Chenin’s diversity well illustrated

Ken Forrester's historic farmstead and Delaire's new chenin   Having missed a fine showcase of chenins at the Cape Grace last week, I have already diarised August 24 which is when the winners


Autumnal memories – two delightful wines

  Not before time has winter moved into the Western Cape. This time the Robertson valley and our little village of McGregor have also benefitted from rain, and the veld in the nature reserve f



   I am deliberately pairing these two fine cap classiques in one blog as as several winelovers have been confused about their provenance.       Not only bubbly fans bu


Shiraz showcase – a lineup to impress

South Africa's favourite red wine will take centre stage on Tuesday June 21 when the annual SA Shiraz Showcase takes place at the CTICC in the city. There for the sampling will be the win


Democracy celebrated with this constitutional duo

The 2002 shiraz was launched in 2004, its Constitution Road name marking its winery’s home address in Robertson as well as 10 years of South African democracy under its new constitution.


June temptations, both elegant and rustic

    As June draws closer, there are more tempting wine events to diarise, appetising enough to win over alternatives like fireside cocooning.   An early winter evening to savour!


Morgenster blends Boland and Italy with finesse

Winemaker Henry Kotze, Giulio Bertrand and consultant Pierre Lurton   It always seems to be a beautiful day when its time to head to Morgenster, and this was no exception. A group of win


Coming into their own: Cape’s fine cab francs

Last month a panel gathered at Avontuur estate near Somerset West to judge 32 entries for an inaugural Cabernet Franc Challenge. The Top 6 or winners were announced at a function at the estate, which


Rooiberg takes over the Game Reserve range from Graham Beck.

 Johan du Preez, CEO of Rooiberg Winery, and Mossie Basson, conservationist at Graham Beck Wines recently received the Cape Fox trophy for best conservancy in the Western Cape area of the Conse


Winter wineland events for June

Plenty to do wine-wise in June, during the first half of the month at any rate. Here’s a chronological summary to browse through and diarise…   Young Guns Reloaded – Youn

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