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  • Review of Noon Eclipse 2013

    Sarah Ahmed has featured Noon's 2013 vintage of Eclipse in her recent blog, The Wine Detective: “Why are these vines still here? Because they have always made good wine and because dad starting making our own wine from them in 1976, just before the vine pull of the 1980s.” Drew Noon, owner

  • Harvest has begun!

    The 2016 harvest has begun at Darling Cellars in South Africa where picking of their Chardonnay grapes started last week. Conditions in the region have been very hot and dry but we are told that the first grapes looks promising and they hope to get similar quality grapes through the harvest.

  • Escarpment named Winery of the Year 2015

    Raymond Chan (Wine Reviews) has named Escarpment as his Winery of the Year 2015. This is his way of 'recognising the best performing wine producer' over the preceding year. We would like to offer our congratulations to Larry, Huw and everyone at Escarpment for this wonderful accolade. Raymond Chan's full report

  • New senior winemaker at Thorn-Clarke

    Thorn-Clarke have recently announced that Susie Mickan has joined as their new senior winemaker. She brings to Thorn-Clarke a wealth of experience having completed 29 vintages across both the southern and northern hemispheres since graduating as a winemaker in 1991 from Adelaide University’s Roseworthy Campus. Prior to joining Thorn-Clarke Susie was at Pernod

  • O. Fournier’s winery: Architectural Masterpiece

    Both Vinvino and Condé Nast Design have listed Bodegas y Viñedos O. Fournier's Argentinean winery as among the top ten architectural masterpieces of the wine world. Designed by Bórmida & Yanzón, the building is equipped with the latest technology. With a capacity of 1.2 million litres in stainless steel, oak

  • IWSC Trophy for Best Shiraz/Syrah

    Thorn-Clarke’s 2012 Ron Thorn Shiraz was named Best Shiraz/Syrah at last week’s IWSC awards, beating off stiff competition to take home the trophy. This is Thorn-Clarke’s flagship Shiraz and the 2012 vintage was only the second release of the wine. Huge congratulations to everyone at Thorn-Clarke.

  • Platter Five Star Winners 2016

    The 2016 edition of the celebrated Platter's South African Wine Guide was launched this week in Cape Town. Huge congratulations to the following estates who were all awarded the maximum rating of five stars, reserved for wines that are, in Platter's words, 'South African classics': Guardian Peak – Lapa 2013

  • Indaba Education Trust

    We are very proud to bring you news of the newly-created Indaba Education Fund (IEF), established by Cape Classics, and supported by a portion of the proceeds from Indaba’s global sales. Under its previous guise, the Indaba Scholarship, Indaba has provided many bursaries for students to pursue wine-industry-related graduate and