Keermont and Bouchard Finlayson…

The 2016 Keermont Syrah   Keermont Vineyards is a specialist wine estate set in the naturally-formed amphitheatre of the Blaauwklippen Valley (Paradisekloof) between the Helderberg and Stellenbosch mountain ranges. Their ‘vegan friendly’ Keermont Syrah is a blend of three different Syrah vineyard sites growing on the Keermont Estate – small parcels of grapes are specifically

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Pieter Ferreira and Die Kat se Snor…

New in stock: Pieter Ferreira MCC   Pieter Ferreira has been making bubbly at Graham Beck for decades, is chairman of the Cap Classique Producers Association and is passionate about South African MCC. He has recently released his own 2015 Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut which we now have on our shelves. WINEMAKER’S COMMENTS: The Chardonnay grapes

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Damascene and Waverley Hills…

New in stock: Damascene Damascene The Damascene range made by ex-Boekenhoutskloof winemaker Jean Smit are in a league of their own. The fruit is sourced from various vineyards and vinified to show the best expression of the varietal. With allocations tight, we are lucky to have a few on our shelf! Tasting notes are from Christian

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Deep Rooted and the ‘Cria’…

New in stock: Deep Rooted Wine Co   Blanc Fumé and Verdelho Working at Stanford Hills during the day, Mark Stephens started Deep Rooted Wines in 2018 after seven years of travelling and making wine in 14 different, highly acclaimed regions around the world. His intention is to create wines that nourish the soul through sensory exploration

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Mother Rock and ‘kama’

New in stock: Mother Rock   The Mother Rock JH (Stompie) Meyer is known for his more ‘natural’ winemaking style, and this year’s Mother Rock releases are certainly along those lines – here are Christian Eedes’ tasting notes: Mother Rock White 2020: 41% Chenin Blanc, 25% Viognier, 19% Grenache Blanc and 15% Semillon. 15% fermented on

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Alheit, Morgenster and Parking…

New in stock: Alheit Vineyards   The Alheit range Members of the Cape Winemakers Guild, Chris and Suzaan Alheit have been producing benchmark wines since 2010, “Our goals are simple. We want to make wines with a clear sense of Cape identity. We want to show that the Cape’s vinous heritage is worth celebrating and

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Mullineux, Zamboni and Kleine Zalze…

New in stock: Mullineux Single Terroir The Mullineux Single Terroir range Since starting their wine journey together in the Swartland in 2007, Chris and Andrea Mullineux have made the headlines a few times – receiving thirty 5-star ratings from Platter’s, as well as being awarded Platter’s Winery of the Year 4 times in 2014, 2016, 2019 and 2020.

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Strandveld and Liquid Swords

New in stock: Liquid Sword   The Liquid Sword Mourvedre The ‘Liquid Sword’ Mourvedre made by Tim Atkin’s “Young Winemaker of the Year” Elizma Visser, of Olifantsberg, is made with fruit from vines planted on the rocky shale soils of the Breede River Valley. Elizma let the whole-bunch grapes go through natural fermentation, followed by 14 months in

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the Porseleinberg & the Pastor!

New in stock: 2019 Porseleinberg   The 2019 Porseleinberg Syrah It may have ‘only’ received 99/100 this year in the annual Tim Atkins MW SA Wine Report (after last year’s ‘full marks’), but that doesn’t mean that the Porseleinberg Syrah made by Callie Louw isn’t good. I went out to his hilltop cellar to taste with him

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