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  • 10 Interesting facts about Shiraz

    10 Interesting facts about Shiraz

    In the late 90’s it was declared that Shiraz actually originated in France. Using DNA testing, grapevine identification experts Carole Meredith, a professor at the University of California at Davis, and Jean-Michel Boursiquot of L’Ecole Nationale Superiore Agronomique de Montpellier, made the conclusive announcement in 2001 at a convention of the American Society of Enology […]

  • Katemba Pot and Elgin Vintners Syrah for a Heart-Warming Father’s Day

    Katemba Pot and Elgin Vintners Syrah for a Heart-Warming Father’s Day

    In honour of Father’s Day, this month he serves up a hearty, beefy potjie featuring the weird but popular – and delicious – combo of Coke and wine, known across Southern Africa as Katemba.

  • Elgin Vintners Syrah 2017 Earns Gold from UK Sommeliers

    Elgin Vintners Syrah 2017 Earns Gold from UK Sommeliers

    An elegant, cool-climate New World wine with Old World charm, Elgin Vintners Syrah 2017 was awarded Gold in the Sommelier Wine Awards recently – the only wine competition in the UK focused exclusively on wines for the hospitality trade. The competition is judged by leading sommeliers and on-trade wine buyers, including Master Sommeliers and Masters […]

  • Jan Braai’s Pulled Pork Burgers & Elgin Vintners Pinot Noir

    Jan Braai’s Pulled Pork Burgers & Elgin Vintners Pinot Noir

    Pulled pork is amazingly simple and affordable to make. The number of guests you will be able to serve from this recipe depends on the size of the deboned pork shoulder. You will require a number 2 or number 3 three-legged pot or a number 10 Dutch Oven (a thick-walled cast iron cooking pot with […]

  • Mushroom Risotto with Ridgelands Pinot Noir

    Mushroom Risotto with Ridgelands Pinot Noir

    Ingredients: 25 ml Olive oil 25 ml Butter 1 Onion, finely chopped 2 Cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 Cup Arborio rice 500g Mushrooms, roughly chopped ½ Cup white wine 4 Cups Chicken stock ½ Cup Parmesan Cheese Freshly ground black pepper and salt Thyme (optional for garnish) Method: Use your favourite braai wood to make […]

  • 10 Things to do at Elgin Vintners after Lockdown

    10 Things to do at Elgin Vintners after Lockdown

    Lockdown cabin fever getting to you yet? Dreaming of big blue skies, soaring mountains, long roads and tall forests, crisp clean air, lush green orchards, and vineyards – anything but the view of your own backyard? Now is the perfect time to plot a post-lockdown escape, to plan for some getting out there and exploring […]

  • 10 Interesting Facts About Pinot Noir

    10 Interesting Facts About Pinot Noir

    Elgin Valley the ideal Cape Winelands region to grow Pinot Noir very successfully. We love Pinot Noir!

  • Elgin Vintners Harvest Report 2020

    Elgin Vintners Harvest Report 2020

    The harvest is in and Elgin Vintners winemaker and business manager Marinda Kruger-Claassen reflects on a healthy crop and the promise of an exceptional vintage. This was a very exciting harvest for Elgin Vintners, as we received grapes into our own cellar for the first time. Leading up to the start of the 2020 harvest […]

  • April Recipe of the Month: Merlot & Boeuf Bourguignon

    April Recipe of the Month: Merlot & Boeuf Bourguignon

    Our National Sales Manager, Donnie Claassen, is a real braai master and every month he’ll be creating a delicious recipe, cooked on an open fire, to pair with one of our Elgin Vintners wines. Although this is a traditional French recipe well known to be mastered and perfected by Julia Child, it is in essence […]

  • Elgin Vintners Sauvignon Blanc Brings Home a Global Gold

    Elgin Vintners Sauvignon Blanc Brings Home a Global Gold

    Elgin Vintners Sauvignon Blanc 2019 has made its mark on the global stage with a Gold medal in the 2020 Concours Mondial du Sauvignon, the respected and influential competition that identifies the best of the best of the world’s most popular white wine. The Gold medal for the rich and complex Elgin Vintners Sauvignon Blanc […]

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