by Angela Lloyd | 26th January 2022
One of South Africa’s advantages over many of the world’s traditional winelands is the lack of restrictions on what and where vines may be planted. If t...
New start, fresh beginnings
by Fiona McDonald | 16th December 2021
Christmas came early for Klein Goederust in Franschhoek. There was singing, ample food and prayer at the launch of its tasting room and restaurant. Standard fare for wine...
SA Wine Trailblazer: Danie Steytler Jnr
by Malu Lambert | 24th November 2021
Standing at a lookout point on Kaapzicht farm with Danie Steytler Jnr, Stellenbosch’s Bottelary in all its glory is laid out below. The wind-scrubbed sky is bright...
50 not out
by Fiona McDonald | 9th November 2021
1971 was quite the year. Much of what made the news involved America: Charles Manson and his acolytes received the death penalty while Apollo 14 landed on the moon with C...
by Fiona McDonald | 6th October 2021
The Platter Guide Winery of the Year for 2021, Kleine Zalze, just can’t seem to stop winning! The latest accolade added to the already brimming trophy cabinet was t...
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...