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Reyneke Biodynamic Syrah 2012 vs Reyneke Organic Red 2012

Dark and light.

I was a huge fan of the maiden 2010 and 2011 vintages of the Biodynamic Syrah from Reyneke Wines in Stellenbosch but there’s something decidedly odd about the current release 2012 (approximate retail price R90 to R100 a bottle). Black fruit and spice … [Read more...]

Reyneke Chenin Blanc 2010

Not just for tree huggers.

How to turn consumers green? If we are perfectly selfish, rational beings, why should we purchase wine produced according to environmentally sustainable guidelines when the benefits of green consumption are (at best) very small and typically go to … [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...]

Reyneke Syrah 2010


Yesterday a visit to Reyneke Wines, winner of the best wine overall from organically grown grapes in the Nedbank Green Wine Awards in 2010 and 2011. This property remains the only one in South Africa to be certified biodynamic and though this … [Read more...]

Nedbank Green Wine Awards 2011

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Results of the third annual Nedbank Green Wine Awards convened by Getaway magazine were announced today. The competition consists of two parts, namely best wines from organically grown grapes and best environmental practices. Best Wines from … [Read more...]

Best wines of 2010: CE’s choice

Sijnn 2007: Out of the box.

Below is a list of my 10 best wines for 2010. Where I encountered them blind, I scored them well enough but they appear here in that they provided me with great drinking pleasure. Some are established benchmarks, others are relative newcomers that I … [Read more...]