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Whispers in the Winter Vines at Rudera

Whispers in the Winter Vines at Rudera

Winter is a time at Rudera Wines when the pace has slowed down, or so it seems if one looks at the vineyards standing in the cold rain. The Vines may be dormant, but pruning is one of the most important operations in this dormant season. Once the leaves fall, the vascular system becomes inactive and plugs up. About a month before spring, it is time to prune our...

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Nederburg 2018 Wine Preview Tasting

Nederburg 2018 Wine Preview Tasting

The 2018 Nederburg Wine Preview tasting was held on 31 July at the new Tsogo Sun hotel in the city, the Sun Square CityBowl on the corner of Buitengracht & Strand Streets – one of the newest hotels on the Cape Town scene. Tsogo Sun must have thousands of beds in the city! They are one of the biggest spenders at the auction, so good to see them...

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Stellenbosch has the potential to rival Napa Valley as a tourist attraction, says leading US expert

Stellenbosch has the potential to rival Napa Valley as a tourist attraction, says leading US expert

“Stellenbosch has the potential to become as significant as the Napa Valley,” says Clay Gregory, President and CEO of Visit Napa Valley. Gregory, who will be a headline speaker at The Business of Wine and Food Tourism Conference in Stellenbosch on 1 and 2 November, believes South Africa already has the skills and assets but currently lacks the investment.

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What Wine: What Superhero?

What Wine: What Superhero?

There are many legends and heroes of the wine industry and we’ll be focusing on some of them for our “On the shoulders of Giants” August Spotlight page and in keeping with that theme, here are our pick of the best wines for the right hero.

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Passionate about old white wines

Passionate about old white wines

The Nederburg Auction on the 12th and 13th September 2014 gives an opportunity to experience some older vintage Chenin blanc wines. Beautifully matured and scarce wines such as the following are on offer: Old Vines Chenin Blanc 2003 Rudera Chenin Blanc 2004 De Morgenzon Chenin Blanc 2005

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Courting Chenin Blanc

Courting Chenin Blanc

Chenin is not just versatile in the cellar; it loves such a wide variety of foods. From Mediterranean spices to flavours of Asia, richer and sweeter styles will even take on sweet dishes such as baked apples and maple-cured bacon.

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