Juan Jaune

Spent lunchtime on the Partyberg yesterday with Juan Louw (below) who has made a kickass Bukettraube from 2013 Lemoenfontein grapes in an oxidative style. The name? Juan Jaune, obviously, a humble attempt at the Vin Jaune style from the Jura region of France. It will be available from the Pendock Wine Gallery @ Taj as soon as Luan Nel finishes the label. Juan, Luan, Jaune.

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For food pairing, we went over the bult to the Joubertskloof for some artisanal cheeses. R45 for half a kilo. Half-price heaven.

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We’re busy converting a cottage in the vineyards to give readers of US magazine Wine Spectator a chance to live in the heart of the Swartland with views like these.

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Far better than staying in a Whale Cottage with dodgy drains.

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