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  • a trailblazing initiative, South Africa’s foremost auction house, Strauss & Co, has entered a joint venture with leading online wine merchant, Wine Cellar, and top sommelier, Higgo Jacobs, to launch a Fine Wine Auction programme. Get Free Email Updates!Sig

  • With an unwavering focus on crafting superlative Bordeaux blends, the wines of De Toren Private Cellar have become coveted worldwide, raising the profile of high-end South African wines across the globe. It is this exact philosophy from which Book XVII, hailed

  • Are you and your friends featured on the Drostdy Hof limited edition 3L bag-in-box wines? It doesn’t get more personal than this! In a first for South Africa, Drostdy Hof is featuring the special moments of hundreds of South Africans in a photographic collage

  • The annual Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference, currently in its fourth year and known as the Wine & Food Tourism Conference from 2019, introduces the Wine & Food Tourism Awards.    “The aim of this new awards platform is to r

  • Nederburg has been included in the highly-anticipated top 50 list of ‘The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands’ by UK-based publication, Drinks International, for a fourth consecutive year in 2019. Get Free Email Updates!Signup now and receive an email once I publ

  • The annual Prowein International Trade Fair for Wine and Spirit is current underway in Düsseldorf, Germany KWV was revealed as one of the World’s Most Admired Brands in the annual The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands survey by Drinks International. Competing w

  • In a world of no brakes, extreme downhills and reaching speeds of around 100km, downhill or longboarding is not for the faint hearted. But it’s a way of life. And skateboarder and longboard shaper Kent Lingeveldt has proved that the South African skating scene

  • Saturday, March 2: The 2019 Cape Wine Auction has raised R14 625 million and has now amassed nearly R88 million since the first auction was held in 2014.   Get Free Email Updates!Signup now and receive an email once I publish new content. I agree to.

  • Vondeling’s white flagship Babiana isn’t only a celebration of 360 years of winemaking in South Africa (the first wine was made in 1659 at the Cape of Good Hope), but it also celebrates the rich diversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom, one of the world’s...

  • Eco-champion estate’s top-seller hits the spot with quality and price There’s a new edition of everyone’s favourite go-to wine from Delheim. Crafted by the Stellenbosch estate for decades, the blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon is much lo

  • Earlier in February the Franschhoek Wine Valley had the pleasure of hosting four dynamic women aptly referred to as the Worldwine Women. This group of friends and students – Alice, Louise, Alexandra and Atalante – have made it their duty to explore

  • 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

  • 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

  • Saturday, 23 February 2019, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek February is harvest time in the winelands and the perfect time for Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate to roll out the barrel for their annual Harvest Festival in Franschhoek on Sat

  • Groot Phesantekraal, the exemplary heritage estate peacefully tucked away on the outskirts of Durbanville, is once again in celebration mode! One of Durbanville’s oldest farms, the heritage that is Groot Phesantekraal dates back to 1698. A story of improbable

  • 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

  • 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 matr

  • FAT bastard, the well-loved, delicious, full-bodied range of wines, celebrated 21 years of LIVING large at a party to remember.   “Much like a glass of FAT bastard wine, life should be filled to the brim and enjoyed in large, delicious gulps.” This is the

  • 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 Viney

  • Neil Ellis Wines, the family owned winery on the slopes of the Helshoogte Pass in Stellenbosch, is a must-visit this summer. In addition to a wide range of highly-acclaimed wines, food and wine lovers can embark on an epicurean journey with a unique food and..

  • Winemag.co.za today released its sixth annual Sauv-Sem Blend/Wooded Sauvignon Blanc Report, sponsored by precision agriculture service provider Aerobotics. Presenting a solid argument for increased interest in South Africa’s Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends, pa

  • One of only a handful of black ballerinas in the world, Kitty Phetla, has broken all barriers in becoming a respected dancer, choreographer, model and radio host in South Africa. Recently she has been recognised with the 2019 Standard Bank Young Artist award f

  • Fitch & Leedes spices up the art of mixology with new Ginger Beer New Fitch & Leedes Spicy Ginger Beer, the intrepid mixer with a sense of adventure, is taking the enjoyment of fine spirits to the next level. Get Free Email Updates!Signup now and...

