Delaire Graff Banghoek Reserve Chardonnay 2017, lovely start to a meal with Carey Boucher Erasmus’s Chicken Liver Parfait, Spiced Cranberry Compote & Brioche…

Made from the Estate's own grapes, picked at different times to add complexity, the Delaire Graff Banghoek Reserve Chardonnay 2017...

Oldenburg Vineyards Series Syrah 2015, so good with Ina Paarman’s French Beef Stew with Shallots…

From the greatest vintage of the century, in the middle of the worst drought in living memory, the truly sublime Oldenburg Vineyards Series Syrah 2015...

Groote Post’s Seasalter, a 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, excellent partner to Alida Ryder’s Grilled Trout Salad with Sriracha Lime Dressing…

A perfect expression of what the combination of position and climate and the finely tuned hand of the winemaker do to a wine, Groote Post’s Seasalter Sauvignon Blanc 2018 by Lukas Wentzel...

Malanot Vino Café Pinotage 2016, delicious with Dianne Bibby’s Chocolate Brownies…

Malanot Vino Café Pinotage 2016 If you are one of the so-called ‘coffee flavoured’ wines, like me and you have tasted a number of them, you will know that there is no coffee used in the making of these wines. Carefully toasted oak barrels, judiciously used, combines its flavours with the berry fruits in Pinotage.

Sauvage La Bri 2012, a good match to Ina Paarman’s Anchovy Pasta with Garlic Breadcrumbs…

Sauvage La Bri 2012 To hear Irene de Fleuriot, Winemaker and GM of La Bri, talk about her Sauvage La Bri 2012 is an absolute treat.  The stories of taken the bottles on a tractor trailer to neighbours for disgorgement and then bringing them back, adds a kind of Agatha Christie detective novel twist to

THE BELLINGHAM HOMESTEAD SERIES SAUVIGNON BLANC 2018, GREAT PARTNER TO ANINA MEYER’S MUSHROOM, CHEDDAR & CORN WRAPS…

Honouring the Bellingham Homestead and Bernard Podlashuk, Bellingham's restorer - Bellingham Homestead Series Sauvignon Blanc 2018...

Simonsig Woolworths Chenin Blanc Pinotage Reserve Collection 2017, perfect lunch time partner to Lizet Hartley’s Pork and Green Fig Terrine…

One of the top sellers on the shelves in Woolworths is the Woolworths Chenin Blanc Pinotage Reserve Collection 2017, made by Johan Malan of Simonsig and his team...

De Grendel Three Spades Cider, so good with my Chicken cooked in the style of an Alsace housewife…

Made by De Grendel's founding Winemaker, a new craft for him from Elgin apples, De Grendel Three Spades Cider, a Champagne experience...

Durbanville Hills Collector’s Reserve The Promenade Pinotage 2016, a good match for Tracy Foulkes’s Pulled Pork Belly with Spicy Coleslaw…

From the hills of Durbanville, Wilhelm Coetzee's single vineyard Durbanville Hills Collector’s Reserve The Promenade Pinotage 2016...

Delaire Graff Sauvignon Blanc 2018, is a good match with Carey Boucher Erasmus’s Very Generous Caesar Salad…

Morné Vrey, Delaire Graff's Award Winning Winemaker has made the utterly sublime Delaire Graff Sauvignon Blanc 2018 using grapes from all over the Western Cape. Stunning stuff...

First Sighting Sauvignon Blanc 2018, so good with Dianne Bibby’s Honey & Soy Glazed Salmon with Cucumber Spaghetti Salad & Poppy Seed Dressing…

Made from Africa's most southerly vineyard in Africa's most southerly winery, First Sighting Sauvignon Blanc 2018, is a perfect match for Dianne Bibby's Salmon...

Delaire Graff Cabernet Franc Rosé 2018, fun with Christine Capendale’s Feta, Caramelised Onion & Biltong Focaccia…

A fine Twixmas wine, made in the year of exrtreme drought using a parent of Cabernet Sauvignon, Delaire Graff Cabernet Franc Rosé 2018...

Oldenburg Vineyard Series Cabernet Franc 2015, such a treat with Christine Capendale’s Slow Roasted Lamb Pie…

A sublime expression of a parent of Cabernet Sauvignon, the Oldenburg Vineyard Series Cabernet Franc 2015 is one you need to land for Christmas...

