Landskroon Shiraz 2019, excellent with meats from the braai, casserole or oven and great with a slice of Dalewood Fromage Huguenot Cheese…

Landskroon Shiraz 2019 Landskroon Wine Estate on the southwest facing slopes of the iconic Paarl Mountain in the Paarl Wine Appellation has been owned and managed by the De Villiers Family for 5 generations. Each of the five Cellarmasters has been named Paul. Renowned for their Port-Style and red wines in former times, Paul de

Oldenburg Vineyards Series Grenache Noir 2020, a winner winner Chicken Dinner with Carey Boucher Erasmus’s Thai Roast Chicken…

Oldenburg Vineyards Series Grenache Noir 2020 is a great experience in the glass. This is a particularly fine expression from the Estate...

Groot Constantia Merlot 2018, perfect with a Chargrilled Rib Eye by Genevieve Taylor…

Groot Constantia Merlot 2018, packed with the most delicious fruit. Soft and such a perfect sipping wine. Floricius Beukes, the Vineyardist and Boela Gerber the winemaker have produced a gem...

Durbanville Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2022 by Martin Moore and his team, so good with a tranche of SASSI friendly Hake and rustly potato chips…

Durbanville Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2022, a fine cool climate wine from the Durbanville Wine Appellation. Made by Kobus Gerberm the Winery's White Wine Specialst, good with a tranche of Hake...

De Grendel Op die Berg Syrah 2020, so good with Liver in a sour sauce…

From snow bound Witzenberg Vineyards in Winter, De Grendel's Founding Winemaker Charles Hopkins makes a superb example of a Continental Climate Wine - De Grendel Op die Berg Syrah 2022...

Landskroon Paul de Villiers Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, excellent with Tony Jackman’s Caramel Pork Stir Fry…

Landskroon Paul de Villiers Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, a premium Cabernet from a premier producer situated on the slopes of the Paarl Mountain...

De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2021, so good with Fiona Beckett’s Chicken, Preserved Lemon and Green Olive Tagine…

De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2021 uses Sauvignon Blanc grapes from the Lutzville and Darling wine appellations and a dab of Semillon.

Groot Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2021, perfect partner to Alida Ryder’s Pan-Fried Fish with lemon cream sauce & capers…

Groot Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2021, a perfect expression of cool climate grown grapes. Boela Gerber has produced another masterpiece...

Landskroon Paul Hugo Red 2020 wins The Cobie Van Oort Cabernet Franc Challenge 2022 Award for the Best Value Wine…

The sublime Landskroon Paul Hugo Red 2020 takes a Gold and Award for The Best Value Wine on the Cabernet Franc Challenge 2020...

Bonnievale Winery releases two new vintage gems, The Limited Release Chardonnay 2021 and The River Collection Merlot 2021…

Bonnievale Winery, home of The Limited Release Chardonnay 2021 and The River Collection Merlot 2021 Bonnievale Winery is situated in the Eastern End of the Robertson Wine Appellation, in a little Wine Ward of its own – Bonnievale. Bonnievale Wine Maker Edwin Mahlambo with a SA Young Wine Show Award It has been interesting for

Groot Constantia Pinotage 2019. A good partner to Dianne Bibby’s Red Wine Lamb Shanks…

Groot Constantia Pinotage 2019 I always think of Groot Constantia Wine Estate as the cradle of the wine industry in South Africa. Simon van der Stel was first granted the Estate in 1685. It was Hendrik Cloete, owner in the late 18th Century who, with his Constantia Wines, made for a ‘golden era’ of Cape

Oldenburg Vineyards CL White Blend 2020, excellent with Coconut Fish Curry by Carey Boucher Erasmus…

Oldenburg Vineyards CL White Blend 2020 Oldenburg Vineyards is a family-owned Wine Estate in the Banghoek Valley, the cooler side of the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation. Here, with the unique terroir and aspects. Nic van Aarde makes some utterly delicious wines. I have a feeling that this one he has made because it is the most

