Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc Steen op Hout 2017 a superb expression of an oaked Chenin Blanc by Adam Mason of Mulderbosch Vineyards in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation...
Simonsig Malan Family Selection Tiara 2012 is a fine Bordeaux style blend from one of Stellenbosch's Premier Wine Estates.
De Grendel Viognier 2017, wonderfully aromatic wine made from grapes raised by Kudwai Mwerenga and elevated by Charles Hopkins.
Douglas Green Pinotage 2017, a fine youthful Pinotage made from bush vine grapes from the Wellington and Swartland Wine Appellations. Even handedly priced, good roar for your Rand.
The Glenelly Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, ideal with Nina Timm’s Fried Liver with Rich Onion Gravy
The Glenelly Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 is part of range of wines named for the Estate's well known Glass Collection. A fine Simonsberg Cabernet by Luke O'Cuinneagain.
Peter Falke PF Pinot Noir 2016 perfect match with Nadia Graves’s Chicken with Chorizo, Potatoes, Chickpeas & Lemon
Peter Falke PF Pinot Noir 2016 is a wine which reflects its soil and the climatic conditions of the Helderberg in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation.
Landskroon Paul de Villiers Shiraz 2015, ideal with Dianne Bibby’s Roast Aubergines with miso & pomelo
Landskroon Paul de Villiers Shiraz 2015, a fine expression of Shiraz from Paul de Villiers, 5th generation Cellarmaster of this well known family owned Paarl Wine Estate
A delicious Dry Summery Rosé made from the noble Bordeaux grape Merlot. From cool climate grapes grown in the Durbanville Hills.
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.
Asara Vineyard Collection Chardonnay Lightly Wooded 2015 ideal with Tamsin Snyman’s Pilchard-Stuffed Cabbage Roll Bake – 28.02.2018
Asara Vineyard Collection Chardonnay Lightly Wooded 2015 is ideal with Tamsin Snyman's Pilchard-Stuffed Cabbage Roll Bake. A lightly wooded Stellenbosch Chardonnay...
Groot Constantia Shiraz 2015, Boela Gerber's great expression of what Groot Constantia can do with Shiraz. A fine noble wine, so good with food.
There is a fine team of chefs at Asara Wine Estate & Luxury Hotel who produce some excellent produce and great dishes in the variety of restaurant an eating places in the Hotel. The sublime Asara Wines accompany them all...
Top of the Hill Pinotage from DeWaal Wines & South Africa’s oldest Pinotage Vineyard, Tracy Foulkes obliges with her Vegetarian Wellington – 26.02.2018
Top of the Hill Pinotage 2015 from South Africa's oldest Pinotage Vineyard, planted in 1950 by the father and uncle of the present owner Pieter de Waal. A truly fine food wine, good with many fully flavoured foods...
Landskroon’s Paul Hugo White 2017 & Paul Hugo Red 2016, two modern wines from the De Villiers Family
Landskroon's Paul Hugo White 2017 & Paul Hugo Red 2017, two wines for easy entertaining, food wines and sipping wines.
Aquiver for a glass of Rascallion Word Collection Aquiver 2016, a delicious, serious blend of Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc...
Pierre Jourdan Belle Rose, a sublime expression of Franschoek Pinot Noir by Takuan von Arnim. An any time Cap Classique, not only for celebrations.
A bright crisp serious Delaire Graff Cabernet Franc Rosé 2017 by award winning winemaker Morné Vrey. An anytime wine...
Diemersdal Private Collection 2016, excellent with Ina Paarman’s Aubergine Bake with Roast Pepper Sauce
From 6th generation family winemaker, Thys Louw of Diemersdal Wine Estate, comes this sublime Bordeaux style blend. Perfect with meat dishes and as shown here, vegetarian dishes too.
Glenelly Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2016 is a great match with Alida Ryder’s Creamy Baked Spaghetti – 16.02.2018
Luke O’Cuinnegain's masterly approach to Chardonnay on Glenelly Estate in Stellenbosch. Put a visit to this showcase winery on your bucket list.
Boschendal Black Angus 2014, good with Nina Timm’s Beef Fillet stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes and feta – 14.02.2018
Boschendal Black Angus 2014 Boschendal Black Angus 2014 is a recent release from the Boschendal Heritage Collection. Boschendal Farm has a fine herd of pastured reared Black Angus Cattle, appropriate therefore that this fine blend should be named for them. With over 330 years since the granting of the land, this wine is one of
Steenberg Rattlesnake Sauvignon Blanc 2017 great match with Dianne Bibby’s Middle Eastern Avocado Toast – 12.02.2018
Sublime and delicately oaked, the Steenberg Rattlesnake Sauvignon Blanc 2017 is named for a Royal Navy Battleship which took part in The Battle of Muizenberg 1785...
A new range of blended wines, offering some fabulous flavours, by Ross Sleet. The Word Collection's Pandiculation 2015, a welcome addition to the Cape Wine Scene...
Durbanville Hills Chardonnay 2017, excellent partner to Carey Boucher Erasmus’s Asian Style Roast Chicken with Honey, Miso & Ginger Glaze – 08.02.2017
Excellent expression of Durbanville Hills Chardonnay 2017. Delicately oaked, fabulous food wine by Kobus Gerber.
Stark-Condé & MAN Vintners of which José Conde is a Director, made two significant announcements, show a new move in quality for both brands....
