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 Pearlstone range Shiraz 2011

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Category: Shiraz/syrah  |  sub-category: Shiraz/syrah

Smoky pepper attraction; 2011's red berry fruit tethered by firm tannins. Wine tasted by Dave Swingler More »

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Steenberg Movie Nights

Wednesday 15 October, Constantia, S 34° 4' 17.0" E 018° 25' 31.1"

For a fun midweek night out, book for an exclusive, limited-seating, fireside meal and movie at Steenberg wine farm’s Bistro Sixteen82. Enjoy a gourmet meal, bottle of wine, entertaining movie (from Schindler’s List to Love Actually) and chef Brad Ball’s homemade cinema snacks. More »


Wednesday 29 - Friday 31 October, Sandton

Billed as the wine happening of the year, RMB WineX is about winemakers talking about their passion, fashionistas seeking out maverick garagistes, and Gauteng winelovers meeting to socialise en masse over a glass of good wine. More »

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