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

Muratie appoints Hattingh de Villiers as new winemaker

17 July 2014

Muratie, the historic Melck family wine estate near Stellenbosch, has appointed a new winemaker. ... More»


From wine farm labourer to managing partner

15 July 2014

Erik Phinallephe, who started his career in wine 18 years ago as a labourer on Stellenbosch wine-grape farm Werda, has been welcomed as a new member-grower at Stellenbosch Hills Wines after being appointed managing partner in the business. ... 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 Viognier-Shiraz 2012

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Category: Rosé dry  

Unusual rosé; 2012's 2% shiraz gives pink colour & moderates viognier's tropical tones. From home grapes. Wine tasted by Dave Swingler More »

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Groote Post Country Market

Sunday 26 October, 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 »

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 »

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