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

Five-star-lauded Delaire Graff debuts chenin-based bubbly

26 November 2014

Top-rank Stellenbosch wine and lifestyle estate Delaire Graff has added an unusual chenin blanc-based méthode cap classique bubbly to its stellar range. ... More»


Wine tourism can hasten demise of Cape Town's "seasonality”

24 November 2014

Wine tourism, which thrives during the cooler months, can play an important role in helping Cape Town rid itself of the “seasonal” label and become a year-round international visitor destination. ... More»


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Winery of the Week: Baleia Bay: The tiny vineyard on Dassieklip farm near holiday hamlet Vermaaklikheid on the Cape south coast is part of a larger Joubert-family-owned enterprise involving olive groves, Brangus cattle, and Dohne Merino sheep. Encouraged in recent years by limestone-rich soils and cooling ocean breezes to plant a mix of wine varieties, their continuing investment includes a dedicated winemaker/viticulturist and a cellar at Riversdale on the N2 highway, open to visitors. The brand name - ‘whale’ in Portuguese – invokes nearby St Sebastian Bay, a Southern Right nursery.

Baleia Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Category: Sauvignon blanc unwooded  |  sub-category: Sauvignon blanc unwooded

Ebullient 2014 boasts green olive tapenade & seaweed note, tangy acidity for beach & sunset watching. Wine tasted by Greg Mutambe More »

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Kitchen Jammin Blues Band Live At Muratie Estate

Saturday 24 January, Stellenbosch

Soak up the sounds of some of SA’s leading acts this summer under the oaks at old-world Stellenbosch family farm Muratie, while enjoying the estate’s fine wines and Farm Kitchen fare. The Kitchen Jammin Blues Band features Rick Stander, Simon Orange, Schalk Joubert, Simon van der Linden and Tim Rankin. More »

Summer Open Weekend At Hout Bay Vineyards

Saturday 29 - Sunday 30 November, Hout Bay, S 34° 1' 31.0" E 018° 22' 31.0"

Cathy and Peter Roeloffze look forward to welcoming you for their annual Summer Open Weekend, featuring tastings of all five wines in the Hout Bay Vineyards portfolio. Bring your family and friends, and picnic if the weather permits. More »

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