South African Wine


Western Cape restaurants among the best in the world!

Since my last post was a bit of a damning treatise, here is a great bit of news for visiting gastronomes. The S. Pellegrino 2007 list of “Best Restaurants in the world” was released last week and in the category for Africa and the Middle East, the top 5 were […]


Allesverloren Cabernet Sauvignon (2003): Wine Review

2003 Allesverloren Cabernet Sauvignon Where found?: Ultra Liquors, Green Point Main Road | Map Allesverloren Cabernet How much? R53 Drunk with? Dinner; Gourmet burgers! Did it suit? Awkward fit Value for money? Yes SA Blog recommends? For a romantic table for two


Warm Up with Soup on Saturdays at Nederburg

The Nederburg wine estate in Paarl is inviting all and sundry over for Saturday soup throughout August. For just R50, you get a selection of piping hot soups and tasty pate with freshly-baked bread from the estate’s farm kitchen. You also get a glass of Nederburg’s best – OK, not […]


Steenberg Vineyards, Steenberg, Cape Town: Wine Estate Review

Steenberg Vineyards off Steenberg Road (M42) Constantia Valley, Westlake Cape Town | Map Steenberg Cellar Tasting hours: M-F 9-4h30, Sat 9-1h30 Tasting fee: None Number of wines to taste: Eight Reds? Yes Whites? Yes Special? Sparkling wine. SA Blog recommends? Well worth the trip


Moreson, Franschhoek: Wine Estate Review

Moreson Happy Valley Road off the R45 (Franschhoek main road) | Map Moreson Vines Tasting hours: 11-17:00 seven days a week, including public holidays. Tasting fee: R10 Number of wines to taste: up to five. Reds? Yes Whites? Yes Special? Methode Cap Classique (sparkling wine/champagne) is sometimes available for tasting. […]


La Motte, Franschhoek: Wine Estate Review

La Motte Off the R45 (Franschhoek Main Road) | Map La Motte Wines Tasting hours: Mon-Fri 9:00-16:30, Sat 10:00-15:00, Sun closed Tasting fee: R15 Number of wines to taste: Seven Reds? Yes Whites? Yes SA Blog recommends? It’s a decent back-up plan. Contact Tel: +27 (0) 21 876-3119, Fax: +27 […]