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Bonnievale Wines

Bonnievale Wines

  BONNIEVALE WINES APPOINTS CARINA GOUS AS STRATEGIC ADVISOR  By Bonnievale Wines Bonnievale Wines has concluded a turn-key agreement with respected wine industry specialist Carina Gous who has taken up an advisory role as the company gears up for an exciting new phase of growth.   Until recently Gous was the global brand director for Distell’s portfolio of premium wine and...
Robertson Winery

Robertson Winery

  Introducing FAT bastard's new blushing member of the pod By Robertson WineryFAT bastard, the well - loved, delicious, full - bodied range of wines, has a new ‘blushing’ bastard: the gorgeous salmon pink FAT bastard Pinor Noir Rosé 2017, dry yet smooth and creamy and bursting with fruit - same wine with same large taste as before, but a brand - new look with a...
A New Cork and an Historical Day on De Wetshof Estate

A New Cork and an Historical Day on De Wetshof Estate

      A New Cork and an Historical Day on De Wetshof Estate By Amorim Cork South Africa None of those who were in the De Wetshof winery on Monday 12 March will forget it. Not one. The occasion was a session of re-corking of vintage wines, something Amorim has been doing since the end of last year and which has been extensively written about. De Wetshof, the pioneering...
Chardonnay du Monde

Chardonnay du Monde

      Robertson Wine Valley tastes success at Chardonnay Du Monde 2018 By Alet du Toit Wine producers from the Robertson Wine Valley route kicked off 2018 with astronomical success raking in four of the seven silver medals awarded to South African producers at the 25th annual Chardonnay Du Monde awards. Bon Courage Estate continues to impress on the international stage by...
De Wetshof Estate

De Wetshof Estate

De Wetshof Predicts Healthy Harvest Despite Relentless Drought Source: Drinksfeed.com   It is hot, it is dry, but the Chardonnay harvest of 2018 on De Wetshof Estate has delivered a grape crop in excellent health despite the yield being some 10% lower than average. “We expected a lower yield seeing as this is our fourth dry season in a row, and definitely the driest I...
Wacky Wine Weekend

Wacky Wine Weekend

SAVOUR 15 YEARS OF GREATNESS The famed Wacky Wine Weekend takes place from 31 May to 3 June 2018. This well–established event has become a wine institution in the social calendars of people across the country, attracting wine connoisseurs, novices and families & friends alike travelling far and wide to “taste the lifestyle”.   2018 marks Wacky Wine Weekend’s 15th...
Springfield Estate

Springfield Estate

      Springfield Estate - Vegan Friendly Wines In this day and age, we are all becoming increasingly aware of how our lifestyle and the consumption that goes with it affects the world around us.   Global warming, once just an abstract threat, is now a major concern, and as humans with the ability and privilege to make informed decisions, we should do everything in our...
Graham Beck

Graham Beck

Turning Water Into Wine By Graham Howe   Thirsty conversation at recent tastings is as much about water as wine.   At a benchmark tasting of the proprietor’s collection wines in the Graham Beck stable at the Silo Hotel at the V&A Waterfront like the ancient mariner we could see water, water everywhere out in Table Bay but not a drop to drink. (A surfeit of fine wine...
Zandvliet

Zandvliet

    Zandvliet Estate presents "A Pocketful of Inspiration" By Zandvliet Estate   From 17 March, Zandvliet Estate will showcase the works of artist Marina Blight in their underground Muscat Tanks. Come and view this exciting exhibition, titled, "A Pocketful of Inspiration" at their Kalkveld Lounge between the hours of 10:00 and 17:00 (Mon – Fri as well as Public Holidays).     ABOUT MARINA...
Thunderchild

Thunderchild

        TWIN TRIBUTES THAT CALL FOR A TOAST Written by Myrna Robins    A decade of vinous generosity and a centenary of caring.    One hundred years on we look back at 1918 with compassion. Europe, Britain and Commonwealth countries were still reeling from the aftermath of World War One as the Great ‘Flu pandemic swept across the globe, arriving in South Africa in September, and...
Graham Beck

