The best South African red wines are an intriguing blend of New and Old World ? bright, vibrant New World fruit, but with Old World complexity. These are the highest-rated bottles by IWSC judges

 

The Sommeliers Selection offers a different perspective to other wine competitions and ratings. The wines are assessed exclusively by professionally trained sommeliers who evaluate entries as they would consider wines for designing a wine list. 

 

There was a conversation over the weekend with a group of wine enthusiasts visiting us for a tasting about wine competitions. It centered around how does one find the light through the sea of competitions and awards out there. Some rather sage advice from a Cape Wine Master who was also at the tasting was to find a like minded commentator or judge and follow their commentary. As this might help in your wine decision making process. 

 

One of South Africa’s largest self-portrait exhibitions titled “SELF” has opened at Gallery @ Glen Carlou. 

 

Our fireplace is lit, the temperature has dropped and the rain has fallen – Winter has come, and so also our new seasonal menu.

 

On Wednesday, June 4th, at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, the 2019 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show results were announced.

 

When you?re hosting your own dinner party at home, you get to choose your company, but that invitation to a fancy dinner with a bunch of strangers ? that can go anywhere. You could have to sit through

 

We never need an excuse to drink Chardonnay, in fact we encourage it, even if it is just to celebrate this day. 

 

Every three-weeks, from now until November, The Vineyard Hotel in Newlands will partner with South Africa?s most popular wine estates to bring foodies a unique dining experience - Tastes of 2019.

 

Harvest at Glen Carlou is very hands-on. Many of our 35 vineyard and cellar team members have been with us for an extraordinary number of years. They understand the lay of the land and the development of the vines throughout the seasons. They know how to work their way through a vineyard when the grapes are at optimal ripeness.