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Alejandro Fernandez
Alejandro Fernandez online at

More than a working philosophy, the four wineries that form the wine heritage of Alejandro Fernández –the Pesquera Corporation– share the same story of love for the viniculture that time helped to perfect. The bonds with its home land are clearly expressed in the symbol of the group: the image of the Arch and the Tower of Pesquera de Duero, typical of its flagships, the “Tinto Pesquera’.

Allesverloren Estate
Allesverloren Estate online at

The history of Allesverloren Estate dates back to between 1696 and 1704, when the governor of the Cape left it to a certain widow named Cloete. This courageous woman was one of the first settlers who ventured into the inhospitable Swartland region. The early settlers were simple people, with only the most limited agricultural equipment and basic necessities to support themselves. In order to purchase tools or attend church, they had to undertake a long and arduous wagon journey along primitive roads to Stellenbosch. It was on their return from one such journey in 1704 that the settlers found their house burnt to the ground and the farm destroyed. Hence the estate's sad name, “Allesverloren”, which means “all is lost”.

However, with curious irony, the fate of Allesverloren has since been an unusually happy one. By 1806, Allesverloren's owners had already harvested the estate's first wines, and since the estate passed into the hands of the Malan family in 1872, Allesverloren has gone from strength to strength. The estate has increased to 227 hectares and is still making wines of renown.

Antinori online at

The Antinori family has been making wine for over six hundred years, since Giovanni di Piero Antinori became part of the Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri in 1385. Throughout its long history, spanning 26 generations, the family has always personally managed the business making innovative, sometimes courageous choices, always with unwavering respect for tradition and the land. Today Marchese Piero Antinori is director of the company, assisted by his three daughters, Albiera, Allegra and Alessia, who are personally involved in the business. The qualities of tradition, passion and instinct have made Antinori one of the leading Italian producers of fine quality wines. Every vintage, every terroir, every idea is a new beginning, a new quest to raise our quality margins. As Marchese Piero loves to repeat: "ancient roots play an important role in our philosophy, but they have never held back our spirit of innovation

Apollonio online at

In the Apollonio wine you will find the story of four generations living for, producing and dreaming of wine, inspired by the ancient musty smell. The cradle of this story is the land of Puglia, whose territory and climate make it one of the best Italian regions producing excellent wine. The grapes used, grown in endless vineyards, are carefully chosen and worked, and then let age in barrels and bottles in the fresh air of a winery in Monteroni. Apollonio’s story is long and intense. It’s 1870 when Noè starts producing and marketing wine. His son, Marcello, modernizes the firm during the belle époque. His excellent nose for business and the help of his large Family allow him to make the qualitative leap: Marcello sets up the factory, plants the vineyards, harvests, makes wine and sells it. His farmhands, both men and women, work for him every day, even at night. Marcello’s personal participation lightens their work and he often shares a lavish meal with them for a refreshing break. Thanks to his uprightness, passion and tenacity, he is considered a point of reference by other local wineries. During the economic boom, the winery is run by Salvatore, who marks a turning point in the business management. He aims to produce high-quality wines, starting the bottling process in 1975, using labels with the Apollonio brand. His sons, Marcello and Massimiliano, inherit the winery and begin an ambitious expansion policy beyond national borders. Massimiliano is the wine expert and, after studying oenology, he trained in Italian, French and Spanish businesses and is a member of O.N.A.V. (National Wine Taster Organisation). Marcello is responsible for marketing and export.The Apollonio brand is distributed all over the world , synonymous of quality and reliability. The two brothers buy new lands and vineyards, and use cutting- edge technologies to make, bottle and age wine. Without forgetting their traditions.

Bagordi online at

The history of this winery is as recent as its foundations, and as old as the roots of some of its vines, planted over 60 years ago now. While sipping a delightful glass of "Bagordi", you might pause to wonder what the name means or why we made it our own. The word refers to a remote location in the valley of Baztán, one of the most beautiful districts in Navarre. It is originally a Basque name from "Bagoa", which means "the beech grove", in reference to the abundance of this majestic tree in the area. In this location, which represents a dream come true for all who know it, our wines are born and come to maturity. Forged out of the efforts of our forebears, who knew how to create the ideal conditions for these wines to acquire the strength, beauty and harmony inspired in the nature covering Monte Bagordi. Our philosophy is to mollycoddle our grapes, as we feel that the maximum quality of the grape is the fundamental basis for producing the wines that convey the genuine values of our land.

Baron de Ley
Baron de Ley online at

A dream come true, BARÓN DE LEY is a winery which was devised and founded in 1985 by a small group of prestigious Rioja professionals which decided to create a project which was unique at that time in the Denominación de Origen Calificada Rioja: a winery modelled on the Médoc châteaux, bringing together all the conditions that make a wine a work of art. With this objective, the creators of BARÓN DE LEY acquired the Imas estate, within the boundaries of Mendavia and on the left bank of the River Ebro. It is an exceptional place for growing vines due to its climatic conditions and the characteristics of its soils, on which 90 hectares of vines were planted.

Beaumont online at

Once an 18th century outpost for the Dutch East India Company, Compagnes Drift farm in Bot River, is now home to Beaumont Wines, a family-run winery with a proud tradition of making individualistic wines from ancient clay-rich soils in the Walker Bay region. Founded by Raoul and Jayne Beaumont, son Sebastian is the winemaker with daughter Ariane assisting in management. With merely 34 hectares under vine, the vast majority of the 400 hectare farm is pristine fynbos-rich mountainside, part of the Green Mountain Eco Route within the Kogelberg Biosphere. The farm is a treasure for both nature- and culture-lovers. The historic water mill is being restored to produce a limited amount of stone ground whole wheat flour while two beautifully- restored historic cottages offer authentic farm accommodation.

Bergsig Estate
Bergsig Estate online at

The Bergsig Estate is situated in the Breede River Valley in South Africa, about 110 km from Cape Town. This is where the Drakenstein and Hex River Mountains meet, creating such scenic surroundings that the farm was named “Bergsig”, meaning “mountain view”. In the valley and mountain slopes, this family estate offers a range of soils, aspects and climatic conditions, ideally suited to the quality white and red grape varieties grown here. The first vines were planted in 1843 by Willem Lategan, forefather of a family that still runs the farm 6 generations later. Prop Lategan, well- known in the local wine industry, has now passed the responsibility on to his three sons: De Wet, as winemaker, while Plum and Louis are in charge of the vineyards and farming operations. This specialization allows them to use modern and eco-friendly viticultural practices, as well as the latest cellar technology.

Beringer online at

Bernhard Huber
Bernhard Huber online at

BlankBottle, Pieter Walser
BlankBottle, Pieter Walser online at

Describe BLANKbottle in one sentence: Clothes maketh not the man - judge the wines purely on taste (mmm… well actually you have no choice - there's no cultivar on the label) When and how did BLANKbottle start? In 2004, a lady came to Pieter Walsers house to buy wine. She asked for anything but Shiraz. "I don't drink Shiraz", were her exact words. He poured her a glass of wine. She loved it and bought 3 cases. It was a straight Shiraz. It's a fact - we do judge the book by its cover. It was this incident, 7 years of studying, working in France & California and 4 harvest seasons in SA that gave birth to BLANKbottle. The plan ahead? When Pieter Walser started BLANKbottle, the goal was to create an honest wine brand that had no limitations when it came to style, vintage, area or cultivars in order to break down any preconceived expectations. Having no indication of cultivar on the bottle makes this possible. Not only does it demand complete honesty when it comes to quality, but it allows Pieter the opportunity to introduce once-off limited runs of interesting wines. Its flexibility turned out to be BLANKbottle's edge. A brand for someone with an open mind and an adventurous heart.

Bodega Dante Robino
Bodega Dante Robino online at

Already more than 80 years ago in Mendoza by the Italian immigrant Dante Robino, the winery is now one of the most reputable companies across the country. In 1982, the estate acquired by the family Squassini to it with great dedication and modernized since then constantly expanding the quality of the wines. Both wine and sparkling wine production tradition combine with progress. An example is the large oak barrels winery next to stainless steel equipment for grape processing and fermentation. To produce a goal, namely wines with an excellent price- performance ratio, Robino has been reached.

Bodegas LAN Rioja
Bodegas LAN Rioja online at

Bodegas Lopez Cristobal
Bodegas Lopez Cristobal online at

In 1994, Santiago López realized his dream of creating his own winery. The dream started many years before in the 1930’ with Santiago’s father Santiago Sr., arriving in the Ribera del Duero area from Santander to start a successful farm, where the winery is now founded. In the 1980’s Santiago Jr.’s initial contact with viticulture coincided with the appellation designation of Ribera del Duero. After several years of selling his grapes to other wineries, his longing to make his own wine was realized, thus creating López Cristóbal. The name López Cristóbal is a union of two last names, his wife Lola Cristóbal and Santiago López. The family tradition continues with Galo, Santiago’s son that joined the winemaking team to contribute a personal flare to the wines.

