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2016 News - Articles

Platter’s data enhances understanding of chenin blanc wine

24 June 2014
Data supplied by Platter’s Guide is helping Stellenbosch University researchers better understand the wines made from South Africa’s most widely planted variety, chenin blanc, and ultimately enhance consumers’ enjoyment of chenin in all its forms. ... More

Win Knysna Wine Festival tickets with Platter's Guide!

10 June 2014
The Knysna Wine Festival & Night Market, showcasing nearly 50 of South Africa’s top wine and bubbly producers, is one of the highlights of the annual festival calendar, and Platter's Guide is giving two lucky people the chance to win 5 tickets each to attend this exciting event along with their friends. ... More

Delheim invites food and fungi fans on its wild mushroom hunts

05 June 2014
Family-and-food-friendly wine farm Delheim in Stellenbosch has set aside two midwinter days to share in the magic of hunting for wild mushrooms in its private mountainside pine tree forest, followed by a mushroom-themed meal with wine in the old vat cellar. ... More

Win a magnum of Groote Post The Old Man's Blend Red!

03 June 2014
Your old man deserves a special treat this Father's Day, and what could be better or more appropriate than a wine that's actually named "The Old Man" and packaged in a very special magnum (1.5 litre) bottle? ... More

Explore SA’s top muscadels this winter

27 May 2014
The announcement late last week of the 2014 Muskadel South Africa awards, at which Badsberg Red Muscadel 2013 was named the top wine, should place muscadel firmly in the sights of winelovers as a deliciously smooth, sweet and warming winter drink. ... More

Pioneering Sijnn vineyard & cellar now open to visitors

14 May 2014
Having pioneered new viticultural land on the Cape south coast between Malgas and Cape Infanta since 2004, and produced award-winning wines from what is now officially designated the Malgas wine ward, David Trafford and his Sijnn team have opened an onsite cellar and tasting venue. ... More