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

New cellarmaster intent on establishing Kleine Zalze as ‘First Growth’

15 August 2014

After a decade as winemaker and viticulturist in the US and Australia, Alistair Rimmer is intent on helping Stellenbosch winery Kleine Zalze establish South African ‘First Growth’ status. ... More»


Robert Redford “happy” to promote South African chenin blanc

06 August 2014

Hollywood legend Robert Redford says he’s a fan of South African chenin blanc, and if he can help promote it, “I'd be happy!” ... More»


The Robertson Wine Valley Festival will bring the Cape winelands to Kievits Kroon Country Estate just outside Pretoria with a feast of wine, gourmet food, organic produce and handmade crafts on the weekend of 2 and 3 August 2014, and you and four friends could join in the fun compliments of Platter's Guide and Robertson Wine Valley. Follow our feeds on Facebook and Twitter for details about this great giveaway.

Winery of the Week: Rhebokskloof Wine Estate: Owners and winemakers have come and gone at this centuries-old Paarl estate since its wines first appeared in this guide in 1991. Current proprietors Siebrits and Albie Laker of civils group ASLA are determined for Rhebokskloof to be a Top 10 South African winery, and extensive replanting and repositioning of the wine, hospitality and tourism businesses has begun. To this end, celebrated Francois Naudé (L’Avenir, Chateau Naudé) joined as cellarmaster from harvest 2013.

Rhebokskloof Wine Estate Rhebokskloof range Mourvèdre-Grenache-Shiraz 2010

Category: Red blends, other  |  sub-category: Red blends, other

Smidgen American oak adds sweetness to mulberry/cranberry fruit in 2010. Wine tasted by Dave Swingler More »

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Cooking Courses At Jordan Wine Estate

Saturday 30 August, Stellenbosch, S 33° 56' 33.7" E 018° 44' 41.3"

Spend autumnal Saturday mornings up in Stellenbosch Kloof at Jordan Wine Estate learning how to bake bread, make duck confit, smoke freshly caught fish... Basic cooking made easy (and fun!) under guidance of resident top chef George Jardine. More »

Good Food & Wine Show Durban

Friday 24 - Sunday 26 October, Durban

See the best local and international celebrity chefs in action, and get the inside track on the latest tips, trends and treats. This year’s stellar line-up includes Cake/Kitchen Boss’s Buddy Valastro and Matt Preston of MasterChef Australia. Local luminaries include Deena Naidoo and Siba Mtongana. More »

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