Boekenhoutskloof online at

A small farm known as Boekenhoutskloof was foundet in 1776 in the Franschoek valley. As the name of the town suggests, the French Hugenots were the first people to settle and employ the ideal soils and Mediterranean climate for growing fine wine grapes.

Bolla online at

The cantina del Nonno (The Grandfather's cellar), the heart of the tradition, augmented in the course of time with 1700 barriques and 35 casks, still retains the Slavonian oak barrels dating back to 1883. Two very up-to- date and highly automated bottling lines conclude the production process. The cellar received the UNI EN ISO 29002 Certification and also the Agribusiness Supply Chain Traceability Certificate. Winemaker Christian Scrinzi is the interpreter of the Bolla quality. It was his grandfather who gave him his early fascination with wine through their many excursions to the vineyards around their home in Trentino, a well known wine region in Northeast Italy. These early experiences led Christian to complete his studies in agriculture and oenology and ultimately to Gruppo Italiano Vini where he is the Director of Oenology responsible for creating Bolla wines and carrying on the tradition of trusted quality that American’s have come to know and love.

Bon Courage
Bon Courage online at

Boschendal online at

Nestled in one of the most picturesque valleys in the Cape winelands , one of South Africa 's original wine farms eagerly awaits your arrival. With a winemaking tradition spanning over 300 years, Boschendal Wine Estate offers a veritable treat for wine lovers everywhere. This gracious national treasure is a familiar favourite to many and a glorious discovery for countless others. This premier estate is a destination in its own right and draws inspiration from a rich heritage dating back to when its French Huguenot founders recognized this property's enormous potential for wine growing. Today a highly motivated and talented team is making sure that Boschendal maintains its rightful place on the forefront of modern advances, as a winery of international distinction. Situated at the gateway to the Franschhoek valley, encircled by the rugged splendour of the Groot Drakenstein and Simonsberg Mountains , Boschendal is less than an hour's drive from Cape Town . Be warned though, a visit to this estate may turn into an all day affair! Besides Boschendal's award-winning wines, the grandeur of the grounds, graceful tree lined gardens and charming historical buildings will entice you to lose yourself in a wine tasting adventure with our hospitable staff and tempt you with tantalizing cuisine.

Bouchard Finlayson
Bouchard Finlayson online at

Bouvet Ladubay
Bouvet Ladubay online at

In the centre of the area of Saumur, close to the century- old reputed vineyard, Bouvet- Ladubay welcomes you in its cellars. Along its 5 miles long galleries excavated in the “tuffeau” stone, you will discover that for Bouvet- Ladubay, wine is a living art which needs to be elaborated with wisdom, mixing tradition and advance technology. Bouvet-Ladubay has become the fist exporter of SAUMUR BRUT (extra-dry) today and remains a luxurious home- made product above all. On its premises, where “Excellency” is regarded as a reference, Bouvet-Ladubay displays for you all the stages of the making of its vintage wines, from the first fermentation to the labelling of the bottles. You will appreciate the flavours when tasting. The story of the wine cellars started 1000 years ago at the time of the builders. The Saint Florent monks, who were expelled from the first dungeon of Saumur by FOULQUE NERA in 1025, were among the fist builders. The settled down there on the hills overlooking the Thouet river, excavated the first galleries to quarry the tuffeau stone which was then used to build the abbey “La Belle d’Anjou” consecrated on October 1040 and which knew its biggest influence in the 13th century. The Bouvet-Ladubay wine cellars are the cellars of that abbey. At the end of the 19th century, the extraction of the “tuffeau” stone which was used to build a great number of monuments in France and in Europe came to an end ; on top of the castles and abbeys in the Loire Valley area, we can quote the abbey of Westminster. The “Underground Cathedral” is today a set of 35 monuments created in 2002, along 0,4 mile long galleries displayed with music and lights.

Buitenverwachting online at

This beautiful farm on the east- facing slopes of the magnificent Constantiaberg and barely 12km from False Bay, originally formed part of the Constantia Estate, which was founded by Simon van der Stel, the first Governor of the new Dutch colony at the tip of Africa.

First sold as a 200 morgen sub-division to Cornelis Brink in 1773, Buitenverwachting changed hands all too often. And yet it flourished as a wine farm, due mainly to the 90 000 vines planted in 1825 by Ryk Arnoldus Cloete, brother of the famous Hendrik Cloete of Constantia.

From 1866, the fortunes of Buitenverwachting were inextricably linked to those of the Louw and Lategan families. One of the most colourful characters was Oom Danie Lategan, whose trademark was the freshly picked camelia he wore on his lapel every day. It was his daughter, Olivia Lategan, who was to forge the link between the Lategans and the Louws. Born at Buitenverwachting, she returned as mistress of the farm when she married George Louw.

Imbued with a sense of history, the Mueller family has retraced the roots of Buitenverwachting. The farm was lovingly restored to its former glory while extensive planting of the most selected of cultivars was initiated. The result was a maiden grape harvest of 100 tonnes - the first harvest the farm had seen in 30 years. An historic achievement that lived up to its name: Buitenverwachting - "Beyond Expectation".

A small block of Hanepoot table grapes which still bears fruit despite its ripe old age of nearly 100 years, has been retained as a growing tribute to the heritage of Buitenverwachting.

Canneto online at

The estate of Canneto, on the western slope of Montepulciano, close to the splendid church of Madonna di San Biagio, has a rich tradition of viticulture. With great respect for tradition and the rich wine culture have been since buying the buildings restored by the Swiss owners, a new wine cellar created, acquired new machinery and equipment, maintained the vines and olive trees, and renewed. The total area covers approximately 48 hectares, of which around 26 hectares with vines are planted. Fifteen hectares of which are written for the Vino Nobile. The vines are on moderate silica-containing Mergelboden, at an altitude between 350 and 400 ü.M. On the slopes mainly against Southwest, are the vines in the horizontal, be educated spurred cordon system. To four more hectares of land country olives for the own Olio extra vergine di gmcustodio cultivated.

Cantina di Montalcino
Cantina di Montalcino online at

The 'Cantina di Montalcino", the only active in the zone cooperative, which was founded in 1975 and 1990 adopted by the Cantine Leonardo works in this environment very beneficiary for the culture of the vine by nature. The 90 members of the Vintners win their grapes delivered to the cooperative from a total 108 hectares of own vineyards, where they can count to achieve the desired high- quality of grapes that perfectly healthy and mature for further processing and must be in full possession of all substances in desirable for high-quality wines in the cellar during the entire Rebzyklusses to support erfahrenenen Önotechnikern and agronomists. Here the concept is the spirit of the times traced one flexible customized cooperative structure, as we know them from numerous plants of the "new world" that emerging on the international markets. With the technical support of the operational experts, vintner members should be stimulated growing accurate grape production, where the grapes enough the highest quality standard is also correspondingly more paid.

Cantina Santadi
Cantina Santadi online at

The Santadi Winery came into being in1960, when a group of grape growers, coordinated by ETFAS, the Land Reform Board of Sardinia, joined forces to set up a cooperative winemaking and marketing business. The place was – and is – Santadi, south-western Sardinia, in the heart of the Sulcis district. Up to the 1980s, the Winery confined its activity to producing and selling bulk wine, only making a few half- hearted attempts at bottling. A leap of faith was needed, and it came in the mid 1970s, when a new Board of Directors took office, headed by Antonello Pilloni (who remains the Chairman to this date). The new team saw that a change of tack was needed, and lost no time in securing the assistance of the internationally famous oenologist Giacomo Tachis who soon grew to love this land took the future of the Winery to heart. Under his guidance, the quality of the Santadi wines skyrocketed, securing them a breakthrough in the main markets, which immediately recognised their outstanding quality and strong identity. Since then, the only direction has been upwards, as the Santadi wines continue to spread and reap appreciation worldwide. A success story made possible by the whole team, which includes the grape growers, directors, marketing staff and all winery workers, forming a reservoir of expertise that is an asset for the whole territory.

Cantina Terlan
Cantina Terlan online at

Founded in 1893, the Cantina Terlano winery is now one of the leading wine growers’ cooperatives in South Tyrol, with a current membership of 143 growers working a total area of 165 hectares. That is the equivalent of some 1.2 million bottles of wine a year. We and our members have long had a strong focus on quality. That has attracted praise and recognition on the Italian and international wine markets, and in spite of its relatively small size, Cantina Terlano is now well established in the world of wine. Our modern winery produces 30 percent red and 70 percent white wines, all of them of DOC quality (Controlled Designation of Origin). Following the last upgrade and refurbishment in 2009, our cellars now include a total of 18,000 cubic meters of storage space, which ensures that the wines can develop undisturbed. On the outside, the new tract has a natural facing of red porphyry, the stone that gives the wines in the area their typical character. The roof is planted with vines so that it blends in completely with the surrounding countryside. Our wines are marketed in three distinct quality lines: Selections, Vineyards and Classics. An annual rarity is also produced, which only comes on the market after it has spent at least ten years maturing in our cellars. That makes it a fine symbol of our focus on longevity.

