You know 3 different routes from Cape Town to Riebeek Kasteel and the staff at the Royal know your G & T order even before you speak?  Here is the

Martin Smith’s day job is being the winemaker at Vilafonté.  After hours he has been working on his own wine making project, called Paserene. Some history on the man:  After

The focus of wine wine making seems to have shifted from technique to terroir.  We’ve seen a greater recognition of the provenance of the grapes rather than the technologically advanced wine

Every 2 years the folks at De Wetshof Estate in Robertson pays homage to Chardonnay and the producers who make this top-notch tipple.  Danie de Wet’s obsession with Chardonnay no

My love affair with Franschhoek Country House & Villas and their on-site restaurant Monneaux, started in the late 90’s.  A client took me to dinner at Monneaux on a horrible

We love Chardonnay; so what can be better than spending a Friday afternoon sampling the Top 10 Chardonnays in SA?  The fourth annual Christian Eedes Chardonnay Report sponsored by Sanlam

Natural wine making – the process of making wine with as little wine maker influence as possible. Or as Wikipedia calls it “natural wines are wines that are produced without adding

Wine (noun): An alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes or other fruits. The natural chemical balance of grapes lets them ferment without the addition of sugars, acids, enzymes, water, or

Mullineux: Synonymous with quality wines.  Listen to Chris or Andrea Mullineux talk about their wine you hear words like “balance, sense of harmony and elegance” more than once.  You taste

We are great fans of Vondeling and their wines.  The wines are excellent value for money and, most importantly, bloody delicious.  Family and friends have forcibly been introduced to their