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Greek Varieties in South Africa; Missing, and Missing a Trick

Certain grape varieties are permitted for use in wine production in South Africa. They come from around the world and are thought to work well in this climate. There are 101 of these. Then there those thought to perform best and permitted as Wines of Origin, there are nearly 90 of these.
21 September 2017 Dave March, CWM

Paul Cluver Wines rates amongst Tim Atkin’s top wines

For the fifth consecutive year Paul Cluver Wines has been awarded First Growth status in leading Master of Wine, Tim Atkin’s South Africa Special Report. The latest issue was released on 13 September and no doubt created a buzz of excitement in the wine industry to see who made the grade.
21 September 2017 Paul Cluver Wines

10 Creation wines excel with 91 or more in 2017 Tim Atkin Report

Creation Wines in the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge Ward of South Africa is pleased to announce that Tim Atkin (MW) has awarded no less than 10 of its wines 91 points and more in his recently published 2017 South Africa Special Report.
21 September 2017 Creation Wines

Culture Meets Fine Wine at Aardklop 2017!

Known as one of the largest arts festivals within the South African space, the Aardklop National Arts Festival held annually in Potchefstroom celebrates the cultural heritage and spirit of primarily Afrikaans theatre, dance, music, cabaret and the visual arts. The 2017 festival will run from the 2nd until the 8th of October.
21 September 2017 Backsberg Estate Cellars

Boplaas achieves top prices at Nederburg Auction for Fine Wine

A Port-style wine by the renowned Boplaas Family Vineyards has put this fortified style back in the spotlight after it achieved its best price to date at the 43rd Nederburg Auction near Paarl on the weekend.
21 September 2017 Boplaas Family Vineyards

Zonnebloem wins Gold at international wine competition

Zonnebloem recently walked away with four medals at the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2017. Adding to the brand’s impressive list of accolades, the 2015 Zonnebloem Pinotage was awarded a Gold medal at the competition, while the 2014 Lauréat received a Silver Outstanding, and both the 2015 Zonnebloem Shiraz and 2015 Merlot took home a Silver.
21 September 2017 Zonnebloem Wines

From picnics to gourmet treats: the Spier Farm Kitchen launches overlooking Spier’s historic Werf

The Spier Farm Kitchen offers everything visitors need to make their own tasty farm picnics – as well as a delicious array of produce to take home. Executive Chef Lolli Heyns and her team use seasonal produce grown organically in the Werf Food Garden a stone’s throw away from the Kitchen, as well as ingredients from other trusted local suppliers, to create nutritious, farm-inspired food.
21 September 2017 Spier

Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2017 - Celebrating 25 Vintages

We are immensely proud to announce the release of Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2017 - celebrating 25 vintages of this living legend! Author John Platter famously referred to the Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc as “South Africa’s most celebrated Sauvignon.”
21 September 2017 Sean Griffiths

Fleur du Cap strikes Gold at International Wine & Spirits Competition 2017

The Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Merlot 2014 was recently awarded a coveted Gold Award at the 2017 International Wine & Spirits Competition.
20 September 2017 Fleur du Cap

Braai Day just got a whole lot bubblier

This Heritage Day, celebrate the sensational synergy that is Graham Beck bubbly and a delectable South African favourite in honour of Heritage Day and National Braai Day.
20 September 2017 Graham Beck Wines