Entries Categorized as 'Wine News'

First Growths : Great South African Wine at an affordable price

Date July 17, 2009

If you’re looking to expose yourself to some for the most exciting and promising wines in South Africa - then look no further than Under the Influence’s great new wine package:

The First Growth Deal
* You will be sent a case of six bottles of wine, a bottle from each of our carefully selected First Growth [...]

Helderberg vineyards on fire - UPDATE!

Date February 24, 2009

Well it seems that the fires are still raging in the Helderberg and firefighters are still battling 24/7 to save three of our magnificent wine estates.
Apparently some vines are indeed on fire and/or have been burnt :
“The fires are currently burning on three farms and threatening the Vergelegen, Lourensford, and Knorhoek wine estates,” said Senior [...]

Helderberg vineyards on fire!

Date February 23, 2009

Well it seems like the whole world is on fire at the moment - this from News24 :
Somerset West - Emergency services are battling to get the fires raging in four areas in the Helderberg region under control, fire services said on Monday.
Four wine farms in the area - Erinvale, Lourensford, Vergelegen and Knorhoek - [...]

Raging Fires in Stellenbosch

Date February 9, 2009

While Australia comes to terms with the deadliest bushfires they have experienced in their country’s history - here right on our doorstep, Stellenbosch had their own raging inferno to deal with.
While driving through to my cousins wedding in Franschhoek on Friday afternoon it was hard not to notice the bellowing smoke coming from the Jonkershoek valley. And while heading [...]

Nederburg Wins Again

Date July 23, 2008

Nederburg have done it again and walked away with yet another award for one of their wines.
The Nederburg Winemaster’s Reserve 2006 has just won the Lexus Shiraz Challenge Award for 2008.
Now this win and the indeed the wine is significant in a number of ways, some of which I will list for you now:

A big [...]