‘My inspiration for this pack comes from the underrated winemaker Nico Grobler and his deft hand with both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. We start with his bright and fresh-drinking Elgin…

‘Pretty damn hot,’ says Christian Eedes raving about the latest releases from SA’s rising star and Young Gun, Lukas van Loggerenberg. We have to agree – these wines are going to…

Vilafonté has been creating vinous luxury since 1996. 22 years ago, this brand saw the light of day as a collaboration between wine industry greats, Mike Ratcliffe from South Africa…

As usual, the end of the year brought out the annual critic reviews and the wines that made their prestigious ‘lists of the year’. The critics in question are Greg Sherwood…

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…