{news} New Roodeberg 1949 is a modern return to the roots of SA wine

Roodeberg, the true South African original that celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, has taken its narrative back to the heart of the country’s winemaking roots with the launch of ‘1949’, a meticulously crafted, limited edition commemorative blend. Continuing the Roodeberg tradition as a blend with universal appeal, Roodeberg 1949 lends new vitality through the…

{eat} The steaks are high at Hussar Grill: the celebrations continue

Sometimes the very best things are right under our noses. I recently ventured just outside my doorstep to The Hussar Grill in Steenberg to help celebrate their 55 years of award winning excellence, and boy, was it a feast of note for all the right reasons! Introduction I was recently invited to dine at The…

{news} Nederburg Black Friday: Your chance to #sipnsave

Make your way to Nederburg in Paarl on Black Friday (and Saturday) to stock up on some of the winery’s choicest selections. Versatility is the name of the game, with offers on current and older vintages like you’ve never seen before. Nederburg Black Friday takes place on 29 and 30 November. “This is a rare…

{news} Journey’s End Vineyards release their rebranded “V Series”

Journey’s End, the picturesque boutique winery and vineyard situated on the mountain slopes above Sir Lowry’s Pass Village near Somerset West in the Helderberg basin, have released their rebranded ‘V Series’ range of wines to high acclaim. On release, the Journey’s End V Chardonnay 2018 was honoured with a Top 10 placing and 93 points…

{news} De Krans Moscato Perlé – a refreshing alternative to a bubbly

Originally from Italy where it is known as Moscato d”Asti, meaning semi sparkling, Moscato as a variety is not exactly new to the South African wine scene. De Krans, located in Calitzdorp in the Klein Karoo region, first produced a Moscato perlé wine back in 2012. The wine style has started gaining momentum and has now become…

{wine} A legacy in a bottle: Van Loveren’s Perlé de Jean

Be the centre of Insta-attention this summer when you whip out a couple of bottles of Van Loveren Family Vineyard’s gorgeous Perlé de Jean to heat up your pool party. She’s vibrant, she’s just a little bit sparkly, and a whole lot of heart! Introduction They say that beauty is in the eye of the…

{news} Groot Phesantekraal’s delectable Spring menu offers

Just 20 minutes from Cape Town, peacefully tucked away within the Tygerberg Hills on the outskirts of Durbanville, a rural gem awaits you, where the rich heritage, dating back to 1698, is woven into the very fabric of the estate. This is Groot Phesantekraal. Once a reposing farm with rolling wheatlands, vineyards, grazing cows and…

{wine} A new dawn breaks with Skyline Late Harvest

December holidays is synonymous with sunsets, sunshine, sand and sea. This year I’ve found my perfect holiday companion for all my summer expeditions: Skyline Late Harvest – a new dawn has broken. Introduction Like our favourite pair of flip-flops, we all have summer staples. Things that make our hot summer holidays even more festive. We…

{news} Welgegund honoured in Tim Atkin’s 2019 SA Special Report

Welgegund Heritage Wines has broken the venerable 90-point barrier in Tim Atkin’s 2019 South Africa Special Report with two 2017 special releases from low-yielding dryland bush vines: Welgegund Heritage Wines Grenache Noir and Cinsault with 93 and 91 points respectively. Tim Atkin, a British Master of Wine and accomplished wine commentator with over 30 years’…

{wine} Through rosé-tinted glasses: Weltevrede’s Turkish Delight

Sometimes wine is taken way too seriously. Between the undertones and aromas and mid-palate experiences, we lose the sheer joy of sharing a bottle of good wine with a loved one. This summer, Weltevrede is ditching the drama, and presents the world through rosé-tinted glasses with their Turkish Delight. Introduction We all know how I…

{wine} An ode to wine: Flagstone Poetry Chenin Blanc and Pinotage 2019

Like great poetry, Flagstone Wines are timeless, honest, romantic and full of passion. It captures the senses and grabs hold of your heartstrings. It’s no wonder that the Flagstone Poetry Pinotage and Chenin Blanc left me without words. Introduction Over the last year or so, I’ve been privileged to experience a range of Flagstone Wines….

{news} Keeping it light this summer with Robertson Winery

Robertson Winery, true to its reputation for pioneering, innovation and keeping abreast with the times, launched the first collection of light cultivar wines in 2008, featuring a: Sauvignon Blanc Extra Light, Chenin Blanc Light and Pinotage Rosé Light. This popular range was extended when an Extra Light Merlot was added to the collection in 2011….