michael’s writings


Perdeberg The Ploughman Wines, a tribute to Dawid Diederiks – 23.02.2016

Perdeberg Winery echoes the saying of Pliny the Elder, Roman Statesman and Scholar, who said ‘always something new out of Africa.’ Dawid “Dappies” Diederiks of Klein Môrewag Perdeberg

February 23rd, 2017|

Nederburg offers young wine, delicious food & fun during Ommiberg 2017

Nederburg Manor House Let Nederburg, the 2017 Platter’s South African Wine Guide ‘Winery of the Year’, entertain you during this year’s OmmiBerg Round the Rock Festival in Paarl,

February 23rd, 2017|

Zevenwacht 7even Rosé 2016 & Jane-Anne Hobbs’s Chicken with Roasted Onions, Grapes & Verjuice – 22.02.2017

Zevenwacht 7even Rosé 2016 Zevenwacht, that beautiful Estate in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation, is situated on the just north of False Bay, from whence cooling breezes blow in

February 23rd, 2017|

Simonsig Chenin Blanc 2016 & Anina Meyer’s Simple Tomato Salad with Parsley & Walnut Pesto – 21.02.2017

Simonsig Chenin Blanc 2016 Chenin Blanc, South Africa’s largest wine grape planting, has been called The Workhorse.  I have always thought this was a bit of an insult,

February 23rd, 2017|

Willow Creek Olive Oils in my Baked Marrows in Tomato & Parmesan

, Michael's Baked Marrows with Tomato & Parmesan Willow Creek Olives and Olive Oils are the product of the beautiful Nuy Valley the turnoff for which is on

February 20th, 2017|

Eikendal amuses with Weintaufe Harvest Carnival

Playground of Winelands pleasures for young and old Eikendal from the Air The Stellenbosch winelands will take on wonderland proportions when Eikendal Vineyards celebrates the end of its

February 20th, 2017|