Tukulu is located in the Darling region, and means “Gift From the Soil”.
Winemaker Estelle Lourens is responsible for the range of wines produced on Uitkyk, located in the Simonsberg area. The flagship wine is the Carlonet, a Cabernet Sauvignon made from a unique vineyard on the Estate.
Built in 1993, Plaisir de Merle selects the finest grapes from its vineyards to produce its outstanding range of wines, with the belief that blending is the best way to produce a unity from different components.
The Flat Roof Manor Merlot, as tasted by winemaker Estelle Lourens, who explains that careful vineyard management in the leadup to harvest helps to bring in well balanced merlot grapes into the cellar.
Winemaker Estelle Lourens tastes the Pinot Grigio from Flat Roof Manor, made from 25 year-old vineyards. The Pinot Grigio is a white wine produced from red grapes and Estelle explains how this is achieved as well as what food works with it. The Pinot Grigio, one of the original varietals produced in the Flat Roof […]
History Lessons without the rose coloured glasses! Dr. Jan Cats was a respected physician in Stellenbosch…but like all physicians, he did have his share of failures…and a very unique way to get the bodies out of his surgery and into the morgue without upsetting business!
History Lessons without the rose coloured glasses! Hercules van Loon was Stellenbosch’s first minister, arriving in 1704. Although he tried hard to minister to the pious folk of the town, his wife was less than the perfect ministers wife and her indiscretions lead Hercules to an unfortunate end…
Jan Blanx keeps appearing in the history books – for all the wrong reasons. Time and again he crossed swords with the law of the day, and ultimately we never know what happened to him…did he finally mend his ways?
Made from some of the finest Chenin vineyards in the country, Teddy Hall talks to us about his Chenin Blanc Reserve….
Sybrand Mankadan’s love of drinking alcohol was only surpassed by his love of women…and this wine salutes his passion and commitment to pursuing the finer things in life.