Landskroon Wines

  Landskroon Wine Estate, welcoming entrance I first visited Landskroon in the late 1970’s and met the gentle giant of a man who was Paul de Villiers who looked after the wine production and his brother Hugo, who ran their prize Jersey Stud and their wives who were twin sisters.  And their mother

October 25th, 2012|Categories: Winery partners|Tags: , , |

Vrede en Lust

In Afrikaans, Vrede is peace and Lust means you are eager and keen to get going.  Not always reconcilable in language, but brought together to perfection by Dana Buys on the showpiece wine estate on the western slopes of the Simonsberg massif, one of the first to greet the sun each morning.  Lying side by

Nederburg Wines

My life is made up of a series of Nederburg footprints. My first recollections are Nederburg wines in the 1960s – the ‘cutglass’ Nederburg Rosé bottles with condensation running down the bottles on tables under trees on the lawn in front of our farmhouse when my parents entertained on Sundays.   Later as a

June 7th, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Lindhorst Wines

Mark Lindhorst sampling - and enjoying - his wares Mark Lindhorst and I go way back when he was a student at Stellenbosch during my time at Lanzerac. After years as a successful accountant he brings his business acumen and passion for wine to the farm and wine marketing business.  His accountant’s attention

Glen Carlou

Glen Carlou, a 145 ha vineyard near Paarl, is one of the region's finest wine estates. Purchased several years ago by well-known South African winemaker, Walter Finlayson, twice named as Diner's Club Winemaker of the Year, who recognised its potential for producing wine grapes of outstanding quality. No stranger to the rehabilitation of wine farms