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5 stars for The Foundry's "heartache grape"

26 November 2015

The Foundry winemaker Chris Williams is no newcomer to Platter's 5 star laureate's podium but in the latest edition (2016) he breaks new ground by becoming the first vintner in the guide's 36-year history to make a 5 star Viognier. ... More»


The Democracy Series videos chart a journey of progress

07 March 2014

To celebrate 20 years of democracy this April, Wines of South Africa (WOSA) is releasing a series of short videos that reflect in a personal but very powerful way, the life-changing experiences of people touched by transformation initiatives in the wine industry. ... More»


Platter's 2016 Wine Guide is here!

30 October 2015

The Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2016 was launched at Cape Town’s Mount Nelson Hotel on 29 October 2015 with over 200 guests in attendance, the VIPs including wine producers who had achieved the maximum five star rating in the new edition. ... More»


Guess the cover colour of our 2015 edition and win!

10 October 2014

Guess the cover colour of Platter's 2015 guide and win an invitation to our exclusive invitation-only launch, as well as a bottle each of the White and Red Wines of the Year. ... More»


Calling small-scale and garagiste wine producers!

07 October 2014

The founding meeting of the Garagiste Movement of South Africa has been convened for 18:30 on 29 October 2014 in Somerset West. The main order of business is the passing/amendment of the movement’s constitution. ... More»


Enlarged and modernised tasting room at Avontuur Estate

03 October 2014

Substantial renovations have resulted in an enlarged and modernised tasting room at Avontuur Wine Estate, owned by the Taberer family. ... More»


Oldenburg homestead opens for luxury villa accommodation

02 October 2014

Some 200 years old and the private residence of owner Adrian Vanderspuy’s grandmother for the past 50 years, the homestead on Stellenbosch’s Oldenburg estate has been carefully restored and renovated, and now offers exclusive luxury villa accommodation for up to 12 guests. ... More»


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»


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»


Paarl winegrowers and local family pioneer commercial winemaking in Lesotho

11 July 2014

A chance meeting between two families during a 2007 summer holiday has resulted in the birth of commercial winemaking in Lesotho. ... More»


Test your palate and taste your way to France

07 July 2014

Test your palate and taste your way to France in the second annual South African Wine Tasting Championships, open to all winelovers – novices, connoisseurs and professionals. ... More»

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