Meticulous planning and a good grasp of prevailing circumstances, coupled with experience, knowledge, diligence and patience, are just some of the elements that eventually culminate in an award-winning wine. As Marana Brand discovers, the same goes for investments.
The Newton Johnson family makes Pinot Noir (among other things) in the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Daléne Fourie of port2port.wine recounts their tale as told by younger son Gordon.
Wine bars are the new vibe in Stellenbosch’s historic centre, where Malu Lambert enjoys a relaxed tasting of local wines, taking in the unique atmosphere and excellent fare of each bar en route.
Cabernet Sauvignon. The finest examples are produced in Bordeaux, Napa… Stellenbosch. Emile Joubert explains the nuances of geography that make some of our own Cabernets among the best of the best.
‘Positively ancient’ describes soils of the Cape Winelands, the ones that form the bedrock, quite literally, of some of their finest wines. Which, says Emile Joubert, goes a long way towards explaining the name of this Vilafonté wine.
Vergelegen Wine Estate has recently announced the appointment of a new winemaker. Luke O’Cuinneagain will take the reins around September this year, following in the footsteps of André van Rensburg (1998-2022) and Martin Meinert (1989-1998).
David Finlayson Wines from Stellenbosch reaffirmed the international status of our Cabernet Sauvignon when its GS Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 was announced Best Cabernet in the World at the annual Concours International des Cabernets in France. By Emile Joubert