Archive | September, 2010


Time for Elgin Riesling and Pinot Noir at Casey’s Ridge

Etienne, George and their team have started planting 2 Hectares (5 acres) of Riesling and 2 Hectares of Pinot Noir, at our Casey’s Ridge vineyard in Elgin. These are both grape varieties that do best in cooler climates and should thrive there! We took Gunter Brozel, one of the legends of the South African wine […]


Simonsberg-Paarl wineries shine at the Michelanglo International Wine Awards

It was really interesting to see how well our little Wine-Of-Origin region did at Fridays’ Michelanglo International Wine Awards. We are very proud of the gold medals we received for the Vrede en Lust Jess 2010, Marguerite Chardonnay 2009 plus a silver medal for the new Sarah 2010 Unwooded Chardonnay. All of these wines are […]


Vrede en Lust Mocholate Malbec voted Best Red on Show

Anneke Buys, John Wayne, Susan Erasmus and Janina Otto MEDIA RELEASE: RMB WINEX CAPE TOWN 2010 SIMPLY THE BEST WINES ON SHOW AT WINEX The RMB WineX Best-Wines-on-Show ballot has consistently proved itself the most striking and accurate touchstone of the public perception of wine quality.  Conducted as an exit poll by a team interviewing […]