A Rosé by any other name

EMILE JOUBERT welcomes the return of rosé wines to South African wineries in a guise very different from the semi-sweet Portuguese version that held sway for so long.

Family values

At Haute Cabrière, second-generation Von Arnims Takuan and Tanja reveal to EMILE JOUBERT what it’s like to step into the shoes of parents who have wine in their veins.

Vilafonté scoops top international awards

Stellenbosch winery Vilafonté was named 2021 Outstanding Wine Producer and Best Red Wine Producer of the Year by the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC).

50 years of Cap Classique: PART 3

In our final instalment of celebrating half a century of Cap Classique, we meet Mister Bubbles, aka Pieter Ferreira, find out how the Cap Classique Producers Association came into being, and Emile Joubert shares his passion for pairing Cap Classique with food.

50 years of Cap Classique: PART 2

South Africa had to wait nearly a decade for someone to follow in Frans Malan’s footsteps by adding to the Classique portfolio. The next prophet of sparkling wine hit the Cape with a rebellious exuberance and revolutionary energy far removed from the careful manner and weighted observations of those at Simonsig. By Emile Joubert

Celebrate 50 years of Cap Classique and win with the Bergkelder Vinotèque

This year, South Africa and its bold winemakers are celebrating 50 years of Cap Classique, a proudly and uniquely South African term indicating a sparkling wine made in the traditional method of Champagne. In celebration of this momentous milestone, Stellenbosch Visio and the Bergkelder Vinotèque are giving away 24 bottles of sparkling South African MCC stars.

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