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First-of-a-kind wine emporium dedicated to wines of Stellenbosch

First-of-a-kind wine emporium dedicated to wines of Stellenbosch

The Simon Wine Emporium is dedicated exclusively to labels that are Wine of Origin Stellenbosch.
Africa's first Strauss & Co fine wine NFT auction with SA's leading producers achieves R3.47 million in sales

Africa's first Strauss & Co fine wine NFT auction with SA's leading producers achieves R3.47 million in sales

Strauss & Co envisage a future where collectors can hold an entire portfolio of wines from across the world in their crypto wallets.
Strauss & Co launches Africa’s first NFT auction with SA’s leading fine wine producers

Strauss & Co launches Africa’s first NFT auction with SA’s leading fine wine producers

Strauss & Co has partnered with five South African wine producers to offer Africa’s first fine wine non-fungible tokens on auction from 18-25 April.
Rare Meerlust Red Promises Drinking Pleasure

Rare Meerlust Red Promises Drinking Pleasure

Respected 18th-century Cape wine estate Meerlust in Stellenbosch has once again honoured its commitment to self-imposed exacting standards of quality in winemaking by declassifying its world-renowned flagship Bordeaux-style blend Rubicon from the 2019 vintage.
Prescient Chardonnay Report 2020 now live – overall quality as high as ever

Prescient Chardonnay Report 2020 now live – overall quality as high as ever

This year’s Chardonnay Report convened by Winemag.co.za and sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient is now out.
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.
Tonnellerie Saint Martin Pinot Noir Report 2019

Tonnellerie Saint Martin Pinot Noir Report 2019

In Winemag and Tonnellerie Saint Martin's Pinot Noir Report, De Grendel Op die Berg 2017 was judged best wine overall with 94 points.
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.

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