Vriesenhof refreshed range for Spring

Now that the warmer days are creeping in, I tasted this new and refreshed unwooded Chardonnay 2016 from Vriesenhof Vineyards. If you are not a fan of Chardonnay, but love white wine then unwooded is definitely a good way to start Read more

Glen Carlou celebrates 30 years of Chardonnay

Glen Carlou is celebrating their 30th Chardonnay harvest. Established in 1985, the picturesque Simondium estate may be a young gun among its more time-honoured neighbours, but has nonetheless managed to make a name for itself as one of South Africa’s leading Read more

70 of 800 – Morgenster, Stellenbosch

Wine farm 70 of 800 is Morgenster tucked away at the very ends of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes in Somerset West. This farm produces some of the best, award winning, olive oil that I have ever tasted, including even truffle oil! You Read more

69 of 800 – Zevenwacht, Stellenbosch

Wine farm 69 of 800 is Zevenwacht Wine Estate in the Stellenbosch Wine Route. “Zevenwacht” translates to “Seven Expectations” in Dutch. The farm was founded in 1688 when the farm Langverwacht was granted to a French Huguenot wine farmer, Jeanne Read more

SA’s first craft gin club

I had the pleasure of attending the launch of the Gin Box SA with  founder, Jean Buckham. While South Africa has certainly caught gin fever, it might come as a surprise that there are more than 75 local gin brands being produced Read more

68 of 800 – Journey’s End, Stellenbosch

Wine farm 68 of 800 is Journey’s End – right at the end of the Stellenbosch Wine Route. Their tasting room is nestled up in the vineyards with panoramic views overlooking Gordon’s Bay and the Indian ocean. The farm was purchased Read more