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Cape Winemakers Guild welcomes new Chairman and new member
Boela Gerber, acclaimed cellarmaster at Groot Constantia, has become the new Chairman of the Cape Winemakers Guild with one additional member joining the ranks of this respected league of winemakers.
Platter's 2018 guide hits a Nelson with 111 Five Stars
The Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2018 was launched at Cape Town’s The Table Bay Hotel on Friday 3 Nov,
Bottelary Hills toasts year-end with Pop Up Lunch at Mooiplaas
Chef George Jardine fires up festive tastes and champion wines
First Gauteng Pinotage & Biltong Festival sets the bar!
International Pinotage Day was celebrated with enthusiasm this past weekend in the shady gardens of the Leriba Hotel in Centurion, when around 1000 fans descended on the 18 wineries presenting their Pinotage’s, paired with interesting biltong flavours by Billa ‘B & Co Biltong Deli, a new local biltong outlet.
Celebrating International Pinotage Day 2017 – Events and promotions
Wine lovers all over the world have embraced the celebration of South Africa’s national wine and this year's Pinotage Day promises to be exceptional, entertaining and with a more International presence.
First Gauteng Pinotage & Biltong Festival showcases diversity
If you always thought Pinotage is only used to make serious red wines, don’t miss out on the first Pinotage and Biltong Festival in Gauteng which takes place on national Pinotage day, Saturday 14 October and Sunday 15 October at the Leriba Hotel in Centurion from 11 to 5 pm daily.
Consol Collaborates with wine producers to promote Stellenbosch and its Quality Wines
Introducing a new glass bottle that celebrates the unparalleled quality of Cabernet wines from the Stellenbosch region – superior packaging for superior wine.
Join Bottelary Hills for a Scottish Braai at its next Pop Up Lunch
What on earth is a Scottish Braai? Join the Stellenbosch wine route of Bottelary Hills and acclaimed chef George Jardine for a special, fire-side lunch at Kaapzicht Wine Estate on 27 August to find out. Chef George Jardine fans the flames for celebrated food and wine feast
Transformation and integration - #wineforgood
The South African wine industry, like the country itself, has lived through political turmoil and a fair amount of negativity with regards to its history. However, through radical transformation and a number of innovative projects, this perception is gradually changing as the industry is remade from within.
The Old Vines Project Goes Live In London With One of the Tastings of the Year…
The 28th of June was a momentous day in the history of South African wine. The Old Vines Tasting at South Africa House in London presented by Andre Morgenthal and Jo Wehring of Wines of South Africa, profiled 77 of the most profound red and white wines produced in South Africa’s diverse winelands.
Amateur & Expert opinions mesh at Cab Franc Carnival
After the announcement of the Top 6 in this year’s official Cabernet Franc Challenge at Avontuur Estate in March, it was interesting to see the similarities between the crowd favourites at the Western Cape and Gauteng Carnivals, and those of the judges in the blind tasting panel of the annual competition.
Wine Personalities line-up for the Hermanus FynArts 2017
The fifth Hermanus FynArts culture festival, starting June 9, is again spotlighting the great art of wine this year.
Third Cab Franc Carnival at Avontuur a success for the varietal
The third Cabernet Franc Carnival, presented by Avontuur Estate took place again on Saturday, 20 May 2017 on the terraces and expansive lawn at this family-owned wine estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West.
Stellenbosch Cabernet | The Collection | One night only
Stellenbosch Cabernet – The Collection – promises Gauteng wine lovers an extraordinary once-off experience. On 22nd June – for one night only - twenty-five of the country's premier Cabernet producers will be bringing the best of their current and pre-release young wines (together with a select array of older and mature vintages) to the nation's fine wine capital.
Bottelary Hills Pop Up Lunches pay homage to heritage fare
Chef George Jardine to enthral with traditional tastes and champion wines
The Chenin Kings On The Beach
Graham Howe reports on the first major tasting of the year - The Magic of Chenin Blanc - a showcase for consumers held in Cape Town in April.
Pinotage & Biltong Festival the place to be!
If you’re looking for a fun day out with friends and family for this coming weekend, look no further! Indulge in two SA favourites on Saturday, 22 April and Sunday, 23 April 2017 at the third annual Pinotage & Biltong Festival, which takes place at L’Avenir Wine Estate just outside Stellenbosch from 11h00-17h00.
Wine of Origin at its best
At the 12th annual Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards the best wines from specific terroirs will once again be judged and announced. South Africa can lay claim to many prime wine terroirs for its cultivars, and every year it is interesting to see which terroir delivered the best example of cultivar or style.
Pinotage diversity celebrated with Lanzerac menu
From deep dark red to sweet and sparkling to white and ice cold, the diversity of South Africa’s home-grown grape varietal Pinotage, is continuously being tested as winemakers try out new styles. This diversity was celebrated with a mouth-watering menu created by Lanzerac Wine Estate’s Executive Chef Stephen Fraser to launch the 2017 Pinotage and Biltong Festivals.
Pinotage & Biltong Festival celebrates two SA food Icons
From kudu to grass fed beef and chilli chicken to rooibos & honey; biltong is the one food item most South Africans don’t see themselves giving up, even when they emigrate!

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