MEMORABLE FLEUR DU CAP

The generosity of nature and the dedication of a devoted team ensures only the finest grapes are selected to produce wines of abundant flavour and character. In 1968, the first vintages of the much loved Fleur du Cap range were launched under the watchful eye of the manager of wine production, Dr Julius Laszlo, his […]

GARNERING ACCOLADES, ZONNEBLOEM

Craftsmanship is at the heart of wines produced from grapes using the earth as their canvas and winemakers who use the skills developed over generations to produce rich varietals and outstanding blends. Following in the footsteps of the ground-breaking Marie Furter comes a bevy of female winemakers at Zonnebloem. Elize Coetzee is cellar master, Bonny […]

THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BRANDIES, VAN RYN’S

A portfolio of fine potstill brandy that can rightfully claim the trophy for Best Brandy Worldwide for a record nine times since 2004 at leading international wine and spirits competitions. Established in 1845 by Cape brandy pioneer Jan Van Ryn, the Van Ryn’s Distillery in Stellenbosch earned their first international award for exceptional brandy quality […]

UNIQUE BAIN’S CAPE MOUNTAIN WHISKY

South Africa’s first whisky produced from a single grain has become one of the world’s best grain whiskies and is crafted in the picturesque Bainskloof Mountains. The success of Bain’s comes down to one innovative man and his passion, Master Distiller Andy Watts.  In 1991, Andy became the sixth manager of The James Sedgwick Distillery. […]

FORMIDABLE NEDERBURG

Nederburg situated near Paarl has an exceptional track record for international and local awards, trailblazing innovations and refreshing, contemporary wines that combine rich fruit flavour with superb structure.It began in 1791 when Philippus Wolvaart bought the farm that lay between the Berg and Palmiet rivers for 5 600 guilders. He named it after Sebastiaan Nederburgh, […]

EXCEPTIONAL DURBANVILLE HILLS WINES

A place where city culture and viticulture connect. Durbanville Hills is located a mere 20 minutes away from the Cape Town city centre, standing proud against the Tygeberg Hills. The winery not only offers a spectacular view of Table Mountain, Table Bay and Robben Island but also an extraordinary terroir that moderates temperatures – one […]

WHISKY IN A NUTSHELL

“Whisky (from the Gaelic uisge beatha, meaning “water of life”) is a very old drink but it was the Irish, not the Scots, who are said to have produced whisky for much longer than the Scots…a fact that still irritates the Scots!” says Sandy Harper, DistelI Inter Hotel Challenge Judge and prominent Cape Wine Master.   […]

ALLURING PONGRÁCZ

An elegant and distinctive Méthode Cap Classique inspired by a nobleman and refugee from the Hungarian uprising, Desiderius Pongrácz, whose sheer genius and vision revitalised viticulture in the Cape. Few people know that South Africa’s beloved Pongrácz Méthode Cap Classique was inspired by someone who spent years in a labour camp in Siberia.  It is […]

ALLESVERLOREN

The Allesverloren vineyards stand proudly on the imposing Kasteelberg in the scenic Riebeek Valley of the Swartland. The history of this Swartland winery dates back to around the 1700s when settlers, upon returning from Stellenbosch where they travelled to for agricultural equipment and basic necessities, found their house burnt to the ground and their farm […]

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