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  • What’s happening at Bouchard Finlayson – March 2014

    A Word From Peter The Lagoon at the end of Hermanus has been open to the ocean for the past six months resulting in a rush of water so great that it exposed the rubble from the old Birkenhead Hotel, which had been buried some 25 years ago. The significance of

  • Spice Route – Harvest Update

    Harvest is coming to a close, and at this stage things are looking good overall. Pinotage – an early ripener – started veraison in early January, approximately ten days later than the 2013 vintage. The growing conditions have been great thus far.  We were graced with 47mm of rain in

  • Decanter Magazine 50 great wines under £20

      Rustenberg, Roussanne, Stellenbosch, South Africa 2012  17.5/20pts (91/100pts) Rustenberg is a producer from whom you can buy with confidence, and its take on this classic Rhône grape is delicious. Fresh, creamy and complex, giving you notes of peach, green apple and pineapple, all driven on by a fine kick of acidity.

  • Chocoholic Pinotage on the radio!

    One of our wines was reviewed last night on Simon Mayo’s Drivetime on Radio 2. It comes in at 1.20 mins in on the following link, and lasts about a minute.  Radio 2 Podcast    

  • 2014 vintage update from Spice Route

    As harvest 2014 draws closer, a cool, calm and collected Charl du Plessis – Spice Route Wines Winemaker – shares his thoughts and predictions on this year’s harvest. “Overall our dryland vineyards are in great condition – even better in comparison to last year. The unusual heavy rainfall we experienced


    By Andrew Pike - taken from Pikes Spring News Pikes is making progress on sustainable management with the installation of a new 72KW solar generation system on the roof of our Polish Hill River winery. It is the latest step in our continued progress on reducing the carbon footprint of our


    By Neil Pike - from Pikes Spring News Having just returned from a very successful International Riesling Rendezvous held at Chateau St Michelle in Seattle my mind is still processing many thoughts, ideas and observations from three intense days of everything Riesling. Rubbing shoulders with the elite Riesling producers of

  • California 2013 Harvest Report

    SAN FRANCISCO – Vintners and growers throughout California reported another high quality and generous vintage in 2013. Following a warm and dry spring with near ideal conditions for bringing grapes to maturity, harvest was remarkably smooth and wineries are at capacity and working with some very high quality winegrapes. Click