Time for new glasses

The story of Riedel and their specialised range of glasses has become the subject of many dinner conversations.  To put you in the loop, Austrian company, Riedel, set out to design a glass for every single cultivar.  These glasses claim to honour the cultivar by ensuring that the aromas are optimal and that the wine [...]
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All the pretty colours

Have you ever noticed how many varieties of wine bottles there are?  Every shape, size and colour you can think of.  Did you know that the packaging can actually tell you a lot about what is going on inside the bottle?  Every style tells its own story, from the most common high shoulder or the [...]
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What is in a name?

When listening to wine makers, wine drinkers and the wine speaking community phrases like "Boutique", "Reserve", "Private Cellar", "Single Barrel" and a few more get thrown around like ABC's in pre-school.  But do they really mean anything and if so what? Most of these terms are used to distinguish a wine from the next producer's [...]
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Put a cork in it

One of the questions I get asked a lot is: “Why do you use cork to close your wine? Isn’t screw-cap better?” Are you ready for the can of worms which is the Cork vs. Screw-cap debate? You sure? OK, the short answer is – it doesn’t really matter. The long answer is – of […]

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What is Lobola?

Lobola is a beautiful tradition with its roots in a number of cultures in Africa. In essence it is the process followed when a couple plan on getting married and aims to get the two families involved to sit down and talk to each other with the aim of moving forward as a new entity. [...]
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Home of the magic

EST. 1998  Kersfontein At the foot of Paardeberg, the well-known landmark between Paarl, Wellington and Malmesbury, nature created the perfect conditions for growing and nurturing some of South Africa’s finest wines. When Pieter Taljaard found this gem following his successful career in the mining industry he decided to assemble a team of professionals who share [...]
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Great beginnings

Making great wines have always been at the forefront of everything we do. We believe in allowing the terroir to guide us in creating the ultimate wines for each vintage. We stay true to the principles of winemaking by taking our lead from the grapes and their complexities when harvesting, crushing, fermenting, ageing and ultimately [...]
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