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Top 100 SA Wine Challenge

The Top 100 SA Wine Challenge has just been completed and provided an objective, independent and
professional rating of South Africa’s fine wines. Judging panels were made up of the highest quality experts.There were 2 tasting panels of 4 judges witheach panel comprising two SA judges and two international judges and . . . → Read More: Top 100 SA Wine Challenge

Rupert buys Graham Beck Wine Estate in Franschhoek

Billionaire Johan Rupert has bought the Graham Beck wine estate in Franschhoek.

The sale includes 450hectares of land , including 70hectares of vineyards, a cellar, administrative and storage facilities and the La Garonne manor house.

Graham Beck, a close friend of over 30 years and neighbours of Rupert, died of cancer last year.

 The estate is the fourth vineyard . . . → Read More: Rupert buys Graham Beck Wine Estate in Franschhoek

Stellenbosch Wine Farm sold to Foreign Investor

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Veritas Awards 2010

The authoritative Veritas Awards celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and is recognized as South Africa’s most highly esteemed indicator of quality in market ready wines.

Check out the double gold award winners  

Spier Wines excelled at the 20th Veritas Awards for the second consecutive year with five double gold and two gold medals. Out of 1 733 entries only 64 supreme wines and brandies can now wear the coveted double gold symbol of top quality. The awards were announced last night (Friday 8 October) during a gala evening, sponsored by Agri-Expo, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).

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2010 Eat Out Top 10 Restaurants nominations announced

The naming of the 20 nominees for the 2010 Eat Out Top 10 Restaurants has finally been announced!! The final round of deliberation was on the 22nd of September, and we are proud to announce that six nominees are Proudly Stellenbosch Restaurants! Continue reading 2010 Eat Out Top 10 Restaurants nominations announced

“Spring it On” Constantia – 15th to the 24th October

From the 15th to the 24th October The Constantia Valley Association invites you to the Constantia Valley where you will enjoy warm hospitality, fine wines, heavenly food and a lot of fun. “Spring it On” Constantia is the perfect way to shake off those winter blues and ready yourself for the coming summer season. Continue reading “Spring it On” Constantia – 15th to the 24th October

Chocolate and Wine now at Lanzerac Wine Estate

Lanzerac Wine Estate have recently introduced a selection of hand crafted chocolates, from Chocolates by Tomes, and have had fun pairing them with their wines, and amazing cheese from Dalewood fromage. Continue reading Chocolate and Wine now at Lanzerac Wine Estate

Helderberg Wine Festival – 21st to 24th October 2010

The annual Helderberg Wine Festival always offers visitors a wide range of events over and above the usual wine tastings and this year’s festival, from Thursday, 21 October to Sunday, 24 October, is no exception.

With 30 cellars participating, each offering a special programme of events to suit its facilities, festival goers can expect spectacular scenery and stunning architecture as a backdrop to enjoying some of the best wines in South Africa.
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Everything Els behind Ernie

Source: WineMag (http://www.winemag.co.za/article/everything-els-behind-ernie-2010-08-18)

The success of Ernie Els is not limited to the golf course. Extensive business ventures have lead to personal brand extensions such as the Ernie Els wine collection and Stellenbosch restaurant, The Big Easy.

His impressive collection of award-winning red wines has made him a serious contender in the wine industry and, together with his winemaker Louis Strydom, continues to make a big impact.

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Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival

Where?  Franschhoek

When?  3rd December @ 6 pm to 5th December @ 6 pm

The French would have you believe it, but does a name make it better? France has trademarked the right to call their sparkling wines Champagne, whilst wine estates locally have settled for describing their “bubbly” as Cap Classique. Continue reading Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival