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MICHELANGO WINE AWARDS 2011

MICHELANGELO WINE AWARDS 2011
The results of the annual Michelangelo Wine Awards now in its 15th year have been
announced

There were 226 producers who entered 1,385 wines for the international judges to judge of which 475 wines received medals

The Grand Prix Trophy awarded to the wine with the highest score in the competition went to Journey’s End . . . → Read More: MICHELANGO WINE AWARDS 2011

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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Wines of South Africa Soccer Video – Lets Celebrate! Only 75 days to go…..

A really nice video from Wines of South Africa to take a football on a mini “tour” of the Cape Winelands. See if you can spot whales, Cape Point, Table Mountain, Simonsig, Taal Monument, Ostrich, Constantia and more….

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Cape Winemakers Guild defies recession with record turnout and highest ever auction sales

Records tumbled at the 25th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild auction held in the Stellenbosch winelands over the weekend, when a record number of buyers spent over R5,2 million rand on the 2009 lineup of wines made exclusively for the auction by members of the Guild.

Bidding was brisk and the wines fetched unexpected high prices right from the onset culminating in a record turnover of R5,204 400. This represents an increase of over 5% on last year despite the global recession and a 10% reduction in the quantity of wine that went under the hammer this year.

The world’s Top Red Varietal is South Africa’s Pinotage

The 2009 ‘Decanter’ World Wine Awards this year attracted 10,285 entries, cementing it as the world’s biggest wine competition. The results were announced during the first week of September, and the International Trophy for Top Red Single Varietal over £10 was awarded to the Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage 2006.

It is an historical moment for the South African wine industry as this country’s homegrown red wine cultivar Pinotage delivered the wine that was chosen as the best single varietal red wine out of all the wines entered from all over the world. It also happened at a very appropriate time, as the very first award ever received by a Pinotage wine was exactly 50 years ago, when the Pinotage from Bellevue Estate received the Genl. Smuts trophy as the best young wine in South Africa.

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WineX Festival, Cape Town : 9 – 11 September 2009

This year will see the seventh RMB WineX Wine Festival in Cape Town, and with it a celebration of the growth and consolidation of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest consumer wine show.

Expected to attract over 8500 wine aficionados who will have the opportunity of tasting nearly 1 000 wines from close to 150 South African and international . . . → Read More: WineX Festival, Cape Town : 9 – 11 September 2009

Franschhoek Bastille Festival 11-12 July

Franschhoek, South Africa’s Gourmet Capital, will once again celebrate its centuries-old French Huguenot heritage with a wonderful feast of food, wine and entertainment at its annual Bastille Festival on the weekend of July 11 and 12.With lots to see, do and enjoy for the whole family, make a memorable weekend of your visit and take . . . → Read More: Franschhoek Bastille Festival 11-12 July

British & Irish Lions Wine Tour

Coming to South Africa for the British & Irish Lions tour?
Why not join us for a wine tour of the Cape Winelands as well?

We can organise tours for groups of all sizes, with pick-ups in Cape Town or Stellenbosch. We can plan the perfect day for your group and show you this stunning part of the . . . → Read More: British & Irish Lions Wine Tour

The Lions come to SA

Well, we are very excited about the upcoming British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa! Claire is looking forward to seeing more fellow country men (and taking them on many wine tours of this gorgeous area!!) and I am hoping we beat them fair and square again of course. But what do you all think . . . → Read More: The Lions come to SA