Peter Falke Signature Muscat d’Alexandrie non-vintage, a fine wine to accompany Christine Capendale’s Amarula panna cotta with a rooibos tea & chilli reduction…

Peter Falke Signature Muscat d’Alexandrie is a non-vintage fortified single block vineyard wine, made from a grape commonly known as Hanepoot...

Glen Carlou Merlot 2016, great partner to Nina Timm’s Risoni – Baked with the simple flavours of the Mediterranean…

One of the finer Merlots, Glen Carlou's little blackbird, the Glen Carlou Merlot 2016. Fine expression of the grape from this Paarl Wine Estate...

Durbanville Hills Collector’s Reserve The Cableway Chardonnay 2017 is a perfect partner for Alida Ryder’s Prawn Cocktail Salad…

From a new range of Durbanville Hills Wines, The Collector’s Reserve The Cableway Chardonnay 2017 linking the Winery and the City in wine...

Boschendal Jean le Long Prestige Cuvée Brut Blanc de Blancs 2018, the perfect partner to Sophia Lindop’s Mango, fennel & braaied lobster salad…

One of the finest to come from this historic estate, Boschendal Jean le Long Prestige Cuvée Brut Blanc de Blancs 2018

Oldenburg Rondekop Per Se Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, good with Ina Paarman’s Eggplant Involtini…

A superb example of a fine Cabernet Sauvignon, from Stellenbosch, the home of Cabernet, Oldenburg Rondekop Per Se Cabernet Sauvignon 2015...

De Wetshof Thibault 2010, perfect partner to Jane Anne Hobbs’s Slow-roasted Stuffed Leg of Lamb with a Basil Walnut Sauce…

A Bordeaux style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot, a wine of substance, the De Wetshof Thibault 2010...

Neethlingshof Caracal 2016, a Bordeaux style red blend is good with Lizet Hartley’s Rabbit with White Wine Dijon Cream Sauce & Pancetta Crisps…

De Wet Viljoen comes up with another stunner, the Neethlingshof Caracal 2016. A Cabernet Sauvignon led Bordeaux style red, matched with Lizet Hartley's delicious rabbit stew...

Oldenburg Vineyards Merlot 2015, perfect partner to Christine Capendale’s Fillet with Rocket & Horseradish Sauce…

Oldenburg Vineyards Merlot 2015 Oldenburg Vineyards up in the Banghoek Valley has some exciting stuff happening – again! The new winery is coming on like a dream, the roof is on, now the interior work is taking place. and will be ready for the Estate’s new winemaker Nic van Aarde. The Estate has recently created

Groot Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2017, meets Tracy Foulkes’s Candied Walnut & Pear Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing…

A superb example of a cool climate wine, Boela Gerber's Groot Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2017. Enjoying the breezes off Atlantic & False Bay...

Haute Cabrière Pinot Noir Unwooded 2018, excellent with Carey Boucher Erasmus’s Peach & Prosciutto Salad, Snoek Paté & Dried Fruit Pickle Harvest Lunch…

In a style perfect for summer marrying good food with sublime wine, Haute Cabrière Pinot Noir Unwooded 2018 answers the call

Peter Falke PF Blanc de Noir 2018, best with Alida Ryder’s Creamy Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta…

A fine expression of a vintage, Cabernet Sauvignon from the Helderberg used to great effect in the Peter Falke PF Blanc de Noir 2018..

The Bernard Series The Bush Vine Pinotage 2016, perfect match with Ina Paarman’s Game Sausage & Blue Cheese Polenta…

A fine wine with which to celebrate Pinotage Day on October 13th, The Bernard Series The Bush Vine Pinotage 2016, named for Bernard Podlashuk who restored Bellingham to its former glory over 70 years ago.

Douglas Green Sauvignon Blanc 2018, so good with Anina Meyer’s Mediterranean Sandwich GemWraps…

Douglas Green Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Sauvignon Blanc was not the most popular wine grape variety in 1942 when the legendary Douglas Green founded his wine company in Paarl. Chenin Blanc, Groendruif were de rigueur at the time.  However, the philosophy behind the company, to offer customers wines that were of excellent quality and even handedly

Delaire Graff Banghoek Reserve Merlot 2016, so good with Alida Ryder’s Crispy bacon & brie grilled cheese sandwich with caramelised onions…

Delaire Graff Banghoek Reserve Merlot 2016, grapes harvested from a single vineyard on the Estate. A pure fine Merlot.