Graham Beck

  All systems go for Harvest 2018 at Graham Beck By Graham Beck    Our team is already knee deep and up to their elbows in Harvest 2018. This is not only the most frenetic time of the year, but also the most thrilling, and, at times, hair-raising!   As is Graham Beck tradition, the annual start of harvest is celebrated at our Robertson cellar with much fanfare, jollity and...
Vinpro

Vinpro

Nuwe momentum vir wyntoerisme Uitgereik deur VinPro     ’n Memorandum van Verstandhouding tussen Vinpro en Wesgro sal nuwe momentum aan wyntoerisme in Suid-Afrika verleen met ’n nuwe en opwindende vennootskap.   Saam met die aanstelling van ’n nuwe Vinpro wyntoerismebestuurder, Marisah Nieuwoudt, in Januarie, maak die Memorandum van Verstandhouding tussen die SA...
Melozhori

Melozhori

Memorable experiences in the wildlife and the veldt with Melozhori Private Game Reserve By Melozhori Private Game Reserve   At Melozhori Private Game Reserve we offer day visitors Game drives at their leisure under the expert guidance of our guides who'll share their vast knowledge of the wildlife and environment with you. If you're experienced on horse back,...
Weltevrede

Weltevrede

  The Jakes Gerwel Entrepreneurial School opens its doors Adapted from information obtained from Weltevrede Wine Estate   A vision was dropped in the hearts of the people from Bonnievale.  Philip Jonker, owner at Weltevrede Wine Estate subsequently formed the JGE Funding Trust to pursue the vision to heal their community by creating the Jakes Gerwel Entrepreneurial...
Springfield Estate

Springfield Estate

        Springfield Estate’s use of natural yeast By Springfield Estate   We are often told that life is about the journey, not the destination. We are told that we grow from the challenges we face along the way, and come out wiser and more complex at the other end. A winemaker faces this truth in the cellar every day. Here at Springfield, we take the hard road with nearly...
De Wetshof Estate

De Wetshof Estate

        Five Dewetshof Wines obtain CVC Status Adapted from information obtained from De Wetshof Estate   De Wetshof's Wines’ Bateleur, The Site, Finesse, Limestone Hill Chardonnay, Bon Vallon Chardonnay and Riesling, have achieved Cape Vintner Classification (CVC) status. The CVC is a body aimed at elevating the image of South Africa's premier wines, and CVC status is...
De Wetshof Estate

De Wetshof Estate

Danie de Wet Signature Wine for Woolworths  Adapted from information obtained from Dewetshof Estate   Woolworths has partnered with six of the country's best wine makers to bring to life their exclusive Signature Series, with De Wetshof selected as the only Signature Series Chardonnay. This latest collaboration, Signature Series Chardonnay 2016 by Danie De Wet, spent 12...
Bon Courage Estate

Bon Courage Estate

    Inkará Range has a new look Adapted from information receievd from Bon Courage Wine Estate   Bon Courage Wine Estate’s popular Inkará Range, including the much sought-after Pinot Noir, has a new look and is now available from the Bon Courage cellar. Inkará is a limited release “terroir” driven wine exclusively produced from hand-picked grapes in specific vineyards.  ...
Zandvliet

Zandvliet

        Zandvliet Wine Estate offers consumers the opportunity to cellar purchased wine in the rediscovered Muscat tanks   Cellar your most recent investment in our rediscovered muscat tanks.   Cellaring includes Receiving, handling and documentation. Cataloguing and barcoding of full cases. All wines stored require cataloguing for precise administration and tracking. A...
RWV

RWV

              VERITAS VICTORS IMPRESS AT THE ANNUAL GALA AWARDS Robertson Wine Valley cellars score well with Double gold and Gold By Myrna Robins on behalf of Robertson Wine Valley   As the competition season for 2017 draws to a close, the formal gala dinner at the Cape Town Convention Centre saw the Veritas Awards being presented for market-ready wines and brandies.    Robertson Wine...
Rooiberg Winery