Simonsig Gewürztraminer 2017, first ever released in South Africa in 1977, good with Mark Dodson’s Toffee & Banana Mille Feuille – 05.02.2018
Simonsig Gewürztraminer 2017 In 1977, my wife Madeleine was working in the tasting room at Simonsig. I remember so clearly at the Young Wine Show that year, Frans Malan Simonsig Founder, introduced his first Gewürztraminer, The Simonsig Gewürztraminer 1977. To great acclaim. The Simonsig Gewürztraminer 2017, some 40 years later, is still a gem, 56%
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
Asara Vineyard Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2017, matching the Hotel’s Mise-en-place Restaurant’s Pear, Gorgonzola & Blue Cheese Salad – 31.01.2018
Asara Vineyard Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2017 is a great expression of the grape and fingerprint of the vintage. Perfect as an Aperitif and with Summer Salads.
De Waal CT de Waal Pinotage 2015, partner to Ina Paarman’s Anchovy Pasta with Garlic Breadcrumbs – 31.01.2018
De Waal CT de Waal Pinotage 2015 The De Waal family of the historic Uiterwyk Farm in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation are irrevocably bound to Pinotage, South Africa’s own red wine grape, created in the late 1920’s for Abraham Perold. However, it was not until 1941 that there were sufficient grapes to make a barrel
Peter Falke PF Sauvignon Blanc 2017, perfect partner to Anina Meyer’s Spicy Sweet Potato and Couscous Veggie Bowl – 02.02.2018
Peter Falke PF Sauvignon Blanc 2017 The Wines of Peter Falke, which are grown and made on Groenvlei Farm up the Annandale Road on the lower slopes of the Helderberg, have the benefits of growing up in a fine climate with the benefit of cooling midsummer breezes off False Bay. These cause a slower ripening,
Steenberg 1682 Brut Chardonnay nv is a great match with Dianne Bibby’s Tarragon Cream Chicken with pink peppercorns – 26.01.2018
Steenberg 1682 Brut Chardonnay JD Pretorius, award winning winemaker at Steenberg in the Constantia Wine Appellation, produces a range of Cap Classique and sparkling wines of which the non-vintage Steenberg 1682 Brut Chardonnay is one. Made from a selection of Chardonnay grapes from three other Wine Appellations, Robertson, Bonnievale and Darling. The vines from which
Boschendal's Cap Classique Grande Cuvée Brut Boschendal has started the 2018 awards season with a sparkle. Boschendal's Cap Classique Grande Cuvée Brut has been named one of the Top Ten Cap Classiques by South African Wine & Cellar Classifications for the ten year period of 2008 to 2018. The competition investigates wines’ track records across
Landskroon Blanc de Noir Off Dry 2017 & Tamsin Snyman’s Tuna Phyllo Samoosas with Cucumber Raita – 26.01.2018
Landskroon Blanc de Noir Off Dry 2017 The de Villiers family of Landskroon, have been there for five generations, each Cellarmaster has been called Paul. When I asked the current Cellarmaster Paul who would be his ideal dinner guests, he wanted the previous Paul’s there so that they could tell him how they made wine!
Boschendal Manor House, main reception room for Wine Tastings I said this before – there is always something new out at Boschendal. Or as Pliny the Elder might have put it, and apparently Aristotle before him, ex Boschendal semper aliquid novi. The Manor House has been so tastefully redecorated, with its history taken into consideration,
Janette van Lill, sniffing a glass of Merlot Janette van Lill is part of the Winemaking Team at Asara Wine Estate and Luxury Hotel. She works with Christiaan Nigrini, also an Assistant Winemaker, and Danielle le Roux. The team is producing some truly fine wines across a couple of ranges. I asked her about herself.
Groot Constantia Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 lovely match with Dianne Bibby’s Smoky Joe’s Beef Fillet with lemony salsa verde – 22.01.2018
Groot Constantia Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 I well remember the queues of cars which parked outside the sales room at Groot Constantia in the mid 1970s lining up on Wednesdays and Saturdays to buy the scarce wines of the Estate. Groot Constantia and Cabernet Sauvignon fit together like hand in glove. Viticulturist Floricius Beukes, who has
La Bri Chardonnay 2016 , great match with Tracy Foulkes’s Honey Roasted Fig & Walnut Salad With Balsamic Chicken – 19.01.2018
La Bri Chardonnay 2016 La Bri Vineyards in Franschhoek is set amongst the most impressive mountains which go straight up into the sky in the south eastern corner of this most beautiful wine region. It is blessed with the most perfect little Cape Dutch style Manor house and a cutting-edge technology in its winery. Irene
De Wetshof Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2017, a fine expression of a Robertson Sauvignon Blanc.
The Durbanville Hills Trail Run on Sunday 4th February, have some fun in the vineyards. In aid of the Workers Trust, while you have fun and go home with a gift of wine or chocolates....
Glen Carlou The Curator’s Collection Mourvèdre 2014, good match with Alida Ryder’s Moroccan Chicken Salad – 17.01.2018
Glen Carlou The Curator’s Collection Mourvèdre 2014, a serious expression of this Mediterranean grape by the Estate.
In the best of surroundings Oldenburg Syrah 2014 comes from the Banghoek Valley in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation.
Perfectly built for Summer and perfectly built for food, Flagstone Poetry Cinsault Rosé 2016 is a winner.
De Grendel Amandelboord Pinotage 2016, great partner to Alida Ryder’s Creamy Pumpkin Risotto with crispy Haloumi pops & spicy chilli – 10.01.2018
De Grendel Amandelboord Pinotage 2016, a truly classy expression of Pinotage, grown on the Estate. Such a privilege to drink this wine.
