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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Care to taste

By Admin | 23 October 2014

Following the success of last year's event, Starfish is hosting another wine tasting on Thursday 13th November 2014.

Legendary wine writer Dave Hughes will introduce the evening and guests will enjoy a wonderful selection of wines and cheese from around the world. You will learn how to pair wine with food and there will be a fun team quiz to put your knowledge to the test.

Sumaridge supports the NSRI

By Admin | 23 October 2014

Sumaridge Estate Wines has collaborated with the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) in South Africa. The NSRI are the equivilant to our RNLI here in the UK. For every bottle of Maritimus they make, Sumaridge are making a donation to this voluntary organisation which does great work and saves many lives around the coast of South Africa. 

Signed, sealed, delivered

By Admin | 23 October 2014

If you are looking for a special gift for the wine connoisseur in your life, then look no further.  Holden Manz Visionaire 2012 makes its debut in the UK with a limited number of bottles signed by owner Migo Manz. Each bottle is accompanied with technical information and a seasonal greetings card from owners Migo, Gerard Holden and family.

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From Jamie Goode

Jamie Goode

If you are a bit of a South African wine nerd, you may well have come across bottles with a distinctive white label, with a red key logo to the side and rather plain black script, with the name CAPE WINEMAKERS GUILD prominent. You don’t see so many of them in the UK, but they’re a common sight in top restaurants and collectors’ cellars in South Africa. These are wines that have been sold at one of the Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) annual auctions, and they’re considered to be among the best the country has to offer.

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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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