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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
Winemag.co.za 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.
B Vintners WOW Wine Spectator
In the latest issue of Wine Spectator, James Molesworth pronounces South Africa as offering one of the most exciting line-ups of any major wine region today and picks Gavin Bruwer and Bruwer Raats as leading the way with their new venture B Vintners Vine Exploration Company.
Platter hat trick for Mvemve Raats
The MR de Compostella crafted by winemakers Bruwer Raats and Mzokhona Mvemve has once again proven its stellar reputation by scoring its third 5-star rating in the 2017 edition of the definitive Platter Guide.
Strong showing of white wines at 2016 Nederburg Auction
South African white wines again caught the eye at the annual Nederburg Auction selection, with several world-class Chenins and Chardonnays selected for the Auction proving that these varietals benefit greatly from further ageing.
Stellenbosch has the potential to rival Napa Valley as a tourist attraction, says leading US expert
“Stellenbosch has the potential to become as significant as the Napa Valley,” says Clay Gregory, President and CEO of Visit Napa Valley. Gregory, who will be a headline speaker at The Business of Wine and Food Tourism Conference in Stellenbosch on 1 and 2 November, believes South Africa already has the skills and assets but currently lacks the investment.
Winemag.co.za presents the RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards 2016
In conjunction with RisCura, a global financial services provider, Winemag.co.za is pleased to announce the second annual Red Hot Wine Awards featuring Bordeaux-style red blends.
The Grand Wines Collection
The South African Wine Index (SAWi) was established with the aim of setting a quality benchmark for South African Wines. The value of SAWi’s multi-year wine performance adjudication process has earned it official recognition as a definitive measure of a given wine’s quality, irrespective of vintage.
Cabernet Franc’s Diversity Showed Off At Annual Carnival
The diversity of the Cabernet Franc varietal and terroir, and the many flavour profiles South African winemakers derive from this, was clear at a tasting presented by Cape Wine Master Christine Rudman at the spectacular Oldenburg Vineyards near Stellenbosch recently.
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