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Road to Santiago Semillon 2014

Franschhoek old-vine Semillon makes for some impressive wines have Boekenhoutskloof and Landau du Val have proved often. Now Wynand Grobler of Rickety Bridge has...

Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Semillon 2011

With the Cape weather not yet mild enough to make Sauvignon Blanc an enticing proposition, I thought I’d opt something rich and textural like...

The Old Vine Series Kokerboom 2014

The 2014 vintage of The Old Vine Series Kokerboom made by Eben Sadie is demanding stuff. From Olifantsrivier Semillon, the vineyards were planted in...

Opstal The Barber Sémillon 2013

Attie Louw, winemaker at Slanghoek winery Opstal seems to be growing in confidence – first the very accomplished Chenin Blanc under the Carl Everson...

The Old Vine Series Kokerboom 2013

Kokerboom 2013 is part of Eben Sadie’s acclaimed The Old Vine Series and when I came across a bottle at Wine Concepts on Kloof...

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...

Môreson Knoputibak 2012

Is Franschhoek Semillon some kind of magic ingredient that automatically lifts your white blend from good to great? Chris Alheit’s Cartology has a dash...

Landau du Val Semillon 2012

Not one but two extraordinary wines from Franschhoek Semillon in the space of a week – first the Boekenhoutskloof 2012 (see here) and then...