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National Wine Challenge Double Gold Awards 2018
Robin Von Holdt reviews Double Gold Awards for the National Wine Challenge (NWC) 2018.
Cabernet Franc Carnival brings trendy varietal to the public
The 2018 Cabernet Franc Carnival will once again bring one of the most interesting wine varietals to an adoring public.
Best luxury wines in South Africa 2018
Fine Wine Merchant Roland Peens selects SA’s finest for Wine Cellar
Cape Wine Masters taste Quality by Design (and Eight Five Star Wines) at the Winery of the Year
Cape Wine Masters and guests were privileged to be able to join Bruwer Raats at his Raats Family Wines tasting room in November; the estate named by Platter’s as the 2018 Winery of the Year to enjoy some very special wines.
Raats makes Platter history
Renowned winemaking team Bruwer Raats and his cousin Gavin Bruwer Slabbert muscled their way into the history books when an unprecedented eight wines from the Raats stable received the coveted 5-star rating in the Platter Guide.
Platter's 2018 guide hits a Nelson with 111 Five Stars
The Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2018 was launched at Cape Town’s The Table Bay Hotel on Friday 3 Nov,
Transformation is happening in the winelands
Education, Training, Upliftment, Empowerment - all words we bandy about, and it was such a pleasure to see it really working at the latest SKOP graduation, which was also a wonderful celebration of 30 years of making a difference in the winelands. #wineforgood
Raats release new Eden vintages
Raats Family Wines recently released the second vintage of their unique and visionary Eden High Density Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc and it’s as close to paradise as you’ll get here on earth.
The Old Vines Project Goes Live In London With One of the Tastings of the Year…
The 28th of June was a momentous day in the history of South African wine. The Old Vines Tasting at South Africa House in London presented by Andre Morgenthal and Jo Wehring of Wines of South Africa, profiled 77 of the most profound red and white wines produced in South Africa’s diverse winelands.
Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report 2017 is pleased to announce the third annual Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report (previously the Red Hot Wine Awards) featuring Bordeaux-style red blends.
Avontuur Cabernet Franc Carnival - Sunnies out, Fedora's on!
The fourth annual Cabernet Franc Carnival was held on 21 May on the Avontuur Wine Estate located along the R44. The rolling green lawns, view of Somerset West and the peaceful horses in their paddock made for the perfect sunny Saturday escape.
Third Cab Franc Carnival at Avontuur a success for the varietal
The third Cabernet Franc Carnival, presented by Avontuur Estate took place again on Saturday, 20 May 2017 on the terraces and expansive lawn at this family-owned wine estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West.
Five good reasons NOT to miss the Cab Franc Carnival
After two successful years of the Cabernet Franc Carnival, presented by Avontuur Estate, fans of this unusual varietal will once again get the chance to celebrate their favourite grape on Saturday, 20 May 2017 from 11h00 - 17h00 at the family-owned wine estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West.
The Chenin Kings On The Beach
Graham Howe reports on the first major tasting of the year - The Magic of Chenin Blanc - a showcase for consumers held in Cape Town in April.
Special Awards – National Wine Challenge 2017
Special Award Results – 3 Categories - Wine Consistency, Vineyard Consistency & Grand Cru Best In Class Winners
Flying high with Piwosa - A unique first for South African wine in Asia
Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa (Piwosa), a collective of like-minded, privately owned premium wineries, is about to grab the attention of Asian markets by working together to raise the bar for the reputation of South African wines, when a first of its kind roadshow by an independent group kicks off in Asia this April.
We're celebrating Cab Franc country-wide this year
After two successful years of the Cabernet Franc Carnival, presented by Avontuur Estate, fans of unusual varietals in Gauteng will also get the chance to experience this grape.
Trends shaping and millennial wine drinking behaviour in 2017
It is predicted that millennials will increasingly contribute to sales in the fine wine category. 
Wines of the year (5) South African stars
I’m continuing the theme of wines of the year. This year I tasted a lot of very good South African wines, both on my three visits, and also in London. These are the ones I liked the most, out of a very strong selection. These are seriously good wines.
The Cape Winemakers Guild welcomes two new members
Two accomplished Stellenbosch winemakers, Bruwer Raats of Raats Family Wines and Morné Vrey of Delaire Graff Estate have joined the ranks of the Cape Winemakers Guild.
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