Wine from S. Africa


Dinner and Interview with Johan Malan of Simonsig Winery, South Africa

Very interesting wine dinner last night with Johan Malan, chief winemaker, cellar master, and owner of Simonsig Estate in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Incredibly, the legacy of the landmark Malan family… More »


Stellenbosch Vineyard’s Wine & Food Pairing Dinner Comes to Vareli in NYC

“Welcome,” says Eduan, offering me a tall glass of something purple and sparkling! I is the Stellenbosch Vineyards Four Secrets Sparkling Shiraz, refreshing and delicious with a hint of oak. And this… More »


Promoting S. African Wine in the UK

“I posted a comment on our twitter and facebook page offering guests a complimentary glass of a selected wine with a specific menu item,” says Eva Barkasz, manager and wine… More »


South African Wines – Congratulations to IWC Winner Anthony Hamilton Russell

So excited to read that Anthony Hamilton Russell, from Hamilton Russell Vineyards in South Africa’s Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, won the International Wine Challenge’s (IWC) South African Chardonnay trophy for its 2010… More »


Exploring Wine Tourism in South Africa

  Curious to discover S. African wine? Though imports are high in the UK, it’s often difficult to find wine from S. Africa in the United States, even in a… More »


Visiting Producers of the Hermanus Wine Route in South Africa

  So my last visit in South Africa was with five producers located in the Hermanus Wine Route, also known as the Hemel en Aarde Valley, close to the sea.… More »


Visiting Waterkloof in South Africa

  “Dazzling!” This is the only possible word that can describe the Waterkloof winery in Cape Town, an area which is leading the competition for the world’s most tourist-friendly, destination-specific… More »


Visiting Shannon Vineyards (aka Downes Family Vineyards) in South Africa

Downes Family Vineyards Sanctuary Peak Sauvignon Blanc 2011 “This looks like an 18th century English cottage!” I remark, sipping a cup of tea while waiting to meet James Downes, who… More »


Visiting La Motte Estate in South Africa

If you’ve been reading headlines in glossy food, wine, and travel magazines around the world, you’ve heard that South Africa is now the coolest wine tourism spot in the world.… More »


Visiting Thelema Mountain Vineyards in South Africa

Ginny, a friendly dog with a rhythmically wagging tale, greets us as we enter the sleek glass doors of the Thelema winery situated on the top of the Helshoogte Pass… More »


Visiting Kanonkop in South Africa

Johann Krige and Abrie Beeslaar in the Tasting Room Kanonkop … I had never quite understood the name until I visited this winery in South Africa and saw the giant… More »


Visiting Warwick Wine Estate

  Entering Warwick Estate is like entering a reception for an elegant garden party. Before a guest even tastes the wine in the gorgeously designed tasting room, or in one… More »

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