2018 Absa Top 10 Pinotage Winners Announced

2018-08-19T20:38:41+02:00 Blog, Wine of the Month|

After much anticipation the presentation of the 2018 Absa Top 10 Pinotage trophies was held at Cavalli estate outside Somerset West on 15 August, commemorating 22 years of Absa’s involvement with the Pinotage Association, and setting the benchmark for South Africa’s most successful “indigenous” wine variety. The panel of judges for the 2018 competition [...]

New Vintage Release of Delheim’s Vegan-Friendly Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc

2018-06-26T12:34:09+02:00 Blog, Wine Farms, Wine of the Month|

Cellar gems put the sparkle back into Meatless Mondays A pair of Delheim's latest wine releases is sure to put a spring in the step of wine-lovers who are vegans. That's because unlike most other wineries, the famous Stellenbosch winery used zero animal products traditionally used in winemaking to produce its 2018 Delheim Pinotage Rosé and [...]

Morgenster Releases Eight Wines

2018-05-29T11:21:45+02:00 Blog, Wine of the Month|

Morgenster Wine and Olive Estate in Somerset West.  Late owner Giulio Bertrand releases these wines in batches only after they have had the benefit of ageing in pristine conditions.  Having started this practice in 2000, he can offer his markets volume and continuity in unique vertical collections.  (The passing of Giulio Bertrand on the 20th [...]

Wine of the Month (February ’18)

2018-04-05T11:29:33+02:00 Wine Farms, Wine of the Month|

Vondeling Monsonia 2015 We are almost at the end of February, I really thought o boy am I going to find a wine that’s going to stand out for me this month. On Friday I visited Vondeling in Paarl, I had the pleasure of tasting their wines. The Monsonia was the last wine that I [...]

Wine of the month (January ’18)

2018-03-29T10:12:48+02:00 Wine of the Month|

January is normally the month that most of us wants to reduce our alcohol intake.  Here is my solution.  All-new Lautus Savvy White hits the spot without the guilt. A smart low-calorie sip, big on flavour to revolutionise your lifestyle. Meet Lautus Savvy White – South Africa’s very first de-alcoholised wine, crafted like no other [...]

Wine of the Month (December ’17)

2018-03-29T10:11:13+02:00 Wine of the Month|

  Excellent wine, excellent setting with passion – Eikendal Wine Estate My last wine for 2017 is the Cabernet Sauvignon 2015. This was an exceptional year in Stellenbosch. The Eikendal Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 received top honours with a  Double Gold status. Tim Atkin gave this wine 93/100 points in his recent 2107 South Africa Special [...]

Wine of the Month (September ’17)

2018-03-29T10:06:39+02:00 Wine of the Month, Wine Pairings/Tastings|

As you know by now, I absolutely love red wines and Cabernet Sauvignon is definitely one of me and my husbands favorite cultivars. My first interaction of Rust en Vrede was when we use to come to Cape Town for Holiday and my Dad always went to Rust en Vrede for a wine tasting. On [...]