Chenin Blanc - South Africa's GRAND CRU wine has arrived!

As they say - life is a journey of discovery that opens your eyes to the wonders of the world. When I first explored South Africa’s spectacular Cape Winelands 10 years ago (the catalyst for Luxury Wine Trails); I was on a mission of discovery to experience exciting new varietals & taste sensations beyond those back home in Australia. South Africa’s Pinotage, Cinsault & Cape blends were already on my list of must try reds – but being a lover of crisp dry Riesling’s & Semillon’

The Pinotage Grape - The uniquely South African varietal that keeps on giving!

The origin & story of Pinotage is uniquely South African! In many ways the development of Pinotage in 1925 by Professor of Viticulture at Stellenbosch University Abraham Izak Perold, arose from a simple error. Designed with the intent of being a cross-bred varietal (not a hybrid) from Pinot Noir & Hermitage (Shiraz), to capture the finest qualities of both varietals; Pinotage was developed by accident as a cross between Pinot Noir & the lesser known Cinsault grape, which at