In its best showing in the 44-year history of South Africa's iconic Platter's Guide to the country's wine offerings, Diemersdal Estate in Durbanville secured six five-star ratings in the 2024 Guide that has just been released. Besides achieving six of this all-encompassing South African guide's top five-star accolades, Diemersdal's The Journal Sauvignon Blanc 2022 was named Platter's Sauvignon Blanc of the Year for the top-scoring wine in that category as judged by the team of esteemed wine critics who annually scrutinise the entries.

Durbanville Wine Valley will help banish the cold and ensure a fantastic time too with the much-anticipated return of its annual Soup & Sip winelands experience. From July 27 to 31, wineries of the valley will sell delicious winter soup and sides alongside tastings of fine wines.

โ€œWeโ€™re excited to welcome visitors back for Soup & Sip this year, which features many new recipes and experiences,โ€ says Durbanville Wine Valley manager Natasha de Villiers.โ€œAt the same time, these colder months are a reminder of those less fortunate, which is why Soup & Sip is linked to a charity drive during the month in which Mandela Day occurs.