  • Embrace instant celebration with the fabulous flair of new Chateau Del Rei, the naturally sweet sparkling wine, conveniently packaged in a can for any occasion. Get Free Email Updates!Signup now and receive an email once I publish new content. I agree to have

  • Exquisite new summer pairing delights from November 2018 till end of February 2018 This summer at Idiom you can explore interesting and unusual wines through the prism of macarons, the dainty confection that shares an Italian heritage with the celebrated Helde

  • International Double Gold triumph for Survivor Sauvignon Blanc  Survivor, the intrepid Swartland range of Overhex Wines International, has triumphed at the 2018 Six Nations Wine Challenge bringing home Double Gold for its acclaimed 2017 Sauvignon Blanc. This i

  • TOKARA’s fastidious attention to Cabernet Sauvignon spanning nearly two decades,   has brought rich rewards to this acclaimed Stellenbosch wine estate, with a Double Gold in the 2018 Six Nations Wine Challenge yet another international accolade for their flags

  • A “TRIPLE GOLD” AT VERITAS FOR NEIL ELLIS CABERNETS THREE YEARS IN A ROW Re-affirming the distinguished pedigree of Neil Ellis Cabernet Sauvignon   Neil Ellis Wines’ reputation as one of SA’s leading Cabernet Sauvignon producers was re-affirmed at the 2018 Ver

  • Synonymous with quality, luxury and opulence, champagne has been shorthand for celebration since the seventeenth century. The lively bubbly, served in elegant flutes, has carved its reputation into popular culture, be it James Bond ordering a Bollinger or Mari

  • Breedekloof Wine Valley invites consumers to stock up for the festive season Winemakers from the Breedekloof Wine Valley were well-represented at the annual Veritas awards this weekend, claiming a total of 74 medals amongst its collective of producers. The Ver

  • Proudly South African brand Zari Sparkling Grape, premium non-alcoholic bubbly from the Western Cape’s Robertson region, is ticking all the boxes of bringing alcohol-free bubbly that adds glamour and sparkle to any occasion. Get Free Email Updates!Signup now a

  • Savour the ultimate taste experience of uplifting Méthode Cap Classique and fresh West Coast oysters at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek. Served from the oyster bar under majestic oaks in the magnificent Sculpture Garden, the MCC & oyste

  • In a show-stopping moment for the locally produced Méthod Cap Classique, Pongrácz Blanc de Blancs was crowned as the overall champion wine receiving the Vertex Award at the 2018 Veritas Awards held over the weekend. With a record number of 1 677 entries in tot

  • Creation Wines on the upper reaches of the Hemel-en-Aarde is delighted to have topped the Tonnellerie Saint Martin Pinot Noir Report compiled by Winemag.co.za once again. This time with the 2015 Creation Art of Pinot Noir which scored an impressive 93/100 in t

  • Leading wine and spirit company, KWV, was the recipient of 29 top awards at the internationally acclaimed Michelangelo Wine & Spirits Awards – a major industry competition which attracted a record number of 2 255 entries this year. Illustrating KWV’s appea

  • Windfall wine farm, the family -owned boutique producer in the secluded Agterkliphoogte valley is getting into its stride, releasing an ever-increasing range of wines along with its highly regarded potstill brandy. The judges of several national wine competiti

  • Mensa, South Africa’s first wine supported by an augmented reality app, has been lauded on the international stage with a Gold medal at the 2018 Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards (WWSA) in London. The award winning Mensa Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2018 is part of t

  • Strict selection criteria and a finely tuned line-up paid off at the 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction held in the Stellenbosch winelands over the weekend with a higher than expected turnover exceeding R10,5 million and a new record price for red wine

  • Diners Club has celebrated its annual Winelist Awards with events in Kwa-Zulu-Natal, Gauteng, Southern/Eastern Cape and Western Cape this past week.   The Diners Club Winelist Awards have rewarded great wine lists for the last two decades. The Awards cele

  • Celebrate Pinotage Day at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek on Saturday, 13 October 2018, and take pride in South Africa’s home grown grape variety with a special menu dedicated to Angels Tears Le Chocolat Pinotage. Get Free Email Updates!Sig

  • Eight unique lots of previous Cape Winemakers Guild Auction wines will go under the hammer as individual charity items at the 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction to be held at Spier in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 29 September 2018.   This year marks

  • The Stellenbosch Street Soirees takes place from November 2018 till March 2019 Toast with the locals, when the ever-popular, Stellenbosch Street Soirees return to the streets of the City of Oaks for some festive feasting and laid-back mingling with fellow food

  • Taste the Cape Floral Kingdom in this Stellenbosch estate’s unique offering   Delheim has always been famous for its tasting room pairing of bespoke cupcakes with its wines. Now, the experience goes next-level with an all-new twist of this evergreen

  • LOCAL SOMMELIERS AND WINE PROFESSIONALS ARE FLYING HIGH WITH PIWOSA  AT THE FLIGHT CLUB AT CAPEWINE 2018 ON 13TH SEPTEMBER   Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa (PIWOSA), well-known internationally for their execution of innovative marketing prog

  • In his seventh annual guide to South Africa, award-winning British journalist and Master of Wine Tim Atkin contends that the 2015 and 2017 vintages have produced a brilliant series of wines that surpass anything in the country’s long history, and that they are

  • With the West Coast spring flowers ablaze in bloom   With the West Coast spring flowers ablaze in bloom and summer knocking on the door, the Pentz family invites you to join them at their Spring Market on Sunday 30th September.   The September market...

