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…

Champagne is one of the categories that defines the idea of fine wine. The famous Grandes Marques serve as both aspiration and inspiration to Pieter ‘Bubbles’ Ferreira; the dynamo with 26 years of experience…

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…

The Silverthorn Jewel Box 2013 must be one of the finest sparkling wines on the market right now. Previous accolades include Tim Atkin’s 2016 ‘Sparkling Wine of the Year’ for the 2010 vintage,…

‘I appeal to the adventurous wine drinker. They buy my wines because they trust me. They give me money to take them on a journey.’ – Pieter Walser This is the story…

There are only a handful of Syrahs that have expressed the true potential of the Swartland. The best to our minds being the Mullineux Single Terroir, Porseleinberg and Leeuwenkuil Heritage Syrahs, but these exceptional…

Alex Dale and his team produce only the most individual, terroir-focused wines under the Radford Dale range. Their dedication to nature, geology and climate is beautifully expressed in the latest releases from the…

In a recent two-part interview with Liv-ex, Tim Atkin speaks of South Africa and our new generation of producers with such earnest and open regard. Concerning the cynicism around his…

Vergelegen has flown somewhat under the radar in the recent South African wine revolution. One simple reason could be their custom of releasing wines later; today we offer their new 2010…