David Finlayson, the owner of Edgebaston, the home of Finlayson Family Wines, and co-winemaker Pieter Van Der Merwe, are always on the lookout for interesting grape varieties; “the less fashionable and less well-known”, says Pieter.
The Cape Vintner Classification made two changes at its 2018 AGM, effecting its Estate membership requirements and the category of Site Specific Wines, but membership will remain incredibly difficult to obtain.
The first classes Ntsiki Biyela took at Stellenbosch University were very difficult for her, not just because she knew nothing about the subject, but also because they were in Afrikaans, a language she didn’t speak.
There is a story from deep in South Africa’s winelands which is awe inspiring. It is that of a slave who’s strength, hard work and love carries her from the slave lodge to wealth and independence.
Ian Naudé is a passionate winemaker, after so many years his enthusiasm for wine is undimmed, and his enjoyment of a lovely glass of wine is infectious. Ian radiates happiness and positivity.