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Jeeves serves South African wines

Jeeves serves South African wines

(with apologies to P.G. Wodehouse)
Twenty Vintages.....the die is cast! The past has paved a subtle future

Twenty Vintages.....the die is cast! The past has paved a subtle future

The SA Icon is known to nearly every wine geek, wine consumer, and it is surprising how open people speak about their first bottle of Meerlust Rubicon!
Meerlust Wine Estate closes to the public until further notice

Meerlust Wine Estate closes to the public until further notice

Following the measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 announced by President Ramaphosa Meerlust management has decided to close the estate to visitors from Friday 20th March until further notice.
Cross the Rubicon, and Never Turn Back

Cross the Rubicon, and Never Turn Back

Because it is greater than that, true art is immune to the voice of the critic. Here South Africa has one red wine that transcends ratings, stars and the court of self-important opinion: Meerlust Rubicon.
Wim Truter Joins Meerlust as Head Winemaker

Wim Truter Joins Meerlust as Head Winemaker

Wim Truter is to join Meerlust Estate as Head Winemaker/Manager. He becomes the third winemaker on this renowned Stellenbosch estate which dates to 1693 and has been owned by the Myburgh family since 1756.
Hot ticket items

Hot ticket items

“Build it – and they will come.” It’s a line from the baseball movie, Field of Dreams, starring Kevin Costner. As Fiona McDonald writes, the premise is to do the groundwork and then watch the rewards roll in.
Chris Williams Leaves Meerlust Estate to Follow Own Interests

Chris Williams Leaves Meerlust Estate to Follow Own Interests

Chris Williams, winemaker at Meerlust Estate in Stellenbosch since 2004, has resigned to pursue his own interests. He will be leaving Meerlust at the end of December.
Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction announces exceptional lots

Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction announces exceptional lots

The Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction offers wine enthusiasts and collectors an opportunity to bid on some of South Africa’s most iconic wines. These exclusive lots, with competitive reserve prices to match, are bound to spark many a bidding war.
Bigger, Better Mercury Wine Week Returns to Greyville - Durban

Bigger, Better Mercury Wine Week Returns to Greyville - Durban

South Africa’s oldest wine event, the Mercury Wine Week, which takes place this year from 29 to 31 August, is returning to the Greyville Convention Centre at Greyville Racecourse with a tipple for just about every taste.
Meerlust successes at Strauss & Co Fine Wine Auction

Meerlust successes at Strauss & Co Fine Wine Auction

In a trailblazing initiative, SA’s foremost auction house, Strauss & Co, entered into a joint venture with Wine Cellar and top sommelier Higgo Jacobs to launch a Fine Wine Auction programme. This endeavour aimed to provide a transparent auction platform and introduce prospective buyers to SA’s finest wines.
The best of the best at Wade Bales Wine & Malt Whisky Affair 2019

The best of the best at Wade Bales Wine & Malt Whisky Affair 2019

Taking place on Thursday the 9th & Friday the 10th of May, the Wade Bales Wine & Malt Whisky Affair will once again be hosted at the opulent and recently upgraded 15 on Orange Autograph Collection 5 Star Hotel.
A Celebration of South African Food and Wine in Asia

A Celebration of South African Food and Wine in Asia

Chef Chantel Dartnall – recognised both locally and internationally as one of the country’s most acclaimed chefs – is showcasing the best South African food and wine this weekend in Asia.
Winemag.co.za releases its much-anticipated Prescient Chardonnay report

Winemag.co.za releases its much-anticipated Prescient Chardonnay report

Winemag.co.za, in association with financial services company Prescient, announced the top Chardonnays - from a record number of 117 entries - at a celebratory sundowner event at the Norval Foundation in Cape Town on Tuesday, 16 October.
The Prescient Chardonnay Report 2018

The Prescient Chardonnay Report 2018

The eighth annual Chardonnay Report sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient is now out. There were 117 entries from 81 producers and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by a three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.
Blends Then and Now

Blends Then and Now

South Africa has a long history of blended wines; the tale of their development interweaves old and new varieties.
Q&A With Hannes Myburgh, Owner of Meerlust Wine Estate in Stellenbosch

Q&A With Hannes Myburgh, Owner of Meerlust Wine Estate in Stellenbosch

Len Maseko talks to Hannes Myburgh, Owner of Meerlust Wine Estate in Stellenbosch
Meerlust Estate Previews Probably the Greatest Expression of Their Rubicon Red Blend in 38 Years of Production

Meerlust Estate Previews Probably the Greatest Expression of Their Rubicon Red Blend in 38 Years of Production

Alea iacta est. The die is cast,” Julius Caesar is supposed to have said as he led his troops towards Rome in 49BC. The crucial border of the ancient capital was the Rubicon River, and the decision to cross it marked an irrevocable point in history.
The Enthusiast 100 of 2017

The Enthusiast 100 of 2017

As the number of wines reviewed in Wine Enthusiast continues to climb higher and higher, with nearly 23,000 wines tasted in 2017, we are perpetually seeking opportunities to tell thirsty readers about what we’re drinking. We strive to offer resources that please all palates and help make the most of your vinous adventures.
Rewriting history at Meerlust back to 1984, one vintage at a time

Rewriting history at Meerlust back to 1984, one vintage at a time

It was on September 12th, 2017 that a once in a lifetime South African vertical tasting happened. The South African Wine Society managed to acquire 10 Meerlust wines from nine vintages gathered over 15 years.
Nederburg Auction 2017 sales results and highlights

Nederburg Auction 2017 sales results and highlights

In pursuit of perfection, the 2017 Nederburg Auction has won new fans and impressed existing ones too. A change in format has been a very welcome update with producers and participants very complimentary of the event; having a day for tasting all auction wines (Friday 15th September) in a spacious, relaxed and exciting atmosphere and the auction on a single day (Saturday 16th September).

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