A pair of Durbanville Hills Shiraz Wines. So good with your Valentine’s Day Dinner, Lizet Hartley’s Rolled Brisket Pot Roast with Samp…

Durbanville Hills Shiraz 2019 Durbanville Hills Winery is situated at the ed of a promontory which looks out over Table Mountain and The Atlantic Ocean and receives cooling breezes off the chilly Benguela current, so beneficial to the vineyards in the heat of Summer. Founding Cellarmaster, Martin Moore I haven’t spoken about the sublime red

Bizoe Estalét Syrah 2018, a perfect wine for your Valentine’s Day dinner…

Bizoe Estalét Syrah 2018 The Bizoe Winery of Rikus Neethling is situated in  the outskirts of Somerset West in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation. “Bizoe” is derived from the French word “Bisous”, meaning “little kiss”.  Here, Rikus, makes an array of wines, the grape he uses are specially chosen from different Wine Appellations according to his

Two fine Shiraz wines from Durbanville Hills, the Durbanville Hills Shiraz and the Collectors Reserve Shiraz 2018…

Wilhelm Coetzee, Red Wine Specialist & his team produce Durbanville Hills Shiraz wine, Durbanville Hills Shiraz & Collector’s Reserve Shiraz...

Groot Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2021, excellent with Karen Booth’s Russian Salad…

Groot Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2021 Groot Constantia is the cradle of our Wine Industry and is situated in the Constantia Wine Appellation, about a 20 minute drive from the Cape Town City Centre. One of the older wineries, granted in 1652 to previous Dutch Governor, Simon van der Stel. Floricius Beukes, Groot Constantia Vineyardist The

Simonsig The Grapesmith Die Kluisenaar 2018, so good with Alida Ryder’s Pan Seared Duck Breast with Honey Soy Glaze…

Made from Roussanne and Marsanne, which make long living wines in France, Simonsig The Grapesmith Die Kluisenaar 2018, a perfect food wine...

Proposal Hill Cap Classique Brut Rosé 2017, a De Grendel Wine with a romantic De Grendel story…

De Grendel Proposal Hill Cap Classique 2017, a gem of a wine by Founding Winemaker, Charles Hopkins. Made from Pinot Noir...

Oldenburg Grenache Noir 2016 from the Vineyards Series, so good  with Dianne Bibby’s Easy Tuna Bake…

Oldenburg Grenache Noir 2016, a gem of a wine recently released from the Oldenburg Vineyard's Library. A stunning expression of the Grape...

Groot Constantia Pinotage 2019, a South African Wine good with a South African Dish, My Tomato Bredie…

Groot Constantia Pinotage 2019 Groot Constantia Wine Estate is situated about 20 minutes’ drive south of the centre of Cape Town in one of the older wine producing regions of South Africa, the Constantia Wine Appellation. Blessed with much history in terms of the popularity of its wine in. Found in the great Royal Halls

ADVENT CALENDAR DAY 9, LEEUWENKUIL REVISITED FOR ITS LEEUWENKUIL SHIRAZ 2020, A PERFECT SUMMER WINE…

Leeuwenkuil Shiraz 2020 A visit again to Leeuwenkuil again to talk about the Leeuwenkuil Shiraz 2020. I think a perfect Summer wine, chilled it makes a great sipper and it is perfect with food, anything from a tranche of seared tuna to my version of Leipoldt's Cabbage Bredie [click HERE for the recipe]. Willie &

CAPE PORTRAIT WINES – TWO GREAT BLENDS FROM DURBANVILLE HILLS, BY KOBUS GERBER & WILHELM COETZEE. SUPERB FOOD WINES…

Kobus Gerber and Wilhelm Coetzee launch two blended wines under the Cape Portraits Label, Two utterly delicious and different wines...

