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Five-star-lauded Tokara relaunches Deli under new management

19 December 2014

Five-star-lauded Stellenbosch winery Tokara has relaunched its popular Deli under new management to provide visitors with a more casual alternative to the estate’s fine-dining options. ... More»

 

Bouchard Finlayson offers a new wine & nature experience

17 December 2014

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley wine estate Bouchard Finlayson, a Biodiversity & Wine Initiative (BWI) Champion, has introduced a special winetasting experience that includes guided nature walks through its pristine section of the Cape Floral Kingdom. ... More»

 
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Winery of the Week: Le Riche Wines: This Stellenbosch winery - firmly settled in its own home after many years in rented space - is a quintessentially family one. Etienne le Riche founded the label after moving from Rustenberg in the mid-1990s, building his reputation as one of the Cape's leading exponents of fine, long-lived cabernet sauvignon. (Chardonnay is a relatively recent addition.) Son Christo took charge of winemaking in 2010 - assisted by the experienced Mark Daniels, and no doubt by Christo's redoubtable father and sister Yvonne. The latter is fully involved in the winery, giving 'opinion and direction when Christo’s ideas become too extravagant'. The smallholding on which the new cellar was built has some vines, but grapes for the Le Riche cuvées continue to be sourced around Stellenbosch.

Le Riche Wines Richesse 2012

Category: Red blends, Cape Bordeaux  |  sub-category: Red blends, Cape Bordeaux

Within the illustrious line-up, 2012 is for earlier drinking but at the cellar's high standard. Mainly cab, 16% merlot, dab others. Fruit rich, succulent, integrated oak, seamless. Wine tasted by Christine Rudman More »

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Groote Post Country Market

Sunday 22 February, Darling

Take a break, round up the family and head out to the country to join the Pentz family in the gardens at Groote Post for a country market of artisan foods, arts and crafts, homeware and décor, live entertainment, lots of fun activities for kids, and of course, Groote Post wines. More »

Black Oystercatcher Vineyard to Wetland Cycle Challenge

Sunday 28 December, Elim

This annual mountain biking event, comprising a 39km and 14km route, takes cyclists along private paths across farmland devoted to vineyards and conserved indigenous vegetation within the Nuwejaars Wetland Special Management Area in Elim. Black Oystercatcher winery hosts the post-race festivities which includes live music by veteran alternative rocker Valiant Swart. More »

 
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