Although working in the wine industry was not a first choice for Marshall Arendorff (38), cellar controller and wine blender at Drostdy Hof, one could say the industry found him!
Whilst studying towards a BCom Financial Management degree at Stellenbosch University, he decided during his first year to rather find a job and complete his studies later on. However, things didn’t really pan out as he first hoped.
TOKARA’s vibrant new Sauvignon Blanc vintage is the perfect summertime companion for warm weather sipping and alfresco dining.
Crafted from Elgin and Stellenbosch vines, the just released TOKARA Sauvignon Blanc 2020 is vibrant with an abundance of Cape gooseberries, green apples and passion fruit.
Foursome adds milestones to winery’s 75th anniversary year
Bring on the sunshine with the latest wines from Stellenbosch Hills. The addition of two new white wines - ambassadors of Harvest 2020 - marks a milestone for the winery celebrating its 75th year.
But its latest list of wines to stock up for the warmer days doesn’t stop here. In fact, the launch of Stellenbosch Hills Chenin Blanc 2020 and Stellenbosch Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2020 brings to four the number of current white wines available. They join the showstopping Sense of Place Anna Christina MCC 2018 and 1707 Reserve White 2019 as the wines to have, right now.
Suffering from lockdown blues and chomping at the bit to explore your ‘neighbourhood’? Franschhoek’s Mystery Weekends – an all-inclusive winelands weekend getaway – is guaranteed to curb any lockdown cabin fever. Now that leisure travel has resumed this is the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a weekend of surprise, relaxation and pure indulgence, with the added attraction that your entire weekend is taken care of without you having to book for anything.
WORLD-CLASS GIN LAUNCHES WITH TWO GOLD MEDALSBorn of the sea, Clifton Gin is an iconic new addition to the luxury spirits sector. The vision for this ocean-inspired signature set of gins, founded by South African born Silvana Bottega, was the sheer refreshing burst of the Atlantic Ocean and the soft golden sand of the Cape’s most exclusive beach, Clifton.
Roodeberg’s commemorative ‘1949’ red wine launched last year to celebrate the brand’s momentous 70th anniversary, has brought home a Gold medal and a phenomenal score of 96/100 from the 2020 Decanter World Wine Awards in London.
Constantia Glen continues to bowl over overseas wine critics with all four signature Bordeaux-style wines breaking the venerable 90 point barrier in the highly respected Tim Atkin South Africa 2020 Special Report.