Three new Cape Wine Masters 2

Three new Cape Wine Master’s graduated today at an awards luncheon at Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West.  The graduates include Wanderer Wines owner Catherine Dillon, Leigh Berrie and Mary-Lou Nash.  Catherine received the La Motte Award for Viticulture Excellence, having achieved the highest score in the Viticulture exam, while Mary-Lou received the […]

International Year of Biodiversity

27 – 28 March, Kirstenbosch The year 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity and Conservation. The Biodiversity Expo 2010 was designed to address the failure of many South Africans to recognise the true value of biodiversity. The Expo serves as a communication and education tool to reach those South Africans […]

International Wine News

Robinson: Here’s to Riesling and responsibilities (UK) Here’s what Jancis Robinson hopes for in 2010 in the “happy little puddle of life that is the world of wine”. Women change focus of winemaking in Argentina (Argentina) Susana Balbo is to Argentine wine what Martha Stewart is to homemaking and Oprah […]

Avontuur Wine Estate

Avontuur Estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West is a property to visit this winter.The popular restaurant on the Estate is open for breakfast and lunch daily and offers well-priced, beautifully presented meals in front of the fireplace. Mid-week lunches will never be the same again with the restaurant’s  “Terrific Tuesdays”.  […]

Wine Service Course in Southern Suburbs

A wine service course is available in the southern suburbs at the Wanderer Wines training facility, located at Westlake Business Park. The course is offered on two consecutive mornings from 09h00 – 13h00 or as a Fullday course and includes both theory and practical application.  The focus is on wine service within the hospitality industry […]

Durbanville Boutique Winemakers Association

A large number of small-scale wine producers of Durbanville recently joined forces to introduce their boutique wines to the public through the creation of the Durbanville Boutique Winemakers Association (DBWA).Karin de Villiers was elected chairperson with Henk Rossouw as treasurer and Natasha Diedericks as secretary. The aim of the DBWA […]

Dirty Hands Wine Marketing Course

UCT Graduate School will be running the Dirty Hands: A Practical Approach to Wine Marketing course from 24 – 26 June 2008.  The course is aimed at owners of wineries, marketing experts and anyone passionate about wine and wishing to learn more. Programme Summary South African wine marketers can change their […]

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show winners

The results of the 2008 Old Mututal Trophy Wine Show are listed below. Fairbairn Capital Trophy for Most Successful Producer Nederburg Wines Old Mutual Trophy for Best Red Wine Overall Eagles’ Nest Shiraz 2006 Old Mutual Trophy for Best White Wine Overall Zonnebloem Limited Edition Semillon 2007 Old Mutual Trophy […]

Alsace Wine Tasting

Cape Wine Master Dick Davidson will be presenting an Alsace Wine Tasting at The Lapa, Nietvoorbij on 2 June at 18h00.  Wines for tasting  include the following: Domaines Schlumberger is a 6th and 7th generation family owned wine producer, the family own and manage 140 hectares around Guebwiller in the Haut […]