I recently discovered Badger & Mountain wines situated in Tulbagh, known for its quality soil and climate the Badger & Mountain wines reflect the valley. Their vision is to safeguard the stability amongst planted and natural parts of the farm plus the conservation of natural vegetation types and alien plant control. Driven to create a natural wildlife access strip, through which they can navigate, resulting in a better environment and wines made from that very source.

Founded by businessman Bernard Fontannaz in 2016, Le Grande Domaine’s range of wines are best described as passion driven by excellence. Two of the standout wines in the range, namely the Grand Vin De Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2017 and Grand Vin De Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2020, are produced from carefully selected clones and rootstock, and are bound to take pride of place in your cellar this season.

Gravel Quarry and Quartz Stone – Rediscover Glen Carlou’s Magic

Reignite your wine senses to the wonders of Glen Carlou and its award-winning wine range, in particular the new release Gravel Quarry Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 and Quartz Stone Chardonnay 2020. Situated in the Simonsberg-Paarl region, the estate’s vineyard blocks encompass a variety of slopes and aspects - each nurtured according to its own unique potential, respecting the natural cycles of the vines.

The last few months has challenged many of us and on some days, it’s been difficult to spot the silver lining. I found myself becoming so caught up in the moment that I would forget to celebrate the little things. I believe now more than ever it is important to take the time to appreciate and celebrate the positives in our lives.

I joined the Riebeek Wine Valley company team to share in the excitement of the highly anticipated launch of the Kasteelberg Chenin Blanc MCC. Born from a love for this place and its people, Riebeek Valley Wine Co. presented their new Kasteelberg Chenin Blanc MCC with pride. This range is a passion project where hand-selected grapes from the foothills of Kasteelberg mountain become the pinnacle of their winemakers’ art.