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John Loubser leaves Steenberg

John Loubser took to Twitter yesterday to announce that he was stepping down as general manager of Constantia property Steenberg in order to concentrate...

Steenberg The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc 2016

JD Pretorius, cellarmaster Steenberg, says Sauvignon Blanc is always going to be the “business card” of this Constantia property – 64% of a total...

Has Steenberg gone to market too early with Magna Carta 2015?

John Loubser, MD of Steenberg, relates that the Constantia property pioneered a Bordeaux-style white blend under the Catharina label from 1999 until 2001 but...

Steenberg Merlot 2013

When it comes to a discussion of South Africa’s best Merlot producers, the usual suspects are Hartenberg, Thelema, Shannon Vineyards and perhaps Bein but...

Steenberg Lady R MCC 2011

Though only two vintages in, the Méthode Cap Classique that is Lady R from Steenberg is starting to shape as one of SA’s best. Following...

Steenberg Lady R MCC 2010

The new “prestige cuvée” called Lady R 2010 from Steenberg from Constantia costs R395 a bottle, making it more expensive than most MCC but...

Rousseau Sacharia Wooded Sauvignon Blanc 2015

It’s no secret that after Pieter Erasmus, CEO of retail group Pepkor, acquired Constantia Uitsig at the end of 2013, he undertook a clean...

Michael Fridjhon: SA’s white blends are great but do they sell?

If you put a bunch of South African wine geeks in a room and leave them to talk about what's on their collective mind,...