Wine Club

January 04, 2017


Club Wines - January 2017


Pairs With

As an aperatif or with canapes

Villiera Tradition Brut NV

Chardonnay: 50% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 16% Pinotage, 4% Pinot Meunier

This “Méthode Cap Classique” (bottle fermented sparkling wine) is a blend of red and white grapes displaying the full, balanced yeasty complexity synonymous with a wine made in this style. The wine retains its fresh racy zestiness that is a result of crisp acidity and delicate fruit.

Pairs With

Enjoy with rabbit in white wine sauce and shallots or simple aromatic Asian dishes

Vondeling Babiana

Chenin Blanc 60%, Grenache Blanc 18%, Viognier16%, Chardonnay 6%

Grapes originate from a 30+year-old vineyard, aptly named The Graveyard Block in respect to the historic family graveyard it encloses.All grapes are hand-picked at optimum ripeness in the early hours of the morning. They are then chilled in a cold room. The grapes are not crushed, but are whole-bunch pressed straight to barrel. No sulphur, yeast or acid is added to the juice and the fermentation is 100% natural. Although a nerve-racking process, this method lends structure, palate weight and complexity to the wine. The Grenache Blanc, Viognier and some of the Chenin Blanc were co-fermented and undergo a limited amount of malolactic fermentation. The wine is matured on the lees for 7 months before being racked and blended. The final blend is then returned to barrel for another 4 months.Wonderfully dense with a taut mineral freshness. Rose petals and white pepper are softened by honeyed pears. The oak is seamlessly integrated and smooth. The mid-palate is creamy, yet poised and the wine has a long, lingering finish.

Pairs With

Matches brilliantly with seafood especially scallops or spicy Asian dish

Beaumont Hope Margarite

Named after Hope Marguerite Beaumont, a woman with character, elegance and a love for wine. We have produced this Chenin to reflect the pure character of the grape and the individual philosophy of Beaumont wines. Our very first vintage of the Hope Marguerite was produced in 1997. Only fruit selected from our oldest Chenin Blanc vineyards, planted in 1974 and ‘78, are used for this wine. Barrel fermentation takes place in 400L French oak using only natural yeasts. No malo lactic fermentation takes place in order to retain as much natural freshness. The wine is kept on its gross lees for 10 months with regular batonage, giving it a richer and fuller palate.

Pairs With

Fish, Chicken & Pasta

Botanica Mary Delany Pinot Noir

A delicate style with layers of cherry and strawberries on the palate with an herbal nose. This wine has a good acidity, showing soft vanilla flavours on the finish.

Pairs With

Rack of lamb and a good piece of beef

Babylonstoren Babel

39% Shiraz, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Malbec and 6% Petit Verdot

A fusion of red berry and chocolate flavours with a chewy mouth-feel and juicy, lingering finish.

Pairs With

Hearty Beef Dishes

Nitida Cabernet Sauvignon

Exotically spiced and stewed dark red fruits with aged leafy compost, grandpa’s tobacco and macho flint.



Pairs With

Pork dishes

Barton Chenin Blanc Reserve

The nose has an intense fruit aroma with a hint of wood spice. The palate is crisp with moderate acidity and good balance; honey and pineapple notes complement the light wood tannins leading to a long finish.

Pairs With

Fusion & Spicier dishes

Villiera Jasmine

55 % Gewurztraminer, 33 % Riesling, 12% Chenin Blanc

A floral, slightly spicy white wine which is fresh, light and slightly sweet but complex enough to drink with food.

Pairs With

Seafood dishes, fresh leafy/herb salads and sushi

Rickety Bridge Sauvignon Blanc

Vibrant and zesty with aromas of pear, gooseberry and passion fruit layered with subtle mineral tones. Full flavoured with a rich mid-palate and peach and litchi flavours which linger on the finish.

Pairs With

On its own or with Braai meat

KC Solms Delta Shiraz

Dark fruits of plum, prune and cassis. The wine has subtle hints of oak spice with notes of liquorice and mint that leads to a smooth, generous palate.

Pairs With

Spicy Mince dishes

Abraham & The Heretics

Once infamously described by one winemaker in the Cape as ‘The bastard son of Pinot Noir’, let’s face it, Pinotage rarely gets a good press – even within a nation that somewhat naively considers it South Africa’s ‘signature’ variety. Approachable and easy drinking. Soft, ripe, juicy fruit. Medium bodied

Pairs With

roast meats, braai meat and chicken & mushroom pie.

Dekker's Valley Revelation

Cabernet Sauvignon 45%, Shiraz 32% and Pinotage 23%

“Smooth and Fruity” popular wine for easy, everyday drinking! Barrel matured using a mixture of 300 litre and 225 litre French oak barrels (3rd & 4th fill only) for 12 months. After blending the wine was lightly fined and racked from tank to tank. No filtering of the wine was undertaken except at bottling when a 5-micron filtration was used.

December 05, 2016


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Club Wines - December 2016


Pairs With

Lobster Bisque, Seafood Paella, Sushi or any mildly spicy dish.

Miles Mossop Saskia

This is a blended dry white wine comprised of 65% Chenin blanc, 17% Viognier. 9% Verdehlo and 9% Clairette Blanche.

This wine has a stunning light golden hue. The nose is packed with complex aromas of ripe yellow and stone fruits. There are intense floral nectar notes with a hint of marzipan and toasted brioche. The palate is full, rich and complex with flavours that mirror the aromas on the nose. The entry on the palate is rich, the mid-palate is full and the finish is dry, textured and lingering

Pairs With

Mild creamy curries or spicy south-east Asian curries. 