Cape Point Vineyards
Cape Point Vineyards online at

Cape Point Vineyards, is located on a narrow strip of peninsula, and between the disparate icy Atlantic and the warm currents of False Bay, resulting in a unique maritime climate that is ideal for superior winemaking. Perched high above the peninsula, and embraced by a neighbouring nature reserve, Cape Point Vineyards is set in a backdrop of magnificent panoramas and breathtaking sea views that form part of the signature presence of this prestigious estate. Built on a foundation of innovation and a passion for world-class excellence, Cape Point Vineyards is as committed to protecting the environment as it is to producing award-winning wines. This can be attributed to a superb terroir, an intense focus on the land and preserving classical production methods, essential to the art of winemaking. Added to this, Cape Point Vineyards wines are only produced in limited quantities, catering for the wine lover who appreciates exclusive quality.

Castello di Volpaia
Castello di Volpaia online at

Volpaia was built in the 11th century as a fortified castle in the border area between Siena and Florence, the Florentine family "della Volpaia". At the time of the Renaissance, she produced many well known artists and scholars. The story of Volpaia and the families who lived in the Castle, were always closely linked to the development of viticulture in the Chianti region. Today, as in the 11th century, the castle in the wine and olive oil production is involved. The latest technologies are housed in the old walls. The soul of the cellars and current owner is Dylan Stianti, a strong, energetic and full of character woman - like wines of Volpaia. For some years now Volpaia works only with organic and until this year the entire production is also biologically certified.

Cavalli Tenuta Degli Dei
Cavalli Tenuta Degli Dei online at

The bond between Tommaso Cavalli and his land has its origins in a true passion which has taken shape in the form of the estate owned by the family since the early seventies, Tenuta degli Dei, to which Tommaso and his father Roberto have devoted thirty years of intensive work. The estate is located in the village of San Leolino, near Panzano in Chianti. The territory's characteristics make it ideal for horse- breeding. The vineyards have been planted in the Conca d'Oro valley which, thanks to its soil and exposure to sunlight, is perfectly suitable for wine-growing. Tenuta Degli Dei embodies the Cavalli family's lifelong commitment to farming, wine- making and horse-breeding, the symbols of Tuscany in the world .

Cederberg online at

he San and Khoi peoples inhabited the Cederberg area from early times, leaving behind a rich legacy of rock art. It was only during the mid- 1800s that another tough group of people set foot in the Cederberg – the Nieuwoudt family. The first Nieuwoudts arrived in South Africa during the early 1700s. Nearly 100 years later, their descendants moved to the Cederberg. In 1893 the present family moved to the farm Dwarsrivier, which is also known as Cederberg Private Cellar and Sanddrif holiday resort. Six generations ago, no one would have guessed that this rugged, fynbos-covered area on the edge of the Succulent Karoo biome would one day become the Cape winelands’ highest-altitude wine farm. The farm itself is covered in unspoilt fynbos – only 53 ha are under vine. Today, this award-winning winery is owned by Ernst and David Nieuwoudt – proudly fourth and fifth generation, with daughter Emma, the sixth generation. Many stories have been told about ‘how it all started’. Maybe the first Platter’s South African Wine Guide (1980) puts it best: ‘Oom Pollie has confounded the experts by producing prize-winning wines on his farm high in the remote Cederberg Mountains. He first started making wine for the farm workers with table grapes that ripened too late to be taken in by the nearest co- operative. The venture was so successful, he decided to try his hand at making red wine, and the first vintage in 1977, though too small to be certified, was acclaimed by experts as being up to Superior standards’. The other story goes as follows: There used to be no vines on the farm. A friend, who worked for the Deciduous Fruit Board, noticed that winter fruit was doing so well on this fruit and tobacco farm and recommended that the family plant table grape vines. This was done in 1965 and these vines did so well that the first wine vines were planted in 1973 – the source of the top-class Cabernet Sauvignon of 1977/8. David’s grandfather, Oom Pollie, and his uncle, Oom Flippie, managed the farm until 1997. During 1997 David took over the reins from Oom Flippie. Oom Pollie passed on during 1988 and Oom Flippie in 2010.

Chapoutier online at

The name CHAPOUTIER is present in the Rhône Valley since 1808. In 1879, the distant ancestor Polydor CHAPOUTIER was the first to begin to buy vines, thus moving from the status of wine-grower of an estate to that of a viticulturist, a wine producer and a businessman. The pioneering spirit was already present in the family. Seven generations later we find Michel, forty something, with a real passion for the expression of soils, at the head of this exceptional vineyard firmly anchored in history and traditions. This young, determined man, opting for breakaway solutions, has succeeded in combining the past with daring and creativity. From this union stems the wealth and generosity of the maison M.CHAPOUTIER.

Chateau d'Esclans
Chateau d'Esclans online at

Chateau d’Esclans is located on an exceptional site, on elevated land near the Gorges de Pennafort, twenty kilometers northwest of the ancient Roman city of Frejus on the Mediterranean coast. The first traces of the chateau’s site date back to Gaullist times during which its location served as a lookout point to spot intruders coming by boat into the Gulf of Frejus. The chateau’s cellar structure or foundation (known today as the oldest in the region) housed an original Chateau that was given by the Comte de Provence to Gérard De Villeneuve, in 1201. The De Villeneuves, an illustrious family from Marseille, would own Chateau d’Esclans and the land around it for centuries to come. The surrounding land around Chateau d’Esclans is known as La Vallee des Esclans (the valley of the clans). At one point the entire area was part of the chateau’s property and over time was gradually parceled out. The current chateau is inspired by a Tuscan Villa and was built during the 19th century. Its first known proprietors after the deVilleneuves were two brothers, Sauver Louis Ranque and Francois Alexandre Ranque. In January of 1875, the Ranque brothers sold Chateau d’Esclans, then known as Terre d’Esclans, to the inventor of the French Wooden Match, Joseph Toussaint Caussemille whose family owned Chateau d’Esclans until 1955. During World War II the Chateau was occupied by the Germans. Coincidentally, La Motte was the first village in Provence to be liberated by the allied forces. In 1955 Chateau d’Esclans was purchased by The Perraud family who owned it until 1994. During that year, it was sold to a Swedish pension fund which produced nominal quantities of wine and sold the bulk of the grapes it produced to neighboring domains. In 2006 Sacha Lichine acquired Chateau d’Esclans beginning a new and exciting history for this remarkable chateau and the 267 hectares surrounding it.

Chateau de Beaucastel
Chateau de Beaucastel online at

Coudoulet de Beaucastel Red Château de Beaucastel is located five kilometres south- east of Orange at the northern limit of the Châteauneuf du Pape appellation. The 30 hectares Coudoulet de Beaucastel vineyard lies just to the east of Beaucastel on the other side of the A7 autoroute. For reasons that will become evident, it is often referred to as a baby Beaucastel. When one looks at the geology of the soil at Coudoulet, the similarities with the soil at Beaucastel are legion. It is composed of a layer of marine limestone from the Miocene period, covered by a deposit of alpine diluvium. This blanket of rounded stones (or "galets") contributes much to the wines of Beaucastel: they retain the intense heat of the Mediterranean sun during the day then slowly disperse it to the vines during the night. They provide a head start to the vines in springtime. During the long Mediterranean summer, lack of water can stress the vineyard at times. However, the resistance built into Beaucastel's vine stock from 30 years of continuous organic culture allows the vineyard to come through periods of drought with few problems. Because the soil is porous and aerated, the vineyards at Beaucastel have developed root systems that penetrate deep into the earth in their search for water.

Chateau de La Presle
Chateau de La Presle online at

Chateau de la Presle is a super little estate in the Touraine that's making classic Sauvignon Blanc together with a fistful of other varietal wines. Run by the Meurgey-Penet family, the vineyards of Chateau de la Presle are tended in as natural a manner as possible which allows them to produce wines of fantastic purity that demonstrate each variety's true charcteristics to perfection. Frederick Meurgey is Burgundian by birth and he has brought his passion for classic white wine to Chateau de la Presle, a passion born in him, for his father was Henri Meurgey, one of Beaune's best known and most respected wine men. However, these are simple wines, not like the great growths of the Cote d'Or, but nevertheless they are quite sublime and the purity that is demonstrated by the Sauvignon Blanc would allow it grace any table on any occasion.

