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Viticulture internship kicks off in CWG Protégé Programme

19 February 2015

The Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme, a mentorship scheme with the goal of effecting transformation in the wine industry, has enrolled its first viticulture intern alongside three new winemaking protégés for 2015. ... More»


Win double tickets to Constantia Fresh 2015!

16 February 2015

The lush green lawns of scenic Buitenverwachting Wine Farm are the setting for the sixth annual Constantia Fresh food and wine festival on Saturday 28 February 2015, when a selection of South Africa’s finest wines will be paired with delicious canapés and dishes prepared by some of the country's top chefs. ... More»


The ever-popular Picnic Concerts Series concludes at Backsberg Estate Cellars, Paarl, on Sunday 15 March with multi-instrumental experimental acoustic folk band Mr Cat & The Jackal, and you could be there courtesy of Backsberg and Platter's Guide. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more details.

The inaugural FNB Eastern Cape Wine Show promises visitors a selection of about 200 of the country's best wines, and you could taste them courtesy of wine authority Michael Fridjhon, events company OutSorceress Marketing and Platter's Guide. Follow us on Twitter for more details.

Winery of the Week: Vierkoppen: Anticipating a bright future for their hilly Klaasvoogds part of Robertson – a happening place ‘with several small wineries, tourist attractions, great restaurants and accommodation’ - Britons David and Daphne Briscoe are building a boutique-scale cellar on the vineyard holding they bought in 2008 and since upgraded extensively, and intend taking over the reins from contract winemakers. (They grew 2,000 bottles a year of white and sparkling wines back in England.) Emphasis will remain on limited-release premium reds and on exports (currently to Europe and Asia).

Vierkoppen Sauvignon Blanc 2013


Category: Sauvignon blanc unwooded  

Grapefruit core, with the softening effect of gooseberries, straddles minerality & fruit ripeness. 2013 elegant structure, crisp & dry. Wine tasted by Christine Rudman More »

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Winemaker’s Table Dinner At Plaisir De Merle

Saturday 17 October, Franschhoek

The Winemaker’s Table dinner at the scenic and elegant Plaisir de Merle wine estate is a culinary feast prepared by Abigail Donnelly, renowned chef, food editor and judge, paired with wines selected by cellarmaster Niel Bester. More »

Kids Theatre Festival At Paul Cluver Amphitheatre

Saturday 28 March, Elgin

Not-for-profit Thembalitsha Foundation and Paul Cluver Wines join forces to uplift and develop communities in Elgin and Grabouw through the family-friendly Hope@PaulCluver season of events. For the Kids Theatre Festival, Roald Dahl’s popular children’s classic Fantastic Mr Fox returns, along two other plays, Get Kraken and Memory, interspersed with Whose Line Is It Anyway style interactive improvisation fun. More »

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