The Foundry Viognier

Pale in colour, clear and bright with a pronounced greenish hue. The nose is exotic with expressive apricot, spring blossom and creamy citrus nose, but remains elegant and perfumed. These flavours follow through onto the palate which is dense with ripe crushed fresh fruit, succulent juiciness and finishes with a mineral steeliness which makes this wine ideal with food.There is a line of natural acidity running through the wine maintaining freshness and focus.

Pairs With

Delicate Fish & Goats Cheese

Newton Johnson Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc 97%; Semillon 7%

Opulent and attractive fruit sweetness. Pink grapefruit and tangy kumquat are tailed with sprightly notes of citrus blossoms, white pepper, and crushed stones. Compact and sleek texture with a little mealiness in the fruit tannin gripping the palate to the finish.

Pairs With

Beef or Lamb


67% Syrah 31% Cabernet Sauvignon 2% Petit Verdot

Enticing aromas of oak spice and violets precede vivid redcurrant and damson flavours, framed by supple tannins, and carried by a fine thread of acidity to a pleasingly long, fresh and complex finish.

Pairs With

Rack of Lamb, Mushroom Risotto or Rump Steak

Flagstone Music Room Cabernet Sauvignon

Deep, dense purple colour. On the nose summer fruits, cassis, fennel, mint, dark, bitter chocolate and the faintest hint of basil - all wrapped up in serious, warm toasty oak. The palate is all about chunky, chewy, magically integrated tannin. This rewarding mouth-feel is complemented by concentrated flavours of youngberry, cassis, blueberry, wild mint and chocolate. A block-buster Cabernet that will live easily for 20 years from bottling if stored correctly.

Pairs With

Hard cheeses.

Annandale CVP 

Perfect winter warmer.  Dark ruby colour, deep spicy aromas of ripe plums & blackberries.  Flavours of raisins & dark cherries.  Smooth aftertaste, velvet fruit finish that lingers.  Can even be served chilled.


Pairs With

Waldorf salad, grilled seafood and sushi, or simply on its own.

Kanu Chenin Blanc

Sun ripened straw in colour. A compelling nose of winter melons, floral gardens and savoury notes. Warm honey-spiced fruit further compliments the nose. The palate is characterised by tropical fruits, floral notes and spice from late harvested grapes. A lively acidity balances the fruit, resulting in a crisp finish.

The grapes were hand picked from low yielding bush vines, averaging 31 years for the Chenin Blanc.

Pairs With

Fish dishes, chicken dishes, goats cheese salad, pork, veal, Asian influenced chicken and fish dishes and roast duck.

Foundation Stone White Blend

46% Chenin blanc - 21% Grenache blanc - 23% Rousanne – 6% Nouvelle - 4%Viognier

All 5 varietals contribute to this complete and well-balanced wine. Elegant with spring blossoms, restrained peach, mango and stone fruit on the nose. Subtle hints of oak spice and a refined fruit expression. A rich and well-structured wine that finishes with elegance and freshness on the palate. Will benefit from some ageing.

Pairs With

Grilled Fish, Chicken or Prawns

Barton Sauvignon Blanc

Silky smooth and medium-bodied with green apple and white pear on the nose. Balanced and well-structured with tropical fruit and hints of apricot,pineapple and honey on the palate which linger on the after taste.

Pairs With

Lamb, Steak, Venison or Pizza

Nederberg Baronne

Full-bodied, gently oaked premium red blend, featuring Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, with ripe, succulent berry and cherry flavours and soft tannins. Blackcurrant, cherries and prunes with spicy nuances.

Pairs With

Pairs With

Creamy Beef fillet Tagliatelle with Parmesan, Beef Fillet or Pan Fried Ostrich

Niel Joubert Cabernet Sauvignon

Deep,dark, almost opaque with grainy, purple edge. Rich, ripe berry fruit nose with hints of forest floor, char and touch of dark chocolate. Big, full, well rounded mouth with layers of flavour including plum, mulberry and fruit cake. Soft, supple tannins yet goos grip. Long, fruit filled finish. Good drinking now yet will develop over a few years in the bottle.

Pairs With

Blue cheese, venison pie and chocolate. Serve well chilled.

Weltevrede Oupa se Wyn

Planted in 1926, these bush vines are frail, but still offer their crop every year. A Red Muscadel made from the ancient vines, Red Muscadel and Muscat du Hambourg. This is the only vineyard in South Africa to be declared a Conservation Worthy Property by the Board for National Monuments. The label of Oupa se wyn (Grandfather’s wine) bears a picture of Klaas Jonker, the founder of Weltevrede and great-grandfather of current owner, Philip Jonker.

Brick coloured dessert wine with rich, musky flavours of ripe cherries and raisins. Fortified and full sweet.

November 07, 2016


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Club Wines - November 2016

Christmas is fast approaching - some fantastic wines to kick off the festive season!

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October 03, 2016


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Club Wines - October 2016

We have some cracking wines in our club cases this month. Read on to find out more!

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August 31, 2016

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Club Wines - September 2016

Take a look at the great wines we have selected for our club wine members this month!

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August 05, 2016

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Club Wines - August 2016

Sneak a peak at the delicious wines you will be enjoying as a club member.  From new and rare combinations to wines named after the kitchen thief!

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July 15, 2016


Club Wines - July 2016

Our first club wines are out! Click below to see what wines we've put into our July club cases.

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