Rooiberg Winery

        Rooiberg Winery receives Award of Excellence at the Inaugural Pinotage Rosé Competition Rooiberg Winery has received an Award of Excellence from the Pinotage​ Association at the Inaugural Pinotage Rosé Competition, which forms part of the ABSA Perold Cape Blend Competition. In doing so, Rooiberg has been named one of the top three producers of Pinotage Rosé in South...
Marbrin Olives

Marbrin Olives

        Marbrin Olive Growers recognized as one of South Africa's top ten olive oil producers   Absa has recognised ten exceptional extra virgin olive oils in the Absa Top 10 Olive Oil competition and Marbrin Olive Growers were amongst the top 10.    Below is an official press release from the SA Olive Industry Association about the 2017 Absa Top 10 Olive Oil competition:   A...
RWV

RWV

          ROBERTSON VALLEY RECORDS STELLAR SUCCESS Making its mark with Michelangelo’s International awards   By Myrna Robins   The results of the 21st Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards for 2017 were announced at a glamorous function at the Tsogo Sun hotel in Cape Town on Friday September 29.     Members of Robertson Wine Valley scored substantially, amassing an...
RWV

RWV

  Wines from the Robertson Wine Valley scores highly in Tim Atkin’s 2017 South Africa Special Report By Alet du Toit   Tim Atkin, known globally as a Master of Wine (accredited by The Institute of Masters of Wine, UK) and one of the most highly esteemed wine journalists and critics in the world, released his much anticipated 2017 South Africa Special Report, now in its...
RWV

RWV

    Robertson Wine Valley wines excel at the 2017 Vitis Vinifera Awards By Alet du Toit     The Robertson Wine Valley have been showing off their Midas touch at this year’s Vitis Vinifera Awards, obtaining an impressive nineteen Gold Awards for their outstanding wines.   The annual Vitis Vinifera Awards, now running in its fifth year, ran over two days and comprised of a...
RWV

RWV

      Robertson Wine Valley toasts to success at the 2017 Amorim Cap Classique Challenge By Alet du Toit   The recently released results of the prestigious Amorim Cap Classique Challenge, has got the Robertson Wine Valley bubbling with pride. The Robertson Wine Valley deservedly walked away with a class winner in the Museum Class, two Gold Awards and nine Silver Awards. The...
Graham Beck

Graham Beck

    Graham Beck’s Cuvée Clive selected by Tim Atkin as his Sparkling Wine of the Year By Graham Beck Wines   We are delighted to announce that the Cuvée Clive 2011 was selected as Overall Sparkling Wine of the Year (97 points) by Tim Atkin, award-winning British journalist and Master of Wine, in his South Africa 2017 Special Report.   This well respected comprehensive...
SA Olive Awards

SA Olive Awards

        Marbrin Olive Growers excelled at the SA Olive Awards - The 2017 Harvest Champions, obtaining the below results:   Gold Marbrin Farm Mabrin Olive Growers Directors Reserve EVOO Intense Silver Marbrin Farm Marbrin Olive Growers Delicate EVOO Delicate       Below is an official press release from the SA Olive Industry Association about this year's awards: SA Olive Awards -...
RWV

RWV

      And the Pon van Zyl award goes to.... By Beatrix Galloway The Pon van Zyl trophy has a rich history and also handed over at this prestige awards ceremony. In 1941, Giepie Rossouw and Alwyn Bruwer convinced a number of other Robertson Valley growers to form a winery in which all families would own a share. Pon van Zyl served as Robertson Winery’s first winemaker and took...
ROSÉ ROCKS

ROSÉ ROCKS

            ROBERTSON WINE VALLEY RISES AT ROSÉ ROCKS   Three of Robertson Wine Valley producers had double the fun at this year’s Rosé Rocks competition, each scooping Double Golds for their respective entries.   By Alet du Toit   This annual, highly anticipated competition has become an icon in the South African wine industry and is South Africa’s first dedicated Rosé wine...
Gold Wine Awards

Gold Wine Awards

      Robertson Wine Valley strikes it rich with the Gold Awards   Seven  Wine Valley cellars amass a glittering array of awards By Myrna Robins   In this professionally organised competition excellent wines selling at less than R110 a 750ml bottle are identified, judged and those delivering fine quality within the price limit  are rewarded. Along with the prestige gained by...
Bonnievale Wines

