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KWV celebrates 100 years in style

KWV celebrates 100 years in style

KWV, a pioneering wine brand in the South African wine industry since 1918, celebrated the conclusion of its 100th harvest on 5 May 2018. This milestone was marked with a sneak peek of Cathedral Cellar Wines – a wine portfolio previously only available in...
How to drink champagne like a pro

How to drink champagne like a pro

The Beginner’s Guide to Tasting Champagne Champagne has long been associated with special occasions. The pop of a cork and sparkling flutes filled with crisp, light bubbles go hand in hand with any celebration. While many of us enjoy a glass of champagne during...
Improving with age

Improving with age

The Old Vine Project (OVP), an organisation dedicated to preserving South Africa’s old vines, introduced an official seal that will serve as guarantee of a vineyard’s authentic old vine status. On Friday 20 April Old Vine members, supporters and interested...
A hard road back

A hard road back

The fire had started in a pine forest high on the mountainside above the farm, and the near gale-force wind drove the raging fire down the slope in minutes. By the time farm foreman James Johanneson had hitched up a water tanker to the farm tractor and headed back up...
Big data for bigger tourism

Big data for bigger tourism

Wine tourists in the Western Cape are increasingly opting for guided tours with a growing preference for tailor-made itineraries to suit their specific interests, says Margi Biggs, convenor of the annual Business of Wine and Food Tourism Conference that takes place in...
A taste of Thelema

A taste of Thelema

Perched near the top of the Helshoogte Pass in Stellenbosch is a much acclaimed South African wine estate with a pure focus on wine accompanied with picturesque views. An impressive approach through winding roads surrounded by stunning scenery brings visitors to the...
Elmarie Botes: Shaping her own story

Elmarie Botes: Shaping her own story

Petite but feisty, with an incredible will backed by a good measure of brain power, 31-year-old Elmarie Botes is the newest member of the Nederburg winemaking team. Responsible for its white wines, she is currently completing her first harvest for this famous Paarl...
A true icon

A true icon

Eleven years after launching his unique Pinotage under the Le Vin de François label, legendary winemaker Francois Naudé is seeing his annual once-off offering taking its place at the top of South Africa’s wine offerings, both in terms of quality and in the high-end...
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