The discovery of forgotten old vines in Chile’s Itata Valley is not unlike SA’s Old Vine Revolution. In fact, the idea was born when one of Chile’s hottest winemakers, Leonardo Erazo…

Cinsaut’s role in South Africa is very much in focus at the moment. A taste of the Rustenberg Dry Red 1970 confirms the notion that Cinsaut offers remarkable ageability, particularly as part…

Last week Wine Cellar showcased 2 pioneering winemaking generations at the 6th edition of Young Guns, this year ‘Reloaded’. South African fine wine has come full circle in many ways,…

One of the most fascinating stories fuelling the current South African wine revolution is the rise of Cinsaut, or Cinsault. The latter is the French spelling and refers to its…

From the most widely planted variety in the Cape, to the variety that had fallen out of favour and become completely overlooked — Cinsaut has seen its fair share of…

It’s an exciting time for the world of wine. While there have been many interesting recent developments, one of the most notable is the rise of lighter-coloured reds. ‘In the…

What an exciting time for South African wine. Not only has the Swartland fast become one the hottest wine regions in the world, but ‘non-traditional’ varieties are offering the consumer…