Bonnievale Wines

Bonnievale Wines Welcomes Two New Winemakers By Bonnievale Wines    Bonnievale Wines have appointment two new, talented winemakers onto their team - Jean Slabber and Izak de Vries. Slabber obtained his BSC Agri - Degree at the university of Stellenbosch in 2012 and joined Arabella wines as an assistant winemaker. Slabber was previously employed at Montagu Winery until...
Rietvallei Estate

Rietvallei Estate

Rietvallei Releases Two New Signature Estate wines   By Rietvallei Estate   Rietvallei is thrilled to announce that two of its signature estate wines are now available in their respective new vintages.   The Rietvallei Sauvignon Blanc 2017 is excitingly fruity, the nose reveals passion fruit and grapefruit, freshly cut grass and a touch of capsicum. This wine pairs...
Mont Blois

Mont Blois

Langeberg Legend Updated with Inspiring Wines     By Myrna Robins   Just when I thought I was getting to know most corners of the fair Breede  River valley, I discover another vista as a mountainous green landscape unfolds before me, timeless, beautiful and secluded.   This makes the setting for a tasting of world-class wines on an historic Robertson farm. Created by a...
RWV

RWV

SOMMELIERS’ SELECTION RESULTS IN SWEET SUCCESS   RWV winners target wine lovers in new and innovative ways By Myrna Robins on behalf of Robertson Wine Valley   The results of the third Sommeliers’ Selection competition have been announced and we raise our glasses to the Robertson Wine Valley cellars which notched up wins in this unique contest.   In this competition, judged...
RWV

RWV

TERROIR TRIUMPHS: RECOGNITION FOR ROBERTSON WINE VALLEY CELLARS         Celebrating a national winner and eight district Top Wines By Myrna Robins on behalf of Robertson Wine Valley   The Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards, now in their 12th year, have grown to become a competition that is keenly contested. More than 320 wines were entered this year to be judged on how well they...
Ashton Winery

Ashton Winery

Ashton Winery Launches First Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc Ashton Winery launched their first ever sparkling Sauvignon Blanc in June this year. The Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc is made from carefully selected grapes harvested in the early morning to preserve as much flavour and colour as possible. This elegant sparkling wine bursts with tropical fruit flavours and a...
Springfield Estate

Springfield Estate

2017 vintage of Life from Stone finally available       By Springfield Wines Estate   After being sold out for a a brief yet terrifying (if you ask us) month, we are finally ready to share this phenomenal vintage of our iconic Sauvignon Blanc with you. This vintage of Life from Stone is bursting with passion fruit and is a true teaser of the summer to come.   Many of you...
RWV

RWV

A toast to a new chapter for Robertson Wine Valley By Alet du Toit.   Peter de Wet, Excelsior Estate, was elected as Chairman of the Robertson Wine Valley Board along with Johann de Wet, De Wetshof Estate, to serve as Vice-Chairman. These two industry giants in the Robertson Wine Valley are raring to help guide the valley to a fruitful future.   Peter is the owner of...
RWV

RWV

Robertson Wine Valley Raises R10 000 for Thunderchild By the Thunderchild Wine Initiative.     Robertson Wine valley has recently taken on the Thunderchild project as their official charity partner. This partnership was launched during the Wacky Wine Weekend in June 2017.   The Thunderchild Project was started to address the issues which The Herberg Children’s Home...
Graham Beck

Graham Beck

Graham Beck Shines at the 2017 Vinordic Wine Challenge  By Graham Beck Winery We're delighted to announce that Graham Beck Brut NV recently scored the top accolade in the only EU certified wine competition in Sweden, the Vinordic Wine Challenge (held in Stockholm every year). This Cap Classique sparkling wine was deemed the best sparkling wine tasted (Champagne not...
Esona

