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Why the Swartland Revolution works

The first session of the Swartland Revolution 2014 featured a presentation by 75-year-old Serge Hochar of famed Lebanese property Chateau Musar plus a tasting of six vintages of his red wines and two of his white. Prior to proceedings getting underway, Adi Badenhorst of AA Badenhorst Family Wines and session moderator, suggested that the audience [...]

November 10, 2014
by Christian Eedes
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Les Pallieres Les Racines Gigondas 2009

If you’re good for R2 000 on wine and food over the course of a weekend, you could get a ticket to the Swartland Revolution. Or you could do what a group of six of us did, which was pool the money, buy some wine and get two of South Africa’s top chefs to cook, [...]

November 12, 2012
by Christian
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The Swartland Revolution 2011

Can elegance be achieved in a hot climate? The 2011 Swartland Revolution began with a tasting of various vintages and manifestations of Clape Cornas, and moderator Eben Sadie said the appeal for him of these wines were that they were “austere, sinister and very dark” which I thought was remarkably honest when everyone else spent [...]

November 14, 2011
by Christian
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A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines White 2007

With the second annual Swartland Revolution set to take place on 11.11.11 plus the following day, expect saturation social media coverage of the wines from Adi Badenhorst, Andrea and Chris Mullineux and Eben Sadie as well as host of other indie winemakers during that period. It is, for instance, remarkable that editor Tim James [...]

October 27, 2011
by Christian
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Allesverloren Shiraz 2008

Earlier this year the Swartland Revolution was announced suggesting overthrow of the existing order in favour of a new system. Those involved should be careful not to dispense with too much of the district’s history: Allesverloren situated at the foot of the Kasteelberg between Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West dates back to 1704 and in [...]

December 19, 2010
by Christian
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