Wamkelekile – welcome to Wines of South Africa

Wamkelekile is a Xhosa word meaning 'we welcome you'. South Africans are renowned for their warm hospitality and happy disposition, so enjoy the welcome and The Wines. South African wines add joy to life!

South African wines are grown in one of the world's most special places – with ancient soils, two oceans, soaring mountains and unparalleled natural beauty. The South African winelands are renowned for their breathtaking scenery and the wines are as full of variety as the myriad of cultures that form this Rainbow Nation.

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Bread Street Kitchen

Visit Bread Street Kitchen and win a case of wine

By Admin | 13 October 2014

South Africa is described by leading wine writers as the most exciting wine nation in the southern hemisphere. Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen is aiming to show you why our wines deserve this attention by showcasing some of South Africa’s top wines alongside a special game menu throughout the months of October and November.

The beautiful Cape Winelands are home to a huge variety of wine styles and the wonderful chefs at the Bread Street Kitchen have put together a delicious menu to celebrate the game season in the UK. Our wines pair brilliantly with the menu because they are food friendly wines, making them the ideal partner for game.

Sip & Savour with Wines of South Africa at Kitchen W8

By Admin | 26 September 2014

Join wine writer Sarah Ahmed at Kitchen W8 in Kensington at 12.30pm on Monday 3rd November to discover some vinous gems from South Africa. The line-up of six hand picked wines will include a medal-winning sparkling, a top Chenin Blanc and two big-hitting reds from Stellenbosch.


South African Wine Vine is back!

By Admin | 18 August 2014

South African Wine Vine is back and you could win one of three ultimate Braai kits or one of 300 bottles of wine. All you have to do is like our Facebook page and enter the competition or log on to the South African Wine Vine website here to enter. Good luck!   

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From Jamie Goode

Jamie Goode

It was a wet, rather chilly July day in Stellenbosch. We could hear the incessant rain descending from leaden skies, drumming against the roof of the Klein Zalze function room. Normally, I’d find this rather English weather rather depressing while I’m in South Africa (even if it is the South African winter, so it’s forgivable). But this time I didn’t really mind: I was here to do a job, and not a bad one at that. I was judging South Africa’s best Chenin Blancs.

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In Dawn Coventry's glass

Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut NV: Well, if I had to sum this wine up in one word it would be WOW! As a huge fan of fizz my expectations were high and if I am honest, I was expecting to be disappointed. How wrong could I be - this wine is one of the BEST I have tasted and at a fraction of the price. A MAJOR thumbs up from me!

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