By now you are surely craving Middelvlei’s popular Boerebraai lunches, wondering when the next time will be that you get to tuck into a juicy lamb chop or the freshly baked potbrood. Hopefully soon you’ll get to enjoy these tasty treats again, but for now the team will be tickling your taste buds with their alternate delicious offering.
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Stellenbosch Hills is about to move your lockdown me-time to a whole new level. The winery that made wine pairing fun by thinking “out of the box” has now re-invented the concept, putting pizzazz all back inside - for your enjoyment at home.
Prominence for Pinotage – the winery’s first bottled red wineThe year 1945 was forever etched into human history as the end of a disastrous war. For a small group of wine farmers in Stellenbosch, it marked a victory in independence 75 years ago that would eventually lead to the establishment of Stellenbosch Hills. The event is especially significant in the case of the just-released Stellenbosch Hills Bushvine Pinotage 2017. Pinotage was the first red wine cultivar bottled under the young winery’s name. Back then, it was known as Vlottenburg Cellar and became Stellenbosch Hills in 2003.
Release marks 10th harvest milestone for winemaker
Celebrated Helderberg wine estate Waterkloof has drawn back the curtains on the latest creation in its Circumstance range for premier, site-specific wines to reveal the Cape Coral 2019 Mourvèdre Rosé. For winemaker Nadia Barnard-Langenegger, the release is especially poignant – it marks her 10th anniversary harvest at Waterkloof.
The Kleine Zalze Méthode Cap Classique Chardonnay Pinot Noir Vintage Brut 2013 was our Bubbly of choice as the Springboks took on the mighty Wales. The game which started off as kicking soon turned into a nail bitting semi final for the books. The Kleine Zalze...
Nothing excites me more than Chardonnay In my wine glass, the versatility excites me especially when the wine is showcases the winemakers flair Chardonnay is a relatively neutral grape with a flexible character, it derives the bulk of its flavours from terroir, where it reflects the growing conditions with terrific fidelity, and barrelling, where it’s intrinsic flavour needs to be coaxed out. Creatively it’s a blank canvass for winemakers and that’s an exciting space to exhibit the craft of winemaking.