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Sauvignon Blanc taste-off

Sauvignon Blanc is South Africa’s fifth most planted variety, area under vineyard having increased from 8 406ha in 2006 to 9 246ha in 2016....

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Win one of two six-bottle mixed cases of wine featuring some of the top performers from the recent Tonnellerie Saint Martin Pinot Noir Report. Featured...

RisCura White Hot Wine Awards 2015 results

Results of the third annual RisCura White Hot Wine Awards are now out. This involved putting together a line-up of 30 Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends...

Oak Valley Riesling 2014

In 2011, a small Viognier vineyard planted in 2004 on Elgin property Oak Valley was grafted over to Riesling and the 2014 is the...

Moderation required in the closure debate

The cork vs screwcap debate is in danger of becoming too polarised. During the recent Elgin White Wine Retrospective, a workshop convened by the...

Franschhoek Vineyards Semillon 2013 vs Oak Valley Semillon 2013

I went through a phase not so long ago of being unenamoured with local single-variety Semillon as most examples were too weird but those...

Oak Valley Pinot Noir 2012

In a less than stellar showing at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, Pinot Noir collected no gold medals, a single silver (Paul...

Strandveld Adamastor 2009 vs. Oak Valley Mountain Reserve 2009

As an aperitif last night, the Adamastor 2009 from Strandveld in Elim. With lunch today, The OV 2009 from Oak Valley in Elgin. The...