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...

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...

Cheese Baker Cheese on toast with a twist

The Cheese Baker - cheese on toast with a twist We are having such fun with The Cheese Baker and creating recipes for it. A while ago, my wife, Madeleine wrote down some notes about a recipe for The Cheese Baker. I stuck them on my computer and we decided that this would be the

Windfall Wines – a gem in the Robertson Crown

Windfall Barrel No 41 Robertson Wines always spring surprises.  This region known about 50 years ago for its sweet wine, now delivers international award winning white, reds and bubblies.  They are exported all over the world. Windfall is situated in the Agterkliphoogte Valley, a small boutique wine farm and as they have it ‘one of

Bellingham The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2016 & Bush Vine Pinotage 2015 with Tracy Foulkes’s Crispy Pork Belly with Chocolate Hoisin Sauce – 26.01.2017

Niël Groenewald, Bellingham Winemaker I think we can safely call both Pinotage and Chenin Blanc South African grapes.  Pinotage was created here in the late 1920s by Professor Abraham Perold.  Chenin Blanc originated in the Loire Valley in France, though our plantations here are 6 times larger than the French and it is South Africa’s