Chateau de Lancyre
Chateau de Lancyre online at

Chateau de Millet
Chateau de Millet online at

Francis and his daughter Laurence Deche run Chateau de Millet deep in Armagnac country. Their Cotes de Gascogne white and red wines are light and fresh, very well made and perfect summers day wines. Recent additions include two Gold Medal winning wines, a Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay blend. The 5 year old and vintage Armagnacs are all excellent. If you are passing by, Francis will show you his Armagnac cellar and conduct a personal tasting from barrels of older vintages. There is also a wine shop and Pigeonnier gite at the Chateau.

Chateau des Eyssards
Chateau des Eyssards online at

A beautiful 38 hectare estate to the south-west of the town of Bergerac on the edge of the Dordogne. It is owned by Pascal Cuisset who is one of the most innovative young winemakers in the region. Pascal is passionate about his wines and believes that while technology can be extremely useful in winemaking it is the physical labour and intuitive skills of a winemaker which really count. Currently, Pascal has 17 hectares of red wine grapes including the Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc varietals as well as 21 hectares of white Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Muscadelle and Chenin Blanc grapes.

Chateau Dutruch Grand Poujeaux
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Chateau Dutruch Grand Poujeaux takes its name from the proprietor who established the vineyard in about 1850. It was from his descendants that François Cordonnier, my uncle, bought the property in 1967. With the help of the experience and knowledge acquired in the numerous French vineyards which he had managed, one of them the famous Chateau de Chenonceau in the Loire, he imposed a personal style on the management of the vineyard and the vinification of its wines, looking for power and elegance. Château Dutruch Grand Poujeaux is composed of 30 hectares, most of them situated on the Garonne gravel's hill, which makes the reputation of the wines of Grand Poujeaux. The gravel is very beneficial for the grapevines for the following reasons: It ensures an excellent natural drainage and acts as a natural heat reflector from the sun on the grapes. It allows roots to penetrate deep in the earth, revealing the varying characteristics of the layers of the terroir. Furthermore as a meager soil, gravel causes the vines to produce fewer but more concentrated berries, which is good for the quality of the future wines.

Chateau La Baronne
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The history of the the Lignères family is one of octors with wine in their veins! André, a general practitionner and Suzette, a pharmacist, have been followed by their children Jean, the village Doctor in Moux like his father, his wife Anne, Paul, a dentist and Geneviève a pharmacist- biologist. The family's ties to the wine world can be traced back to the sixteenth century, but it was in 1957 that André and Suzette Lignères bought la Baronne estate. Since then they have gradually expanded the domaine, acquiring the most attractive terroirs of the Alaric mountain, particularly Las Vals, which was acquired in the eighties. Throughout this period the assistance of Marc Dubernet was invaluable in helping develop the family's wines. In 2002, Richard Marlowe, a fan of the Domaine's wines, organized a meeting with the renowned Tuscan wine consultant Stefano Chioccioli. Since then we have developed a very close relationship with Stefano with a shared aim to showcase the complexity of the terroirs of the Alaric Mountain. Stefano is one of Italy's leading winemakers. He is certainly the most gifted person we've found in the wine world. He works with the Lignères with a great respect for the identity of the Domaine.

Chateau le Bourdieu
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Built circa 1830 by Philippe Delacourt, Lord of Bourdieu, in the architectural style of the 19th century manor house, Château Le Bourdieu was recorded in the 2nd edition of Féret in 1878 and in the 1st “Cru Bourgeois” classification (1932).

Chateau Minuty
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History of Chateau minuty For nearly 300 years the family Matton in winemaking is rooted - first on the Domaine Chateauneuf in Vidauban, along the former route of Napoléon, then at Chateau minuty Gabriel Farnet, the grandfather of the current owners, acquired in 1936. Mid-19th century, under the reign of Napoleon III, was Chateau minuty the jewel of the family Germondi. The Germondis had around 2000 hectares of arable land on the peninsula between Calvaire and the Gulf of Saint Tropez and had both the Chateau minuty Chapel, which later gave its name to the cuvée del'Oratoire. Gabriel Farnet put vineyards, built an own winery and restored Chateau minuty of to brilliant splendor. Today, not a few of the villas and hotel palaces along the French Riviera boast owning one of only 23 classified growths of the Côtes de Provence Riviera, some of the early broad-based stemmed Burgundy bottles of Chateau minuty. Winemaking at Chateau minuty Farnets daughter Monique and her husband Etienne Matton, who even many years was Chairman of the classified growths of the region,Chateau minuty took over the estate, they began the replanting of traditional Provençal grape varieties in the vineyards. You paid attention on a consistent yield reduction and strictly quality-oriented vinification and thus secured the reputation of Château minuty wines. Today the future Winery Chateau minuty surely lies in the hands of the brothers Jean-Etienne and François Matton, of a business, the other winemaker. You replaced the Carignan-and Ugni blanc grapes largely with Grenache and role, equipped Chateau minuty total with modern, high-performance device the winery and awarded a youthful and at the same time sophisticated image of the brand with its clear focus on lean, fresh, elegant rosés.

Chateau Mont-Redon
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Chateau Ste Michelle
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Chateau Ste. Michelle has done a real pioneering work in and for Washington State. Founded in 1934, and oldest winery in the region successfully combines traditional winemaking with innovative New World techniques. Chateau Ste. Michelle also one of the few wineries that strictly separate procedures for the vinification of white and red wines is added. While the reds in the River Ridge Winery, prepares the south of the Columbia Valley are vinified to the white wines in Woodinville, 15 miles northeast of Seattle. With a size of about 35 hectares (87 acres) of this winery is home to over 250,000 visitors annually who come on tours, wine tastings, dinners and open air concerts. As a "flagship Winery" Woodinville is also the headquarters of the company

Chateau Villars
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It will soon be two centuries now that seven generations of wine growers have been tending the vines at Château Villars. Tradition is obviously a basic essential when it comes to managing this family estate. But for more than twenty years now, the quality of the wines of Château Villars has developed through the application of modern oenological principles, to become today one of the references of its appellation. The vines grow on hills overlooking the valley of the River Isle, in soils of clay and limestone that are known for their capacity to produce wines with great aromatic variety and remarkable elegance on the palate. The different grape varieties in the different parts of the vineyard are harvested only when their ripeness has been closely studied. It is not unusual for harvesting to spread over several weeks, so that the grapes may be picked at optimum richness. Since 1978, the wines of Château Villars are aged in oak barrels, one third of which are renewed every year. Very strict technical control is observed in the greatest detail from the vineyard until bottling, so that Château Villars wines remain faithful representatives of the family of Great Bordeaux Wines.

Cielo e Terra
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Since Luca and Pierpaolo Cielo have taken over the reigns the company has been strengthened by the union of the Cielo family tradition and the experience of over 2000 wine producers of the Colli Berici, not to mention that fact that the quality of the product has reached even higher levels. At this point in time Cielo e Terra has achieved its mission and the company has taken its place as leader of the large-scale retail trade in Italy, with an ever-increasing presence on foreign markets.

Cloof online at

Vineyards were first planted at Cloof in 1966, with additional plantings in 1976 and 1987. In that time Darling, adjacent to the Swartland, was better known as a wheat farming region. A cellar was completed in time for the 1998 harvest, which allowed the first release of Cloof wines during the course of 1999. Vineyard area was significantly increased, with plantings every year from 1998 to 2000, bringing the total to 145 hectares. The 220 hectares of vineyards at neighbouring Burghers Post are under the same ownership, giving us unparalleled access to (and control over) top quality fruit. In 2003 Darling was declared a wine region in its own right in recognition of the unique style and quality of wines grown here. There are easier ways of making wine, but we believe that – under local conditions – bush vines are not only necessary, but also integral to the unique style and quality of Cloof wines. The prevailing south-easterly wind protects the fruit from rot, and at night cloaks the vineyards in chilly, flavour- preserving air blown in from the Atlantic Ocean. The bush vines provide a canopy which shades the grapes from direct sunlight. The smaller crop results in smaller berries with thicker skins, and much more concentrated flavours.

Colome Estate
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Columbia Crest
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Columbia Crest is one of the first premium wineries in Washington State. Since its official opening in 1984, chasing an award to the next. Because in addition to delicious wines for every day, "Columbia Crest produces just particularly exquisite premium quality. Since 1993, supports, Opus One" Butler Ray Einberger the team and is now responsible for the entire Columbia Crest Winemaker wine production.

Creation Wines
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The story of Creation Wines is as old as the hills - dating back to when Mother Nature created South Africa's beautiful Hemel- en-Aarde and bestowed upon it exceptional winegrowing conditions. At the same time, our story is as young as the vibrant team who since 2002 has been investing their talents to create a wine range of great distinction.

