Author: Johann Crafford

Wyn en springmielies? Hoekom nie!

Polkadraai se gewilde Wyn-en-Springmieliepasmaats is terug by Stellenbosch Hills. Van Desember tot einde April kan mense hul verlustig aan die vrolike en vriendelike Polkadraai-wyne en verskillende gegeurde springmielies. Hierdie smaaklike kombinasies word weer eens aangebied deur Stellenbosch Hills …

Ontdek Oostenryk se blaufränkisch

Blaufränkisch is ’n cabernet-liefhebber se beste vriend. Hy staan egter op sy eie voete en dis ’n goeie ding in vandag se wynklimaat. Geslagte lank het wynverbruikers getrou gebly aan dieselfde kultivars, maar tye verander, en so ook mense se behoeftes. Ons leef in ’n era wat ontdekking en verkennin …

It’s always wine o’clock in the winelands, no matter the weather. When it’s warm and sunny, it’s time for a garden party with superb wine and equally superb food, and few garden parties are better than the annual Franschhoek Summer Wines. Next year lovers of the good life are invited to dress up in …

Botha Kelder se senior wynmaker, Michiel Visser, is aangewys as die Worcester/Breedekloof se Wynmaker van die Jaar vir 2019. Die kompetisie is deur Brenn-O-Kem, wat sedert 1968 spesialiseer in die verwerking van kelderafval soos druiwedoppe, pitte en wynmoer, geborg. Ander kategorie-wenners is: Best …

Looking for a wine that matches your more spiritual side? This list of wine zodiac signs offers a new way to pair wines to complement the stars. We’ve all been there: so many wines from which to choose, with no idea what to drink next. And with the chance to pair wines with food, weather and even a …

Kan Suid-Afrika ’n cabernet franc van wêreldgehalte oplewer, een wat kan kers vashou met die beste uit die Loire? Twee Suid-Afrikaanse wynmakers het ja gesê – en toe hul eie uitdaging aanvaar. Dit is die storie van the. the. se storie begin in 2013 toe Niels Verburg van Luddite Wines in die Botrivie …

Sluit op Saterdag, 25 Januarie, by die Delheim-landgoed aan vir die jaarlikse feesvieringe van Moeder Natuur se gawes wanneer by dié bekroonde Stellenbosse wynmakery sy jaarlikse Oesfees aanbied. Die fees is die ideale geleentheid vir gesinne om ’n ontspanne dag in die geselskap van goeie kos en wyn …

Zinfandel, America’s most versatile wine grape

The history of zinfandel in America can be traced back to Italian Immigrants who planted it all over California for a number of reasons including its hearty nature. For that reason it was also the dominant choice of home winemakers in other parts of the country who were purchasing grapes shipped eas …

It’s all about the oak!

One of the first things that comes to mind when a consumer envisions a winery is a huge stack of barrels. The amazing smell of wine-soaked oak with its toasty, warm wood scent is intoxicating. As a winemaker, I never get tired of it. It always smells good assuming that the winery is taking proper ca …

Middelvlei Unoaked Chardonnay 2019 – Take summer with you!

The latest release of Middelvlei’s popular, unwooded Chardonnay, the Middelvlei Unoaked Chardonnay 2019, is the perfect wine to enjoy during the warm summer days. And the fact that winemaker Tinnie Momberg regards it as one of his favourites, should make it a must-have for the season of sunshine! Th …