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Adama Wines: New industry trailblazers

Adama Wines: New industry trailblazers

With its combination of an established history of viticulture and winemaking (thanks to being an affiliate of Bosman Adama), experience, skills, pioneering spirit, innovation and young energy, the newly-launched all-black women team of Adama Wines (Pty) Ltd is...

Dan Traucki: Wine for that special occasion

Dan Traucki: Wine for that special occasion

Imagine the buzz you could get from the look on a friend’s face when they open their birthday present from you and find that it is a bottle of wine from their birth year. Trust me the experience is truly awesome for both of you. Their face lights up with pleasure not...

Dan Traucki: Touriga the terrific

Dan Traucki: Touriga the terrific

Touriga or Touriga Nacional, to give its full name, is a native Portuguese red variety that is one of the key components of Portuguese Port. It is not well known as a grape variety, even in its native land as it is almost always used in blends. Thus, if you have ever...

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  • Boy if you ever drive through the #botriver make sure you stop off at @gabrielskloof for some mouthwatering, rustic, homemade, country-inspired dishes and complex, terroir-driven wines that’ll leave you wanting more. We spent the afternoon celebrating #gabriëlskloof 10 year anniversary in absolute style! Happy Anniversary!#hemelenaarde #wine #vineyards #grapes #deliciousfood
  • We all know the story of #BosmanFamilyVineyards – where workers own 26% share in farming operations (still the biggest transformation deal in SA’s wine industry).
Now, a group of young women, some of whom started on the farm and qualified in #vineyardmanagement and #winemaking, have formed  #Adamawines – with product offerings ranging from grape planting to making high-end quality wine for supplying market demand #grapesforgood #transformationworks #bosmanfamilywines #bosmanadama #capewinelands
  • The Absa Pinotage Top 10 wines have just been announced at the lovely @boschendalwines. Congratulations to these wineries for a fantastic performance showcasing the best #pinotage has to offer:

@anuravineyards Pinotage Reserve 2016
@badsberg_winecellar Pinotage 2018
@beyerskloof Winemaker's Reserve 2017
@diemersdalwines Reserve 2018
@fleurducapwines Series Privée 2016
@kanonkopwineestate Pinotage 2015
@survivorwines Pinotage 2017
@simonsigwines Redhill 2017
@vondelingwines Bowwood 2016
@wildekrans Barrel Select Reserve 2016

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  • What better way to spend a rainy afternoon than bringing top Sauvignon Blancs from South Africa and New Zealand together at @kleinezalze, with guest of honour Erica Crawford from @loveblockwine. From classic elegance to fruit bombs to the cream of the crop, each flight evoked mutual appreciation and surprise at this varietal's chameleon abilities. Thanks to @emilewow for making it happen.
  • Have you ever seen a bottle like this? Simonsig's 50th anniversary Steen (Chenin Blanc) was bottled in this very distinctive 1.5 litre magnum.
  • Not just a pretty place! @cavalliestate demonstrated their equestrian heart also pumps some very classy wines. Winemaker Craig Barnard led a tasting of the components that go into their flagship white blend Cremello: Chenin, Chardonnay and a honey & butterscotch Verdelho - all from their own vineyards. Not to be outdone, head chef Michael Deg followed up with a lunch that would bring out the best of this and their flagship Bordeaux blend Warhorse.

PS. Don't miss Cavalli's impressive private collection of sports and music memorabilia in the gallery below deck. We spotted a Maradonna jersey, Rocky Marciano boxing gloves and guitars signed by U2 and Billy Joel. Now that's art. 
@lisemanley #cavalli #cavalliwines
  • EXTRA EXTRA, read all about it! The #August2019 issue of @winelandmedia is out! Theme: #AfricaRising. Make sure you get your copy! On our cover: @RovicLeers #africanretails #africantourism #winetourism @middelvlei #AfCFTA @wosa_za
  • Paying a visit to @lanzeracwineestate to investigate the #wineestate’s #heritage & #legacy as #southafrica’s #pinotage #pioneer - the first farm to bottle this uniquely South African🇿🇦 cultivar in 1959. Catch the full story in our #september 2019 #heritage issue #professorperold #1959pinotage #historic

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