Everything you want to know about South African wine, brought to you by the country's favourite wine adviser

Everything you want to know about South African wine, brought to you by the country's favourite wine adviser

Richard Branson to acquire luxury Franschhoek estate

14 April 2014

Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard Branson’s worldwide luxury collection of award-winning retreats has entered into a preliminary agreement to purchase a Franschhoek estate Mont Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyard, which would become the latest addition to an already eclectic portfolio. ... More»

 

Search is on for South Africa’s best biltongmaker

01 April 2014

With a grand prize of R15,000 up for grabs, the 2014 Biltongmaker of the Year competition is poised to attract a record number of entrants. ... More»

 
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The third Fijnwyn Food & Wine Festival takes place at Shokran Events Venue, Pretoria East, on Workers Day 2014, 1 May, and you stand a chance of sharing in the festivities at no charge courtesy of Platter’s Guide and the event organisers. Click here for details.

Winery of the Week: GlenWood: Owner Alastair Wood left a career in business consulting to set up his picturesque estate at Robertsvlei in Franschhoek Valley, with its characterful boutique winery and Le Bon Vivant restaurant. Under longtime winemaker, DP Burger, they have built a reputation for standout chardonnay and consistent quality throughout the range.

GlenWood Chardonnay Vigneron's Selection 2012

Category: Chardonnay wooded  |  sub-category: Chardonnay wooded

Barrel-fermented 2012 seduces with multidimensional aromas of citrus, pear, white flowers & roasted nuts. Wonderfully sumptuous, without being weighty, reflecting the judicious oaking regime (13 months). Will reward those who wait. Wine tasted by Winnie Bowman More »

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The Wine Show Port Elizabeth

Thursday 31 July - Saturday 2 August, Port Elizabeth

A favourite on local social calendars, Wine Show PE has captured the imagination of wine drinkers of all walks. Now staged at the Boardwalk Convention Centre, it is at the pinnacle of events in the Eastern Cape. More »

La Motte Classical Music Concert Series: Antonio Pompa-Baldi Piano Recital

Saturday 10 May, Franschhoek

Internationally acclaimed by critics as “the epitome of perfection, splendour and magnificent musicianship”, Steinway Artist Antonio Pompa-Baldi will perform a special recital for La Motte. More »

 
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