Since the 2012 maiden release, Roland’s top wine of 2014, we have been impressed with this remarkable single-vineyard Syrah. The 2013 followed with a Platter’s 5-star rating. The 2014 scored 95…

Back in the mid-2000s, Bruwer Raats started meticulously planting 2 very special vineyards on his Polkadraai property. Bruwer, ever the pioneer, planted 0,8ha of high density Cabernet Franc and Chenin…

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Coaxing the best from Swartland Syrah is a challenge and, while not many manage to offer freshness whilst retaining complexity, the 2015 Kolbroek has achieved just that. It offers great varietal typicity,…

The RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards, a collaboration between Winemag.co.za and, global financial services provider, RisCura, took place last week and the scores for SA’s top Bordeaux-style red blends have…

On Angelo Gaja’s first ever visit to South Africa, he gave a fascinating talk on the importance of what is outside the wine glass, believing that too much emphasis is often placed…

‘Angelo Gaja…says it’s all very well to have your nose in the glass but what’s outside the glass is equally important.’ — Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za Wine Cellar recently held an…

Eben Sadie’s Old Vine Series changed the entire wine landscape, shifting focus onto vineyard expression rather than grape variety or producer. They are South Africa’s most sought-after wines. Many of…

‘It’s about as pure and unadulterated as any modern-era South African wine I’ve tasted,’ says Christian Eedes on the Raats Cabernet Franc 2012. An exceptional Stellenbosch vintage, 2012 is the…