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Graham Beck

Graham Beck

Graham Beck Shines at the 2017 Vinordic Wine Challenge  We're delighted to announce that Graham Beck Brut NV recently scored the top accolade in the only EU certified wine competition in Sweden, the Vinordic Wine Challenge (held in Stockholm every year). This Cap Classique sparkling wine was deemed the best sparkling wine tasted (Champagne not included in this...
Mont Blois

Mont Blois

Mont Blois revived: A good sign of progress in Robertson     June 12, 2017, By Tim James   A remarkable number of the Cape’s top wines in the last decade or so come from vineyards that previously fed the producer cellars’ vast blending tanks. Go back a bit further and the same thing is true of more wines, and of many entire estates. Such change is certainly one of the...
Rooiberg

Rooiberg

Rooiberg’s Red Jewel       The well-awarded Rooiberg Red Muscadel 2014 has clinched another award by garnering a gold medal at the 15th Muscadel SA Awards.   This wine excelled at the annual awards function held in Paarl, where the winners were named from 23 entries in this exclusive competition. Four platinum and four gold medals were awarded.   The Rooiberg Red Muscadel...
De Wetshof

De Wetshof

De Wetshof Estate introduces its first premium blended red wine De Wetshof Estate, South Africa’s renowned and pioneering Chardonnay producer, recently introduced its first premium blended red wine. In so doing the estate has also paid tribute to one of the most influential architects in the history of the Cape, whose classical style has left an enduring legacy on...
Syrah du Monde

Syrah du Monde

INTERNATIONAL PLAUDITS FOR ROBERTSON VALLEY SHIRAZ Member producers bring home two of South Africa’s five goldsBy Myrna Robins Confirming the admirable and consistently high quality of shiraz flowing from the cellars of  Robertson Wine Valley producers, Bon Courage and Robertson Wines have added gold to their stock of previous medals awarded at international shiraz...
Rietvallei

Rietvallei

JOHN B WINE RANGE CATCHES FRESH NEW BREEZE   We are proud to introduce the vintage inspired new packaging for John B. Allot of thought went into this new design to bring back elements of origin, tradition and a bit of nostalgia. The John B range has three delicious still wines and a choice of two Sparkling wines. The  2017 Sauvignon Blanc expresses flavours of lemon zest,...
Chardonnay du Monde 2017

Chardonnay du Monde 2017

CHAMPION CHARDONNAYS – A TIMELY CELEBRATION Bringing home gold to Robertson Wine ValleyBy Myrna Robins Further entrenching Robertson’s reputation for world-class chardonnays, two of the region’s top estates attracted gold at the 2017 annual Chardonnay du Monde which took place at  Chateau des Ravatys in Burgundy last month.  It’s congratulations to Bon Courage who...
Zandvliet

Zandvliet

EXPERIENCE ART AS WE WIDEN OUR HORIZONS AT ZANDVLIET   Zandvliet Wine Estate will be launching the opening of their brand new exhibition space at the Kalkveld Lounge at Zandvliet Wine Estate in AShton this weekend (27 May). This promises to be an afternoon of wonder as the thought provoking works of renowned photographer Laresa Perlman is showcased, themed "Youth &...
2017 National Wine Challenge

2017 National Wine Challenge

RED, WHITE, SPARKLING AND STILL – ROBERTSON SHINES ACROSS THE BOARD By Myrna Robins Cellars in the Robertson Wine region produced a total of 15 winners in the 2017 National Wine Challenge.    The results of the National Wine Challenge and the Top 100 SA wines were released recently, with a motor showroom in Cape Town  as the chosen venue. More than 500 wines were...
RWV

RWV

  TASTING THE LIFESTYLE IN ROBERTSON WINE VALLEY by Myrna Robins ROBERTSON WINE VALLEY – THE DESTINATION THAT LIVES UP TO EVERY EXPECTATION. It’s a beguiling valley, beautiful, spacious, offering compelling reasons as to why visitors should taste its lifestyle, Pretty towns and magnificent farms offer a broad palette, bisected by the iconic Breede river that winds...
VinPro

VinPro

  Unity for excellence By Jana Loots When VinPro’s new chairman, Anton Smuts, talks about the industry, it is clear that the South African wine industry cannot function as an island. Now is the time to stand together and take the industry forward as a unit.Anton was elected as chairman during a special board meeting in November 2016, replacing Abrie Botha, who held the...
Zandvliet

Zandvliet

ZANDVLIET RE-IMAGINED Zandvliet Wine Estate, on the outskirts of Ashton in the Robertson Valley, plays an illustrious role in the narrative of the South African wine industry. Proclaimed as a farm in 1838, Zandvliet counts among the very first farms to bottle Shiraz. One of its distinguishing characteristics is a small range of low limestone hills on the southern...
KLINK

KLINK

  WINE ON THE RIVER WINS KLINK AWARDS FOR BEST FESTIVAL! The 2017 Klink Awards winners for the best in the wine industry across different categories have been revealed and we are thrilled to announce that the Robertson WIne Valley's Wine on The River Festival have won the category for Best Festival!!   Read more here:  http://winetourismsouthafrica.co.za/klink-awards-2017/  ...
De Wetshof

De Wetshof

Celebrating the World of Chardonnay with Jay McInerney Jay McInerney, American novelist and wine writer for – inter alia – The Wall Street Journal, gave the address at this year’s De Wetshof Celebration of Chardonnay. In his first visit in 15 years, he noticed a profound shift in quality of his favourite white wine as made here in South Africa. Chardonnay from the...
Bonnievale

Bonnievale

Bonnievale Winery celebrates a decade of pioneering growth Earlier this month, Bonnievale Wines celebrated its 10th anniversary. More than just the mere marking of a date, this occasion served as a poignant reminder of the challenges and benefits that come with the choice to strike out on a new path.The achievements of the past 10 years that have seen Bonnievale...

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