De Wetshof Estate Finesse Chardonnay 2019, so good with Ina Paarman’s Old Fashioned Chicken Pie…

De Wetshof Estate Finesse Chardonnay 2019 Finesse is an excellent choice of name for this wine from De Wetshof Wine Estate, a discreetly oaked Chardonnay. The vines from which the grapes are hand harvested range in age from 15 to 24 years and are on a six wire trellis system.  The soils, classic Robertson dirt

Peter Falke Signature Noelina Méthode Cap Classique 2015, in the Top Ten of The Prescient Cap Classique Report 2020…

Peter Falke Signature Noelina Méthode Cap Classique 2015, no surprise to hear that the wine is in the Top Ten of The Prescient Cap Classique Report 2020...

Delaire Graff Sunrise MCC Brut nv, a Top Ten Wine in the Prescient Cap Classique Report 2020…

Delaire Graff Sunrise MCC Brut nv Not surprised at all that the Delaire Graff Sunrise MCC Brut nv is in the Top Ten of the Prescient Cap Classique Report 2020. This unusual, for an MCC anyway, blend is so cleverly made by Morné Vrey, the much awarded Delaire Graff Winemaker. Chenin Blanc ripening on the

The Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Nectars, special wines by Johan Malan & Charl Schoeman…

The Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Nectars are a new style of Méthode Cap Classique - Demi-Sec and Simonsig leading the way...

Alto Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, delicious with Grilled Pork Chops with Honey Garlic Glaze…

Alto Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, recently released new vintage by Bertho Eksteen, classical Helderberg expression of this noble grape...

De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2019, so good with Jane-Anne Hobbs’s Spaghettini with a Double-Creamy Onion, Lemon & ‘Caviar’ Sauce…

De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2019, a fine example of the grape from Lutzville & Darling, with a touch of De Grendel Semillon...

Valentine’s Day #12, Durbanville Hills Collectors Reserve The Cape Mist Sauvignon Blanc 2018…

Durbanville Hills Collectors Reserve The Cape Mist Sauvignon Blanc 2018, is a fine example of the grape grown in a cool climate...

Valentine’s Day Podcast #10, De Wetshof Lilya Rosé 2019, good with De Wetshof Mosbolletjies…

De Wetshof Lilya Rosé 2019 is a fine example of a dry Rosé made in the traditional method called saignée, where the juice is taken from the skins...

Valentine’s Day Podcast #8, Delheim Wild Ferment Chenin Blanc 2018…

Delheim Wild Ferment Chenin Blanc 2018, a perfect wine for your Valentine's Day Dinner, a fine oak matured Stellenbosch Chenin...

Valentine’s Day Podcast #6, Villiera Tradition Brut Rosé…

Jeff Grier of Villiera was one of the early pioneers of the wines known now as Méthode Cape Classique, here is a delicious one...

Valentine’s Day Podcast #2, Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut Rosé 2018…

Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut Rosé first appeared in 2004 when Johan Malan blended Pinotage with the Pinots Noir & Meuniére, 2018 is the current vintage...

A visit to Haute Cabrière Restaurant & Winery – in beautiful Franschhoek, well worth the drive…

Don't deny yourself a visit to Haute Cabrière Restaurant & Winery, it is truly well worth the drive through the beautiful Franschhoek Valley...

Landskroon Chenin Blanc 2019 – a pair of stars, both so good with Nina Timm’s Smoked Mackerel Fish Cakes with tangy Tartare Sauce…

Landskroon Chenin Blanc 2019 comes in two forms, a Dry and an Off Dry, both fit for purpose, both great quaffers and perfect with food...

De Wetshof Limestone Hill Chardonnay 2019, so good with Jane-Anne Hobbs’s Chicken with Roasted Onions, Grapes & Verjuice…

De Wetshof Limestone Hill Chardonnay 2019, a fine expression of the excellence of Chardonnay grapes grown in the Robertson Wine Valley, and unwooded...

Delaire Graff Cabernet Franc Rosé 2019, best with Dianne Bibby’s White Bean Hummus with Candied Tomatoes…

Delaire Graff Cabernet Franc Rosé made from one of the noble grapes which has its ancestry in Bordeaux, a delicious fresh crisp any time wine...

Crush, 100 South African Wines to drink now #26, Waterkloof Circumstance Cape Coral 2019 Mourvèdre Rosé…

Waterkloof Circumstance Cape Coral 2019 Mourvèdre Rosé, a 'natural' wine made by Waterkloof Winemaker Nadia Barnard-Langenegger...

