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.
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
Savour the best of summer at the Steenberg Garden Party while sipping on fine bubblies and wines on the lawns in front of Catharina’s Restaurant on Saturday, 17 November 2018. This elegant outdoor affair invites you to experience Steenberg wines and tuck into
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
WADE BALES CAP CLASSIQUE & GIN AFFAIR 2018 At the Grand Africa Café & Beach What better way to celebrate the start of Summer than by enjoying it on a private beach, sipping the finest bubbly and sampling the coolest local craft and international gins..
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.
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 Association, Ke
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...
Celebrate Pinotage Day the Lanzerac Way International Pinotage Day, dedicated to South Africa’s own unique grape varietal, is celebrated annually on the second Saturday in October and what better way to mark this auspicious occasion than at the home of the wor
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
The Cape winelands have some of the most breathtakingly beautiful views in the world. About 50 km from Cape Town, nestled in the scenic slopes of the Voor-Paardeberg region you’ll find Slent farm. Ayama Wines celebrates the official opening of its’ Ayama
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