Entries for the third annual Wine Label Design Awards are now open. The awards are proudly sponsored by self-adhesive label supplier Rotolabel and are convened by Winemag.co.za – Wine magazine was published from 1993 until 2011 and now lives on in digital form. Cape Town advertising and design studio At Pace designed the logo and […]
Here are our three most highly rated current-release wines of last month: Van Loggerenberg Kameraderie Chenin Blanc 2016 – 96 (read original review here) Beeslaar Pinotage 2015 – 94 (read original review here) Nederburg The Winemasters Noble Late Harvest 2015 – 94 (read original review here)
Glen Carlou in Paarl has been sold for an undisclosed sum by Hess Family Wine Estates to the Pictolus Consortium, headed by Wayne Pitout, a leading figure in the mobile data industry. Earlier in the year it was announced that Johnnie Calitz, previously of Anura, would take over from the long-serving Arco Laarman as winemaker. […]
Bruwer Raats of Raats Family Wines and Morné Vrey of Delaire Graff Estate have joined the Cape Winemakers Guild, bringing total membership to 47. Membership is by invitation only and is extended to winemakers who have been responsible for the production of outstanding wines for a minimum of five years.
Each year, Wine Spectator editors survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12 months and select their Top 100, based on quality, value, availability and excitement. This annual list honors successful wineries, regions and vintages around the world. SA took one place in 2016: 11. Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2015 – score: 94 To read the […]
Editor Christian Eedes selects his 20 most memorable wines of the year. 20. Hermanuspietersfontein Nr 5 Sauvignon Blanc 2013 This wine showed magnificently well while judging the FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 competition. Who might be capable of a Sauvignon capable of ageing so well? Turns out HPF. Read original review here. 19. Testalonga El […]
Here are our four most highly rated current-release wines of last month: Kanonkop Black Label Pinotage 2015 – 96 (read original review here) Eden Cabernet Franc 2014 – 96 (read original review here) Fram Chenin Blanc 2015 – 95 (read original review here) Lammershoek Terravinum Reserve White 2015 – 95 (read original review here)
A few SA wines feature on the Best of the Year lists of US publication Wine Enthusiast. These are: The Enthusiast 100 of 2016 16th place: Mullineux Syrah 2014 – 94 points 85th place: DeMorgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc 2014 – 93 points Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2016 64th place: A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines Red […]