Garth Bedford, Chef at Joostenberg Bistro, is producing some really exciting food at The Bistro. Well worth the trip - great Sunday Lunch venue.
Franschhoek Summer Wines offers the opportunity to taste Red, White Rosé & MCC wines in the lovely surroundings of Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards...
KWV, South Africa’s iconic wine & spirits company turns 100 years old KWV was originally founded with the single purpose to serve the interest of the South African wine industry and to promote the image of local wines abroad in turn. This mandate changed in the 1990s when KWV’s role essentially altered from that of
Perdeberg The Vineyard Collection Pinot Noir Rosé MCC with Dianne Bibby’s Mediterranean Tuna Salad – 08.01.2018
The Perdeberg The Vineyard Collection Pinot Noir MCC, an any time wine. Made from a noble variety with second fermentation in the bottle.....
A fine restaurant, mise-en-place at the Asara Wine Estate & Luxury Hotel, offers great food, excellent service and a great choice of wines....
Bellingham The Bernard Series Small Barrel SMV 2014, perfect match with Carey Boucher Erasmus’s Chorizo, Chickpeas & Kale in Spicy Tomato Sauce – 05.01.2018
Bellingham Small Barrel SMV 2014 is a masterful blend of Shiraz, Mourvèdre and Viognier. Barrel aged for 14 months, it is a perfect wine for a well cooked meal.
Org de Rac Cellarmaster Frank Meaker, launches two new top-Tier Organic Wines under the Die Waghuis label…,
Org de Rac Die Waghuis Wines give Cellarmaster Frank Meaker the opportunity to show how their organic wines shine....
Peter Falke Methode Cap Classique 2014 & Nina Timm’s ‘This Chicken tastes like KFC Mum’ – 03.01.2018
Peter Falke Méthode Cap Classique 2014, a fine expression of Helderberg Chardonnay in this Champagne style any time wine.
The wines of Glenelly. What a fabulous experience tasting them with Luke O'Cuinneagain, the Estate's Winemaker.
Johnnie Calitz's fine expression of Chardonnay in his Glen Carlou Unwooded Chardonnay 2017, fermented in Nomblot Eggs...
Delaire Graff Chenin Blanc Swartland Reserve 2015 with Virgil Kahn’s Tikka Lamb Scotch Eggs – 30.12.2017
Delaire Graff Chenin Blanc Swartland Reserve 2015, a fine expression of Chenin by Morné Vrey. Perfect with Virgil Kahn's Tikka Lamb Scotch Eggs...
Landskroon Chardonnay 2017 great partner to Coconut Fish Curry Soup with Roti from Seven Colours of Fish – 29.12.2017
A charming wine for easy Summer Drinking, the Landskroon Chardonnay 2017, is as good on its own and a perfect food partner.
Flagstone Treaty Tree Reserve 2016 is a great partner to Ina Paarman’s Oven Baked Snoek – 28.12.2017
The Flagstone Treaty Tree Reserve 2016, is a gently oaked blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Drink now though worthy of ageing.
Peter Falke Blanc de Noir 2017, good with Dianne Bibby’s Roast Aubergines with Miso & Pomelo – 28.12.2017
During these lazy, hazy, what-day-is-it, days between Christmas and New Year when lunch time comes around all too quickly and all you are looking for is a glass of meaningful pink to refresh you and go with a delicious little cold lunch time snack, Peter Falke Blanc de Noir 2017 is just the answer.
Mulderbosch Faithful Hound 2015, great match with Jane-Anne Hobbs’s Fillet, Rocket & Mash with Balsamic Glaze – 27.12.2017
A superb Stellenbosch Wine Appellation Bordeaux style blend, Mulderbosch Faithful Hound 2015 by Adam Mason.
My Advent Calendar #24 wine is the Bon Courage Inkarà Merlot 2015. A delicious Robertson expression of the grape.
My Advent Calendar #23 red wine for Christmas is The Asara Bell Tower 2012. A fine red blend from Stellenbosch, perfect for your Christmas lunch.
Steenberg's MCCs, two any time wines, made in the classical way with a second fermentation in the bottle. So good with food...
Haute Cabrière Pinot Noir Unwooded 2017, excellent with Grilled Trout Salad with Sriracha Lime Dressing – 21.12.2017
My Advent Calendar #22 wine, is a delicious Unwooded Pinot Noir 2017, a brilliant expression of both the grape and the vintage. Perfect with Alida Ryder’s Grilled Trout Salad with Sriracha Lime Dressing
My Advent Calendar #22 Red wine is Baleia Erhard Pinot Noir Single Vineyard 2014. A superb Pinot from Riverdal.
My Advent Calendar #21 wine, grapes harvested 350 years to the day that Jan van Riebeek first made wine in the Cape....
Advent Calendar #20 Nederburg Two Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, a flag bearer wine made from two dryland vineyards in Paarl....
A fine expression of a Methode Cape Classique, the first in South Africa, Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel.
My Advent Calendar #19 wine is Johan Jordaan's Spier Creative Block 3 2014, an excellent Rhone style blend led by Shiraz with dollops of Mourvèdre & Viognier...
Using a wine grapes from 1973 plantings in the Piekenierskloof Mountains, Anthony de Jager's Fairview Grenache 2015 is my Advent Calendar #18 wine...
A fine range of MCC Wines for my Advent Calendar #17 - The Silverthorns. Produced by John and Karen Loubser on their farm within sight of the Riviersonderend Mountains.
