What’s In My Glass

  • A cool growing season in the vineyards on Stellenbosch’s Helderberg, home of Alto Estate, resulted in immense concentration in the grapes harvested for the making of Alto’s Estate Blend from the 2022 vintage. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Shiraz (30%) a

  • South Africa, Stellenbosch, 2 November 2023; Excellence has a new bubbly ambassador, and it is Kaapse Vonkel Satin Royale by Simonsig. Meticulously crafted and inspired by the captivating spirit of South Africa, this exquisite new Cap Classique is the ver

  • Hartenberg Family Vineyards, South Africa’s pioneers of regenerative viticulture, has once again wowed judges and delivered on the international Shiraz/Syrah stage with both The Stork Shiraz 2019 and Gravel Hill Syrah 2019. Not only did The Stork Shiraz 2019 w

  • Unique traits of granddaughters help Gyles Webb to name new reserve range of Sutherland icon wines Anna… Emily… Lisa… Sarah: The patient, the feisty, the curious, and the playful – are the four new iconic reserve wines from Gyles Webb’s cool-climate Sutherland

  • Saxenburg Wine Estate is buzzing with excitement with the launch of their  Private Collection Syrah 2020. “ThePrivate Collection Syrah 2020 has been an integral part of the journey of Saxenburg, under the family’s patronage, and it has been a w

  • Edelspatz, the icon Noble Late Harvest Riesling from Simonsberg wine estate Delheim, reaffirmed its status as one of South Africa’s leading Noble Late offerings by securing a five-star rating in the 2023 Platter’s Wine Guide, the country’s le

  • An authentic African experience right in the heart of the Constantia winelands will give tourists and locals the unique opportunity to journey through the history of African music, learn to play a drum and be entertained by the world’s best interactive drummer

  • The Journey’s End Vineyards Precision Series represents the pinnacle of winemaking at the cellar, situated above Sir Lowry’s Pass Village in the Helderberg basin. Purchased by the Gabb family in 1996, this picturesque farm, nestled among the slopes of the famo

  • A Treasure to be Opened Christiena Trousseau is the iconic, flagship range of wines from Van Loveren Family Vineyards. Crafted in the scenic Robertson valley, these wines reflect the quality of terroir in which the vineyards grow and are steeped in Retief fami

  • La Motte’s new vintage release is a classic South African Cabernet Sauvignon made from grapes grown in ultimate Cabernet Sauvignon terroir – Stellenbosch’s Helderberg area. The wine has an elegant minerality and typical varietal characteristics such as b

  • Having established itself as South Africa’s Home of Chenin Blanc, Perdeberg Wines has added to its diverse collection with the launch of The Dry Land Collection Fortitude Fortified Chenin Blanc 2021. The latest addition forms part of Perdeberg’s

  • Bonnievale Wines has gone platinum at South Africa’s premier, fine-wine-only competition with two of its wines earning top honours this year. Grabbing the spotlight in the highly contested National Wine Challenge (NWC), which incorporates the li

  • Here’s to the next 200 years & a legacy surpassing a few lifetimes. The legacy of the Deetlefs Wine Family stretches over 200 years with it being the second oldest family owned wine estate in South Africa under ownership of the same family. A maiden...

  • Steenberg Vineyards have released an exciting new Bordeaux-style red blend in recognition of the life-long resilience and courage of their pioneering 17th century founder, Catharina Ras. Plush and enchanting, Steenberg Five Lives Red Blend 2019 embraces t

  • Easter weekend is all about long, lavish brunches, lazing on the patio and sipping Mimosas with friends. Whether you are staying home or getting away for the weekend, be sure to include KWV Sparkling Wine in the mix for uplifting, happy times. Available in Cuv

  • Grand elder of South African Noble Late Harvest wines “was almost never made” Renowned Stellenbosch estate Delheim has just unveiled the highly anticipated new vintage of Edelspatz Riesling – one of the wine world’s iconic Noble Late Harvests (NLH) and m