Sartori di Verona Prosecco, good with oysters, prawns & fine simple Italian dishes like Roberta Muir’s Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

Sartori di Verona Prosecco Prosecco. The very word gives tummy tickles. Prosecco has recently become hugely popular in countries other than its homeland. Produced in the vineyards north of Venice, the Sartori di Verona Prosecco in a wine which falls under the Prosecco Spumante Brut DOC. Verona, of course reminds one as the town in

De Grendel Op die Berg Chardonnay 2017, perfect match with Nadia Graves’s Oven Baked Fish with a Chorizo Crumble…

With grapes sourced from the Graaff family farms high on the Witzenberg Mountains in Ceres, Charles Hopkins makes this sublime De Grendel Op die Berg Chardonnay 2017.

Pierre Jourdan Tranquille, excellent with Anina Meyer’s Vegetable & Fried Noodle Bowl…

Pierre Jourdan Tranquille, a classic still wine, made from the classical Champagne & Burgundy varieties, Pinot Noir & Chardonnay

Asara #3 – The Vineyard Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Dianne Bibby provides the perfect match with her Roast leg of lamb with sweet onion marmalade…

The most eminent of red wine grapes, grown on the Asara Wine Estate, go into this carefully made wine. Dianne Bibby's Roast Lamb is a great match...

Asara #2 – Asara The Speciality Collection Carillon 2014, with Dianne Bibby’s Dianne Bibby’s Apple Galette with Walnut Frangipane & Caramel…

Noble Late Harvest is one of our most special wines, The Asara Carillon 2014 is one of them. Made solely from Chenin Blanc, it partners food perfectly.

Delaire Graff Botmaskop 2016, perfect partner for Robyn Wallace’s Impala Shanks…

Delaire Graff Botmaskop 2016 The Delaire Graff Wine Estate sits below Botmaskop at the top of the Helshoogte Pass in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation. Named Helshoogte, some think by the Rev Pierre Simond, a Protestant priest and meester who came over from France with the first flush of the French Huguenots fleeing from France as

Groot Constantia Constantia Rood 2016 loves Jane Anne Hobbs’s Chicken with Roasted Onions, Grapes & Verjuice

8 different Red Wine Grape varieties go into the blend that is Groot Constantia Constantia Rood 2016. Jane-Anne Hobb's Roast Chicken with Roasted Onions, Grapes & Verjuice is the perfect partner.

Landskroon Pinotage 2016, perfect with a heritage dish from Lizet Hartley…

Made from a grape produced in the 1920s by Abraham Perold, the Landskroon Pinotage 2016, is a fine expression of the grape. Paul de Villiers, 5th generation Cellarmaster carries on the fine wine tradition of the family...

De Grendel Rosé 2018, a perky youngster so good with Jane-Anne Hobbs’s Camembert, baked in vine leaves with Verjuice-poached grapes

Remember Rosé is not only for summer - the De Grendel Rosé 2018, will bring summer into your winter. A delicious 50/50 blend of Pinotage and Cabernet Sauvignon...

Oldenburg Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, good with a piece of steak served with Alida Ryder’s Easy Creamy Pepper Sauce….

Oldenburg Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, a fine example of Cabernet Sauvignon, from a much punted Cabernet Sauvignon region, Stellenbosch. Superb 6 year old which needs a plaster of good meat.

Asara Vineyard Collection Shiraz 2015, the partner to Sansibar’s Slow Roasted Springbok Shank…

Asara Vineyard Collection Shiraz 2015, such a special wine. This June it is available to partner the Slow Roast Springbok Shank with Colcannon Mash in the Sansibar Gin Bar & Bistro.

Durbanville Hills Collector’s Reserve The Lighthouse Merlot 2016, good for a midweek supper with Anina Meyer as it is with your Sunday Roast

Durbanville Hills Collector’s Reserve The Lighthouse Merlot 2016, a new premium Merlot from a winery which overlooks Table Mountain and Table Bay...

Simonsig Malan Family Collection Frans Malan 2006, good with Cheryl Bennett’s Vegan Crispy Tofu Asian Noodle Bowl

Simonsig Malan Family Collection Frans Malan 2006, named for pioneer Wine Estate Owner, Frans Malan. A Cape Blend, 60% Pinotage. A fine Stellenbosch wine matched with some fine Florida food....

