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Harvest time marks a special period in the Cape winelands.  Between January and March each year, the grapes ripen and are harvested to start the magical process of winemaking.  The Paarl Harvest Celebration creates a unique opportunity for wine enthusiasts to experience the journey from the vineyards to the bottle.

The Premium Moscato Perlé White from De Krans remains a crowd favourite since its maiden vintage in 2012, and the Moscato Red has similarly proved its popularity since its launch two years ago. The word Moscato, still a growing style in South Africa, refers to the grapes used (Muscadel or Muscat de Frontignan in the case of De Krans), while perlé refers to its sparkling character

Groote Post’s West Coast Flagship Sauvignon Blanc – partially wooded with a 10% Semillon component Sauvignon Blanc has always been the standout varietal at Groote Post, the beautiful historic farm owned by the Pentz family and situated in the Darling Hills on the Cape West Coast. It was therefore fitting that a Sauvignon Blanc would emerge as the estate’s flagship white wine.

Beware the Mad Giant and its march against a planetary scourge Champion award spurs Jozi brewer to tackle single-use plastic Awesome on the palate and kind to the planet - that's Mad Giant, brewer of the beer just named Grand Champion (overall best beer) at the 2018/19 African Beer Awards. Having rock 'n rolled to the title with its flagship Killer Hop Pale Ale, the award-winning Jozi-brewery is now set to intensify its frenzied battle on what is arguably the world's biggest scourge: single-use plastic.

Drostdy Hof is looking to jump-start the wine career of a promising young woman.  The popular wine brand is collaborating with Stellenbosch-based Pinotage Youth Development Academy (PYDA), an independent organisation that prepares disadvantaged young matriculants for jobs in the wine, tourism and allied sectors. Its holistic, year-long work-readiness programme includes technical and on-the-job learning, with a strong accent on personal development.

Shannon Vineyards was once again affirmed as one of the leading suppliers of fine wines in the Elgin Valley at the unveiling of the 2019 edition of the Platter’s SA Wine Guide on Monday evening. These accolades follow a highly successful year for Shannon Vineyards and is a leading testament to their ongoing aspiration of making wines expressive of their unique terroir. The 39th edition of The Platter’s by Diner’s Club South African Wine Guide 2019 was unveiled at the Table Bay Hotel on Monday 5 November with over 200 guests invited, including VIP winemakers who all achieved a 5-star rating for their wines. A 5-star rating is reserved for wines that score 95+ points and is considered classic South African wines.