The Great Lockdown…

While we wait for the go-ahead to resume trading I have been busy working on our website which should have been up at least a year ago. It is a basic website, and it isn’t pretty, but it is functional with 300-odd different wines available, and it will be updated with images and more wines as

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Weekly Newsletter #7

Trizanne Barnard does not have her own vineyards, but rather sources and selects specific blocks (from two very diverse wine regions – Elim and the Swartland), where she can be involved in the process from grape growing through to making the wines. Previous to her 4 years at Klein Constantia, she worked in Australia, Portugal

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Weekly Newsletter #6

This month’s winner is Adri Niemand of Hermanus – congratulations!! Please come in to the shop to collect your wine… The 2016 Wildehurst Red is a blend of Cinsault (29%), Mourvedre (24%), Shiraz (16%), Pinotage (16%), Grenache (15%). After 18 months in old French barrels and time in the bottle, it is perfect for drinking

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Weekly Newsletter #5

Specializing in the production of red wine only, Rust en Vrede Estate is certainly one of South Africa’s Premium red-wine Estates. Former pilot and owner, Jean Engelbrecht, also has the Guardian Peak, Donkiesbaai, Stellenbosch Reserve and Cirrus Syrah brands in his portfolio so join us to taste some wines from these ranges this Friday 31

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Weekly Newsletter #4

We will be keeping it local this week – with wines from Spookfontein in the Hemel en Aarde Valley. The rocky soil and a cool breeze coming up the valley from the sea in the evenings help winemaker Hannes Storm to create wines of a completely different character than others one will find in the

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Weekly Newsletter #3

With a total production of 16000 bottles, they like to call themselves the biggest little winery in Koringberg! And as a member of the Swartland Independent Producers, they believe in minimal intervention so the grapes are hand-harvested from selected sites in the Swartland. They do not add any acid, commercial yeast or commercial enzymes, but

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