DE GRENDEL ROSÉ 2021, A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME WOULD NOT TASTE AS FINE…

De Grendel Rosé 2021 In one of the most perfect marine climate settings in the Cape, De Grendel Wine Estate sits on the slopes of the Tygerberg Hills, thus named for the spotty indigenous fynbos which covers it. Facing Table Mountain in the South and the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Estate is a

LANDSKROON PAUL DE VILLIERS RESERVE 2018, SO GOOD WITH NADIA GRAVES’S DUCK BREAST IN A MADEIRA SAUCE…

Landskroon Paul De Villiers Reserve 2018 The De Villiers family whose antecedents sailed from the French Atlantic Coast, fleeing religious persecution, and landed in Cape Town on 6th May 1689. 5 of the most recent generations of those three brothers have been named Paul and have made wine on the family estate, Landskroon on the

OLDENBURG VINEYARDS SERIES CABERNET FRANC 2018, PERFECT WITH NINA TIMM’S NEW YORK STRIP SIRLOIN…

Oldenburg Vineyards Series Cabernet Franc 2018 Oldenburg Vineyards is situated in the Banghoek Valley between the Simonsberg and the Groot Drakenstein Mountains. A significantly cooler part of the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation. Cabernet Franc has found a home in the Banghoek Valley, where it grows exceptionally well at the foot of Rondekop, the little ferricrete soil

SIMONSIG REDHILL PINOTAGE 2018, A PERFECT GLASS WITH WHICH TO CELEBRATE PINOTAGE MONTH…

Simonsig Redhill Pinotage 2018, a premium product from a premier Estate with a four generation history in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation..

DE GRENDEL OP DIE BERG CHARDONNAY 2021, PERFECT WITH DIANNE BIBBY’S BUTTERED ROAST CHICKEN…

De Grendel Op die Berg Chardonnay 2021, is born in the Witzenberg where snow covers the vineyards in Winter...

GROOTE POST SEASALTER SAUVIGNON BLANC 2021, A WINE APPROACHING CULT STATUS WITH DEBBIE MCLAUGLIN’S DELICIOUS SALMON SALAD…

Groote Post Seasalter Sauvignon Blanc 2021, from the eponymous Estate in the Darling Wine Appellation, smacks of a swim in the cold Atlantic Ocean....

GROOT CONSTANTIA LADY OF ABUNDANCE 2018, PERFECT WITH CAT ROCHEFORT’S LAMB-STUFFED AUBERGINE WITH PEARL BARLEY SALAD…

Groot Constantia Lady of Abundance 2018, a delicious accessible, rich and generous glass by Boela Gerber, grapes by the Estate's Vineyardist Floricius Beukes...

SIMONSIG LABYRINTH CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2017, PERFECT WITH A TRANCHE OF SKIRT STEAK WITH MUSTARD SAUCE…

Simonsig Labyrinth Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, first bottled on the Estate in 1976, presents a fine wine as a result of improved clones on suitable sites...

OLDENBURG VINEYARDS SERIES SYRAH 2018, PERFECT PARTNER FOR ALIDA RYDER’S PAN SEARED DUCK BREAST WITH A HONEY SOY GLAZE…

Oldenburg Vineyards Series Syrah 2018, a perfect cool climate expression of this Southern French Grape by Nic van Aarde, Oldenburg Winemaker...

International Chardonnay Day May 27th, we celebrate Creation 2020 Reserve Chardonnay from the Hemel en Aarde Valley in the Walker Bay Wine Appellation…

We celebrate International Chardonnay Day with Creation 2020 Reserve Chardonnay from the Hemel en Aarde Valley in the Walker Bay Appellation...

Oldenburg Vineyards Rondekop Series Per Se Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, excellent with my Tomato Bredie…

Oldenburg Vineyards Rondekop Series Per Se Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, a perfect companion to a richly flavoured Tomato Bredie...

Oldenburg Vineyards Chenin Blanc 2020, so good with Carey Boucher Erasmus’s Courgette, Herb & Goat’s Cheese Fritters…

Oldenburg Vineyards Chenin Blanc 2020, Nic van Aarde's superb expression of a delicately oaked Chenin Blanc....

Easter Parade, Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc Steen op Hout 2019 from the beautiful Stellenbosch Wine Appellation on Michael Olivier Talking Wine Instagram Video

Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc Steen op Hout 2019, a legend in its lifetime. A fine oaked Chenin Blanc, so food oriented...