With Shiraz grapes from the southernmost tip of the African Continent and the vineyards around Elim, Charles Hopkins has made my Advent Calendar #16 wine, De Grendel Elim Shiraz 2016....
Durbanville Hills Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc nv, good match with Dianne Bibby’s Ultimate Buddha Bowl Harvest Board – 15.12.2017
The Durbanville Hills Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc, fun bubbles from two fine winemakers, Martin Moore and Wilhelm Coetzee from a cool climate valley overlooking Table Bay.
The Nels of Boplaas in Calitzdorp make superb wines and spirits, make my Advent Calendar #15 wine, their Boplaas Cape Ruby Port...
Advent Calendar #14, a fine Merlot from Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards in the heat of Franschhoek. A sappy go to wine for any meal.
Advent Calendar #13 wine, Aristea Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, made by 11th generation winemaker Matthew Krone. Exceptional expression from the Golden Triangle, Stellenbosch.
Advent Calendar #12 is a sublime Pinotage from Grangehurst, made by Jeremy Walker. Perfect Christmas table wine, for your hot gammon or well stuffed turkey.
Asara Wine Estate & Luxury Hotel, is caring for the environment on the Estate. Purifying water, allowing the fynbos to prosper and bringing back the fauna.
Perdeberg The Vineyard Collection Chenin Blanc MCC 2012, great with Nina Timm’s Smoorsnoek – 11.12.2017
Perdeberg Vineyard Collection Chenin Blanc MCC 2012, a great expression of the grape and the style of wine. Made from dry land bush vine grapes.
Father and son, Andre and Jacques Bruwer's Bon Courage The Pepper Tree Shiraz 2013 features as my Advent Calendar #11 wine. A sublime wine which will sit happily on your Christmas lunch table.
My Advent Calendar #10 wine is this lovely blend from Abé Beukes at Yonder Hill Wines. Well worth a visit to taste the stunning wines....
Groot Constantia Merlot 2015, a fine expression of the grape by Boela Gerber. Such a perfect food wine and great by the glass on its own.
My choice for Advent Calendar #9 is the Fleur du Cap Essence du Cap Pinot Noir 2016, a sublime delicate wine, a red trying to be a white.
My Advent Calendar #8, the Earthbound Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, is an organically certified wine with grapes grown in the Darling Wine Appellation.
Oldenburg Vineyards Viognier 2016, a fine partner to Nadia Graves’s Perfect Roast Chicken – 08.12.2017
Oldenburg Vineyards Viognier 2016, a deliciously peachy expression of this Condrieu grape. Such a stunning food wine, great with chicken.
Advent Calendar #7 – Allesverloren Tinta Barocca 2015, Danie Malan creating dry reds from Portuguese grape varieties…
Advent Calendar #7 - Allesverloren Tinta Barocca 2015, a beautiful red from a Portuguese Pot variety, stamps Danie Malan's mastery of the Swartland...
Asara The Vineyard Collection Chenin Blanc 2017, great partner to Ina Paarman’s Flattie in a Frying Pan
The award winning Asara The Vineyard Collection Chenin Blanc 2017, follows its predecessors as each vintage passes, with an improved wine year on year.
The Bruwers of Bon Courage produce my Advent Calendar #6 wine, a fine 2016 Merlot, called The Mulberry Bush.
Advent Calendar #5 - Grangehurst Cape Rosé Blend 2015, Jeremy Walker's clever blend of reds and Chenin Blanc, perfect food wine for summer.
Douglas Green Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, good with Alida Ryder’s Bacon Jalapeño Grilled Cheese – 04.12 2017
Douglas Green Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 has a great heritage stretching back to 1942 when Douglas Green founded his eponymous company. Good every day drinking at an even handed price.
My Advent Calendar #4 red wine is from Linton Park, a fresh young sappy Cabernet with an undertow of mocha from the high toasted oak barrels...
Advent Calendar #2 – Fairview Old Paarl Bush Vines Cinsault 2015, an intense expression of this grape…
A fine Mediterranean variety used to make the Fairview Old Paarl Bush Vines Cinsault 2015. Excellent with the Fairview Cheeses.
Vespri, Morgenster's Vermentino addition to their The Italian Collection....
Advent Calendar #1. The start of a 24 day journey in red wine leading up to Christmas. Hope you find some good ideas for your festive fun.
Perdeberg Rex Equus 2014, great with Carey Boucher Erasmus’s Roast Leg of Pork, Hanepoot Apples & Crispy Duck Fat Potatoes – 30.11.2017
Perdeberg Rex Equus 2014, a premium Cape blend, using Perdeberg's best barrels. Perfect match to Carey Boucher Erasmus's roast pork.
Always exciting events at Boschendal. The Boschendal Sunday Musical Picnics, some brilliant offers for accommodation in January... And more...
Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut Rosé 2015 & Dianne Bibby’s Nectarine Tart with Thyme and Butter Drizzle – 28.11.2017
Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut Rosé 2015, a superb expression of a fine Methode Cap Classique, excellent with seafood and this delicious dessert...
A little slip in the cellar in 2012 brought about the birth of this Viognier Chardonnay blend, now a firm favourite from the La Bri Cellar.
Mulderbosch Chardonnay 2017, good match with Dianne Bibby’s Cumin Lamb Kofta Phyllo Pastries – 24.11.2017
Sublime Mulderbosch Chardonnay 2017 from Adam Mason, using a variety of Stellenbosch Appellation sites. Perfect with Dianne Bibby's Cumin Lamb Kofta Phyllo Pastries...
