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SOUTH AFRICA’S COOL-CLIMATE WHITES AND SCORCHING REDS: WHY THE COUNTRY HAS IT ALL

Wine lovers, take note: South Africa is on its game for white wines! The country’s whites are now deserving of every wine consumer’s attention, not least for the excellent value they have to offer.

As James and I tasted through almost 500 wines from the country in May this year, we could not help but be amazed as one outstanding flight followed the next of chenin blanc, chardonnay and even sauvignon blanc.

VIN DE CONSTANCE – BEST SWEET WINE IN THE WORLD AGAIN!

We are proud to announce that our Vin de Constance 2014 has been awarded one of only 50 prestigious Best in Show trophies at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2018.

This is in fact the second year in a row that we have taken top honours, with our Vin de Constance 2013 having won the trophy in 2017.

Diemersdal Estate Wins 3rd Trophy At Old Mutual Wine Show

In what is turning out to be an extraordinary year for Durbanville-based Diemersdal Wine Estate in terms of wine awards, the Diemersdal Private Collection 2016 won the Riedel Trophy for Best Bordeaux-style Red Blend at this year’s prestigious Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show.

OLD MUTUAL TROPHY WINE SHOW 2018 RESULTS

A HUGE congratulations to Buitenverwachting, Diemersdal, Tokara, De Grendel, Cape Point Vineyards, Marras and Meerlust Estate. We are extremely proud and honored to have you in our portfolio of family-owned, quality wines. 

Congratualtions to all the winners of the 2018 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. 

The End of the Beginning – Tasting the Maiden Release Tokara Telos 2015 in London with Owner G.T.Ferreira…

The Tokara farm was bought by GT Ferreira in 1995 without a single vine on the property, initially with view to being a “gentleman’s residence.” But with such illustrious neighbours as Thelema and Rustenberg, it was always written in the stars that this prime property would be planted and established as a great wine producing estate in its own right.

JC Bekker appointed CEO of Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons

JC Bekker was recently appointed CEO of Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons with effect from 1st of June. JC has been at DGB for the last 22 years, where he was Cellarmaster for the whole group including their flagship, Boschendal, as well as heading up the extensive winemaking team

OLD MUTUAL TROPHY WINE SHOW 2018: FEEDBACK FROM THE LOCAL JUDGES

Take a listen to the interviews with the local judges to find out their impressions after officiating at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. Our Meridian Wine Merchants National Marketing Manager, Heidi Duminy gives us her thoughts and impressions after judging of MCC and sweet wines.

These are South Africa’s finest luxury white wines

74 tasters assembled in Cape Town and Johannesburg as Wine Cellar – fine wine merchants hosted their second luxury white taste-off. Ten of SA’s most expensive and luxurious wines were blind-tasted and the public tasters ranked these in order of their favourite to least favourite wines.