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

Brandy Guild inductees recognised for contribution to SA brandy

18 October 2014

Several prominent South Africans were inducted into the South African Brandy Guild this week in recognition of their outstanding contribution to raising awareness around the world-class qualities of South African brandy. ... More»


Top estates gear up for Season of Flavours wine-and-food pairing

17 October 2014

With moonrise over the Helderberg as a backdrop, the inaugural Season of Flavours fine-wine-and-food pairing at Longridge Wine Estate on Thursday 6 November 2014 will feature the flagship wines of 13 top Stellenbosch wineries. ... More»


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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 Bosstok Chenin Blanc 2013

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Category: Chenin blanc unwooded dry  

'Chenin Blanc' previously. Vibrant melon fruit of 2013 lifts thatchy edge. Perdeberg bushvines. Wine tasted by Dave Swingler More »

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Intimate dinner in the Joostenberg Manor House

Friday 31 October, Paarl

Join Joostenberg co-owners Philip and Nicky Myburgh for an intimate dinner in the manor house on the estate. You will be treated to a hearty home-cooked meal, accompanied by Joostenberg wines, in the beautiful 258-year-old house. More »

Haskell Vineyards Open Day

Saturday 29 November, Stellenbosch

The 6th annual Haskell Vineyards Open Day includes tastings of the new Haskell and Dombeya releases, Master Class by Haskell cellarmaster and Cape Winemakers Guild member Rianie Strydom, fine-food purveyors offering gourmet treats, live music and pre-booked breakfast and lunch at The Long Table Restaurant. More »

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