This is what the Cape’s very first visitors thought about the South African winelands


This week will see over 1,000 visitors from more than 40 countries descend on the Cape Town International Convention Centre for Cape Wine 2018, which aims to showcase how the quality of wine produced on our shores has improved exponentially over the past couple of decades.

 

Nederburg Auction 2018 Sales Figures


Total sales were just over R5.26 million for some 6 700 litres of wine (107 items from 63 producers) at this year's Nederburg Auction – a rough calculation

 

Malu Lambert: Interview With Klaas Stoffberg Of Babylonstoren


Klaas Stoffberg of Babylonstoren. "You've got to cultivate your garden," says winemaker of Babylonstoren, Klaas Stoffberg. The line comes from Voltaire's

 

Onward and upward for Cape White Blends


When Christoph Dehosse, now of The Vine Bistro at Glenelly in Stellenbosch, started the fine dining restaurant that was Au Jardin at the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands in the 1990s, I enjoyed a brief stint as the resident wine steward (by no stretch of the imagination was I a sommelier) and recall that Boschendal Grand Vin Blanc (80% Sauvignon Blanc with Riesling and a bit of Semillon) and Hamilton Russell Chardonnay-Sauvignon Blanc were firm customer favourites.

 

Kanonkop Pinotage 2016


The entrance to the Kanonkop tasting room. Abrie Beeslaar, winemaker at Stellenbosch property Kanonkop, generally has nothing nice to say about the 2016 harvest on

 

Tim James: On Sweet Wine


Gottfried Mocke (reinventor of Chamonix as a fine wine producer and now winemaker at Boekenhoutskloof) last week presented his Cape Winemakers Guild colleagues and a few privileged guest with a splend

 
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Lanzerac Cabernet Sauvignon 1957


61 years young. Yesterday a tasting of old and rare wines under the Lanzerac label held in Distell's wine library known as The Tabernacle that the present-day L

 

Hagen Viljoen Appointed New Zevenwacht Cellar Master


Hagen Viljoen. Hagen Viljoenm, previously assistant winemaker at Stellenbosch property Zevenwacht, returns as cellarmaster after six years away at Solms-Delta and

 
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Mulderbosch Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc Range


Three of a kind. What's a clever way to achieve a premium for wine? The answer: Go site specific and Mulderbosch is one of the producers to have grasped this. The entry-l

 

Signature Red Blend Report 2018


The third annual Signature Red Blend Report is now out. 68 entries were received from 54 producers for this year's competition. These were tasted blind (labels o

 
 
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