Perdeberg The Dry Land Collection Courageous Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2016, perfect partner to Christine Capendale’s Smoked Snoek Frittata…

Perdeberg The Dry Land Collection is a range of fine wines using bush vine grapes with no irrigation, the Courageous Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2016 is one of them...

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...

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..

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.

Carrol Boyes, doyenne of South African Design, now produces premium wines…

Carrol Boyes, doyenne of South African Design Carrol Boyes, the well-known South African designer, has partnered with her brother, farmer and financier John Boyes, to create a unique range of limited edition premium wine. I recently had to opportunity to taste two of them, and while the bottles have amusing and typical Carrol Boyes labels, the

Durbanville Hills Chenin Blanc 2017, good with Tracy Foulkes’s Perfectly Easy Roast Chicken & Gravy – 20.11.2017

From a real cool region in terms of weather and fashion, The Durbanville Hills Chenin Blanc 2017, made from grapes from Groot Phesantekraal.

Boland Cellar Talent & Terroir Chenin Blanc 2017, great with Carey Boucher-Erasmus’s Roast Chicken with Toulouse Sausage, Apple & Sage Stuffing, Leeks & Fennel – 10.11.2017

Boland Cellar Talent & Terroir Chenin Blanc 2017 is a clever blend of Chenin Blanc from Paardeberg and Drakenstein Vineyards. Chenin and Chicken are a great match...

Boland Cellar One Formation Blend 2017, a magical mix of Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc & Grenache Blanc…..31.10.2017

Chenin Blanc, 20% of the national vineyard, shines in this blend. Collaboration between growers and the cellar produce the finest of grapes to make a fine wine like this. Alida Ryder provides her Kick Ass Roast Chicken as the perfect partner...

The Game Reserve, wines from Rooiberg Robertson…

You are well warned before you reach Rooiberg Cellar While many are in the Robertson Valley enjoying the Wacky Wine Weekend, we are at home drinking some fine Robertson Wines. And two of them are very South African, the Chenin Blanc and the Pinotage.  Chenin Blanc is the largest planted wine grape in the country,

Asara Vineyard Collection Chenin Blanc 2016 & Alida Ryder’s Cheat’s Deep Dish Pizza – 26.05.2017

Asara Vineyard Collection Chenin Blanc 2016 I have watched this vintage grow over the last year. The 2015 vintage took a trophy at the Japan Wine Challenge last year for the Best New World Wine. This vintage is a step up on the 2015 and I can’t wait to taste the 2017 babies in the

Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc Steen op Hout 2015 – 23.09.2015

Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc Steen op Hout 2015 Mulderbosch was a wine we had on our restaurant wine list in the mid 1990s and I remember being so amused at the name of the Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc Steen op Hout. The 2015 is the vintage currently available. Bush Vine Chenin Blanc The vineyards from which the

Bay roasted quails with honeyed-butter & spring greens – Vickie de Beer

Vickie de Beer's Bay roasted quailswith honeyed-butter & spring greens As part of one of her fabulous series on their website www.breadnbutter.co.za Vickie de Beer and photographer Charles Russell created a forest forage theme.  This delicious dish made no doubt from quails lurking in the forest. Serves 4 For the quails 4 quails