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2014 CWG Auction wines rated

One for the freaks and geeks.

The 30th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction takes place at the Spier Conference Centre, Stellenbosch on Saturday, 4 October 2014. There are a record 62 wines on offer and I attended a blind tasting held for the media yesterday. Stand-out wines … [Read more...]

Nedbank Green Wine Awards 2013

Paul Cluver Gwurztraminer 2012

Do punters give a damn about "green" issues? They should... Year five of the Nedbank Green Wine Awards, which I  helped conceptualise back in 2009 as editor of Wine magazine along with  my wife Jane, then marketing manager of the publication and Greg … [Read more...]

Nedbank Green Wine Awards 2012


BEST WINES FROM ORGANICALLY GROWN GRAPES Best Red, Best Wine Overall Reyneke Reserve Red 2009 Best White Reyneke Chenin Blanc 2011 BEST BIODIVERSITY & WINE INITIATIVE WINES Best Overall Paul Cluver Riesling Noble Late Harvest … [Read more...]

Getaway to run Nedbank Green Wine Awards 2011

Nedbank Green Wine Awards logo

The Nedbank Green Wine Awards to be held for the third time this year sees RamsayMedia’s Getaway magazine take over as media partner after the recent closure of Wine magazine. There are two categories of entry, namely: 1) Best Environmental Practice … [Read more...]

Topical pic: Stellar wins “Best Sweet” at Green Wine Awards

Berty Jones and Lee Griffin of Stellar Wines.

Stellar Winery situated near Trawal in Namaqualand is South Africa’s largest producer of wines from organically grown grapes, processing over 3 000 tons a year. The cellar has a capacity of 6 000 tons (part of production is non-organic) and is … [Read more...]

Topical pic: The hippy hippy shake

Rudiger Gretschel and Johan Reyneke of Reyneke Wines.

“If this doesn’t sell wine, then nothing well,” says Rudiger Gretschel, chief winemaker of wine producer wholesaler Vinimark, responsible for the biodynamic certified Reyneke Wines. It’s  been a good week for Reyneke, first the Reserve Red 2008 … [Read more...]