‘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…

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…

In the same way that Hannes Storm has been enthralled by Pinot noir since tasting a 1990 Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin in the year 2000, consumers locally and abroad have…

The Gabriëlskloof The Blend 2015 received 92 points from Tim Atkin and we think that the 2016 is a step up! Entry-level reds have never been South Africa’s strongest suit but the…

South African Pinot Noir is on fire. The latest Pinots to hit our radar are the Catherine Marshall Pinot Noir on Sandstone Soils and the Pinot Noir on Clay Soils. Both are from…

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…

Raats 2015s

As Neal Martin says, ‘Cabernet Franc does not get better than at Raats‘. The stunning Family Cabernet Franc 2015 is a testament to this. It offers both red and black fruit and…

Tim Atkin 2017 SA Report

‘Why don’t more people realise what’s going on in South Africa?’ asks Tim Atkin MW in his 2017 Special Report which was released this morning. 149 wines are rated 95 points and above and…