  • Golden delicious apples, citrus and quince – these are the flavours of autumn you can expect from a glass of Steenberg Chardonnay. Joining the Steenberg Classic line-up in a refined new look, the 2021 Chardonnay expresses elegance and sophistication both in ta

  • Every year on 27 February, we celebrate National Milk Tart Day by raising a glass to our national treasure that has been baked into South African heritage in cross-cultural kitchens since the 1600s. Every family, every baker and every community has its own uni

  • Renowned Stellenbosch wine estate releases its 2018 vintage February is a time of first loves. For wine cognoscenti, that passion belongs to Delheim Estate and its Cabernet Sauvignon, whose 2018 vintage has just been released. Get Free Email Updates!Signup now

  • Nothing says romance like a glass of chilled pink bubblies, so say ‘I love you’ in sparkling style with the enchanting Krone Vintage Rosé Cuvée Brut 2019. Serve perfectly chilled and be beguiled by its gorgeous gossamer pink colour, graceful velvety mousse, al

  • If there is one must-have ingredient for this festive season, it’s KWV Brandy – a proven leader in taste and quality, with a range of brandies suited to every occasion. Recently, this international icon of drinks outclassed all other distillers at the coveted

  • Just in time for the festive season, La Motte is releasing the 2020 vintage of its acclaimed Chardonnay – one of the most versatile white wines for summer celebrations and special occasions. Get Free Email Updates!Signup now and receive an email once I p

  • Wine duo is only the second bottling in the range showcasing great vintages Eikendal Wines has released the latest vintage wines in its premier range Infused by Earth, a terroir-focused collection produced only in years of exceptional quality. Both expres

  • When we consider the ever-changing nature of the world we’re living in, most of us want the steadying comfort of continuity and consistency. You’ll find it in Chateau Libertas, a well-loved, trusted and enduring household name, now nudging 90. What makes it so

  • South African craft spirits’ innovator, Sugarbird, has produced a four-year old, Jamaican-style rum, infused with protea nectar, in keeping with the brand’s reverence for the Cape Floral Kingdom and fynbos’s seemingly endless flavour palette. The latest additi

  • Roodeberg, the cherished South African classic for over 70 years, has released the 2021 vintage of its vibrant Rosé just in time for summer sipping. Stepping out in style, the wine has already snared a Gold medal at the 2021 Michelangelo International Wine and

  • The celebrated Zandvliet winery has made it even easier and convenient for wine-lovers to enjoy its My Best Friend range, available in traditional bottles and now a two-litre wine-in-a-box format too. My Best Friend, which comprises a Cape White and Cape Red,

  • LATEST VINTAGE BONNIEVALE SAUVIGNON BLANC IS ‘ONE OF THE BEST’   Bonnievale Wines has unveiled the latest vintage of its River Collection Sauvignon Blanc, describing it as ‘one of the best’ it has produced. A spectacular showing of tropical fruit aromas a

  • 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

  • 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 D

  • Uncanny Wines are South Africa’s very first certified wines packaged in cans. These premium quality wines in a beautifully designed 250ml package are the proudly South African response to the skyrocketing international trend of canned wine. “We’ve combined Sou

  • NEDERBURG’S THE WOOD DIARIES: A ‘SMOKY’ WINTER EXPERIENCE A few weeks ago I was part of a small group that experienced an intimate late afternoon event at Nederburg in Paarl to learning about the intricacies and skill associated with not only the ageing of win

  • HAVE YOU DONE A BRANDY TASTING AT VAN RYN’S? There’s something about enjoying a tot of Brandy on a cold winters day , and that’s exactly what we did by visiting Van Ryn’s Distillery. My friend being a Brandy enthusiast accompanied me on the visit,.

  • Are you in a pickle about which wine will pair well with your fish?Photo Credit : Cape Malay Cooking Easter Weekend, or as fondly nick-named by some as “Pickled Fish Weekend”, is fast approaching and if like me, you are eagerly waiting to learn what...

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