Our Wines feature at the inaugural HITT blind tasting

The inaugural HITT (Hong Kong International Top Tasters) blind tasting event was a held last week Saturday with great success. The event which was in aid of Hong Kong charity, the Autism Partnership Foundation kicked off with the one-hour blind tasting competition presided over by judges, Debra Meiburg MW, Stephen Mack of AWSEC, Kimberley Drake of Sarment and Lee Watson, the sommelier of the Conrad.

Wines selected for the competition included:

Boschendal wins case over sour grapes

Two winemaking giants clashed in the high court in Pretoria over a logo.

Ultimately, Boschendal winemakers, which wanted to use the trademark “A Cape Icon Since 1685”, scored a victory over rival Groot Constantia, which had taken the matter to court.

It might have been a question of sour grapes, as Groot Constantia objected to this logo on the grounds that the public would be misled and to understand that Boschendal had been wine producers or trading in winemaking since 1685.

Gold for the Brampton Team

The Brampton Team have won Gold at the 'Rosé Rocks" competition recently held at Radisson Blu Hotel, Waterfront.

Rosé Rocks!' is a South Africa’s first dedicated rosé wine competition which seeks to recognise excellence in rosé winemaking and promote the SA 'Rosé category. Rosé is one of the fastest growing categories of wine in South Africa, and internationally. In South Africa alone, sales have trebled between 2007 and 2014. This is exciting for consumers and winemakers alike, and there's no doubt about it, rosé wines have a certain sex appeal!

Boschendal presents second Roving Dinner.

On Saturday 17 October diners are invited to ‘rove’ with Boschendal’s resident beef farmer and butcher Mark Muncer as he shares his passion for natural, ethically raised meat.

Guests will enjoy drinks and a 3-course dinner at 4 different venues on the historical Boschendal Farm.  The venues are all within easy walking distance but we recommend bringing something warm to wear for the walk.