DE WETSHOF ESTATE NAISSANCE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2018, EXCELLENT AS A PARTNER TO DALEWOOD FROMAGE ESTATE CHEESE…

De Wetshof Estate Naissance Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, a jewel in the De Wetshof crown, filled with all the wonderful Cabernet attributes. Excellent sipping wine, great with food..

SOME REAL GEMS FROM BONNIEVALE WINERY, A CINSAULT ROSÉ, A CHENIN BLANC AND A CHARDONNAY…

Bonnievale Winery is producing some really exciting wines. Here are my views on their Cinsault Rosé, Chenin Blanc and a Chardonnay...

OLDENBURG VINEYARDS RONDEKOP SERIES RHODIUM 2018, SO GOOD WITH INA PAARMAN’S SPITBRAAI ORANGE DUCK…

The Oldenburg Vineyards Rondekop Series Rhodium 2018, has, for the first time 55% Cabernet Franc with 45% Merlot. Right Bank style of Bordeaux Blend...

DELAIRE GRAFF BOTMASKOP 2018, THE PERFECT PARTNER TO HEIN VAN TONDER’S SLOW ROASTED LEG OF LAMB WITH ROASTED ONIONS AND CHIMICHURRI…

Delaire Graff Botmaskop 2018, a fine blend from the top of the Helshoogte Pass. Made by Morné Vrey and his award winning team...

International Chardonnay Day May 27th, we celebrate Glenelly Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2020 from the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation……

Glenelly Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2020, a superb expression of this noble grape which we celebrate today on International Chardonnay Day May 27th...

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...

DELAIRE GRAFF COASTAL CUVÉE SAUVIGNON BLANC 2020, SO GOOD WITH DIANNE BIBBY’S BARLEY SALAD WITH SUMAC ROAST BUTTERNUT…

Delaire Graff Coastal Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc 2020, with a dollop of Semillon, makes a fine refresher and is a great food wine...

De Wetshof Bon Vallon 2020, a fine expression of Chardonnay, so good with Grilled Mushrooms and Basil & Lemon Pesto…

De Wetshof Bon Vallon 2020, a fine expression of an unoaked Chardonnay from the Robertson Wine Valley...

Delicious canapés meet their match with the Spier 5.5% Seasonal Tasting exclusively available at the farm’s Tasting Room…

The seasonal Spier 5.5% Seasonal Tasting offers the Chenin Blanc and the Shiraz with delicious matching Canapés...

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....

Three stunners from Journey’s End in the Eastern Stellenbosch Wine Appellation, all matched with Diane Bibby’s amazing recipes…

Journey’s End, three stunners which are much awarded, utterly delicious wines from the Eastern part of the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation...

World Malbec Day with Battle Creek Venison Goulash, a delicious dish for cooler evenings with Goye Malbec Roble 2017 from Argentina…

Battle Creek Venison Goulash, a classical dish, which I have tweaked a bit as originally it contained only paprika, onions and venison...

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.

Spier Creative Block 3 2017, such a perfect partner to Lizet Hartley’s Herbed Mushrooms on Cheesy Polenta…

Spier Creative Block 3 2017, a gem of a Rhone style blend by Johan Jordaan, from Darling and Stellenbosch Grapes...

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...

Valentine’s Day Angel Food, my Fresh Norwegian Salmon cured with Grappa, perfect with a glass of Delaire Graff Sunrise Cap Classique…

Delaire Graff Sunrise Cap Classique nv, made in the style of a Cremant de Loire with Chenin Blanc as the lead grape...

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...

The nights are cool and Dianne Bibby’s Sticky Fig and Walnut Pudding is the perfect partner to Durbanville Hills The Honey Bee Noble Late Harvest 2018…

Dianne Bibby’s Sticky Fig and Walnut Pudding, perfect for cool summer nights and so good with the Durbanville Hills The Honey Bee NLH 2018...

Christine Capendale’s Passion Fruit Crème Brûlee, the perfect match for the Delaire Graff Sunburst Noble Late Harvest 2015…

Delaire Graff Sunburst Noble Late Harvest 2015, a wine that evokes Summer, delicious on its own, great with food...

Cheryl Bennett’s Curried Cauliflower Fritters, different and ‘new’ are so good with the De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2019…

Cheryl Bennett’s Curried Cauliflower Fritters, such a fun different dish, perfect for lunch with a glass of De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2019...

Nederburg The Young Airhawk Sauvignon Blanc 2018, in honour of Arnold Graue, so good with Jane Anne Hobbs’s Summer Linguine with a Cold Sauce of Poached Chicken, Tomatoes and Basil…

Nederburg The Young Airhawk Sauvignon Blanc 2018, an oaked Sauvignon, grapes from Darling, honours Arnold Graue of Nederburg...

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...