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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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!   

It's South African Wine Week!

By Claudia Brown | 30 June 2014

Join us over the next few days as we celebrate South African Wine Week.  Visit one of the participating restaurants below from 30th June - 6th July and you could win a trip for two to the South African winelands. 


South African Wine Week

By Claudia Brown | 19 June 2014

South African Wine Week is taking place from 30th June - 6th July and you could win a trip for two to the South African winelands by visiting one of the participating restaurants mentioned below. 

All you need to do is like our Facebook page and leave a comment here. If you would like to post a photo, we'd love to see it.

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From Jamie Goode

Jamie Goode

One of the great dramas of the wine world is vintage. Unlike most other drinks, wine can only be made once a year. And the characteristics of that year’s weather patterns have a huge influence over the quality and personality of that year’s wine. Imagine being a winemaker approaching vintage: this is your one chance. For the previous year, you will have been working towards a single goal, the next grape harvest. There are some elements that are out of your control, first and foremost the weather. But then as harvest approaches, you have to decide when to pick, and then make a whole host of winemaking choices in response to the characteristics of the grapes entering the winery. For an intense period of a couple of months – this will depend on which varieties you are working with and how compressed the harvest is – your work for the year will more or less be done, at least as far as wine quality is concerned.

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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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