comments from the South African winelands

swept
26 May 2017 - peter bishop    -    posted on: news   Muskadel SA Awards 2017 – Third win for Orange River Cellars
can the top award not be named after Swepie Le Roux - without whom Muscadel could be a dodo
The world's best company!!!
24 May 2017 - Sailesh Manilall    -    posted on: news   Trans Ocean Distribution Limited acquires Seatrans Manufacturing (PTY) LTD
Extremely efficient precise innovative professional company I have ever come across. Wonderful values indeed. All the very best on being the best.
Avontuur Estate Farm Walk & pairing
22 May 2017 - Cobie van Oort    -    posted on: news   20 things to do in the Winelands for under R100
At Avontuur Estate between Stellies and Somerset West, you can do a self-guided Farm Walk and a pairing of 5 wines + 5 biltong products for R100 pp. A brilliant way to see the paddocks with race horses, great views towards False Bay and Table Mountain and relax on the terrace with a great pairing! Or just do the pairing on its own for R80 pp.
Good luck
8 May 2017 - Peter    -    posted on: news   DeLush Wines appoints sparkling Tshepiso Mabulana as Brand Ambassador
Good luck
Absolutely - a most deserved tribute indeed!
21 Apr 2017 - Rene Reece    -    posted on: news   Dave Hughes Tribute Dinner
I would so love to attend this.... Lets see.
Sad not to be able to join you!!
19 Apr 2017 - Petronella SALVI    -    posted on: news   Dave Hughes Tribute Dinner
Dave is inspirational and has always had a generous heart, and infectious smile and a profound knowledge of all things wine, which he shared joyously with so many of us in far flung outposts. As a South African I am proud of Dave and deeply honoured to have known him. May this tribute be blessed and splendid!
Sounds stunning
19 Apr 2017 - Philip Engelen.    -    posted on: news   Dave Hughes Tribute Dinner
Really looking forward to it , sounds like great fun , and great to catch up with old friends in the wine industry .
Well earned tribute!
17 Apr 2017 - Sandy Bailey    -    posted on: news   Dave Hughes Tribute Dinner
Congratulations on organising a well-earned tribute to Dave Hughes Celia.
SAND MEER WINSGEWEND AS WYN?
17 Apr 2017 - JAN MALAN    -    posted on: news   The sand mining rush in the Paardeberg escalates
DIT SAL AANHOU GEBEUR INDIEN DIE BEDRYF NIE DIE OLIFANT IN DIE KAMER RAAK SIEN NIE. SOOS IN DIE MELKBEDRYF HET ONS `N ONGESONDE KONSENTRASIE VAN KOPERS. (EEN KOOP 40% VAN DIE BEDRYF SE PRODUKSIE) DIE BULK PRYSE IS DUS VEEL LAER AS WAT DIE NORMALE VRAAG EN AANBOD EWEWIG SOU BEPAAL. LAE BULK PRYSE DRUK OOK BOTTEL PRYSE DIENOOREENKOMSTIG AF. HIERDIE WURG GREEP IS DIE HOOF OORSAAK DAT 1000`de HEKTARE WYNDRUIWE ELKE JAAR MOET PLEK MAAK VIR ONDER ANDERE SANDMYNE. HELP OM DIE GREEP TE BREEK DEUR NIE BULK TEEN ONEKONOMIESE PRYSE TE VERKOOP NIE.
Nice
13 Apr 2017 - Henrik Hagedorn    -    posted on: news   Van Loveren launches eco-friendly Tangled Tree Wines
Looking forward to taste it. Best regards - H. Hagedorn
Venues
11 Apr 2017 - Madz    -    posted on: news   Top 5 Wedding Venues in the Cape Winelands
Apologies, didnt see your heading that its winelands only.
Venues
11 Apr 2017 - Madz    -    posted on: news   Top 5 Wedding Venues in the Cape Winelands
I think Die Woud and Elandskloof Farm Cottages should be part of this list.
Champagne Sabrage
9 Apr 2017 - jehnet carlson    -    posted on: news   Legends & Myth: The History Of Champagne Sabering
It is a great crowd pleaser and really pretty easy. I have done many bottles and never had glass in the champagne. It shears off with such power. Be sure you have 50 feet in front of you clear
Application form
7 Apr 2017 - Shamiel Moosa    -    posted on: news   PYDA: Student applications
Ive been trying to print out application but it just does not work. If its possible please forward me the application form.