De Toren
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De Toren - the private wine cellar that belongs to Emil and Sonette Den Dulk - is an irresistible invitation to indulge in every one of the five sensory delights: sight, sound, touch, aroma and especially the taste of its flagship wine, Fusion V. De Toren lies on the sun- drenched Polkadraai Hills overlooking False Bay, with the magnificent Stellenbosch Mountains as backdrop. The estate huddles closely to the ocean - that explains why the five classic cultivars of Bordeaux - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot - thrive in these vineyards. The first impression of De Toren is of limitless, unfettered light scattered by playful breezes, but closer inspection reveals the strict man-imposed order underlying nature's extravagance. Minute attention to the finest detail is evident, from the immaculate vineyards to the cellar's tower that not only gives De Toren its distinctive silhouette, but also ensures that its wine is made with gentle gravity and never has to experience the torture of harsh mechanical pumps. This attention to detail and the soft handling of the grapes form the inextricable core of De Toren's philosophy and success. The concept of a gravity fed winery, basket pressing and hand harvesting of the five Bordeaux grape varieties could only be a winning formula. The system of a 4000 litre pressure tank in a lift shaft as a pump, hand sorting conveyors and a basket press has since been implemented to perfection on our farm and produces excellent, complex and well balanced wines. The entire production cycle at De Toren Private Cellar has resulted in our wines becoming one of the first South African wines to qualify for IP (Integrated Production) certification. It is awarded by the Wine and Spirit Board and will serve as an environmentally friendly stamp of approval.

De Trafford
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De Trafford Winery is situated on the beautiful Mont Fleur farm set at the top of a dramatic valley above Stellenbosch, 380m up between the Stellenbosch and Helderberg mountains, right at the end of the Blaauwklip road, between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. The history of wine growing on this mountain farm started with the purchase of the property in 1976 by the Trafford family as inaccessible grazing land. Many of the high altitude slopes were deemed suitable for high quality red grape varieties. Unfortunately, due to the absurd quota restrictions, planting a commercial vineyard had to wait 18 years. In 1983 a small vineyard was established to produce experimental wines – consumed by family and friends! These were our learning curve years ( 1984 – 1991 ), which included lots of help and advice from local winemakers and working experience in France, particularly in the Bordeaux area.

De Wetshof
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Delheim online at

Delheim's Wine Cellar is situated in the Simonsberg ward near Stellenbosch. It is family owned by the Spatz-Sperling Family and a producer of a large range of wines with passion, famous all around the world.

Di Majo Norante
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Di Majo Norante presses his wine from own grapes, which bear witness to the ancient cellar beneath the Piazza in Campomarino and the old palace of the family since 1800. Devotion to the wine was only Luigi, then Alessio di Majo inherited and is active in conjunction with a passion for research and innovation practices. Di Majo Norante produces wines from own vineyards, a total 85 hectares of ancient feudal ownership of Marchesi Norante di Santa Cristina cover. In the course of extensive modernization measures, a granary from the year 600 has been heating plants to the page, which now acts as the barrel cellar. This measure shows the wine-making philosophy of Di Majo Norantes: based on the traditional values of the Rebbaus and wine- making while taking into account all specific properties of Mediterranean, independent varieties.

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Making wine runs in the family at Diemersdal. Six generations of winemakers with one passion have made fine wines at the Estate since the 1800’s. Today, Diemersdal is renowned for its award-winning range of red and white wines enjoyed locally and exported to the far corners of the globe.

Diemersdal wines are the perfect expression of the distinct terroir of the Durbanville Wine Valley, one of the oldest wine regions in the Cape. The diverse soils and slopes provide the optimum conditions for making premium- quality wines with prominent varietal character. The dry land vineyards develop concentrated flavours, uniformly ripened by the cooling sea-breezes from the Atlantic Ocean.

Diemersfontein Wine Estate
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Diemersfontein Wine and Country Estate is a third generation working wine farm that keeps tradition and authenticity close to its heart, and where you can taste, stay, marry, learn and live. Framed within spectacular views and mountain ranges, the estate is located in the Cape Winelands in the Wellington valley, with close proximity to all major wine routes and only 50 minutes drive from Cape Town. Once a year, they arrange a famous festival to welcome the new vintage with a flood of Pinotage lovers: Pinotage on Tap.

The owners, David and Sue Sonnenberg, have come to mean to the people of Diemersfontein in Wellington in the 10 years they've lived and worked on the estate. "Wat in Diemersfontein aangaan, is die grootste liefde (What happens at Diemersfontein is the greatest love)".

With their second label, Thokozani, they established an amazing Black-Empowerment- Project, winning Best Red Blend in the 2009 Terroir Awards.

Dieter Meier PURO
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Dieu Donne
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Dieu Donné means "God Given". Once you've experienced the spirituality, natural beauty and unparalleled views and vistas around Dieu Donné, you will understand why.

Dieu Donné – dating back to 1855 - is a delightful haven of peace and tranquility in the most beautiful valley in South Africa: the picturesque and world renowned wine producing enclave of Franschhoek.

Dieu Donné is situated high on the steep southwest facing slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains. Here the sun is tempered, ensuring slow ripening of our grapes. And thanks to cool summer conditions and Dieu Donne's unique soil strata of Hutton and Clovelly from weathered granite with a rocky top soil, found only in this corner of the Valley, the vines do not show excessive vigour, nor do they over-produce. This exceptional terroir gives Dieu Donne wines their special character.

The view from Dieu Donne is well-known among those who wish to identify the famous landmarks of Franschhoek, watch the sun setting over the Simonsberg Mountains, or just love enjoying a glass of wine during a picnic at this scenic spot.

Diffonty Cuvée du Vatican
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Domaine Andre Vatan
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Domaine Bellevue
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Domaine Bousquet
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Domaine de Grachies
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Domaine de Montlong
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Domaine des Malandes
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The Domaine des Malandes is a family estate, which has the privilege to associate the traditional experiences of wine with the best modern equipments. The result is high quality wines which obtain awards from a lot of competitions. The perfect care brought to the vinification and the various locations of their plots contribute largely to the finesse of our wines. All the Chablis can be perfectly appreciated with any kind of sea food, appetizer, grilled fish or in a delicate sauce or white meat like pork or poultry.

Domaine Houchart
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Domaine Houchart is today owned by Geneviève, the wife of Jérôme Quiot, having been originally acquired by her grandfather. During the period the 1850's, Aurélien Houchart was an energic proprietor and negociant in wine, and created one of the largest domain in Provence. Subsequently his Domaine was divided between the five children, with Hilaire Houchart, Geneviève Quiot's grandfather inheriting 50 hectares of vines, the cellars and agricultural buildings. Today, Domaine Houchart still has the 90 hectares of vines, situated at Puyloubier, at the foot of the famed montagne Sainte Victoire, 25 kms east of Aix-en-Provence. Since 1984, these wines have been commercialized by Vignobles Jérôme Quiot. Domaine Houchart produces about 390,000 bottles (32,500 cases) of Côtes de Provence & Sainte Victoire and 26,000 bottles (2,150 cases) of Vin de Pays Syrah-Cabrenet.

Domaine Le Galantin
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In the vineyard "Le Galantin", near the sea located on a particularly beautiful part of the world. Download Achille and Liliane Pascal, their wines to be discovered on the dry, sun-baked Terraced vineyards of the "Plan du Castellet" grow. In the winery, the famous grape of Bandol (Mourvhèdre, Grenache and Cinsault) are grown and traditionally to red wine, rose and white wine.

Domaine Senechaux
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The terroir of Châteauneuf du Pape enjoys an international reputation whose history dates back to the mid- fourteenth century, when the Papacy decided to move to Avignon. At the heart of this prestigious appellation, created in 1933 (it was the first “appellation d’origine” in France), Domaine des Sénéchaux is one of the oldest vineyards in the region. Located in the noble area of the "plateaus", the estate covers 27 hectares including 24 hectares of red grape varietals and 3 hectares of white. The property produces highly structured red and white wines which reflect the richness of an historic and unique terroir.

Domaine Vieux Lazaret
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In 1748 Antoine Quiot, who already owned land on the banks of the Rhône growing wheat, vines and other crops, bought his first Chateauneuf- du-pape vines. It was 12 salmées (8 hectares) in size. In 1793, his grandson Jean Baptiste bought the Tour de Lhers, an old tower next to the Rhône which had become a national property during the Revolution after being confiscated from an aristocratic French family (Rohan-Soubise). It was a vast estate of 100 hectares. He built a house there, which his family still live in today, using stones from the old château. He married the daughter of a landowner who was guillotined during the Revolution and was made mayor of Chateauneuf in 1815 and 1835. From this period onwards (the beginning of the 19th century) the wines from our estate were sold in bottles or casks and marketed to connoisseur clients. The Viscountess of Castellane, who was the grandmother of Fouché, minister of police for Napoleon 1st, was one of them. Her son Jean married the descendant of an old winemaking family who owned the land around Vieux Lazaret (an old hospital used to quarantine and treat patients during the great epidemics of the 17th and 18th centuries) and he settled in Chateauneuf du Pape where he was mayor from 1852 to 1860. He moved the estate’s headquarters to Vieux Lazaret and slowly enlarged it through marriage or purchase. In 1873, woodland was bought to satisfy the family’s passion for hunting (The Combes d'Arnevels). In 1875 the entire vineyard was destroyed by phylloxera, a small insect that eats the roots of vines, eventually killing them. Our family was ruined and took up quarrying, the silk trade and farming (wheat and cereals). The vineyard was replanted primarily with Grenache grapes. Neither the 1914- 1918 war, the economic crisis of 1929 nor the Second World War were helpful to the expansion or development of the estate. In 1980 Geneviève and Jérôme Quiot decided to relaunch bottle sales.

