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AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction 2014 raises over R7 million for charity


The inaugural 2014 AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction, which took place on Saturday at Delaire Graff Estate in Stellenbosch saw R7.045 million was raised for education in the Cape winelands with beneficiaries comprising the Pebbles Project, the MAD … [Read more...]

Cederberg Chenin Blanc 2012

Minimalist Chenin.

During the course of conversation with a colleague recently, I suggested that for all the excellence on show at the top end of the Chenin Blanc category, the variety went largely unappreciated by the average wine drinker and therefore the much touted … [Read more...]

Delaire Graff Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2011


Delaire Graff winemaker Morné Vrey is feeling pretty chuffed at the moment after his Chardonnay 2012 and Port-style  Cape Vintage 2011 won double gold medals at this year’s Veritas Awards. I tasted the entire portfolio yesterday and the Chardonnay is … [Read more...]

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2013 results


Results of the twelfth annual Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show were announced at the Mount Nelson hotel in Cape Town earlier today. TROPHY WINNERS Fairbairn Capital Trophy for Most Successful Producer Overall Stark-Condé Harold Eedes Trophy for Best … [Read more...]

Delaire Graff Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2009 vs. Verglegen V 2008

Two Cabs I really like namely the Delaire Graff Reserve 2009 and the Vergelegen V 2008 have received further endorsement with the all-French panel officiating at this year’s Taj Classic Wine Trophy awarded them both a trophy. Fascinating to drink … [Read more...]

Delaire Graff Laurence Graff Reserve 2009

The view from Delaire Graff.

Today the official launch of Laurence Graff Reserve 2009 from Delaire Graff Estate in Stellenbosch. Essentially, it’s the five best barrels of Cab from that vintage, matured for 30 months in French oak, 100% new. Winemaker Morné Vrey lets on that it … [Read more...]