Quality wines in Dingle ? and it's possible to support local at the same time

 

John Wilson picks a dozen bottles from France, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Chile and more

 

THESE are tough times for South Africa?s winemakers and grape growers in the Cape area. They had survived a three-year drought cycle when the Covid-19 pandemic arrived. It has ravaged the country, ?

 

By now, everybody should know that 2015 and 2017 are the two great vintages of recent times, at least when it comes to Stellenbosch reds and therefore a

 

As South Africa?s first black female winemaker, Ntsiki Biyela is a pioneer. She is the winemaker and director of Aslina Wines and has received numerous awards for her wines, including gold medals from

 

The iconic Delheim Estate in the Simonsberg sub-region of the Stellenbosch Wine Route officially reopened on Thursday, November 12 and has another exciting announcement.

 

With the fynbos plant kingdom, Cape wine farmers have the most unique cover-crops in the world. Fourty-five wine farmers are WWF conservation champs.

 

With the fynbos plant kingdom, Cape wine farmers have the most unique cover-crops in the world. Fourty-five wine farmers are WWF conservation champs.

 

Some months ago I was lamenting in this column the absence of good, less expensive red Bordeaux wines in South Africa (the actual stuff, not the style).

 

As the liquor industry took a heavy beating from the alcohol ban imposed by the SA government, winemaker Ntsiki Biyela saw growth in the form of exports.