset West), one of South Africa’s most sustainable and experimental wineries, is revamping its range of wines to give clear differentiation between its three series – Tales, V and Precision – while maintaining a consistent theme across the family of wines….

{news} Celebrate Sauvignon with Steenberg

Discover the diversity of Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc from a youthful and vivacious bubbly to a trio of elegant wines of great complexity, all individual expressions of Steenberg’s unique terroir and sense of place in the Constantia wine valley. For International Sauvignon Blanc Day on Friday, 3 May, Steenberg Vineyards will be dedicating the entire weekend…

{news} Grande Provence’s new heritage tasting menu

Grande Provence, the landmark 1694 Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek, has gone back to its culinary roots with a new Heritage Tasting Menu. Prepared by Marvin Robyn, the passionate young head chef who is bringing new energy to The Restaurant at Grande Provence, the Heritage Tasting Menu is available exclusively to dinner guests. The menu…

{event} Muratie Wine Estate Harvest Festival 2019

For weeks I’ve been longingly drowning in my own #fomo when I look at all the social media updates about the harvest festivals happening around Cape Town. This time of the year is a busy one for the wine industry, as all the vineyards are getting ready to harvest. Finally, finally (!) an invite from…

{experience} A visit to “Salt of the Earth” Groote Post Vineyards

At my hedonistic core, I’m one for the simplest things in life. Honest experiences, frill-free people, authentic food, quality wines, unpretentious pleasures. The Pentz family at Groote Post Vineyards have perfected the art of true hospitality and have mastered their “salt of the earth” philosophy. We spent a day with them exploring their beautiful homestead,…

{experience} Pesto & play at Neil Ellis

Chocolate and wine, cupcakes and wine, cheese and wine, nougat and wine, biltong and wine, even pizza and wine. We’ve heard it all and tasted it all. So…to blow it all out of the water, this past summer Neil Ellis Wines introduced a brand new kid to the food and wine pairing block: pesto and…

{wine} Groote Post’s Salt of the Earth 2015

Every once in a while, if the universe smiles down on you favourably, you’ll cross paths with a wine that simply blows your taste-buds right out of their comfort zone. As the cork pops from the neck of the bottle and you get that first smell of something special, you know your life will never…

{news} Groot Phesantekraal Estate in celebration mode

Groot Phesantekraal, the exemplary heritage estate peacefully tucked away on the outskirts of Durbanville, is once again in celebration mode! Fourth generation owners, André and Ronelle Brink, are celebrating the 320th anniversary of their historic farm which dates back to 1698, just over 120 years of Brink family ownership, the launch of their Saturday Lawn…

{NEWS} Welgegund Heritage wines release Cinsault and Grenache Noir Varietal Wines

Intense, beautifully packaged 2017 special releases from low-yielding dryland bush vines Welgegund, meaning “well-bestowed”, is the perfect title for this heritage estate nestled at the foot of the magnificent Hawequa mountains at the end of an oak-lined cul-de-sac in Wellington. Visitors don’t have to venture far to experience the fruits of its blessings: a place…

{news} Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2017

Groote Post, the beautiful and historic wine farm in the Darling Hills owned by Peter and Nick Pentz, has had an excellent year with their Kapokberg Chardonnay 2017 which has been honoured with excellent ratings, both locally and internationally. Prescient Chardonnay Report 2018 Winemag.co.za, in association with financial services company Prescient, announced the top Chardonnays…

{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…