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.

Seasalter is Groote Post’s highly acclaimed flagship Sauvignon Blanc, with a 10% Semillon component and a touch of oak. “We expect #Seasalter2021 to meet all the expectations of our loyal Seasalter fans. It is a beautifully composed complex wine with the Sauvignon’s zesty acidity and vibrancy perfectly balanced by the richer notes and fuller mouth feel added by the Semillon component, continues Peter.”

It was with much excitement and pride that Groote Post released their limited-edition maiden Seasalter in 2015, and this immense joy is rekindled with each new vintage reveal. The Seasalter 2015 (as well as subsequent vintages), have been immediate hits with wine lovers.

There is so much to love about Seasalter, a West Coast Story in a Bottle: the elegance and purity of fruit, vibrant acidity, oyster shell minerality and saline finish - so typical of Sauvignons from the unique maritime cool-climate Darling Hills terroir; the charming name that captures the essence of the wine; and the refreshing distinctive label that visually portrays the West Coast soul of the wine.

The Manor, Nederburg’s new restaurant situated in its historic manor house, was the venue for a recent culinary engagement that set tongues wagging.

Intended as a celebration of all things new at Nederburg, it was the very first event held at the winery’s The Manor since its revamp, although the restaurant has been in operation since late July.

“Think of chocolate coated espresso coffee beans with candied cherries and butterscotch. Does this sound delicious? It is indeed. There’s so much to love about the Barista Pinotage. Have a taste and see for yourself.” These are the words of winemaker legend, Bertus Fourie, who earned himself a place in SA’s wine hall of fame and the nickname ‘Starbucks’ for his creation of the now iconic Coffee Style Pinotage in South Africa.

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.

TIM ATKIN MW RELEASES HIS 2020 SOUTH AFRICA REPORT, SAYING “THE CAPE IS FACING ITS BIGGEST CHALLENGE SINCE PHYLLOXERA”

 

  • Atkin says South Africa “making the best wines in its history”
  • “What we have now is a constellation shining bright above us in the firmament, made up of more than 100 winemaking stars.”
  • 1,381 wines tasted and 62 Zoom calls with winemakers replace usual month-long tour of the Cape to prepare the report
  • Two wines awarded 100-point scores, 32 Chenin Blancs scored 95+ points
  • Available on timatkin.com

After reading countless reviews we headed out to Louisvale Wines, this beautiful estate is located in the heart of Devon Valley, Stellenbosch. The striking building was designed by award-winning architect, Christof Albertyn and represents the fusion of African and European building aesthetics.  I marvel at how the architect incorporated elements of Khoekhoen (who built the first man-made domed structure in the area).

Nestled in Stellenbosch’s Paradyskloof Valley is Vriesenhof Wine Estate, with its south facing slopes that have been used to cultivate grapes that produce wines of character since the eighteenth century. But one cannot discuss character and Vriesenhof without mentioning larger than life owner and cellar master Jan ‘Boland’ Coetzee, who was one of the great characters of Western Province Rugby and is today one of the senior statesmen of the Cape wine industry.