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The ‘State of SA Wine’

The Wine Village team was delighted with the turnout at a tasting at the Class Room on 21st June. The venue was filled with winemakers, wine personalities, journalists and enthusiasts. Tim Atkin introduced a number of South Africa’s wines and a token of appreciation...

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Hemel-en-Aarde – A Brief History

"Rightly it has got its name because so high are the hills which closely embrace the valley all round, that they seem to touch the sky and you cannot see anything but heaven and earth" Brother Schmidt, 1899 1. Ancient geology 4.4 to 3.8 billion years ago - the Earth...

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Taste some of the best Gin & Brandy in the land

Gin Revolution Join us on a unique exploration of South Africa’s world class Gin. We will lead the way and delve into the secrets of some of our most famous Gin. Taste some of the 40 world’s best and learn to enjoy the revolution of inner flavours and how to enjoy Gin...

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Ernie Els Wine Evening

In a tranquil setting, guided by a narrow timber walkway over a dark water pond, past two massive granite boulders that enforces a sense of humbleness, I suddenly realised that this was going to be an impressive evening. Wine Village was very privileged to be invited...

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Go wild…it’s Sauvignon Blanc Day!

Wine lovers all over the world are celebrating what is probably the most popular wine today. Sauvignon Blanc translates to ‘Wild White’ or ‘Savage White’ because the grapes originally grew wild in the Loire Valley and Bordeaux in the southwest of France until they...

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Navigating the Hemel-en-Aarde Wine Route

We're delighted to see this excellent guide to navigating the Hemel-en-Aarde wine route featured on the Cape Grace blog by Tara Dange. "Fancy a splash of world acclaimed Pinot Noir? Or perhaps a refined Chardonnay? Whichever your choice, you can do no better than...

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An impressive maiden range from Lozärn wines

CARMéNèRE – UNIQUE GEM OF LOZäRN WINES Here’s a vinous story that embraces three continents, yet is firmly rooted in the fertile soils of the Breede river valley. Lozärn wines, handcrafted on Doornbosch farm, honour a family matriarch while celebrating a red varietal...

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Dinner at Bouchard Finlayson

It was just such an incredible experience to stand high on the hill, view the vineyards below and in the distance, the sea; with the sun setting between dark and stormy clouds. Africa at its best. Any fish braai from this day forward will be judged by the standards...

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Hermanus Wine Club & Delheim Wine and Cupcake Pairing

How creative can you get with a Wine and Food pairing? Creative, very creative when it comes to Delheim. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall when the marketing department blurted out; “Let's do a wine and cupcake pairing, nobody else does.” Well, the...

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Spioenkop in Elgin

Spioenkop is not just about a couple of Belgians who fell in love with South Africa and the Elgin Valley with its mild climate. Koen and Lore Roose moved here with a specific goal in mind; to produce elegant wines that are sexy and pure but at the same time unique, a...

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A Fortnight with Tim Atkin’s 90+ point wines.

Tim Atkin is an award-winning wine writer and Master of Wine with 31 years’ experience. He writes for a number of publications, including The World of Fine Wine, Gourmet Traveller Wine, Decanter, Jamie Magazine, and Woman and Home and is one of the Three Wine Men. He...

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Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2018

White Wine of the Year: The Foundry Grenache Blanc 2015 Red Wine of the Year: Nederburg Two Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Dessert Wine of the Year Unfortified: Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2013 Dessert Wine of the Year Fortified: Beaumont Starboard Dessert...

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