Heavenly pairing of Angels Tears and nougat at Grande Provence
by Editor on 17 October 2017
Spread your wings and savour ‘A Taste of Heaven’ with a bouquet of enchanting pairings of Angels Tears wines and handmade nougat at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek. Offered daily at the Grande Provence tasting room, the Angles Tears ‘A Taste of Heaven’ pairs specially crafted nougat delights with each of the four wines in the range. Smooth and bursting with fruit, Angels Tears wines a...
Constantia Glen winemaker releases new range under his own label
by Editor on 17 October 2017
Winemaker Justin van Wyk, responsible for creating the signature cool climate Constantia Glen wines since 2011, has launched his own Van Wyk Family Wines range at the picturesque award winning wine estate. For his Van Wyk Family wines, Justin, who joined the Constantia Glen wine team as assistant winemaker in 2008, is focusing on grape varieties and wine styles that are quite different from the Bordeaux-styles th...
Need a moisture resistant label?
by Editor on 17 October 2017
Many of our clients need more from their product labels than standard labelling solutions can offer them. Some clients require labels that can accommodate extra content due to all the mandatory information that must be included on-pack, often in multiple languages, to comply with the laws that govern their industries.
Double Gold and two Golds for De Krans at Veritas
by Editor on 11 October 2017
Hot on the heels of its last achievement, the De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve 2014 will be adding another accolade to its list of awards for 2017, securing a Double Gold at the 2017 Veritas Awards. De Krans also took home two Gold medals for its Cape Tawny Limited Release NV and Cape Vintage Reserve 2015, respectively. The prestigious awards ceremony, which took place on Friday, 6 October in Cape Town, was attended by...
Delheim’s legendary Spatz Sperling passes away
by Editor on 08 October 2017
The Sperling family are sad to announce the passing of Michael Hans ‘Spatz’ Sperling, their much-loved husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and patriarch of Delheim. Since his arrival in South Africa as a 20-year-old from Germany in 1951 to join his uncle Hans Hoheisen and aunt Del, Spatz became a pioneering icon of the South African wine industry. Over the next 60 years, Spatz grew this farm on the...
Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction boosts Protégé Programme
by Editor on 04 October 2017
Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction boosts Protégé Programme The 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction pushed the envelope by raising almost R430 000 in aid of the Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme during this past weekend. Auction buyers showed great generosity again this year, supporting the charity auction in aid of the Guild’s Protégé Programme for the development of talented young winema...
33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction exceeds expectations
by Editor on 04 October 2017
33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction exceeds expectations Diversity and innovative winemaking reaped rich rewards at the 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction at Spier in the Stellenbosch Winelands over the weekend, with total sales exceeding R13,2 million and a new record price for a case of wine. Total sales of R13 223 200, just under last year’s record breaking auction, coupled with an increased s...
Anthonij Rupert Wyne excels in Tim Atkins report
by Editor on 21 September 2017
The highly anticipated 2017 South Africa Special Report by leading UK Master of Wine Tim Atkin was published on 13 September, and Anthonij Rupert Wyne received an impressive rating of 90+ for eleven of its wines. The Cape of Good Hope Van Lill & Visser Chenin Blanc 2016, with the highest rating of 95/100, was also listed as one of Atkins’ Wines of the Year in the Chenin Blanc category. Seven of the 11 wines to ...
Three Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés head for harvests in France and the USA
by Editor on 11 September 2017
Three Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés head for harvests in France and the USA The Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme, a trailblazer for transformation in the wine industry, is paying it forward empowering three protégés to gain valuable international experience in some of the world’s most renowned wine growing regions this year. Second year oenology protégés Banele Vakele of Khayelitsha and Sydney M...
Revamped and revisited – a new table is set at Leopard's Leap
by Editor on 11 September 2017
Known for an innovative and passionate approach to relaxed dining and the enthusiastic encouragement of home cooking, Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards is proud to present a fresh interpretation of its cooking programme. Setting the scene in a refurbished, trendy kitchen, is a centre-piece table that is warm and welcoming despite its sleek and modern look. It is around this table that the new cooking demonstrations ...