Glenelly Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2015, perfect with Jane-Anne Hobbs’s Dave’s Roast Pork Belly – 22.11.2017
Luke O'Cuiineagain's fabulous Glenelly Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2015, is made for food. All the classical Chardonnay whiffs and flavours which are a perfect match with roast pork...
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.
Ever innovative with their wine tastings, Stellenbosch HIlls is the place to visit as you enter Stellenbosch. Well worth the stop-over.
Asara Vineyard Collection Pinotage Rosé 2017 with Anina Meyers’ Spicy Sweet Potato & Couscous Veggie Bowl – 17.11.2017
Asara Vineyard Collection Pinotage Rosé 2017, a fresh crisp summery wine, good on its own and great with food.
Delaire Graff Redstone 2015, good with Lizet Hartley’s Herby Sourdough Mozzarella Braai Toastie – 17.11.2017
Delaire Graff Redstone 2015, a Bordeaux style red blend made by Morné Vrey the Estate's Award Winning Winemaker. NIce midweek supper dish my Lizet Hartley..
Flagstone Two Roads Chardonnay 2016, so good with Jane Anne Hobbs’s Coronation Chicken & New-Potato Salad – 17.11.2017
Gerhard Swart's choice of the road less travelled with his Flagstone Two Roads Chardonnay 2016 makes for a stunning wine. So good with Jane Anne Hobbs's Coronation Chicken...
Steenberg Stately Red 2015 is part of The Fleet Range, named for three Royal Navy Battleships which took part in The Battle of Muizenberg in 1795.
Willow Creek Olives and Olive Oils are a joy to use, the only oil we use regularly in our kitchen. The flavoured oils make a perfect seasoning - such a wide choice. Try my pork chop dish, good stuff.....
Purpose grown Pinotage grapes from Agter Paarl and Wellington are made by Cellarmaster Charles Hopkins into the De Grendel Pinotage Rosé 2017
Lightly Sparkling – Robertson Winery’s New Vintage Lightly Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc & Pinot Noir Rosé, perfect for invigorating summer refreshment….
Always lovely wines from Robertson Winery in the valley of wines and horses. Two noble varieties, one from Bordeaux and one from Burgundy. Sublime Sunday Morning Sippers....
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...
Vergenoegd Löw Wine Estate provides great music in Summer with its fine foods and great wines on offer.
Groot Constantia Rood 2015, lovely match with Dianne Bibby’s Pastitsio with Basil & Sage Butter – 08.11.2017
Constantia Rood 2015, a superb blend of reds from the Groot Constantia Vineyards. Honoured by Dianne Bibby's Greek version of a well known Italian dish.
A fine bubbly from Stellenbosch Hills winemaker James Ochse. The Polka Draai Range supports the Polka Kids, a community project for children.
Steenberg Lady R, a classical MCC, using both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir last week was awarded 5 stars in the Platter's South African Wine Guide. One of only three to make the accolade.
The noble red grape of Burgundy and Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, finds great expression on Groenvlei Farm, home to Peter Falke Wines. Lizet Hartley's 5 Spice Pork Ribs find a perfect partner....
Oldenburg Merlot 2014, great match with Ina Paarman’s Kettle Braai Pork Neck with Peaches – 01.11.2017
Fine Stellenbosch Wine Estate in the Banghoek Valley, Oldenburg Vineyards produces a great 2014 Merlot. Perfect match with Ian Paarman's Pork Dish...
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...
Wellington is known for its fine wines, yet we dont seek them out often enough. This is a great Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend with works well as a glass on its own, as well as some fine food...
Glenelly Glass Collection Unoaked Chardonnay 2017 & Carey Boucher Erasmus’s Roast Pork Belly with Spiced Plums – 30.10.2017
Glenelly The Glass Collection Chardonnay 2017, an unoaked Glenelly white wine is a perfect match with Carey Boucher Erasmus’s Roast Pork Belly with Spiced Plums.
Steenberg Sphynx Chardonnay 2017 is a blend of Robertson & Bonnievale grapes, expertly made and matured in French oak barrels. Perfect Food Wine with Nina Timm's Chicken Breyani.
Landskroon Cinsaut Shiraz 2016 & Cheryl Bennett’s One Pot Chicken Pasta with Creamy Sundried Tomato Sauce – 27.10.2017
There is something quite beguiling about a Cinsaut when giving it a bit of beef by blending it with Shiraz. Chill it lightly before serving. It will partner Cheryl Bennett's Pasta dish perfectly.
Flagstone Tributary Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2016, good with Ina Paarman’s Old Fashioned Chicken Pie – 26.10.2017
South Africa's most planted wine grape, given some magic by Gerhard Swart, Flagstone's Winemaker. Great match with Ina Paarman's Old Fashioned Chicken Pie...
Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2017 & Dianne Bibby’s Aubergines with Miso & Pomelo – 25.10.2017
A fine Rosé, the Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2017. Purpose grown grapes, creating a lovely zesty bright fruited wine. Just add Dianne Bibby's Aubergine dish - perfect match.
Peter Falke Wines is situated on the slopes of the Helderberg in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation. The PF Blanc de Noir, is an ideal wine with my Snoek Paté.
Delaire Graff Redstone 2015 & Nadia Graves’s Duck Confit Crispy Spring Rolls, lovely casual weekend food – 20.10.2017
Morné Vrey produces another stonker, the fabulous Delaire Graff Redstone 2015. Nadia Graves rustles up some duck cigars in her Dordogne Kitchen.
