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Tasting the Top 10 Chenins at Woordfees with Tertius Boshof from Stellenrust in Stellenbosch

The South African wine industry is often criticized for not working together as a unit.
Woordfees to Toyota US Woordfees if possible, and Agri Expo to Agri-Expo with a hyphen – and it should be the Agri-Expo Agricultural Tasting Series.

I must say - I often find quite the oppos
Monday, 09 March 2020

Chenin Party 2020 at Grand Beach Cafe

Wine is definitely about chilling out, relaxing, connecting with friends.

The 2020 Chenin Party, held again at the very trendy Grand Beach Café right on the water’s edge next to the V&A Waterfront, clearly hit all the right spots! It was a scorcher of a day – with th
Monday, 20 January 2020

Celebrating 40 years of Platter's Guides and 5 star wines

2020 sees 40 years of the Platter Guide, started in 1980 by John and Erica Platter, then bought by Andrew MacDowall and for the last few years under the stewardship of Diners Club, driven by Jean-Pierre Rossouw. Hat's off to editor Philip van Zyl for more than 20 years service to Platter's.

Wednesday, 13 November 2019
#tastesunshine pics from #HeritageDay - 24 Sept 2018

#tastesunshine is now firmly on the calendar - as the day to share our wonderful South African Wine with friends - and get them to taste the sunshine in our wine.
Many wineries and wine-lovers all over the world participated in this year's event - from USA to UK to Portugal to Switzerland an
Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Cape Wine 2018 - Day 1 pics
Cape Wine 2018 kicked off to a brisk start today with the massive hall at the CTICC abuzz all day.
Stunning stands - both individual and groups represented a very united front and really made me proud to be in the South African Wine industry.
#CapeWine2018 #Hannuwa
Wednesday, 12 September 2018
Nederburg 2018 Wine Preview Tasting
The 2018 Nederburg Wine Preview tasting was held on 31 July at the new Tsogo Sun hotel in the city, the Sun Square CityBowl on the corner of Buitengracht & Strand Streets - one of the newest hotels on the Cape Town scene.  Tsogo Sun must have thousands of beds in the city! They ar
Thursday, 02 August 2018
2018 Platter guide launched at Table Bay Hotel
Records were hit with 111 Five Star wines being awarded this year. Congrats to Raats Family Wines, who walked away with the coveted Winery of the Year award, with 5 of their wines achieving 5 stars, and 3 more allocated to Bruwer Raats' partnerships, viz Mvemve Raats and B Vintners.(his cousin Gavin
Sunday, 05 November 2017
Nederburg Auction 2017

This was the first time that the auction was held on one day only and seasoned auctioneer David Elswood did a sterling job keeping it fresh and interesting even though it went over time by about an hour.  This did not seem to deter any of the serious punters as there was more than enough del
Sunday, 17 September 2017

Top 10 Standard Bank Chenins announced at Delaire Graff
The 2017 Standard Bank Top 10 Chenin Awards were held on Wed 23 August at Delaire Graff, and it was an interesting collection of wineries from all over the winelands. 
As usual the food and service were impeccable at Delaire.  See winners below:

Cederberg Private Cellar Five
Sunday, 27 August 2017

Nederburg Auction 2017 Pre-Auction tasting at The Vineyard Hotel
The Nederburg Auction is changing its format this year, so instead of 2 days of auction - there is a one-day auction - to be held on the Saturday (16th Sept).  The Friday will be only an informal pre-tasting.
There are a number of older wines on auction - and I felt in good company as I ta
Wednesday, 23 August 2017
#DrinkChenin with Ina Smith, Sumi Gous & Ghenwa Steingaszner

Ina Smith, the queen of the Chenin Blanc Association of South Africa, hosted a delightful and personal evening at the creative studio of Sumi Gous (SumiCreative) down at Paardevlei in Somerset West on #DrinkChenin Day - Sat 17th June, 2017.  Sumi's bright, colourful and inspiring artwork and
Saturday, 17 June 2017

Weddings & Functions @ Stellenrust
Stellenrust offers a spectacular venue with magnificent views..

Stellenrust Venue has a remarkable view over Table Mountain and the whole of Stellenbosch. Situated amongst lush vineyards and the Stellenbosch Mountains, this venue evokes a feeling of freedom and peace.
Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Platter launch of 2017 at Table Bay Hotel
The Platter guide for 2017 was launched at the Table Bay hotel on Monday 31 Oct 2016.  It really was a night for the big producers to show that they can make not just volume but great quality too. The Winery of the Year was won by a big producer making 3 000 000 cases a year - Nederburg, and th
Monday, 31 October 2016
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Awards - 2016
The annual awards lunch was held again at the Nellie in Cape Town. A great surprise was the Secret Cellar Chenin from Ultra Liquors - which won Best Discovery of the show (a ratio of retail price to quality of wine), also winning the International Judge's Trophy and the Best Chenin. According to Mar
Wednesday, 01 June 2016
Old Mutual 2015 Trophy Awards announced at Belmond Mt Nelson
The Old Mutual Trophy Show is now 14 years old - quite remarkable! The competition seems to have reached a gentle gravitas and trophies are highly sought after. With over 1000 wines entered and so few Golds and Trophies awarded, it certainly is a show of top class wines. The awards lunch took pla
Thursday, 28 May 2015
Stellenrust's Trophies
Stellenrust Chenin Blanc 2012: South African Airways - White Wine of the Year | Stellenrust Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2011: Michelangelo CCL Label International Wine Awards 2012 - Best Fairtrade White Wine and Grand d'Or Trophy | Stellenrust Barrel Selection Timeless 2008: Michelangelo C
Monday, 12 November 2012
Cellar 2 Cellar Wine Experience 2012

Mart-Mari du Preez from attended this years Cellar 2 Cellar Wine Experience, all dressed up for 12km worth of winetasting. It kicked off at Blaauwklippen and wound its way through the vineyards to Dornier, Kleinood, Waterford, Stellenzicht and Stellenrust, ending again at Blaauwklippen
Monday, 10 September 2012

Stellenrust at work

Friday, 13 July 2012
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