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Wat gebeur op die wynfront/What is happening on the wine front.

Eerste wingerdboukunde-protégé van Kaapse Wynmakersgilde skop loopbaan af

Logan Jooste in sy nuwe "kantoor".

Die eerste kandidaat om die protégé-program vir wingerdboukundes van die Kaapse Wynmakersgilde te voltooi, maak sy debuut in die wynbedryf met ‘n voltydse pos as wingerdboukundige by Bartinney Wine Estate buite Stellenbosch.

Logan Jooste het gedurende sy internskap van 2 ½ jaar sy vaardighede verskerp onder leiding van drie lede van die gilde, Louis Strydom by Ernie Els Vineyards, Charles Hopkins by De Grendel Wines en Pieter Ferreira by Graham Beck Wines.

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2017 highlights quality of SA wine!

Louis van der Riet of De Krans Private Cellar with their award.

A spread of results, celebrating the achievements of producers from Constantia to the Northern Cape, and from cellars dating back several centuries to producers making their first wines in the last ten years, are a feature of the 2017 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show laureates. These results reflect the vast changes which have taken place in the Cape wine industry over the past few decades, while at the same time reinforcing the claims of the major players who have moved to front of stage over this period.

Shiraz SA wys top enkelkultivar- en versnitwyne aan vir 2017

Die top shiraz-wyne en shiraz-gedrewe versnitte van 2017.

'n Dosyn voortreflike shiraz-wyne en drie indrukwekkende shiraz-versnitte het die kollig gesteel op die vyfde jaarlikse Shiraz Challenge. Altesaam 25 shiraz-wyne het deurgedring tot die eindronde en 10 versnitte. Die uiteindelike wenners is uit hulle gekies na baie strawwe keuring.

Bosman Family Vineyards releases an ‘orange wine’!

Fides 2015 from Bosman Family Vineyards.

“Orange wines” hit the shelves a few years ago with an edgy array from the “young guns” of wine making. However, it is hardly a new phenomenon. In fact, orange wines have been made for 6 000 years, originating in Georgia and Northern Italy. Yet the process is still the same: white grapes are fermented on their skins giving the wine a golden/orange colour and a complex texture, tannin and flavour.

Bosman Family Vineyards near Wellington has now also released an “orange wine”, the Bosman Family Vineyards Fides 2015.

Paul Cluver Pinot Noir 2016 – die winter se ideale ‘sielsgenoot’

Elegansie in 'n bottel!

Die winter klop kliphard aan die voordeur en verbeeldingsvlugte van knus aande by die kaggel of rustige samekomste met familie en vriende is aan die orde van die dag. Maar watter wyn sal die geleentheid perfek maak? Die antwoord kom uit die koelklimaat- Elgin-vallei, naamlik die Paul Cluver Pinot Noir 2016.

South African chardonnay the best in the world!

SA chardonnay, another varietal to be proud of!

The Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 results are out and South Africa has walked away with the best chardonnay of the show, again.

Dis nie net maanskyn en rose in wynbedryf

Suid-Afrika lewer puik wyn, maar waar's die mark?

In die afgelope dekade het 40% van VinPro se 3 200 lede ’n verlies getoon terwyl 900 die handdoek ingegooi het. Dit terwyl die nasionale wynproduksie tussen 2005 en 2015 met sowat 50% toegeneem het tot 9,68 miljoen hektoliter. Meer as 4,1 miljoen hektoliter hiervan is uitgevoer.

Orange River Cellars behaal driekuns op Muskadel SA 2017

Alvi van der Merwe (Alvi's Drift), Chris Venter (OWK) en Tiaan Loubser (Du Toitskloof-kelder) met hul pryse.

Orange River Cellars (OWK) in die Noord-Kaap het vir die derde agtereenvolgende jaar koning gekraai op die jaarlikse Suid-Afrikaanse muskadel-kompetisie. Die 15de Muskadel SA-toekennings, geborg deur Enartis SA, het 23 inskrywings ontvang, 5 meer as verlede jaar, en Orange River Cellars het met twee platinum-toekennings weg geloop.

Jason’s Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – veelsydigheid in ’n bottel

Jason's Hill se 2016- Sauvignon Blanc: puik op sy eie, ewe puik met die bistro se kos.

Begrawe ’n heilige koei en swem teen die stroom! Tradisie is wonderlik, maar soms moet mens bietjie wegbreek en jou eie individualisme ten toon stel. Durf dus hierdie winter aan met die heerlike tropiese geure van Jason’s Hill se 2016- Sauvignon Blanc. En as jou smaakkliere iets jonger soek, die 2017-weergawe van hierdie wyn sal bietjie later vanjaar bekend gestel word.

Paul Cluver Seven Flags Pinot Noir 2015 triumphs at International Wine Challenge

Seven Flags flies the flag for Paul Cluver Wines.

Reaffirming its position as one of the industry’s leading wine producers, Paul Cluver Wines has been awarded not one but three trophies at the 2017 International Wine Challenge for its Seven Flags Pinot Noir 2015.

Impressing the judges with its purity, poise and balance, the Seven Flags Pinot Noir 2015 was awarded the Elgin Pinot Trophy, South African Pinot Noir Trophy and South African Red Trophy.

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