Tag: Vilafonté

Better together

Like Bordeaux’s Château Margaux, South Africa has blends, like Rubicon and Paul Sauer, whose single names say all that needs be said. EMILE JOUBERT explains what makes them so renowned.

Vilafonté: Seriously old soils make a seriously fine wine

‘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.

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).

EDITOR’S PICKS #2: Wines to watch at the 2021 Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction

In the second and final instalment of Stellenbosch Visio editor Francé Beyers’s top Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction picks, she sets her sights on five more vinous gems to go under the hammer at this year’s elegant occasion. Think Single Vineyard Chardonnays, dashing Bordeaux-style red blends, a super-exclusive jeroboam, complex Cabernet Sauvignons and a South African icon hailing from 2009.