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Tim James: Lammershoek looking good under new management

When I first found out, a few years back, that the famous footballer of the 1960s and 70s, Franz Beckenbauer, had joined the German consortium owning Lammershoek, I was asked to keep quiet about it. Well, that discretion is one of many things that have changed at Lammershoek in the past year or two, as […]

February 29, 2016
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Tim James: The effect of the drought in the Swartland

“It’s been a battle!” says Eben Sadie, just a third of the way through his 2016 harvest. In his voice is the hyping up, the adrenalin flow that harvest – and battle – brings, but also weariness. In 18 years working in the Swartland, he says, he’s never seen conditions like this, with implacable drought […]

January 25, 2016
by Tim James
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Tim James: An experimental vineyard

It doesn’t look impressive at first glance, to the ignorant eye at least: if this is a vineyard which might influence some significant aspects of the future Cape wine industry, then I hope there’s a Plan B. A fenced few hundred square metres of white sand, planted with what looks like short dry sticks, some […]

November 23, 2015
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Tim James: A review of the Swartland Revolution 2015

This last weekend saw perhaps the best Swartland Revolution yet – but I suppose that’s excitedly claimed each year by at least a few attendees. For those who haven’t been paying attention for the past six years: the Swartland Revolution is a now world-famous gathering of some hundreds of people in the little Swartland town […]

November 9, 2015
by Tim James
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Tim James: A new grenache vineyard on Skurfberg

It’s a long drive from Cape Town to get to Basie van Lill’s Skurfberg farm, Arbeidseind – but not a tedious one when Eben Sadie is there doing the driving … and a lot of the talking. It means a 6.30am start from Malmesbury, up the N7 with all its roadworks, turn-off at Clanwilliam onto […]

October 26, 2015
by Tim James
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How well do SA’s white wines mature?

“Why are top-end red wines so much more expensive than white wines when they essentially cost the same to produce?” was the question posed by acclaimed Swartland winemaker Eben Sadie before yesterday’s tasting of seven local whites 10 years or older convened by South African Sommelier Association. “We’re all inclined both to spend more on […]

October 16, 2015
by Christian
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Rijk’s Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2003

Do South Africa’s white wines mature with benefit? Later this week a tasting convened by the South African Sommelier Association and presented by Eben Sadie to address precisely this question. In the meantime, the Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2003 from Rijk’s in Tulbagh given to me by winemaker Pierre Wahl who thought it might just […]

October 13, 2015
by Christian
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The Old Vine Series Mev. Kirsten 2014

“Mrs. Anna Kirsten passed away on 10 April 2015 at the age of 90 and it is an honour to dedicate this vintage to her,” reads a special neck lable on the 2014 of the Mev. Kirsten 2014, part of Eben Sadie’s part of Eben Sadie’s Die Ouwingerdreeks (The Old Vine Series). The Stellenbosch vineyard […]

September 29, 2015
by Christian
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