Durbanville Hills Collector’s Reserve The Cape Mist Sauvignon Blanc 2017, nice partner to Lizet Hartley’s Cream of Mushroom Soup with Parmesan Toasties

The grapes for the Durbanville Hills Collector’s Reserve The Cape Mist Sauvignon Blanc 2017 come from separate vineyards which provide the building blocks for a fine expression of a cool climate Sauvignon Blanc.

De Grendel Rubaiyat 2015, made for Nina Timm’s Fruity leg of Lamb

De Grendel Rubaiyat 2015, a Bordeaux style blend with grapes from Firgrove and De Grendel. Made at the request of the late Sir David Graaff of Charles Hopkins, Founding Cellarmaster to creat an iconic wine for the De Grendel Estate...

Oldenburg Vineyards Rhodium 2014, so good with Nina Timm’s Pork Cutlets with Hazelnuts & Sage

A sublime Merlot and Petit Verdot blend, the Oldenburg Vineyards Rhodium 2014 spends 20 months in French oak Barrels. Full rich and flavoursome this meaty savoury wine needs well flavoured food as the perfect partner. Nina Timm steps in with her Pork cutlets...

Glenelly Estate Reserve 2012, heartwarming partner to Anina Meyer’s Veggie Packed Chakalaka…

Glenelly Estate Reserve 2012 is made by Luke O'Cuinnegain on the Glenelly Estate in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation. Well worth a visit not only for its wines, but also The Vine Bistro and the Glenelly Glass Collection...

Spier – three fine reds for Winter…

There is a formidable team of winemakers at Spier Wine Estate making some serious Spier Reds. Johan Jordaan is the winemaker in charge of the reds under Cellarmaster Frans Smit. Really a lovely place to visit with two restaurants, picnics and a variety of entertainments.

Bellingham Homestead Series The Old Orchards Chenin Blanc 2017, lovely match to Carey Boucher Erasmus’s Sticky Soy Honey & Sriracha Chicken Wings

Chenin Blanc. Its home in the Loire. South Africa has 6 times more vineyards. So it has crept in as our most planted wine grape. The Bellingham Homestead Series The Old Orchards Chenin Blanc 2017, a perfect expression..

Glenelly Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, so good with Alida Ryder’s Easy Creamy Pepper Sauce on steak..

Glenelly Wine Estate in Stellenbosch bought as a plum farm by Madame May Eliane de Lencquesaing in 2003 boasts fine award winning wines, a superb The Vine Bistro and a large eclectic glass collection and is well worth the visit. Get it high on your bucket list - now!

Perdeberg Endura 2017, packed with flavour meets Dianne Bibby’s Tarragon Cream Chicken with Pink Peppercorns

A premium Chenin Blanc, the Perdeberg Endura is made from Swartland grapes from a single vineyard. Masterful Winemaker Albertus Louw has created a gem. Perfect food wine, goes with any white meat, fish or vegetarian main courses - loves chicken.

Durbanville Hills Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc is a good match with Alida Ryder’s Vietnamese Prawn Salad with Soy Lime Dressing

Classy, bright, sparky, the Durbanville Hills Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc is an any time wine. Great on its own and great with food. Not to be taken too seriously, so drink with abandon...

Groot Constantia Cape Ruby 2016, drink with Diane Bibby’s Chocolate Date truffles coconut & cranberries

In Romeo and Juliet, she says, 'A rose by any other name would smell as sweet'. While the P word is not allowed, the Groot Constantia Cape Ruby 2016 weighs in better than many others. Made from the traditional Port variety of Touriga Naçional, it is as good with Blue Cheese as it is with Chocolate...

Simonsig Malan Family Selection Redhill Pinotage 2015 meets its match with Dianne Bibby’s Barley Salad with Sumac & Roast Butternut

Simonsig Malan Family Selection Redhill Pinotage 2015, the Estate's Flagship Pinotage. Matured for 15 months in French and American White oak barrels it is a fabulous glass on its own and just so perfect as a food wine.

Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc Noble Late Harvest 2014, perfect partner to Ilse van der Merwe’s Ultimate chicken liver pâté – 28.02.2018

Botrytis Cinerea or the Noble Rot, turns grapes into golden raisins from which the sublime Mulderbosch Noble Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2014, perfect with Ilse van der Merwe's exceptional Paté.