‘The high quality of the best Cape Pinots is the single biggest achievement of the modern South African wine industry.’ – Tim Atkin MW.2017 is a watershed vintage for SA Pinot…

By now you should know the story of Pieter Walser and BLANKbottle. His ever-changing and marvellous array of delicious wines capture the imagination, are coated in stories and offer so much vinous excitement…

Nick Dall recently published a piece, ‘Their first wine developed a cult following: What’s next?‘, profiling SA winemakers Suzaan and Chris Alheit and explaining how ‘they’re putting South African whites…

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…