Durbanville Hills Collector’s Reserve The Promenade Pinotage 2016, so good with Dianne Bibby’s Red Wine Lamb Shanks…

Durbanville Hills Collector’s Reserve The Promenade Pinotage 2016, a fine expression of this South African Grape by Wilhelm Coetzee...

Easter Parade, Fort Simon Wines Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, both of the 2016 vintage from beautiful Stellenbosch Wine Appellation, on Michael Olivier Talking Wine Instagram Video

Fort Simon Wines from the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation, serious, variety specific, elegant Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz of the 2016 Vintage...

Easter Parade, Middelvlei Momberg Pinotage 2018, from beautiful Devon Valley in Stellenbosch, on Michael Olivier Talking Wine Instagram Video

Middelvlei Momberg Pinotage 2018, a celebration of Pinotage and a celebration of the Momberg Family, owners of Middelvlei for over 100 years...

Easter Parade, Cape of Good Hope Riebeeksrivier Chenin Blanc 2019 on Michael Olivier Talking Wine Instagram Video

Cape of Good Hope Riebeeksrivier Chenin Blanc 2019 The winery where the Cape of Good Hope Wines are made is in Franschhoek at the Anthonij Rupert Winery. The Swartland Wine Appellation is the region from which the grapes for this wine come. Two small vineyards on the lower slopes of the Kasteelberg are the source.

Landskroon Pinotage 2018, great partner to Alida Ryder’s Easy Tomato Soup with grilled Cheese, perfect mid-week supper dish…

Landskroon Pinotage 2018, a gem of a wine, made from South Africa's Red Wine Grape Pinotage, great expression...

Oldenburg Vineyards Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, excellent with Diane Bibby’s Roast Leg of Lamb with Saffron Honey…

Oldenburg Vineyards Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, a great expression of the grape. from the cooler side of Stellenbosch...

Groot Constantia Grand Constance 2016, a wine of great historical significance for the Cape Wine Industry…

Groot Constantia Grand Constance 2016, a wine of great historical interest. Excellent drinking too...

Michael Olivier Talking Wine, Landskroon Paul de Villiers Cabernet Sauvignon 2018,  a podcast…

Landskroon Paul de Villiers Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, a flagflyer for the Estate. 5 generations of Pauls have been Cellarmasters...

Bellingham The Homestead Series Chardonnay 2019, the perfect partner to Nina Timm’s Granny’s Roast Chicken…

The Bellingham Homestead Series Chardonnay 2019 by Richard Duckitt is the perfect summer wine for lunch or dinner...

Advent Calendar Day 17, Tokara Reserve Collection Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2020 on Michael Olivier Talking Wine…

Tokara Reserve Collection Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2020, an utterly delicious cool climate wine, made from grapes from the Elgin Highlands...

De Grendel Proposal Hill Brut Rosé MCC 2016, excellent with Alida Ryder’s Sticky Cinnamon Buns with Pecan Nuts…

De Grendel Proposal Hill Brut Rosé MCC 2016, fine MCC by Charles Hopkns on De Grendel Estate in the Durbanville Wine Appellation...

Advent Calendar Day 14, Altydgedacht Blanc de Blancs 2019 on Michael Olivier Talking Wine…

Altydgedacht Blanc de Blancs MCC 2019, a gem of a wine from one of the oldest farms in the Durbanville Wine Appellation...

Advent Calendar Day 8, Vergelegen Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – Michael Olivier Talking Wine…

Vergelegen Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, without doubt one of the truly great wines of the Cape...

Durbanville Hills MCC Blanc de Blancs 2016, perfect for any time, celebration or not, great with oysters or cheese…

Durbanville Hills MCC Blanc de Blanc 2016, a wine for all seasons and all occasions. Don't wait for a celebration, now's the time....

Advent Calendar Day 5, Doolhof Signatures of Doolhof Single Vineyard Malbec 2018 & Merlot 2017…

Signatures of Doolhof Single Vineyard Wines, the Malbec and the Merlot are from the Limietberg Wine Appellation...