Explore South African Wine Routes
Explore South Africa's twenty-three wine routes with our insider guide and tailor-make your next winery visit here. Travel to the place of origin to learn more about South African wine, to uncover regional secrets and simply to slow down and enjoy life's special moments.
Heard It Through The Grapevine
Going back West
Wine doesn’t immediately come to mind in discussions of the Cape West Coast. This doesn’t mean there isn’t anything for wine lovers to see.
Short excursions to favourite places may not always appear to link up with interests in wine, but in the Cape, that’s rarely possible.
South African Chenin Blanc at a glance
Several prominent events are about to put South African Chenin Blanc back in the spotlight. Clifford Roberts gives a brief rundown of the excitement driving the variety.
If there's a Ground Zero for South African wine, it must be Chenin Blanc. Few varieties have tracked our history from the start, become as ubiquitous and emerged as a shining light.
Great experiences to learn about South African brandy
Brandy-making in South Africa goes back three hundred years, but its story certainly isn’t stuck in the history books. A good and enjoyable way to learn about this cultural icon, and discover why it consistently wins global competitions, is available at several, top-class brandy experiences.
2021 Wine Harvest in Pictures
This year's wine harvest took its time, but it was worth the wait. Consistently mild weather led to slower ripening but had some pleasant side effects in terms of vine growth, bunch numbers, and berry size.
Enjoy this snapshot of the 2021 harvest season.