Org de Rac White Varieties Keep their Cool in Hot, Dry Year

With the Cape Wineland 2018 harvest scarcely out of the blocks, Swartland organic wine farm Org de Rac, has finished picking its white grapes.


Diemersdal Private Collection Shows Class of 2016 Vintage

Despite being a self-confessed Sauvignon Blanc fanatic, Thys Louw of Diemersdal believes in the ability of Durbanville to deliver some of the finest red wines in South Africa and the world.


Chef Jan Hendrik Turns His Hand to the Cellar and Crafts Two JAN Wines

Top image: Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen, left, and Frank Meaker from Org de Rac.

With wine having played a profound role in the culinary journey which lead to him becoming South Africa’s first Michelin-starred chef, Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen has launched his first wines under his own label. Both white and red wines, named after his award-winning restaurant JAN which is based in Nice, France, are blended from grape varieties grown on one of South Africa’s leading organic wine farms, Org de Rac in the Swartland region.


Diemersdal Dry-land Vines Hold Promise of Bumper Crop Despite SA Drought

The dry conditions experienced by the Cape winelands over the past few years has reached crisis-proportions in some regions, with predictions of a far lower grape crop for 2018. Yet in certain areas of the Western Cape, vineyards are showing exceptionally rigorous growth.


Important Role of Sales and Marketing in Success of Diemersdal Wines

With over 8 000 various units of wine available on the South African market, this is one of the most competitive arenas in the consumer game, and a brand’s success depends on the quality of people who have to sell it to retailers and restaurants. Inge Coetzee, brand manager at Diemersdal, is one of the parties ensuring this Durbanville Estate’s presence on those burgeoning restaurant wine-lists and in on-consumption establishments. Here she gives her impressions on the current state of the wine market.


Kanonkop`s Abrie Beeslaar Wins World`s Best Winemaker of the Year for 3rd Time

Top image: Abrie Beeslaar, cellarmaster at Kanonkop

Abrie Beeslaar, cellar master at Kanonkop Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, has been crowned International Wine Maker of the Year for the third time.


Enjoy Plump Oysters and Award-winning MCC Wine at Org de Rac

Org de Rac, the organic wine estate on the N7 just before Piketberg, is offering visitors an idyllic culinary combination when stopping off at this unique farm. Plump, fresh West Coast Oysters are waiting to be enjoyed with Org de Rac’s award-winning La Verne Cape Classique sparkling wine.


Swartland’s Org de Rac Makes Waves with Glowing Critical Acclaim

Org de Rac, the organic wine farm in the Swartland in the Piketberg region, is heading towards the end of the year with some formidable critical acclaim under its belt.


Diemersdal’s Maiden Winter Ferment Sauvignon Blanc Takes 3rd Major Wine Award

Top image: Bertie Huggett, Head of FNB Agriculture with the Diemersdal team: Mari Brander, Juandré Bruwer and Thys Louw.

The ground-breaking Winter Ferment Sauvignon Blanc has delivered the third major accolade for Diemersdal Estate, the pioneering Sauvignon Blanc producer from Durbanville.


De Wetshof Continues its Domination of Veritas Category for un-wooded Chardonnays

Top image: Johann de Wet, CEO of De Wetshof 

By achieving the highest rating for unwooded Chardonnay at this year’s Veritas Wine Awards, De Wetshof Estate from Robertson becomes arguably the most awarded unwooded Chardonnay producer in South Africa. At this year’s Veritas, the top awards in the unwooded Chardonnay category both went to the De Wetshof Limestone Hill 2017 and the Bon Vallon 2017.

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