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Everything you want to know about South African wine, brought to you by the country's favourite wine adviser

Goodbye “Port Festival”, hello “Winter in Calitzdorp”

04 March 2015

The popular annual Calitzdorp Port & Wine Festival weekend is being extended and rebranded, and from this year will take place over a full month under the banner “Winter in Calitzdorp”. ... More»

 

Viticulture internship kicks off in CWG Protégé Programme

19 February 2015

The Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme, a mentorship scheme with the goal of effecting transformation in the wine industry, has enrolled its first viticulture intern alongside three new winemaking protégés for 2015. ... More»

 
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The ever-popular Picnic Concerts Series concludes at Backsberg Estate Cellars, Paarl, on Sunday 15 March with multi-instrumental experimental acoustic folk band Mr Cat & The Jackal, and you could be there courtesy of Backsberg and Platter's Guide. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more details.

The inaugural FNB Eastern Cape Wine Show promises visitors a selection of about 200 of the country's best wines, and you could taste them courtesy of wine authority Michael Fridjhon, events company OutSorceress Marketing and Platter's Guide. Follow us on Twitter for more details.

Winery of the Week: Vierkoppen: Anticipating a bright future for their hilly Klaasvoogds part of Robertson – a happening place ‘with several small wineries, tourist attractions, great restaurants and accommodation’ - Britons David and Daphne Briscoe are building a boutique-scale cellar on the vineyard holding they bought in 2008 and since upgraded extensively, and intend taking over the reins from contract winemakers. (They grew 2,000 bottles a year of white and sparkling wines back in England.) Emphasis will remain on limited-release premium reds and on exports (currently to Europe and Asia).

Vierkoppen Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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Category: Sauvignon blanc unwooded  

Grapefruit core, with the softening effect of gooseberries, straddles minerality & fruit ripeness. 2013 elegant structure, crisp & dry. Wine tasted by Christine Rudman More »

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Groote Post Country Market

Sunday 26 April, 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 »

Stellenbosch Street Soiree

Wednesday 25 March, Stellenbosch

Drostdy Street is the venue for the Stellenbosch Street Soirees, after-work get-togethers offering the perfect remedy for a hectic day at the office and inviting strangers to become friends over a glass of wine and delicious street food. More »

 
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