Takuan von Arnim adds a new baby to the range the Pierre Jourdan Piccolo Brut 375ml. A versatile wine, and so good with Nina Timm's Camembert, Honey, Walnut phyllo cigars.
Nuy Winery's utterly delicious Muscadels are the makings of a legend. Excellent quality over a number of years. Beautifully situated in the stunning Nuy Valley.
Charles Hopkins's excellent De Grendel Merlot 2016, perfect with Anina Meyer's Chicken Tray Bake on a cool Spring evening.
Asara MCC Brut 2014 is a crisp, refreshing delicate bubbly. Excellent on its own and also as an aperitif. Perfect food wine....
Simonsig’s Woolworths Pinot Noir Rosé No Added Sulphur MCC 2015 great with Alida’s Ryder’s Farmers Market Salad with Buffalo Mozzarella – 13.10.2017
A delicious Méthode Cap Classique Pinot Noir with winemaking without added sulphur. Perfect as a refresher and also so good with food.
Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2017 & Carey Boucher Erasmus’s Grilled Yoghurt Flatbreads & Green Goodness
A fine Sauvignon Blanc from Adam Mason of Mulderbosch with some delicious summer food from Carey Boucher Erasmus.
Boland Cellar Talent & Terroir Sauvignon Blanc 2017 perfect with Cheryl Bennett’s Vegan Crispy Tofu Asian Noodle Bowl – 04.10.2017
A sublime Sauvignon Blanc from a talented & innovative wine Team at Boland Cellar, the Talent and Terroir 2017. A great match to my Florida friend Cheryl Bennett's Vegan Crispy Tofu Asian Noodle Bowl.
Delaire Graff Coastal Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc 2017 with Virgil Kahn’s Asparagus & Broccoli – 27.09.2017
Delaire Coastal Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc 2017 with Virgil Kahn's Asparagus & Broccoli. A fine Coastal Region Sauvignon to match Virgil's Asian food style.
De Wetshof Continues its Domination of Veritas Category for un-wooded Chardonnays...
Durbanville Hills Sauvignon Blancs – gems from a cool [in terms of fashion & climate] Wine Ward – 11.10.2017
Durbanville Hills Sauvignon Blancs - gems from a cool [in terms of fashion & climate] Wine Ward, within sight of Table Mountain.
Reyneke Biodynamic Syrah 2015 – a biodynamically produced wine from the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation
Reyneke Biodynamic Syrah 2015 - Johan Reyneke's biodynamically produced wine from the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation.
Waverley Hills, an organic winery in the Tulbagh Wine Appellation, introduces two new fabulous wines…
Waverley Hills, an organic winery in the Tulbagh Wine Appellation, introduces two new fabulous wines, a Chardonnay 2016 & De Huijsbosch 2016...
Delheim's Legendary Spatz Sperling - Wine icon leaves indelible legacy spanning more than six decades on his Wine Estate in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation.
Perdeberg Soft Smooth Red 2015 & Zola Nene’s Boerewors Stok Brood with Tomato Smoor. Perfect combo, Paarl Wine and a bit of Heritage Food.
DeWaal Wines celebrate International Pinotage Day on 14th October. The de Waals have left huge footprints in the history of Pinotage…
DeWaal Wines celebrate International Pinotage Day on 14th October. The de Waals have left huge footprints in the history of Pinotage...
Lanzerac Artisanal Wines, tributes to legends by Wynand Lategan, using interesting varieties...
Spier Spring tasting 2017, exciting offerings of food from the farm with Spier’s wide range of wines…
Spier Spring tasting 2017, exciting offerings of food from the farm with Spier's wide range of wines. Other wonderful activities on the Estate...
Groot Constantia Chardonnay 2016 & Anina Meyer’s Spicy Sweet Potato and Couscous Veggie Bowl – 03.10.2017
Groot Constantia Chardonnay 2016 & Anina Meyer’s Spicy Sweet Potato and Couscous Veggie Bowl. Perfect summer lunch combination.
The Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival ‘The Magic of Bubbles’ 2 & 3 December 2017. Style, flair, fun, MCC & Fashion.
Bellingham The Bernard Series Basket Press Syrah 2015, with Dianne Bibby’s Butternut Tikka Masala Curry – 02.10.2017
Bellingham The Bernard Series Basket Press Syrah 2015, with Dianne Bibby's Butternut Tikka Masala Curry. Perfect match.
De Grendel Shiraz 2016, silky as a Persian rug perfect with Jan Braai’s Democratic Lamb Salad – 29.09.2017
De Grendel Shiraz 2016, silky as a Persian rug, perfect with Jan Braai’s Democratic Lamb Salad on the last day of Heritage Month.
Landskroon Sauvignon Blanc 2017 with Tracy Foulkes’s Candied Walnut & Pear Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing – 28.09.2017
Landskroon Sauvignon Blanc 2017 with Tracy Foulkes’s Candied Walnut & Pear Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing. Lovely summery wine for a crisp flavoursome summery salad.
Bellevue Sauvignon Blanc 2017 - summer in a glass, from the Morkel Family on the Bottelary Road...
Steenberg’s Catharina’s offers a feast of contemporary classics for vegetarians. Archie McLean offers some real gems on his Spring Menu.
Cheese Baker and Raclette, made for each other. Melty Swiss cheese, baked with potato. Perfect with a chilled Snow Mountain Syrah.