Porcini on Boschendal Mushroom Forage Page
27 Mar 2017 - Michael Olivier    -    posted on: news   Annual Mushroom forage at Boschendal with Justin Williams on May 6th
Hey! That's my porcini pic - on my kitchen counter. Cheeky people! Luv you still though.
UITERWYK (DE WAAL WINES) - MORE HISTORY OF PINOTAGE
23 Mar 2017 - Dave    -    posted on: news   How Pinotage got its name
Great article, thank you! I found the information I once got from Pieter de Waal of Uiterwyk (De Waal Wines) also fascinating when it comes to the name Pinotage. His Grandfather, CT de Waal, worked with Perold on the project and the anecdotes and stories make for a truly authentic South African story. Made me look at, and appreciate Pinotage from a total different angle.
Really a sense of place...
22 Mar 2017 - Amanda    -    posted on: news   Peter Falke Pinot Noir 2015 & Justine Wall's Beef Broth Risotto with Roasted Tomatoes
Enjoying the beauty that is Peter Falke Wines, is soothing for one's soul!
eben awarded
22 Mar 2017 - peter bishop    -    posted on: news   South African Winemaker Eben Sadie’s Greatness is Recognized Internationally at Prowein…
Eben has that ability to create wines that take one to new quantum level. I saw that with recent Palladius and 2013 cineast.
Cape Wine Lovers' Society
15 Mar 2017 - Peter    -    posted on: news   Learning to Judge Wine
Hi, I started a wine-tasting club where we meet up in Cape Town during evenings for tasting, fun and learning. Unlike the vineyards, wine merchants and hotels, I am not tied to any wine type, region, country or vineyard. Please see the blog (also on FaceBook) here: https://capewineloverssociety.wordpress.com/ Thanks for reading :)
Truly RECOMMENDED sociable wine - Arniston Bay Infusion
12 Mar 2017 - Keith Malander    -    posted on: news   Arniston Bay wine-based taste infusions now widely available nationally
To commend the winery for this absolutely refreshing taste and sociable wine to compliment any occasion.
Well deserved
8 Mar 2017 - Robin von Holdt    -    posted on: news   La Motte Millennium: Best SA Red on Mundus Vini
Year in year out, a Cape thoroughbred.
Esona
2 Mar 2017 - Dorothy Arendse    -    posted on: news   Esona's hands-on approach
Well done!!!
Cabernet Franc Announcement
2 Mar 2017 - Michael Olivier    -    posted on: news   Cab Franc Challenge 2017 Winners announced
Michael Bampfield Duggan
Congratulations
1 Mar 2017 - Dalene    -    posted on: news   Congratulations to the newest SASA Certified Sommeliers
To all of you - many congratulations on your achievement.
Menu
28 Feb 2017 - Annamari Botha    -    posted on: news   Striking new restaurant with menu by Pete Goffe-Wood to open in the Winelands
I would like to see your menu please
PAYING TO BE LISTED
27 Feb 2017 - peterhbishop@gmail.com    -    posted on: news   Wine Listing Fees: An Example of a Letter to Producers
SAY NO OR SAY .... OFF
Email the municipality and register your opposition
22 Feb 2017 - Cathy    -    posted on: news   Protect the Paardeberg!
I've just emailed the municipality and registered my opposition to the plan. The more people who do so, the better. If you want the relevant email addresses, get me on cathy@iafrica.com.
incorrect statement
22 Feb 2017 - Karien O'Kennedy    -    posted on: news   Petrol tainted Riesling and some South African responses
The statement that yeast and enzymes destroy Riesling is bizarre. Many winemakers use commercial yeasts and enzymes and produce stunning wines that age beautifully. Commercial enzymes often contain glycosidase enzymatic side activities that ENHANCE Riesling's fruity aroma. Wine yeasts can also have glucosidase activity that further enhance the fruity character of Riesling.
BYO
20 Feb 2017 - Mike    -    posted on: news   New liquor license laws driving you to drink?
Once you bought a bottle on to a on consumption property and opened it you may not remove it from the property
Own Wine
20 Feb 2017 - Chris Venter    -    posted on: news   Don’t let a ‘Take-Away’ take away your liquor licence
What happens if you bring your own wine and pay corkage? May you take the unfinished bottle home?