What I Drank Last Night
Good Booze. Good Food. Good Company.

Joostenberg Shiraz Viognier 2005


Yesterday lunch in with Tyrrel and Anette Myburgh of Joostenberg in the 1756 manor house (see pics here) and I was reminded once again how much I enjoy these generally unflashy and food-friendly wines. A particular stand-out was the Shiraz … [Read more...]

Joostenberg Family Blend White 2012

Of the soil.

Joostenberg in Paarl has been in the Myburgh family since 1876, today managed by fifth generation Tyrell and his wife Anette. On Saturday, the launch of The Family Blend White 2012, the first bottling from Joostenberg to be officially certified as … [Read more...]

Joostenberg Chenin Blanc Noble Late Harvest 2008


Joostenberg Chenin Blanc Noble Late Harvest with apple tart tatin as cooked by Joostenberg Bistro chef Christophe Dehosse seemed like the perfect way to end lunch yesterday but when the wine was presented at our table, it turned out to be the 2011 … [Read more...]

MAN Vintners Chenin Blanc 2011


MAN Vintners is a partnership between Jose Condé of Stark- Condé and Tyrell and Philip Myburgh of Joostenberg, the “M” standing for Marie, wife of Jose, the “A” for Anette, wife of Tyrrel and the “N” for Nicky, wife of Philip. From 500 cases when … [Read more...]