Cape Winemakers Guild auctioneer gears up for his 20th auction
by Editor on 05 September 2017
Cape Winemakers Guild auctioneer gears up for his 20th auction Seasoned auctioneer, Henré Hablutzel of Hofmeyr Mills Auctioneers, will have his gavel at the ready for the 20th time at this year’s Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction to be held at Spier in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 30 September 2017. This annual South African wine industry showcase now in its 33rd year, presents a treasure trove of rare, indi...
New Steenberg Ruby Rosé rocks Double Gold
by Editor on 05 September 2017
New Steenberg Ruby Rosé rocks Double Gold Steenberg’s new rose petal pink Rosé has hit the high notes scooping Double Gold at Rosé Rocks 2017, South Africa’s only dedicated rosé wine competition. A fabulous burst of spring, Steenberg Ruby Rosé 2017 is invigoratingly dry, light and flirty – pure delight for summer, Fridays and all happy occasions in between. This striking blend of Syrah(51%) and C...
Grande Provence chef nominated for The Best Chef Awards
by Editor on 05 September 2017
Grande Provence chef nominated for The Best Chef Awards Darren Badenhorst, Grande Provence Executive Chef, is one of just four South Africans to be nominated for The Best Chef Awards 2017. Launched in Poland in 2016, this international social media driven competition seeks out the world’s top chefs in terms of culinary artistry and visual presentation. The winning chefs are selected in six categories by 300...
Franschhoek Uncorked
by Editor on 14 August 2017
The Franschhoek Uncorked Festival, which takes place over the weekend of 16 and 17 September, is the perfect excuse to bid Winter farewell and embrace the splendor of Spring, as your taste buds are treated to a plethora of superb wines from one of SA’s premier wine destinations. Sample new releases wines as well as a handful of gems as you travel from farm to farm throughout the weekend. The Franschhoek Vignero...
SA Winelands find new Digital Home
by Editor on 04 July 2017
The winelands and its tourism offering are now a click away with the newly launched wine tourism portal, www.visitwinelands.co.za, inspiring visitors to discover and explore the best South Africa has to offer in wine tourism. This one-stop searchable wine tourism gateway to the winelands forms part of a new national wine tourism strategy and marketing initiative and is a key project of the Wine Industry Strategic...
First-ever release of Vermentino in SA!
by Editor on 15 June 2017
June 16, Youth Day, marks a significant moment in South Africa’s socio-political history. Yet Youth Day 2017 is set to become significant in other ways, as the local wine industry celebrates the first ever release of Vermentino with a landmark auction, held digitally and in real time, in aid of youth development. The inaugural auction will make available a limited edition of only 1500 litres of Vermentino. These ...
Great Score For Longridge In Eedes’ Bordeaux Report
by Editor on 14 June 2017
There is no better cure for the winter blues than enjoying great South African red wines. And if you want to try one of the country’s best Cape Bordeaux blends, look no further than the Longridge Ekliptika. This week, this sublime red blend from cellar master Jasper Raats scored 91 points in the 2017 Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report, which placed it amongst the top scoring wines in this category. Key findings in...
Marketing Indaba offers key learning and fresh ideas for Marketers
by Editor on 26 April 2017
It is time for marketers to take some time out to regroup, rethink, learn and network at the annual Marketing Indaba in Cape Town and Johannesburg. In an increasingly connected marketplace and a world of “sameness”, marketing professionals strive harder than ever to stand out and produce better results. To achieve this, marketers need to stay at the forefront of market trends, branding and the integrated com...
Sharing Sundays at Gabriëlskloof go Oo-la-la!
by Editor on 31 March 2017
When the celebrated restaurant at Gabriëlskloof Estate, situated outside Bot River, launched its winter Sharing Sundays last year, it unleashed a sensation. This year in addition to exciting changes, the darling menu format of gastronomes-in-the-know returns, now in a truly French tradition. Sharing Sundays is about shareable cuisine in the nostalgic tone of a traditional family feast. Embracing his inner Fra...
Life of Pi at Anthonij Rupert Wyne
by Editor on 08 March 2017
The Galileo Open Air Cinema returns to the picture perfect Anthonij Rupert Wyne estate on 1 April for a special screening of the box office hit Life of Pi. The estate, situated in the Franschhoek Wine Valley, has been chosen as one of this year’s premier venues for movie enthusiasts to enjoy the big screen classics under a starlit sky. Directed by the highly acclaimed Ang Lee, Life of Pi is a miraculous achieveme...