This is what the Cape’s very first visitors thought about the South African winelands


This week will see over 1,000 visitors from more than 40 countries descend on the Cape Town International Convention Centre for Cape Wine 2018, which aims to showcase how the quality of wine produced on our shores has improved exponentially over the past couple of decades.

 

Nederburg Auction 2018 Sales Figures


Total sales were just over R5.26 million for some 6 700 litres of wine (107 items from 63 producers) at this year's Nederburg Auction – a rough calculation

 

Malu Lambert: Interview With Klaas Stoffberg Of Babylonstoren


Klaas Stoffberg of Babylonstoren. "You've got to cultivate your garden," says winemaker of Babylonstoren, Klaas Stoffberg. The line comes from Voltaire's

 

Top Wines Of August 2018


97/100. Here are our four most highly rated wines of last month: Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2014 – 97/100 (read original review here) Laibach Chenin

 

Onward and upward for Cape White Blends


When Christoph Dehosse, now of The Vine Bistro at Glenelly in Stellenbosch, started the fine dining restaurant that was Au Jardin at the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands in the 1990s, I enjoyed a brief stint as the resident wine steward (by no stretch of the imagination was I a sommelier) and recall that Boschendal Grand Vin Blanc (80% Sauvignon Blanc with Riesling and a bit of Semillon) and Hamilton Russell Chardonnay-Sauvignon Blanc were firm customer favourites.

 

Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc 2008


In a good place. Justin van Wyk started as assistant winemaker at Constantia Glen in 2008 before taking over full responsibility in 2011 and to celebrate a

 

Tim James: Who Are The Cape’s Best Winemakers – And Why?


Alheit, Sadie, Mullineux, Kershaw, Mocke, Kent - who are the Cape's best winemakers? New World wine producers used to be lashed by lovers of the Old for being

 

Kanonkop Pinotage 2016


The entrance to the Kanonkop tasting room. Abrie Beeslaar, winemaker at Stellenbosch property Kanonkop, generally has nothing nice to say about the 2016 harvest on

 

Tim James: On Sweet Wine


Gottfried Mocke (reinventor of Chamonix as a fine wine producer and now winemaker at Boekenhoutskloof) last week presented his Cape Winemakers Guild colleagues and a few privileged guest with a splend

 

Lanzerac Cabernet Sauvignon 1957


61 years young. Yesterday a tasting of old and rare wines under the Lanzerac label held in Distell's wine library known as The Tabernacle that the present-day L

 
 
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