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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SA Wines Online Spring Wine Tasting

By Admin | 26 February 2015

Join SA Wines Online on Saturday 21st March 2015 for the first Warehouse Tasting of the year!  

This fun, casual tasting will start at 12:30pm and you can sample 15-20 South African wines until the tasting ends at 15:30pm.

2015 AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction raises over R10.5 Million for education in the Cape winelands

By Admin | 16 February 2015

Setting a new record for this prestigious fundraising event

The 2015 AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction, which took place on Saturday 14th February, ascended to new heights when an astounding R10.565 million was raised for education in the Cape Winelands, achieving a significant 50% increase on the R7.045 million raised at the inaugural 2014 Auction.

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Tastetrip - a new website that brings our vineyards to life

By Claudia Brown | 5 February 2015

Are you planning to visit South Africa? If so, we encourage you to have a look at a new website called Tastetrip. I can garentee that after spending a few minutes on the site, you'll be booking your flights or, if they are already booked, wishing time would march on so that you can get to the vineyards. 

Tastetrip is a beautiful website with stunning photography that takes you into the heart of the winery and vineyard. If you are looking for something specific like a cookery course on a vineyard or a mountain bike experience, for example, then this is the website for you. There is so much to do in and around the vineyard areas of South Africa and this website brings it all to life.  

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From Jamie Goode

Jamie Goode

A while back, Andre van Rensberg of celebrated Stellenbosch producer Vergelegen held a tasting titled ‘Cab is King’. I wasn’t able to make it, but after the event I was sent seven bottles of wine. These were cask samples of the 2012 vintage that had spent two years in barrel, and each represented components of the ‘V’ Bordeaux blend. The idea was for me to try my hand at blending the best wine I could from these individual components, and I remember spending a delightful and somewhat drunken afternoon sitting outside with a measuring cylinder, several glasses and a couple of decanters. I’m not sure my final blend was as good as André’s – after all, he’s been doing this all his career – but it was very educational seeing how different varieties and even the same varieties grown in different parts of the vineyard all meshed together to produce a more complete wine. It’s the art of blending, and this is the model for making Bordeaux-style reds.

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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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