  • Winemaker Justin van Wyk, the sage behind Constantia Glen’s acclaimed cool climate wines, is celebrating a decade of winemaking prowess crafting South African benchmark Bordeaux-style wines. Constantia Glen is the perfect fit for van Wyk, who cut his teeth on

  • Enjoy the all new, exciting wine and food experience at The Tasting Room at Grande Provence – a savoury pairing of hummus and wine. This new twist created by Chef Guy Bennett together with the winemaking team, is perfect for sharing on a getaway to...

  • Celebrated South African artist, Anton Smit, well-known for his majestic works, has selected The Gallery at Grande Provence as his exclusive public sculpture exhibition venue in the Cape Winelands. Famous for his monumental sculptures, evoking themes of suffer

  • Bobbejaan & Ou Jong Steen produce yet another glowing ambassador  for holistic farming   The latest vintage of Delheim Chenin Blanc Wild Ferment is out! The fourth vintage of this wine is renowned for the sublime intensity of flavour and aroma. The Ch

  •  News of the Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge winners for 2018, featuring five newcomers and five regulars, comes in the wake of unprecedented optimism in the grape variety. “Chenin has come of age,” said chairman of the Chenin Blanc Associatio

  • In a display of double wood mastery, Three Ships Whisky has launched its latest limited edition: the Three Ships 8 Year Old Single Malt Oloroso Cask Finish. The whisky is a heady bouquet of smoke and peat balanced by a nutty richness and the first...

  • WINE ON THE RIVER IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NEDBANK: 26-28 OCTOBER 2018 Ladies and gents, lovers of fabulous wine, good food and happy vibes – assemble! Springtime is around the corner and the Robertson Wine Valley is getting ready to celebrate in style. Expec

  • SA’s Silver Creek Craft Distillery announces its latest drinks sensation Hola, party people! Get set for next-level fiesta with the all-new Margarita Moonshine from South Africa’s very own home-grown Silver Creek Craft Distillery. Fresh out the box

  • The 2018 Sommeliers Selection listed wines announced The Sommeliers Selection is the only South African wine competition judged solely by a panel of South Africa’s top sommeliers, in categories fashioned around the perfect varietals for a restaurant wine menu.

  • About Tintswalo Atlantic Renowned as one of Cape Town’s most precious hidden gems, Tintswalo Atlantic is a five-star boutique lodge nestled on a pebbled beach at the foot of the ocean-facing Table Mountain National Park. The award-winning property is blessed w

  • “Sisters-and-sweet” will celebrate diversity and heritage September is “sister”-time at Stellenbosch Hills. To celebrate Heritage Month this year, the popular winery has tweaked its famous Local-is-Lekker Biltong & Wine Pairing at i

  • Red Wine Rendezvous at Steenberg’s Bistro Sixteen82 This is the last in n Steenberg’s winter grand finale and tuck into fabulous reds and hearty comfort food at the Red Wine Rendezvous at Bistro Sixteen82 on Thursday, 30 August 2018. A serious of three Red Win

  • In what is a first for a restaurant from South Africa and the African continent, Restaurant Mosaic at the Orient has earned a 2018 Grand Award from the highly-acclaimed US publication Wine Spectator for its incomparable wine list and cellar. It joins a very el

  • … Willy Wonka eat your heart out!  _____________________________ Good news for chocoholics and those with a sweet tooth!  After a year’s break, The Chocolate Festival returns to Cape Town and this year promises to be bigger, better and even more ch

  • Marisah Nieuwoudt, VinPro’s tourism manager, chats to tourist specialist and convener of the annual The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference, Margi Biggs, about the 2018 edition of the event that takes place at Spier on 17 October. Marisah Nieuwoudt

  • Exclusive vinous weekend puts you in the golden circle of Stellenbosch wine 2-5 August 2018 Get set for Stellenbosch – A Celebration of Wine, the latest innovation by Stellenbosch Wine Routes. This brand-new attraction offers an unprecedented opportunity to re

  • Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase offers wine treasure trove Cape Town: Thursday, 16 August 2018 / Johannesburg: Wednesday, 22 August 2018 Embark on a journey of discovery into rare, exceptionally crafted wines at the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild

  • Some of the country’s best boutique wines and bubbly – made by female wine makers – will be showcased at the upcoming Women of Wine South Africa (WoWSA) Festival on Sunday, August 12 from 11h00 to 16h00, in celebration of Women’s Month. This not-to-be-missed e

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