Groot Constantia: a legacy of excellence
by Julia Moore | 2nd October 2019
A number of South African wine estates are family-owned, often having been passed down 5 generations or more. However, this is not the case with Groot Constantia, a jewel...
SA Wine Legends: André van Rensburg
by Malu Lambert | 25th September 2019
Vergelegen is no ordinary estate. While many farms can claim 300-years of lineage, this sprawling Somerset West estate has the ancient arbour to prove it. Africa’s...
Building a creche, educating the community
by Angela Lloyd | 18th September 2019
In South Africa, the name Paul Roos is indelibly associated with both rugby and education. Paul Roos, was the rugby legend who captained the first South African rugby tea...
Taking a leap and blazing a trail to make a difference
by Julia Moore | 4th September 2019
The decade-old story of Bosman Adama is well-known: a historic wine farm in Wellington where the workers own a 26% share in the farming operation, still the biggest trans...
SA Wine Legend: Jayne Beaumont
by Malu Lambert | 28th August 2019
Like lashings of creamy, churned butter the yellow canola fields wash over the hillsides of Bot River aka Butter River. The official story of how the region got its name...
Adapting to Climate Change
by Angela Lloyd | 17th July 2019
Hardly a day goes by without reference, in one form of media or another, to climate change and its effects. Wine growing is increasingly at the heart of this news. In...
SA Wine Legend: Johann Krige
by Malu Lambert | 26th June 2019
Where the big guns roar. Kanonkop Estate, on the lower slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain, in Stellenbosch has a reputation for quality that precedes itself. Like the cann...
Douglas Green Jnr: The Living Legend of South African Wine
by Emile Joubert | 29th May 2019
Anybody asking “where is Douglas Green?” will be pleased to know that he is alive and well, living in a retirement village in Somerset West. Douglas Green Jnr...