Esona

ESONA LAUNCHES FIRST WINE MADE ON THEIR PREMISES  By Esona Boutique Winery Late last year, Esona Boutique Wines, invested in winemaking equipment and Esona have now produced their very first wine on the premises, a Pinot Noir Blanc de Noir. This newly launched Pinot Noir Blanc de Noir was fondly decsribed by owner, Rowan Beattie, as being perfectly balanced with...
Klipdrift

Klipdrift

INTRODUCING KLIPDRIFT NGQO (JUST THE RIGHT MIX)  By Klipdrift    When friends come together, the drink has to be mixed the right way to suit the atmosphere. It is through the spirit of great friendships that inspires great memories. Every drop of Klipdrift NGQO is mixed with the perfect balance of the smooth bold taste of Klipdrift, blended with a range of flavours. An...
Mont Blois

Mont Blois

    Mont Blois revived: A good sign of progress in Robertson June 12, 2017, By Tim James   A remarkable number of the Cape’s top wines in the last decade or so come from vineyards that previously fed the producer cellars’ vast blending tanks. Go back a bit further and the same thing is true of more wines, and of many entire estates. Such change is certainly one of the...
Rooiberg

Rooiberg

Rooiberg’s Red Jewel       The well-awarded Rooiberg Red Muscadel 2014 has clinched another award by garnering a gold medal at the 15th Muscadel SA Awards.   This wine excelled at the annual awards function held in Paarl, where the winners were named from 23 entries in this exclusive competition. Four platinum and four gold medals were awarded.   The Rooiberg Red Muscadel...
De Wetshof

De Wetshof

De Wetshof Estate introduces its first premium blended red wine De Wetshof Estate, South Africa’s renowned and pioneering Chardonnay producer, recently introduced its first premium blended red wine. In so doing the estate has also paid tribute to one of the most influential architects in the history of the Cape, whose classical style has left an enduring legacy on...
Syrah du Monde

Syrah du Monde

INTERNATIONAL PLAUDITS FOR ROBERTSON VALLEY SHIRAZ Member producers bring home two of South Africa’s five goldsBy Myrna Robins Confirming the admirable and consistently high quality of shiraz flowing from the cellars of  Robertson Wine Valley producers, Bon Courage and Robertson Wines have added gold to their stock of previous medals awarded at international shiraz...
Rietvallei

Rietvallei

JOHN B WINE RANGE CATCHES FRESH NEW BREEZE   We are proud to introduce the vintage inspired new packaging for John B. Allot of thought went into this new design to bring back elements of origin, tradition and a bit of nostalgia. The John B range has three delicious still wines and a choice of two Sparkling wines. The  2017 Sauvignon Blanc expresses flavours of lemon zest,...
Gold Chardonnay

Gold Chardonnay

CHAMPION CHARDONNAYS – A TIMELY CELEBRATION Bringing home gold to Robertson Wine ValleyBy Myrna Robins Further entrenching Robertson’s reputation for world-class chardonnays, two of the region’s top estates attracted gold at the 2017 annual Chardonnay du Monde which took place at  Chateau des Ravatys in Burgundy last month.  It’s congratulations to Bon Courage who...
Zandvliet

Zandvliet

EXPERIENCE ART AS WE WIDEN OUR HORIZONS AT ZANDVLIET   Zandvliet Wine Estate will be launching the opening of their brand new exhibition space at the Kalkveld Lounge at Zandvliet Wine Estate in AShton this weekend (27 May). This promises to be an afternoon of wonder as the thought provoking works of renowned photographer Laresa Perlman is showcased, themed "Youth &...
Wine Challenge

Wine Challenge

RED, WHITE, SPARKLING AND STILL – ROBERTSON SHINES ACROSS THE BOARD By Myrna Robins Cellars in the Robertson Wine region produced a total of 15 winners in the 2017 National Wine Challenge.    The results of the National Wine Challenge and the Top 100 SA wines were released recently, with a motor showroom in Cape Town  as the chosen venue. More than 500 wines were...
RWV

RWV

  TASTING THE LIFESTYLE IN ROBERTSON WINE VALLEY by Myrna Robins ROBERTSON WINE VALLEY – THE DESTINATION THAT LIVES UP TO EVERY EXPECTATION. It’s a beguiling valley, beautiful, spacious, offering compelling reasons as to why visitors should taste its lifestyle, Pretty towns and magnificent farms offer a broad palette, bisected by the iconic Breede river that winds...
VinPro

