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Interview: Carla Nieuwoudt of Tierhoek

Carla Nieuwoudt

From the May issue of Business Day WANTED: Only 26 years old, Carla Nieuwoudt has packed a lot into her short winemaking career – after qualifying from Elsenburg agricultural college in 2009, she set off to work harvests at Haselgrove Wines in … [Read more...]

Tierhoek Grenache 2011

Tiger juice.

From 60-year-old vines grown 760m above sea level in Piekenierskloof, the Tierhoek Grenache 2011 is wonderfully appealing (and pretty good value at R110 a bottle). Red and blue fruit rather than black, some fynbos, subtle spice. It’s medium bodied … [Read more...]

Tierhoek Grenache Syrah 2009

Tierhoek's Roger Burton.

A quick whizz around the southern Rhône and Languedoc-Roussillon courtesy of Tierhoek’s Roger Burton, who brought back some interesting wines from those regions after visiting a while back. Grenache features strongly in that part of the world while … [Read more...]