Drouhin Vaudon
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The Moulin de Vaudon, the property of Joseph Drouhin, is an 18th Century watermill straddling the Serein River, close to the Grand Cru vineyards of Chablis. Flowing gently past hillsides covered with vineyards, the river has always been closely identified with Chablis and its region. Because of its unique location at the heart of their 38 hectare vineyard estate (95 acres), this historical mill is the headquarters of the Drouhin Domaine in ChaJoseph Drouhin, a precursor and pioneer in this great wine region for 40 years, will strengthen the identity of their prestigious Chablis Domaine. With this in mind, and starting with the vintage 2008, the name "Vaudon" will be associated with Joseph Drouhin for all its Chablis wines as a sign of the firm's allegiance to this historical terroir.blis.

Du Toitskloof
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Du Toitskloof Wine Cellar (DTK) was established by six wine farmers as a cooperative winery in 1962. Today it has 22 members whose vineyards all lie within a 10 km radius of the cellar. It is located near the town of Rawsonville in the Breede River Valley, at the entrance to the Du Toitskloof Mountain Pass. The stony soils of the area are ideally suited to grape growing. DTK’s award-winning wines are known for their excellent quality at affordable prices, and during the last five years it has been rated the South African cellar offering the best value by WINE magazine, three times. The cellar produces some 10 million litres of wine a year from 13 500 tons of grapes, of which 60% is white and 40%, red. Its major white cultivar is Sauvignon blanc, followed by Chardonnay, Chenin blanc and Semillon. The main red cultivars are Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot and Pinotage.

Edgebaston online at

Edgebaston wines are made by David Finlayson on the Finlayson family vineyards in Stellenbosch. The range of wines is made to reflect the personality and winemaking philosophy of the region and the Finlayson family. Quality and a holistic approach to the production of our wines is our ethos. We strive to farm the land, grow the grapes and make the wine in an environmentally friendly manner whilst ensuring that each wine is world class. It is the Finlayson family's firm belief that Stellenbosch has always and will remain South Africa's finest winemaking region, this is where we wish to continue to create wonderful wines for the discerning wine collector. Koopmanskloof is set in the Bottelary Hills in Stellenbosch, with a wine tradition dating back to 1777. We are proud of this heritage, and our wines prove it.

Elena Walch
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Ernie Els Wein
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As one of South Africa's leading ambassadors and one of the most recognisable faces in the world of sport, it is befitting that Ernie chose South Africa and Stellenbosch to produce his wine. The idea was born from Ernie Els and based on the vision to produce a wine that would capture everything that Ernie stands for: big in stature and gentle in character. In 1999, Ernie established Ernie Els Vineyards and in December 2004, opened his dream cellar on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain in Stellenbosch. Since its launch Ernie Els Wines has established a magnificent portfolio of South African red wines offering quality wines for everyone at various different price-points. In the summer of 2011 two new white wines were also added to the portfolio. Ernie's passion for these wines, combined with winemaker Louis Strydom's considerable talents, has proved a winning combination. Ernie Els Wines has won plaudits and many prestigious awards around the world and the team continues to make a big impact on both the South African and international wine markets. A total of eight wines is now housed under the Ernie Els Wines portfolio. The Ernie Els Signature is the flagship wine. In addition there are five other reds - the Ernie Els Proprietor’s Blend, the Big Easy, the Ernie Els Proprietor’s Syrah, the Ernie Els Cabernet Sauvignon and the Ernie Els Merlot - plus two white wines in the form of the Ernie Els Big Easy white, a light Chenin Blanc, and the Ernie Els Sauvignon Blanc.

Farnese online at

Farnese Vini is a young winery that in a few years, thanks to a policy devoted to the highest quality research and marketing, has become the leading exporting companies in Southern Italy with a production of nearly 13 million bottles. The brand Farnese, known in the most important world markets, will mark the group now has seven leading companies in the south of Italy and commercial outlets in 74 countries on all continents. The success of Farnese isn't just in numbers, most of the reputation of Farnese also came from national and international awards: for 3 consecutive years Farnese was named company of the year in the industry, 5 times Farnese wines have been awarded as "wines of years" and over 30 international gold medals and trophies in recent years have enhanced the company notice board. To be successful in the market is important having wines of high quality with a competitive price and with great packaging, but it is also important having a company able to provide its customers with a fast and efficient service. The great success of the production system and sales Farnese was extended in Puglia, Campania, Basilicata and Sicilia keeping as main objective to produce wines of the highest quality that are able to meet the expectations of the most demanding customers. In the future strategies of the Group Farnese, southern Italy will play an increasingly important role because it is able to produce wines with an excellent quality-price ratio

Fetzer Vineyards
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Since founding in 1968 in beautiful Mendocino County, Fetzer Vineyards has been a pioneer of California winemaking. The history is one of ever-evolving quality and innovation and a progressive, hands-on approach to earth-friendly practices. At Fetzer they’ve always believed that the more they refine their winemaking practices to be in harmony with the environment, the more they improve the quality of wines – and of everyday life. A grassroots family operation with big vision, in 1978 Fetzer was one of the first California wineries to branch out into Chardonnay, as well as Gewürztraminer and Riesling. At a time when few were serious about whites, Fetzer’s vision and dedication came to fruition with exciting new offerings for wine lovers. Beginning in 1984, Fetzer undertook perhaps its most important commitment of all: total sustainable growing of all its grapes. What started as a simple garden project grew into the defining mission for all of Fetzer’s vineyards. One by one, as each vineyard committed to sustainable growing, the results could be tasted in the fruit. Vines grew healthy, the fruit rich and clean – ideal for the production of premium wines. By 1992, Fetzer had become recognized by wine lovers nationwide for its superb quality and value. Brown- Forman Corporation purchased Fetzer offering the support needed to accelerate its quality goals. The winery continued to grow and innovate, always striving to improve and expand its offerings and strengthen its dedication to the environment, to make its wines – and life – a little better.

Fleur du Cap
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Francis Ford Coppola Niebaum
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Franz Haas
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Franz Haas has been producing estate wines since 1880, the year in which the present-day winery was established. A family-run estate, it was handed down through the generations to the first-born son Franz Haas. Through the years and the constant commitment of its owners and employees, this wine making estate has evolved into today’s innovative winery. We vinify grapes from 50 hectares of vineyards, of which 28 hectares are estate- grown or rented, while the balance comes from vine growers with plots in particularly vocated microareas. Our goal is to produce quality wines that are the distinct expression of our terroir, with good aging potential and marked personality.

Fryer's Cove
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Some 302kms from Cape Town the R362 winds its way up the picturesque West Coast. Along this largely unspoiled coastline lies Doringbaai, home to a small but hardy fishing community and arguably the world’s only vineyard this close to the Atlantic Ocean. The vines of Fryer’s Cove dot the hillside 820 meters from where the cold ocean throws its breakers against a rocky shore. The locals are as robust and unfettered as the landscape and it is this terroir that imbues every bottle of Fryer’s Cove wine. Fryer’s Cove wines have a distinct maritime flavour, hence our slogan ‘forged of the earth, tempered by the sea’. The French term terroir is not easily defined, but among winemakers it represents all environmental factors that shape the personalities of wines from a specific vineyard or region. In our district, nature is unrelenting. It rains an average of only 50mm per year and the Southwesterly wind constantly buffets the coastline, but thanks to a series of fortunate coincidences this region is ideal for winemaking.

Gaja Ca Marcanda
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Giacosa Fratelli
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Our company dates back hundreds of years: a family history, steeped in values handed down from father to son. Generation after generation, those at the helm of the business had two very clear reference points: naturalness and quality, leading principles at the basis of the company’s philosophy, found at every transformation stage of the grape, from the vineyard to the winecellar. We work the land each day, with passion and will, believing that our wine before everything else must express this essence: directly cultivating the vineyards, we check the origin of our grapes right to their roots.

Glaetzer online at

Winemaking patriarch Colin Glaetzer established his own label to create wines he’s passionate about - limited quantities of benchmark Barossa Valley reds. It is the pinnacle of Colin's 30-year career with achievements such as his creation of the revered Barossa Valley Estates E & E Black Pepper Shiraz. The birth of Glaetzer Wines also signalled a new era for Colin’s family which boasts more than its fair share of winemakers. The clan includes Colin, his oenology- trained wife Judith, twin brother/winemaker John, and five winemakers among the couple's three sons and their wives! The first Glaetzers settled in the Barossa Valley in 1888 after emigrating from Brandenburg, Germany. The family left Germany on board the Nord-Deutscher Lloyd steamer “Habsburg” and took seven weeks to reach their final destination of Port Adelaide. From here they settled in a country town called Nuriootpa in the Barossa Valley where they started their new life in Australia. The family were some of the earliest recorded viticulturalists in the Barossa Valley and Clare Valley and the current generation is firmly entrenched in the family wine business.

