South African Wine Legend: Charles Hopkins
by Malu Lambert | 15th September 2021
“I have a restless soul and a restless mind,” says cellar master of De Grendel, Charles Hopkins. We’re seated at a wooden table that overlooks the cella...
Wine Trailblazer: Trizanne Barnard
by Malu Lambert | 11th August 2021
Barrels have a double meaning for winemaker Trizanne Barnard. When not filling them with her distinct ocean-born wines, an avid surfer she steals every chance she gets to...
HOW FAIRTRADE WORKS WITH PRODUCER ORGANISATIONS TO SUPPORT FARMERS THROUGH THE PANDEMIC
by Admin | 6th August 2021
South Africa is one of the most famous and well-respected wine growing regions in the world but it is no secret that workers and producers often struggle to make a decent...
Celebrate 50 Years of Cap Classique
by Admin | 28th April 2021
2021 sees Cap Classique celebrate 50 years of producing South Africa’s leading sparkling wine – a milestone in the country’s proud 360-year winemaking h...
by Angela Lloyd | 10th February 2021
The road is long and straight, the scenery dramatic. Towering mountains, snow-capped in winter, cascading waterfalls, eye-catching fynbos and wild flowers, wild animals t...
by Fiona McDonald | 2nd December 2020
A month or two shy of 2021 – and the year which sees the 50th anniversary of the first bottling of Simonsig’s Kaapse Vonkel – the 2015 vintage of this b...
Meet Kiara Scott of Brookdale Estate
by Malu Lambert | 12th November 2020
With her wild curls contained under a bucket hat, fresh-faced Kiara Scott looks every bit of her 28-years. That is to say youthful, and full of energy. She’s speaki...
Nine ways that wine elevates art and culture in South Africa
by Tshepang Molisana | 9th September 2020
Prior to 1994, Heritage Day, September 24 was observed as Shaka Day, primarily in Kwa-Zulu Natal. In many ways, the commemoration of a great Zulu King and his incompar...