De Grendel Rubaiyat 2014 & Nina Timm’s Granny’s Roast Chicken – 24.05.2017

De Grendel Rubaiyat 2014 The De Grendel Rubaiyat 2014 was the wish a couple of vintages ago, to create the perfect Bordeaux style red blend, a task which founding winemaker Charles Hopkins took to the challenge to like the proverbial duck to water. Charles Hopkins, Founding Cellarmaster of De Grendel The 80% component of Cabernet

Peter Falke Signature Exclusive Blend 2014 & Ina Paarman’s Penne with bacon & mushrooms – 18.05.2017

Signature Peter Falke Exclusive Blend 2014 I was out at Peter Falke Wines last week on the most perfect autumnal day, blue skies and brilliant sunshine. There were guests tasting wine and eating a late lunch on the patio out in front of the tasting room. It was a special time of day with the

Oldenburg Rhodium 2013 & Ina Paarman’s Individual Beef Wellingtons – 11.05.2017

Oldenburg Rhodium 2013 Rhodium, of which South Africa produces most of the world’s supply, is a very rare metal. It is used in the manufacture of premium jewellery and also as a catalyst for sustainable processes. Rondekop in Autumn Oldenburg is a rare estate. It is beautifully situated in the northern reaches of the Stellenbosch

Spice Route Chakalaka 2014 & Tracy Foulkes’s Cassoulet with Lamb & Rosemary Sausage Toulouse Saucisson & Crunchy Breadcrumbs – 05.05.2017

Spice Route Chakalaka 2014 Chakalaka is a Zulu word which we have taken to name a rich and spicy sauce. It is also the Spice Route Chakalaka’s name – a rich and spicy blend of 41% Syrah, 17% Carignan, 15% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache Noir, 10% Petite Sirah [no relation to Shiraz] and 7% Tannat. Charl

Landskroon Paul de Villiers Reserve 2015 & Justine Wall’s Beef & Black Olives – 28.04.2017

Landskroon Paul de Villiers Reserve 2015 The de Villiers family moved to Landskroon in the middle of the 19th Century, and since that time, the head of the family has been named Paul. Today Paul de Villiers, the fifth generation on the Estate, winner of the Diners Club Winemaker of the Year, is the cellar

Glenelly Estate Reserve 2011 & Jane-Anne Hobbs’s Peppered Burgers with Smoky Cheese & Puffy Onion Rings – 26.04.2017

The Glenelly Estate Reserve 2011 This wine is Stellenbosch Royalty. Glenelly Wine Estate is owned by Mme May Eliane de Lencquesaing, former owner of Chateau Pichon Lalande one of the great Bordeaux Wine Houses. Madame May Eliane de Lencquesaing, Owner of Glenelly The immaculate vineyards provide the grapes for this ‘signature blend’ of Glenelly, The

Groot Constantia Constantia Rood 2015 & Dianne Bibby’s Roast Leg of Lamb with Sweet Onion Marmalade – 07.04.2017

Groot Constantia Constantia Rood 2015 Groot Constantia’s Cellarmaster, Boela Gerber, has created a delicious blend with his Groot Constantia Constantia Rood 2015.  Taking the best of Bordeaux and blended in Pinotage and Shiraz, a blend unique to the Estate. Boela Gerber Groot Constantia's Cellarmaster Grown on four different soil types, Glenrosa, Clovelly, Hutton and Cartref,

Peter Falke Ruby Blend 2014 & Lizet Hartley’s Bordelaise Sauce – 05.04.2017

Peter Falke Ruby Blend 2014 Groenvlei Farm, home of Peter Falke Wines, sits in an important part of the Stellenbosch wine appellation, on the foothills of Helderberg Mountains. It is surrounded by producers of some of the finest red wines produced in this little region.  The hot summer vineyards are fanned in the afternoons by

Gabriëlskloof The Blend 2015 – another Peter Allan Finlayson gem..

Peter-Allan Finlayson Having known Peter Allan Finlayson since he was born, it is soul filling to watch his success as a winemaker, on his own account and as winemaker on his parents-in-law's wine far.  His Gabriëlskloof The Blend 2015 is made from estate-grown Bordeaux grape varieties led by Cabernet Sauvignon. 2015 is regarded as one