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Featured grape varietal – Merlot

Featured grape varietal – Merlot

Merlot is the most popular and widely planted wine grape varietal in France, reaching its true zenith of expression in Bordeaux wine. Around the world, it’s the fifth most planted wine grape. Merlot is a variety of black wine grape that is originally from the Bordeaux...

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Featured winery – Cederberg Wines

Featured winery – Cederberg Wines

South Africa’s most uniquely situated wine farm falls within the pristine environs of the Cederberg Wilderness Area, which lies in the Cape Floral Kingdom. Here, among spectacular rock formations and fynbos, you will find the highest altitude vineyards in the Cape. It...

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Featured grape varietal – Shiraz

Featured grape varietal – Shiraz

Syrah is the red wine grape that rules the Northern Rhone Valley. While Syrah is planted all over the world, at close to 70,000 hectares, more Syrah is planted in France, than in any other country. Syrah is the only red grape allowed by AOC rules in the appellations...

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Featured winemaker: Abrie Bruwer

Featured winemaker: Abrie Bruwer

Abrie and his sister, Jeanette, are the ninth-generation descendants of French Huguenots who arrived in South Africa from the Loire Valley in France in 1688. Abrie and Jeanette are willing to do whatever it takes to continue their family legacy – making wine. Abrie...

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THOKOZANI – It’s more than wine

THOKOZANI – It’s more than wine

Like his grandfather, David Sonnenberg – Owner of Diemersfontein has dedicated himself to social and cultural tasks. The employees of Diemersfontein make their own wines on their own account under the label, Thokozani ', which means “celebrations” in the Zulu...

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South African Coffee Pinotage

South African Coffee Pinotage

Pinotage is a South African crossing between Pinot Noir and Cinsault (formally known as Hermitage) that produces full, rustic and outright delicious wines! The first Diemersfontein Pinotage 2001 made by winemaker Bertrus Fourie wrote the South African wine history for...

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Featured winemaker: Rob Mack

Featured winemaker: Rob Mack

Rob Mack was raised in Adelaide and studied at the University of Technology in Sydney where he obtained a Business Degree. He worked for Deloitte, but the lure of wine fostered in Sydney always nagged at him. It was only in 2005, that Rob decided on the path to make...

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