Glenelly Glass Collection Cabernet Franc 2015, perfect with Hein van Tonder’s Chipotle & Beer Short Ribs – 27.09.2017
Glenelly Glass Collection Cabernet Franc 2015, perfect with Hein van Tonder’s Chipotle & Beer Short Ribs. Fine Stellenbosch Wine, great ribs.
Delaire Graff's Indochine Chef Virgil Kahn offers one of his popular dishes, Asparagus & Broccoli. A chef inspired by Asian Food.
Spier Farm launches The Spier Farm Kitchen overlooking Spier’s historic Werf, offering anything from picnics to gourmet treats – and wine
Spier Farm Kitchen launches The Farm Kitchen overlooking Spier’s historic Werf, offering anything from picnics to gourmet treats - and wine
Peter Falke PF Sauvignon Blanc 2017, a perfect position for the making of fine wines, the slopes of the Helderberg Mountains – 22.09.2017
Peter Falke PF Sauvignon Blanc 2017, a perfect position for the making of fine wines, the slopes of the Helderberg Mountains
Snow Mountain Syrah 2014, named for the Sneeuberg which overlooks Wellington. Made on Nabygelegen by James McKenzie.
Snow Mountain Syrah 2014, named for the Sneeuberg which overlooks Wellington. Made on Nabygelegen by James McKenzie.
De Wetshof Riesling 2013, a fine expression of the German variety from the beautiful Robertson Wine Valley
De Wetshof Riesling 2013, a fine expression of the German variety from the beautiful Robertson Wine Valley. The De Wets make award winning wines.
Simonsig Reserve Collection Chenin Blanc Pinotage 2017 & Sophia Lindop’s Smoked Stuffed Chicken – 25.09.2017
Simonsig Reserve Collection Chenin Blanc Pinotage 2017 & Sophia Lindop's Smoked Stuffed Chicken, cooked in a Kettle Braai.
Groot Constantia Blanc de Noir 2017 with Zola Nene's Heritage Isitambu
Patina – Ryan Richens back in the Southern Suburbs with a fine Steak Restaurant, a legend in the making
Patina – Ryan Richens back in the Southern Suburbs with a fine Steak Restaurant, a legend in the making
Withington Nguni Malbec 2015 - a Heritage Wine for Heritage Cattle. Known for nearly 3000 years. A regal beast, with skins of great beauty.
Asara Vineyard Collection Cape Fusion 2014 with Tony Jackman’s Heritage Month Bacon & Beer Braai Bread – 20.09.2017
Asara Vineyard Collection Cape Fusion 2014 with Tony Jackman’s Bacon & Beer Braai Bread. A perfect accompaniment for a braai in heritage month.
Durbanville Hills Pinotage 2015 & Sophia Lindop’s Stuffed pork loin chops, a Braai Dish for Heritage Month – 19.09.2017
Durbanville Hills Pinotage 2015, a great South African Grape Variety is a good partner to Sophia Lindop's Stuffed pork loin chops, a Braai Dish for Heritage Month.
Du Toitskloof Winery emerges victorious in a Pork War to remember in the Du Toitskloof Muratie Annual Cook Off….
Du Toitskloof Winery emerges victorious in a Pork War to remember in the Du Toitskloof Muratie the Annual Cook Off....
Oldenburg Chenin Blanc 2015 & Sophia Lindop’s Cape salmon portions wrapped in vine leaves – 15.09.2017
Oldenburg Chenin Blanc 2015 & Sophia Lindop's Cape salmon portions wrapped in vine leaves. Wine from a premier Stellenbosch producer and food from a premier Cape Town Kitchen
Yonder Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2017 & a herd of Ankole Cattle, and of course Abé Beukes, legendary winemaker
Yonder Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2017 & a herd of Ankole Cattle, and of course Abé Beukes, legendary winemaker. On the hill top overlooking False Bay
Diemersdal launches First Wine under new Wine of Origin Cape Town Label. Thys Louw, specialist Sauvignon Blanc wine producer, shows a new vintage.
Perdeberg Dry Land Collection Pinot Noir Chardonnay 2017 & Dianne Bibby’s Roast Aubergines with Miso & Pomelo – 13.09.2017
Perdeberg The Dry Land Collection Pinot Noir Chardonnay 2017. A great partner for Dianne Bibby's Roast Aubergines with Miso & Pomelo.
The Broad Valley Pinot Noir 2014, and a superb Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the Overberg. New flavours of Pinot Noir, packed with cherry fruits. Sublime oil, medium bodied and savoury.
Simonsig Summer Fun. Premier Wine Estate offers not only the finest wine, also some interesting events
Simonsig Summer Fun. Premier Wine Estate offers not only the finest wine, also some interesting events. Opera, First Fizz Day and a Pinotage Master Class.
Delheim Grand Reserve 2014, the latest vintage of its flagship, which crowns this Stellenbosch stalwart’s red wine portfolio
Delheim Grand Reserve 2014 vintage of its flagship, crowns the Stellenbosch stalwart’s red wine portfolio. One of the founders of the Stellenbosch Wine Route.
Springfield Estate, a jewel in the crown of the beautiful Robertson Wine Appellation. A place of sublime wines made in very special ways.
Steenberg Ruby Rosé 2017, named for HMS Ruby, a Royal Navy Battleship which took part in the Battle of Muizenberg 1795. Good with my Deconstructed Sushi.
Vriesenhof Wines by Jan 'Boland' Coetzee, a legend in his life time. Wines from the foothills of the Stellenbosch Mountain.
