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Cape Rock White 2015

With each sip of Cape Rock White 2015, it became increasingly difficult to believe that this was a wine which cost a mere R120 a bottle. From a Vredendal vineyard, it’s a field blend of 42% Viognier, 33% Grenache Blanc and 25% Roussanne, fermentation occurring spontaneously and maturation lasting five months in old 300-litre barrels. […]

February 22, 2016
by Christian
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Teubes Family Wines Sauvingon Blanc 2014

Ever come across something from Teubes Family Wines? Browsing the shelves of Liquor City Claremont, I came across the Sauvignon Blanc 2014 (price: R126.45 a bottle), the wine certified Wine of Origin Olifants River and according to the little map on the back label of, the cellar situated near the West Coast town of Vredendal, […]

April 22, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Fryer’s Cove Sauvignon Blanc 2011 vs. 2012

Fryer’s Cove Sauvignon Blanc, from grapes grown at Bamboes Bay up the West Coast, burst on to the scene when the 2005 vintage rated 5 Stars in the now defunct Wine magazine. Viticulturist Jan Ponk van Zyl is also a Vredendal grape grower and winemaker is Wynand Hamman, formerly of Lanzerac and they’ve done it […]

December 9, 2012
by Christian
with 0 Comments
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