Glen Carlou
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Glenelly online at

The Glenelly Estate is in the Idas Valley, located in Stellenbosch, on the southern slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain. Its origins date back to the seventeenth century. Simon van der Steel, Governor of the Cape, gave the land to the Huguenot François Villion. In 1812, the estate passed to Johan Peter de Villiers, and finally in 1865 it became the property of a British family, the Garlicks. They owned it for 138 years until its purchase in 2003 by May-Eliane de Lencquesaing, who for over 30 years was owner of the famous Bordeaux Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac Grand Cru Classé. This estate of 128 hectares formerly devoted to fruit production had, thanks to it terroir, a vocation for wine producing, which has been a speciality of this region since the seventeenth century. An exhaustive study of soil and weather conditions lead to the planting of 60 hectares of red varieties, 6 hectares of white and 5 hectares of olive trees. Central to this impressive circle of mountains, vineyards and olive groves lies the 'Manor House' in the Cape Dutch style, white walls and thatched roof, surrounded by newly renovated farm buildings and beautiful gardens. Four lakes provide water supplies whilst the flora and fauna add to the beauty of this site. The year 2009 saw the inauguration of the winery: 6,000 m2 anchored in the mountains on 4 floors functioning by gravity flow. This very modern structure was designed as an excellent environmentally friendly working tool (consumption of electricity and water reduced, keeping constant temperature etc...) This French adventure on African soil is based on a young, professional and motivated team of South Africans with very special attention given to social conditions of each and every employee. Because wine must be a LINK between people, a LIVING messenger of our CULTURE.

Glenwood online at

GlenWood is a very special place. Located in the little- known valley of Robertsvlei, a few kilometres from Franschhoek, close to Cape Town, the farm is surrounded by aspects of outstanding natural beauty. Using only the best materials and sustainable viticultural practices, they have developed the farm over the past twenty seven years, winning numerous awards for our vineyards and our hand- crafted wines. Their credo, "simple, natural, quality", pervades the thinking across all parts of the business; simple, be it architecture, label design or the way they approach decisions; natural, be it the farming practices they use, the wine making process itself, or the replanting of indigenous fynbos throughout the farm; quality, be it of the grapes they produce, the wines they vinify, or the human relationships they foster on and off the farm. New on the farm is Okamai, a unique Japanese and sushi eatery, and who is undoubtedly the top sushi chef in Franschhoek. The cuisine is based on Wakon yosai, an idea of adopting and applying Western learning and knowledge in conformity with native Japanese cultural traditions. The pairing of sushi with our white wines is simply outstanding.

Gosset Champagne
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In 1584, Pierre Gosset, alderman of Aÿ and wine- grower made still wines, mostly red, with the grapes he harvested from his own vines. In those days, two wines vied for pride of place at the table of the Kings of France: the wine of Aÿ and, from several hundreds of leagues further south, the wines of Beaune. Both were made from the same grape varieties Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Then, in the 18th century, the wines made in and around Aÿ began to bubble. Today, the Gosset cuvées are still presented in the antique bottle identical to the one used since the 18th century. They carefully avoid malo- lactic fermentation so that the wines keep all their natural fruitiness. Gosset is the oldest House in the Champagne

Graham Beck Wines
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Graham Beck's Vineyards are located on four diverse farms in the Western Cape province of South Africa, enabling the Robertson and Franschhoek Cellars to have access to grape varietals grown in the climatic conditions and soils to which they are best suited. Marco Ventrella, the viticulturist, oversees the 4 farms. However, each farm is individually tended for by the respective Vineyard Manager; Franschhoek (97ha) and Stellenbosch (Skoongesig 36ha and Vredenhof 64ha) falls under Dérek Hamman and Pieter Fouché looks after Madeba in Robertson (189ha). The two farms in the Firgrove area in Stellenbosch’s Helderberg district, provide most of the premium red varietals to the Graham Beck range. An extensive renewal programme has resulted in premier red and white varietals on all our farms. Great care has been taken to match the obliging micro-climates and rich variety of soils with the most suitable varietal. This ensures Graham Beck's winemakers have access to optimum quality fruit from which to make their specific wines.

Groote Post
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Guardian Peak
Guardian Peak online at

The Guardian Peak brand is designed to compliment those who enjoy a healthy, active, outdoor lifestyle, and the wines are crafted to be accessible and enjoyed anywhere at any time. Lifestyle is always a priority in the Cape Winelands and the Guardian Peak range is flexible and dynamic to enhance any lifestyle activity imaginable. Guardian Peak is proud to be in the ranks of the new generation of South African wineries taking our products into the global market with confidence and ambition

Guicciardini Strozzi
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The estate can boast over 1000 years of history; in fact the oldest document which bears testimony to the existence of Cusona is dated 994. It was amongst the green hills of Tuscany close to the famous medieval city of San Gimignano with its imposing towers (the Medieval Manhattan), that the Villa of Cusona rose from the ground.

Hamilton Russell Vineyards
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Hamilton Russell Vineyards, one of the most southerly wine Estates in Africa and one of the closest to the sea - is located in the beautiful, cool, maritime Hemel-en-Aarde Valley appellation, just behind the old fishing village of Hermanus. The Estate specialises in producing highly individual, terroir driven Pinot noir and Chardonnay, which are widely regarded as the best in South Africa and among the best in the New World. Founder, Tim Hamilton Russell purchased the undeveloped 170 hectare property in 1975, after an exhaustive search for the most southerly site on which to make South Africa?s top cool climate wines from a selection of noble varieties. His son Anthony Hamilton Russell, who took over in 1991 (finally buying the property in 1994), narrowed the range to Pinot noir and Chardonnay only and registered Hamilton Russell Vineyards as an Estate, committing to work only with grapes from their terroir. Extensive soil research initiated in 1994 identified 52 hectares of stony, clay-rich, shale-derived soil as optimal for the individual, origin expressive style they aim for and all plantings have now been limited to this soil type. Anthony with winemaker Hannes Storm and viticulturist Johan Montgomery are completely dedicated to expressing the personality of the Hamilton Russell Vineyards terroir in their wines. Tiny yields and intense worldwide demand keep the elegant, highly individual, Estate grown Pinot noir and Chardonnay in very short supply.

Hartenberg Estate
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Occupying its own valley, this family estate is situated on the northeast facing slopes of the Bottelary Hills in the Stellenbosch region. Here nature has provided the perfect soils and climate to grow and produce award- winning wines. This family owned wine estate offers beautifully crafted wines, scrumptiuos lunches, tours of our underground cellar and pristine walking trials through 60 hectares of conserved wetlands. Hartenberg Estate's 99 hectares of vineyard comprise a total of nine different soil types and many different aspects and microclimates. The six site-specific varietals that have been planted, Sauvignon Blanc, Rhine Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinotage, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon are the backbone of Hartenberg's future. So as to protect the vines in years with significant heat peaks and the resulting drought conditions, all vineyards that are part of the re-planting program have drip irrigation lines. Their presence means that vine stress can be minimised as a result of judicious application of water.

Haute Cabriere
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Haute Cabrière is a wine farm steeped in history and local lore. Originally granted to a French Huguenot farmer, Pierre Jourdan, on the 22 December 1694, it has been part of the Franschhoek Wine Valley fabric for over 300 years. Being a pioneer is intrinsic to Haute Cabrière and throughout its development and evolution it has always remained true to this heritage. In 1982, with a pioneering legacy in mind, the vineyards were replanted in the tradition of the Champagne. The wines and méthode champenoise that Haute Cabrière now create are products of that pivotal decision, made over 28 years ago, to focus on the classic Chardonnay and Pinot Noir cultivars. Brave unconventional decisions made then ensure that today Achim von Arnim, the famed proprietor, and the Haute Cabrière team, continue to add to the farm's spirit, by specialising in an enticing range of champenoise which have been named after the original Haute Cabrière trailblazer and founder, Pierre Jourdan.

Heartland online at

Heartland Wines was created by a small group of leading South Australian wine identities who are all good friends and share a passion for making great wine. All Heartland wines are made with fruit from mature vineyards in the Limestone Coast and Langhorne Creek in South Australia. There are three ranges under the Heartland Wines label. Heartland Stickleback, Heartland Coast & Creek and the flagship Directors' Cut Shiraz. Ben Glaetzer Director Chief Winemaker is part of the well- known Glaetzer family in the Barossa Valley . His father is respected winemaker Colin Glaetzer, and his two brothers are also winemakers. Ben, a Roseworthy graduate, grew up within the wine industry and started his career working as a cellarhand at Barossa Valley Estate and then as Winemaker at Tyrrell's. He has travelled and worked extensively throughout the world's wine regions and is now based in the Barossa Valley where he makes the Glaetzer family wines with his father, Colin..

