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Does South Africa have a signature red grape?

It might not have been that clear cut 20 years ago but Chenin Blanc is now pretty much established as South Africa’s signature white...

Neethlingshof Pinotage 1984

After presenting his new-release The Owl Post Pinotage 2014 yesterday, Neethlingshof winemaker De Wet Viljoen showed a wine blind to a small group of...

Neethlingshof The Owl Post Pinotage 2014

De Wet Viljoen, cellarmaster at Neethlingshof in Stellenbosch, today showed the new release 2014 of his top-end Pinotage called The Owl Post next to...

The new Pinotage

From the February issue of Decanter: Those keeping a close watch on the South African wine scene will have noted the very fine own-label...

Kanonkop Pinotage 2006

After tasting through a variety of rather poor new releases (no names, no pack drill), I lost patience and decided to open a bottle...

Longridge Pinotage 2013

Is Pinotage becoming fashionable again after the wilderness years? At the very least, it’s no longer the butt of wine geek jokes (that falls...

Southern Right Pinotage 2014

“2014 was a lighter vintage and Pinotage plays well to this,” says Anthony Hamilton Russell, co-owner of the Southern Right brand, his point being...

Paardebosch Pinotage 2014

David Sadie of Swartland property Paardebosch says he's "not looking within South Africa for inspiration" when it comes to making Pinotage. He typically finds local...