It’s a Double Gold and two Golds for Anthonij Rupert Wyne’s L’Ormarins range at the 2021 Amorim Cap Classique Challenge. Double Gold went to the L’Ormarins Blanc de Blancs 2015, with Gold awarded to the L’Ormarins Brut Rosé NV and L’Ormarins Brut Classique NV, respectively. The results were announced on 16 September 2021 at a special media event held at Tintswalo Lodge in Cape Town.

The quality of South African Chenin has never been better, say the 2021 Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top Ten Challenge judges. Panel chair James Pietersen believes South Africa has set the benchmark for the grape globally and because of the healthy competitive spirit of innovation amongst local winemakers, the country remains the pre-eminent source of the most exciting and delicious expressions.

It is International Grenache Day on Friday 17th September, so raise a toast to this complex, versatile and intriguing grape with its luscious juicy ripe red fruit flavours, silky tannins, savoury spice and seductive mouthfeel. Grenache also happens to be one of the most adaptable food-pairing wine wines in the world.

Originating in Northern Spain, Grenache spread to the south of France, specifically the Rhône Valley, and around the world, thriving in hot, dry vineyards in six of the seven continents. An important grape for the production of red wines, it also makes excellent rosés and fortified wines. Largely tucked away in Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvèdre red blends (the New World take on the Rhône) and in Châteauneuf du Pape (with a cocktail of other varieties), more and more highly acclaimed single-vineyard bottlings are coming on stream

Be part of Roodeberg’s remarkable legacy by creating your own stories around this Classic Red Blend that has stood the test of time for over 70 years. In celebration of Roodeberg’s legendary standing, the new 2020 vintage has been released in a limited edition storytelling gift pack that takes you down memory lane spanning seven decades with a lifetime of stories in every bottle.

Stellenbosch winery Kleine Zalze, one of the most commercially successful and award-winning Cape cellars, etched a place in South African wine history by winning the award for Best Producer at the Amorim Cap Classique Challenge which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary as the country's foremost wine competition exclusively committed to honouring Cap Classique wines. In a record line-up of 135 entries, the Kleine Zalze Vintage Brut MCC 2015 achieved the top score, winning the category for Best Brut Cap Classiques as well as the award for Best Producer at this year's competition.

Neck to neck or is it bottle to bottle – so fierce is the battle between the top 20 finalists in this year's Sauvignon Blanc SA Top 10 competition. The top 20 candidates include eleven wines from the 2020 vintage versus nine from the 2021 vintage. On top of that, the top 20 wines originate from many diverse wine regions. Several wines appear for the first time on the list of top 20 finalists representing innovation and diversity in the styles of Sauvignon Blanc in South Africa.

A dedicated focus on Sauvignon Blanc as a pure expression of Steenberg terroir spanning over 30 years, has been rewarded with international acclaim in Tim Atkin’s South Africa 2021 Special Report.

Steenberg Vineyards is synonymous with Sauvignon Blanc offering diverse wines of great complexity and individual representations of the farm’s unique sense of place in the Constantia Valley.