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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

Old vs young terroir in 2nd Ultra Mussels Wine Tournament

07 June 2015
Constantia and Cape Point will be teaming up against Elgin and Bot River for a friendly terroir test in the second Ultra Mussels Wine Tournament, hosted by Ultra Liquors Wine Division at Den Anker Restaurant, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, on Saturday 25 July 2015. ... More

Nederburg's Razvan Macici named Distell winemaking chief

25 May 2015
Razvan Macici, cellarmaster at Nederburg – Platter’s Winery of the Year for 2011 – has been appointed head winemaker of parent company Distell, a newly-created role overseeing style and quality across the group's entire wine portfolio. ... More

“Sharpen your axes,” Stellenbosch producers urged

22 May 2015
John Platter, the man himself, has been visiting the Cape. He and writer-editor wife Erica (latterly of Durban Curry cookbook fame) flew in from KwaZulu-Natal to meet their new grandchild and attend the launch of Simonsig Estate’s new premium cabernet sauvignon, The Garland 2008. ... More

2015 SA Wine Tasting Champs Gauteng winners announced

20 May 2015
Ricardo Gouveia, Lizé Oosthuizen and Janita Botha scooped the top three places in the Gauteng leg of the 2015 South African Wine Tasting Championship, the open-to-all competition aimed at educating South Africa’s winelovers and finding naturally talented fresh new palates. ... More