Bellingham The Homestead Series Sauvignon Blanc 2019, the perfect wine for Dianne Bibby’s The Ultimate Buddha Bowl Harvest Board…

Bellingham, is the Phoenix risen from ashes in the 1940s still going strong. Perfect example of the quality of wine is The Homestead Series Sauvignon Blanc 2019...

Pierre Jourdan Belle Nectar, a non-vintage MCC, good with Dianne Bibby’s Vintage Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Curd Buttercream…

Pierre Jourdan Belle Nectar, a non-vintage MCC, a very welcome addition to the Haute Cabrière Wines, deliciously fruit and demi sec in nature...

Durbanville Hills Collector’s Reserve The Cableway Chardonnay 2018, so good with Lizet Hartley’s Butternut Ravioli with Tomato Cream Sauce…

Durbanville Hills Collector’s Reserve The Cableway Chardonnay 2018, is a premium wine using two blocks of Chardonnay in the Valley, fun label by Theo Vorster...

Groot Constantia Merlot 2017, so good with Nadia Graves’s Tartiflette – potatoes, bacon and Reblochon…

Groot Constantia Merlot 2017, is but one of a range of sublime wines made on the estate by the Winemaker, Boela Gerber, winner of many awards...

The Old Road Wine Company Spotted Hound 2018, so good with Nadia Graves’s Chicken with chorizo, potatoes, chickpeas & lemons…

The Old Road Wine Company in Franschhoek has a range of wines called The Quirky Ones and this delicious red blend Spotted Hound 2018 is one of them...

Durbanville Hills Collector’s Reserve, The Cape Mist Sauvignon Blanc 2018, good with Roberta Muir’s Salade Lyonnaise…

Durbanville Hills Collector’s Reserve, The Cape Mist Sauvignon Blanc 2018 is one of a range of wines for which Theo Vorster designed the labels...

Bellingham The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2017, good match with Ina Paarman’s Tofu Grain Bowl with Vegetables…

Bellingham The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2017 is made from grapes from old Chenin Blanc Bush Vines in the Cape Town Wine Appellation...

Durbanville Hills Collectors Reserve The Cape Garden Chenin Blanc 2018, perfect partner for Alida Ryder’s Indian Spiced Chicken…

Durbanville Hills Collectors Reserve The Cape Garden Chenin Blanc 2018 Chenin Blanc is, I think, rightly thought of as one of our National grapes. The most planted wine grape in the country with vineyards of six times more hectares than its French home, the Loire Valley. In this year’s Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10

Durbanville Hills Sparkling Rosé, a non-vintage wine, perfect with Jan Hendrik’s quick & easy Seafood Soup with Aïoli…

Durbanville Hills Sparkling Rosé, a new release from Durbanville Hills, from the skilled hands of Founding Cellarmaster Martin Moore and Ricardo Cloete...

Delaire Graff Swartland Reserve Chenin Blanc 2018, good with Christine Capendale’s Lamb Meatballs with Herbed Burghul, Lime Yoghurt & Pickled Tomatoes…

Morné Vrey, winemaker of the Delaire Graff Wine Estate in Stellenbosch has made a fine Swartland Reserve Chenin Blanc 2018 form old bush vines...

Simonsig Cuvée Royale 2014, so good with Alida Ryder’s Crispy Bacon Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Caramelised Onions…

Simonsig Cuvée Royale 2014, a Blanc de Blanc made from the finest Chardonnay grapes from the Simonsig Vineyards, a treat for any time...

Groot Constantia Constantia Rood 2017 for which Dianne Bibby’s Smoky Joe’s beef fillet with salsa verde is the perfect partner…

Groot Constantia Constantia Rood 2017 is an 8 way blend of red wine grapes by Boela Gerber and his team, a sum that is greater than its parts...

De Grendel Amandelboord Pinotage 2017, a stunner and so good with Nina Timm’s Pork Belly Kebabs…

De Grendel Amandelboord Pinotage 2017, is a fine expression of Pinotage and a fingerprint of the vintage by Founding Winemaker, Charles Hopkins...

Boschendal Méthode Cap Classique Brut Rosé NV, delicious with Jane-Anne Hobbs’s Prawn & Asparagus Salad with Verjuice Dressing & Mayo…

Boschendal Methode Cap Classique Rosé nv is from a long line of serious Champagne style wines made on the Estate since the early 1980s...

De Wetshof Estate Naissance Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, perfect with Jane-Anne Hobbs’s Slow-Cooked Moroccan-Spiced Beef and Apricot Stew with Naartjie Couscous…

As Chardonnay specialists, De Wetshof Estate produce some truly fine reds as the Naissance Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 shows, classical in style...