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News - Articles

SASA launches "Best Sommelier" competition

30 December 2015
The South African Sommelier Association (SASA) has established the Best Sommelier of South Africa competition to acknowledge and reward the best professional working in the local hospitality industry. ... More

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

Platter's 5 stars on debut for MVH Signature Wines

20 November 2015
Achieving Platter’s maximum 5 star rating with a debut wine is a massive accomplishment, and in the case of vintner Matthew van Heerden, all the more impressive for being achieved under a proprietary label, MVH Signature Wines, which is also new. ... 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

Platter's prestige tasting highlights SA wines' longevity

27 October 2015
With wine trade and media from 58 countries recently in Cape Town for Cape Wine 2015, Platter’s Guide in conjunction with four producers previously named Platter’s Winery of the Year held an exclusive tasting aimed at showcasing what South Africa can achieve in terms of ageability. ... More

Happy birthday Constantia!

13 July 2015
Today in 1685 Simon van der Stel, the Dutch East India Company’s commander at the Cape, was granted his request for a farm, signalling the birth of South Africa’s first and still pace-setting fine-wine growing area. ... More