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21 minutes | Jul 24, 2019
#11 Alex Starey - Keermont Vineyards
Keermont is situated off the Blaauwklippen road near Stellenbosch and is tucked away in a natural amphitheater between the Stellenbosch Mountains and Helderberg. Alex Starey makes award winning boutique wines from this property. Please visit: www.keermont.co.za
25 minutes | Jul 11, 2019
#10 Bruwer Raats - Raats Family Wines
The King of Cabernet Franc in South Africa. Bruwer Raats focuses mainly on Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc. His philosophy is to work with less varietals, but to focus on making them terroir specific, perfectly balanced and highly acclaimed. 2018 Winery of the Year (Platter's Guide), with a total of 8 5-star wines between Raats, B-Vinters and Mvemve Raats. A record achievement for Bruwer Raats! He is passionate, enthusiastic and extremely focused. Go grab a bottle! It never disappoints. Go to: www.raats.co.za
16 minutes | Jun 4, 2019
#9 Talitha Venter, Lecturer at Viticulture and Oenology, US
Tahlita Venter is a lecturer at the Department of Viticulture and Oenology at the University of Stellenbosch. Her main focus is to help the students apply what they learn in class. She takes them out to the vineyards and let them get their hands dirty. She has a plethora of information when it comes to terroir, grapevines and weather influences.
17 minutes | May 25, 2019
#8 Rudi Schultz, Winemaker at Thelema Mountain Vineyards
Rudi Schultz is winemaker since 2000 at Thelema Mountain Vineyards. He also produces his own Rudi Schultz wines. His winemaking skills have resulted in many award winning wines over the years. He is a keen surfer and his own wine labels feature some of his favorite waves. He also enjoys good craft beer. To get a hold of his Rudi Schultz wines email: email@example.com or to get hold of Thelema Wines visit: www.thelema.co.za
20 minutes | Apr 15, 2019
#7 Rudger van Wyk, Winemaker at Stark-Conde
Rudger van Wyk was a Cape Winemakers Guild protege and at the time he worked with Abrie Beeslaar at Kanonkop. He is now at Stark-Conde and was appointed Diner's Club Young Winemaker of the year, 2018. He and Jose Conde are creating award winning wines just outside Stellenbosch, in Jonkershoek Valley.
16 minutes | Apr 5, 2019
#6 Dr Astrid Buica, Dept Viticulture and Oenology US
Dr Astrid Buica and her colleagues are doing intriguing research on sensory perception, chemical profiling and thiols in red and white wines. With their extensive research they are eliminating guess work and can bring facts to the table. A fascinating discussion to listen to for wine professionals.
15 minutes | Mar 28, 2019
#5 Platter's Wine Guide - Philip van Zyl
I chat to Philip van Zyl, the editor of the Platter's Wine Guide of South Africa. This guide has the aim to rate every wine from every South African vintage - and has done so since 1980. This guide gives not only information about the wines of South Africa, it also has producer information, industry facts, wine routes and maps. Everything and anything you need to know is in this guide.
18 minutes | Mar 20, 2019
#4 Elgin Vintners - Marinda Kruger-Claassen
Winemaker and Business Manager at Elgin Vintners. Combining science, her creativity and wine making experiences in South Africa and France to guide her into making wines that are true to this cooler climate.
15 minutes | Mar 14, 2019
#3 Chenin Blanc Assiociation - Ina Smith
Chenin Blanc thrives in South Africa and has become one of our best varietals to showcase to the world as to what our winemakers are capable of. The Chenin Blanc Association works closely with Chenin Blanc producers to promote this humble grape. Ina Smith is at the helm of this organisation and has made huge strides to promote Chenin Blanc.
23 minutes | Mar 11, 2019
#2 Joostenberg Winery (Paarl)
A chat with Tyrrel and Anette Myburgh on organic farming, winemaking, grape varietals, traditional methods and their new addition; The Kraal Restaurant. http://joostenberg.co.za/organic-winery/
25 minutes | Mar 6, 2019
#1 Masters of Wine Program - Cathy van Zyl MW
Cathy van Zyl MW, enlightens us on the intensity of studying for a Masters of Wine. If anyone wants to take up this journey, please go visit the following website: https://www.mastersofwine.org/
0 minutes | Feb 14, 2019
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