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Chenin Blanc – when too much of a good thing is...

Volumes of the Old Bush Vines Chenin Blanc 2016 from Darling Cellars which won the Harold Eedes Trophy for best in class at this...

AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction raises R15 million

The third annual AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction which took place at Klein Constantia yesterday raised R15 million to further education in the Cape...

On Merlot in SA

Yesterday a discussion on Merlot in SA facilitated by the South African Sommelier Association and led by renowned winemaker Zelma Long and wine-growing partner...

Vilafonté Series C 2003 – 2012

Phil Freese, leading US viticulturist and co-owner along with winemaker wife Zelma Long and Warwick’s Mike Ratcliffe of Paarl property Vilafonté, says his aim...

Vilafonté to expand plantings

A fascinating morning spent in the Paarl vineyards of Vilafonté with Dr Phil Freese, preeminent viticulturist and co-owner of the venture. 120 days from...

Vilafonté Series M 2005

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Vilafonté Series C 2010

Man shapes the environment but does the environment shape man? Vilafonté is the joint venture between Mike Ratcliffe of Warwick in Stellenbosch and eminent...

Vilafonté Series C 2009

Vilafonté is a joint venture between Mike Ratcliffe of Warwick in Stellenbosch and American husband and wife Phil Freese and Zelma Long, Phil an...