Wine

Paserene launches 2017 Vintage Chardonnay

Paserene Chardonnay, in its 5th vintage is harvested from vineyards in Elgin and is a charming expression of cool-climate elegance. The wine spent 16 months in French oak barrels, which allows for balance between the fine acidity and a creamy oat character, making it the perfect sip for any wine lover. Co-owner and winemaker, Martin […]

REBELS WITH A CAUSE- The Body, Mind & Soul of Black Elephant Vintners

They call themselves “the rebels of the vine”….. Black Elephant Vintners (BEV) was born out of synchronicity, fortuitous friendships and a love for wine. Following the sale of Black Elephant Investment Holdings’ stake in Noah Financial Innovation in 2011, co-founder Kevin Swart (the ‘Black’ in the company’s name) uprooted his family and moved from Johannesburg […]

The 2019 Cape Wine Auction appoints Raymond Ndlovu as Trust chairperson

Established in 2014, the Cape Wine Auction Trust was created to raise money for education in the South African winelands. This global showcase of South African wines is committed to changing people’s lives through the powerful tool of education – from cradle to career. The 2019 Cape Wine Auction has raised R14 625 million and has […]

Lynx Estate -“The Spirit of transformation”

This boutique wine estate on the foothills of Klein Drakenstein Mountains is a place where authentic wines are produced, and ambitious plans are made. Winemaker Helgard van Schalkwyk and his team put their heart and soul into achieving the optimal result and creating a wine range extending from uncomplicated everyday-drinking wines to characterful top-of-the-range products, […]

HAUTE CABRIÈRE UNVEILS A NEW LOOK

ALMOST 25 years since the von Arnim family launched the iconic Haute Cabrière wine range, the brand has undergone an exciting packaging upgrade. The Franschhoek-based winery, with its iconic setting on the scenic Franschhoek Pass, has been specialising in wines produced from the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape varietals since the brand’s inception in the […]

Gleeful 2019 Harvest kicks off at TOKARA

  Harvest 2019 has started with great exuberance at TOKARA, the family owned Stellenbosch wine estate on the crest of the Helshoogte Pass, with relatively cool summer temperatures boding well for a stellar vintage. The first bounty of the 2019 TOKARA harvest was Chenin blanc, destined to become one of the building blocks of the […]

Veritas Young Wine Writer 2018 announced – with great new opportunities

Burgeoning young wine writer Llewellyn Lambert from Franschhoek, with a strong background in the hotel and hospitality industry and with his own online publication, has clinched the coveted Veritas Young Wine Writer title for 2018. Lambert, general manager of the Franschhoek Boutique Hotel, has developed his online publication with a hospitality-driven travel website featuring items […]

Franschhoek Vigneron is 2018 Diners Club Winemaker of the Year

It’s an event that everyone wants to attend, and when they do they dress up to the nine’s, and this year’s Diners Club Winemaker of the Year Awards once again lived up to its sparkling reputation. La Residence was once again the venue for the awards evening, which was attended by the who’s who of […]

A premium Provençal style Rosé – perfect for Summer and any occasion

Be the envy of friends this Summer when offering them simply the best the winelands has to offer. The Jean Roi Cap Provincial Rosé 2017 – a premium Provençal style Rosé from Anthonij Rupert Wyne – guaranteed to take your love for this style up a notch. Paying homage to Jean Roi, the French Huguenot […]