Oldenburg Grenache Noir 2015 & Alida Ryder's Low Carb Chicken Satay Salad. The sauce is robust, the chicken can happily take on this dish.
Alto Rouge 2015, a Stellenbosch icon, awarded by The Sommeliers Selection Awards. One of the oldest most respected wine estates.
Allesverloren Tinta Rosé 2017 – a fine expression of the Swartland from one of the oldest wine estates in that Appellation
Allesverloren Tinta Rosé 2017 - a fine expression of the Swartland from one of the oldest wine estates in that Appellation.
Mulderbosch Vineyards in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation – a destination on its own. Well worth the visit as they say in the Guide Michelin.
Douglas Green Chardonnay 2016 goes to France and wins an award at the Chardonnay du Monde. Lovely food wine with Anina Meyer's BBQ Vegan Tacos.
De Wetshof Bon Vallon Chardonnay 2017, an unoaked expression of this great grape - a Robertson gem. The De Wets are Chardonnay Masters.
Spier people - Joyce Malefane, Assistant Restaurant Manager
La Bri Affinity 2014 & Carey Boucher Erasmus’s Butternut “Linguine” with Blue Cheese Sauce, Crispy Bacon & Sage
Irene Waller makes the sublime La Bri Affinity 2014 and Carey Boucher Erasmus prepares a special supper dish to match it.
The Merwida Family Vintners Chenin Blanc 2016, an honour to her Oupa by Lieza van der Merwe
Delaire Graff Chardonnay Banghoek Reserve 2016 & Lizet Hartley’s 5 Spice Pork Spareribs – 27.08.2017
Does Chardonnay go with pork? Try the Delaire Graff Banghoek Reserve Chardonnay 2016 & Lizet Hartley’s 5 Spice Pork Spareribs.
Asara Vineyard Collection Merlot 2014, such a good match with Ina Paarman's Flattie in a Frying Pan.
From the producers of the award winning Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, we bring you Noble Vice - a gathering of the curious & enlightened.
Lovely Landskroon Cabernet Franc Merlot blend, perfect with Nina Timm's sublime Smoked New York Strip Sirloin. Perfect Sunday Lunch!
Landskroon Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, grown on the slopes of Paarl Mountain. Made by Award Winning Cellarmaster Paul de Villers. Perfect match with Ian Paarman's Chicken with Port and Figs.
The Table Bay Hotel - Diners Club Wine List Diamond Award two years in a row.
Boland Cellar Five Climates Chenin Blanc 2017 & Alida Ryder's Coq au Riesling Pasta, a great combination. Excellent expression of Chenin Blanc.
Asara Wine Estate & Luxury Hotel - well worth the visit as they say in the Guide Michelin
Glenelly The Glass Collection Merlot 2015 & Jane-Anne Hobbs’s Peppered Burgers with Smoky Cheese, Tomato Relish, Puffy Onion Rings & Fat Chips – 20.08.2017
Glenelly Estate - South African WIne Estate with French Flair. The Glass Collection Merlot 2015, a gem. Lovely midweek supper wine.
Boschendal 1682 Cabernet Sauvignon is a fabulous cool climate Cabernet from the 2015 Vintage. Perfect with Carey Boucher Erasmus's Italian Shepherd's Pie.
Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc, a cool climate Sauvignon from Constantia. Perfectly paired with Dianne Bibby's Taglietelle.
The Beachhouse Beach Clean Up. You can help keep our beaches free of plastic. The Beachhouse is a range of fine fun wines.
Haute Cabrière Unwooded Pinot Noir 2016 & Jacqui Rey’s Lamb Knuckle Curry, ccoling wine and mild curry.
Durbanville Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 & Nina Timm’s Portobello Mushrooms stuffed with spinach or ham – 11.08.2017
Durbanville Hills, cool climate Cabernet is a great match to Nina Timm's Stuffed Portobellos.
De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc 2017 & Tracy Foulkes’s Candied Walnut & Pear Salad with a Lemon Poppy Seed dressing – 09.08.2017
Fabulous Durbanville Appellation Sauvignon Blanc from Charles Hopkins at De Grendel, perfectly matched with Tracy Foulkes's Candied Walnut & Pear Salad with a Lemon Poppy Seed dressing.
Groot Constantia Grand Constance, a wine of which legends have been made. Serve with Dianne Bibby's Milk Tart Pancake Mille Feuille.
Simonsig Labyrinth Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 If you want to know which as the first private estate in Stellenbosch to have bottled almost any single variety, Simonsig is one of the first you would investigate. Frans Malan, the founder was a real pioneer in the wine industry, first bottled his Cabernet Sauvignon in 1976. The 1977
Steenberg Echo Red Blend, named after HMS Echo is a treat. No need for fancy grub, Justine Wall's Bangers & Balsamic Onions are a great match.
De Wetshof Limestone Hill 2017, a fine expression of the Robertson soils, climate and winemaking. Unoaked and full of wonderful flavours.
Flagstone The Dark Horse Shiraz 2013 & Carey Boucher Erasmus’s Mediterranean Roasted Aubergine Salad – 31.07.2017
Flagstone The Dark Horse Shiraz 2013, a fabulous expression of the grape. Delicious with Carey Boucher Erasmus's Vegetarian Roasted Aubergine dish.
Groot Constantia Shiraz 2015 & Nadia Graves’s Slow Cooked Mutton Curry with Garam Masala – 26.07.2017
Groot Constantia, a superb cool climate Shiraz made for food like Nadia Graves's Slow Cooked Mutton Curry.