VinPro

  Unity for excellence By Jana Loots When VinPro’s new chairman, Anton Smuts, talks about the industry, it is clear that the South African wine industry cannot function as an island. Now is the time to stand together and take the industry forward as a unit.Anton was elected as chairman during a special board meeting in November 2016, replacing Abrie Botha, who held the...
Zandvliet

Zandvliet

ZANDVLIET RE-IMAGINED Zandvliet Wine Estate, on the outskirts of Ashton in the Robertson Valley, plays an illustrious role in the narrative of the South African wine industry. Proclaimed as a farm in 1838, Zandvliet counts among the very first farms to bottle Shiraz. One of its distinguishing characteristics is a small range of low limestone hills on the southern...
KLINK

KLINK

  WINE ON THE RIVER WINS KLINK AWARDS FOR BEST FESTIVAL! The 2017 Klink Awards winners for the best in the wine industry across different categories have been revealed and we are thrilled to announce that the Robertson WIne Valley's Wine on The River Festival have won the category for Best Festival!!   Read more here:  http://winetourismsouthafrica.co.za/klink-awards-2017/  ...
De Wetshof

De Wetshof

Celebrating the World of Chardonnay with Jay McInerney Jay McInerney, American novelist and wine writer for – inter alia – The Wall Street Journal, gave the address at this year’s De Wetshof Celebration of Chardonnay. In his first visit in 15 years, he noticed a profound shift in quality of his favourite white wine as made here in South Africa. Chardonnay from the...
Bonnievale

Bonnievale

Bonnievale Winery celebrates a decade of pioneering growth Earlier this month, Bonnievale Wines celebrated its 10th anniversary. More than just the mere marking of a date, this occasion served as a poignant reminder of the challenges and benefits that come with the choice to strike out on a new path.The achievements of the past 10 years that have seen Bonnievale...
Springfield

Springfield

The Lost Vintage We are thrilled to announce that we released the 1997 Méthode Ancienne Cabernet Sauvignon on Monday, 21 November 2016. It will be available to purchase at our tasting room as well as on our Springfield online shop. We will be selling the wine in the following packaging options: Single Bottles 2 x 750ml wooden gift box (see the bottom of this mail...
Bon Courage

Bon Courage

New design for Like Father Like Son wine collection Bon Courage Wine Estate, situated in the Robertson Wine Valley proudly presents the new packaging design for their popular Like Father Like Son wine collection. Symbolism The new design illustrates the profiles of a father and son.  This symbolises the family unity the Bon Courage Bruwers have maintained over the...
Esona

Esona

Caryl’s November recipe When I was growing up we always had an endless stream of relatives and visitors to our house over the Dec / Jan holidays. My mom was very good at organizing the house and the whole family well in advance, moving beds around etc., cleaning and washing everything in sight. My sisters & I had turns to hang out the washing. The washing line...
Rooiberg

Rooiberg

Mountain Bike Magic at Rooiberg An exciting new option is open to mountain bike enthusiasts, with the establishment of the new Rooiberg Breede River Conservancy Mountain Bike Trail which offers three scenic and challenging sub-routes covering a total of 71 kilometres.Permits cost R30 each for doing one or all of the loops during daylight hours, while a one year...
RWV

RWV

Hands on Harvest This down-to-earth Autumn celebration offers families a chance to experience the magic of harvest while enjoying country hospitality. Indulge in country cuisine and enjoy delicious local wines from more than 40 wine estates, boutique wineries and tourism establishments from the Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson region. Experience the...
Graham Beck

Graham Beck

A Glass Act Graham Beck has introduced the world’s most coveted stemware for their internationally acclaimed Méthode Cap Classique portfolio.  By choosing to introduce exceptional stemware to the tasting experience, Graham Beck has raised the bar in showcasing the dynamic, yet delicate relationship between sparkling wine and stemware. “We firmly believe the choice of glass will...

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