Henschke online at

The Henschke family has been making wine since Johann Christian Henschke planted a small vineyard on his diverse farming property at Keyneton in 1862. He was one of many Silesians who had fled their homeland in search of religious freedom, and he arrived from Kutschlau in 1841. The wine was initially intended for consumption by family and friends, but with the first commercial release in 1868, believed to be principally riesling and shiraz, the wheels were set in motion for greater things to come. Each generation has built upon the foundations of Henschke. In more recent times, fourth-generation Cyril Henschke pioneered varietal and single-vineyard wines at a time when blended wines and fortifieds were in vogue. His greatest legacy was the creation of Hill of Grace and Mount Edelstone in the 1950s, shiraz wines from Eden Valley that have captured the red wine world’s imagination. Today, it is fifth-generation Stephen Henschke and his wife Prue at the helm, passionately upholding the family name and reputation. This highly regarded team has won a multitude of awards that recognise the complementary nature of their roles - Stephen as winemaker and Prue as viticulturist. One of the most notable things about the couple is their ability to keep devotees fascinated. While they are perhaps most famous for Hill of Grace and Mount Edelstone, they continue to surprise with their new styles and techniques. Prue’s meticulous, innovative viticultural management has seen not only new life breathed into the venerable vines, but also a new direction given to white winemaking that their forebears could never have imagined. Henschke boasts a strong portfolio, with a focus on ultra- premium single-vineyard wines. They maintain their ‘Exceptional wines from outstanding vineyards’ by sourcing additional fruit from growers of excellence, from the Eden Valley, Barossa Valley and the Adelaide Hills regions. Stephen and Prue are well recognised for their complete integration of vineyard and winery, and have received many accolades. Most recently, Henschke was named 2011 Winery of the Year at the inaugural The Age/Sydney Morning Herald Good Wine Guide awards. The sixth generation, Johann, Justine and Andreas, are all actively involved in helping Stephen and Prue explore new and exciting developments. Among these are organic and biodynamic principles that will enrich the land of their forebears and strengthen a future in winemaking for the generations to come.

Heredad Ugarte
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In 1870, Don Amancio Ugarte in San Vicente de la Sonsierra began making his own wines. The Pilgrim's way to Santiago, between the "Sierra de Tolono" mountain range and the medieval town of LaGuardia in Paganos, right in the heart of the Rioja Alavesa, built in 1989, the grandson of the founder, Victorino Eguren Ugarte, his new winery: the "Heredad Ugarte". The grapes comes from its own 105 ha vineyards in best clayey calcareous terrain of the Rioja Alavesa. Protected from the cold northern winds by the mountain range of Sierra de Tolono, South facing, very ripe grapes grow. The wines are still largely produced in craftsmanship, but with the help of modern winemaking technology. The special of this Winery are underground caves (Calados), which lie 20 m deep in the ground and where year-round temperatures around 12 ° C are a constant humidity of 80% and even.

Hermanuspietersfontein HPF
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•The first wine farm in the Walker Bay Wine District, and the 11th in South Africa, to receive BWI Champion status •Our winemaker, Bartho Eksteen, receives the Oscar of South African Wine Industry: Diners Club 2010 Winemaker of the Year, for Nr.5 Sauvignon Blanc, the first time a wooded Sauvignon Blanc receives the coveted award •Die Bartho, the wine named after our winemaker, receives 5 Stars in Platter’s 2010 South African Wine Guide •Our winemaker Bartho Eksteen is a.k.a. Monsieur Sauvignon Blanc (by Platter Wine Guide), Sage of Sauvignon Blanc (by wine writer Neil Pendock) and Sultan of Savvy (by wine writer Graham Howe) •The first wine farm in the cool climate, premium wine- producing Sondagskloof Wine Ward •For two years running our single varietal Cabernet franc, Swartskaap, receives the coveted SA Terroir Award recognising it as the best in the country (2006 and 2007) •We brought back the concept of the Saturday morning community market where locals meet and greet – the first wine cellar in South Africa to do so •Our popular Food and Wine Market receives up to 1800 visitors on a Saturday - making us the busiest wine cellar in the Overberg and one of the most visited in South Africa •We've hosted important events, such as Afrikaans magazine DE KAT’s 25 birthday celebration •Our cellar yard is the finish line of one of the largest sporting events in the region, the annual Houwhoek Mountain Bike Tour. •As a cellar, we brought back to the region and community the original name the village was given in 1855, "Hermanuspietersfontein " •Bartho accepted into the Cape Winemakers Guild in recognition of his high standards of craftsmanship - the pinnacle of South African wine achievement.

Hess Collection
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Donald Hess is a impressive unique. The Hess Collection vineyards represent the diverse growing conditions seen in the Napa Valley. We grow grapes in both cool climates and hot. Our sites are gently sloped along the Bay to steep in the mountains. History has taught us what is best for our vines, and we learn how to better tend to our vineyards with each passing vintage. This has allowed us to develop site specific viticulture programs for each of our ranches. At the same time we've instituted a number of environmentally- friendly initiatives that keep us at the forefront of sustainable vineyard practices.” – Sander Scheer, Viticulturist

Hogue Cellars
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THE HOGUE CELLARS™, founded in 1982 by Mike and Gary Hogue, is located in Eastern Washington's Columbia Valley, the premiere grape growing region of the state. The climate and soils of the Columbia Valley produce grapes with intense fruit flavors and high natural acidity. The wines have a liveliness and ripe, zesty fruit flavors that make them ideal complements to a wide range of food.

Hole in the water
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The Winemaker Jeff Sinnott produces fragrant Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand, which represents the striking variety of this type very well. The vineyards are located approximately 40 hectares in Marlborough, Waihopai Valley. Waihopai, in Maori means "hole in the water."

Huerta de Albala
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The philosophy of Huerta de Albalá is to deliver wines that express terroir, with intense colour and purity of varietal flavour, that reflect the zone from which they are from and that display an elegant structure with smooth tannins whilst being rich, powerful and complex. From careful vineyard management to high quality winemaking techniques, the wines are handcrafted to ensure that individual nuances of the vineyard and variety are maintained. Only the best quality fruit is selected, carefully fermented and aged in fine grained Allier oak, culminating in elegant wines of intense richness and complexity.

Iona online at

The wines of Iona come from a dramatically unique site in the Cape Winelands. The vineyards are on a mountain plateau 420 metres above sea level, surrounded by the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. In a country where cool sites are precious, these vineyards are like gold — the grapes ripening up to two months later than other Cape vineyards and in perfect balance. Iona is South Africa's coolest vineyard site. Andrew Gunn and family acquired this beautiful, but run-down apple farm in 1997. It was renamed "IONA" after the remote, spiritual island off the west coast of Scotland. We Gunns can trace our ancestry to the Vikings that landed in Scotland in the 900s, hence the Viking longboat emblem on our labels. Since our first release in 2001, the wines of Iona have quickly made a name as being among the finest in the world. We invite you to visit our mountain vineyards or browse the site for further information, contact details and orders. If you would like to know where to find our wines please check our Agents or call us for restaurant listings in South Africa.

Jas D'Esclans
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As of antiquity, the valley of Esclans was very famous for its grapes which furnished the rich Roman tables. The DOMAINE DU JAS D'ESCLANS is mentioned in the records as soon as the XIII century. It is also reproduced on the Cassini’s map in 1740. The activities of the DOMAINE evolved throughout the centuries. First sheep fields of summer pastures from which its name of JAS; then significant sericulture whose alleys of mulberry trees being used to feeds the silkworms still remain the witnesses; and the viticulture which remains the only activity continuing nowadays. The vineyard, of an average age of more than thirty years, is planted on a red clay soil, sandstone and schist of the Permian era, which gives to the wine of the JAS D’ESCLANS intensity, elegance and character. The Domaine has always prioritised traditional growing methods, and benefits since 1990 the label of wines issued from organically grown grapes “certified ECOCERT”. The neat work of the wine as well as the harvesting done entirely by hand, associated with modern methods of vinification, enable us to produce wines of great quality in conformity with the standard of the “Cru Classé”

Jean Leon
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The Jean Leon winery was designed and built in 1964, in the Bordeaux Chateau style. It stands at the centre of the estate, at one of its highest points, and is surrounded by the company’s own vineyards. The external appearance of the winery has undergone few changes, and it maintains the same classical presence it had almost 40 years ago. However, from the time it was built, the inside of the Jean Leon winery has always been home to the latest technological advances for the production of wines of the highest expression. The winery’s philosophy has always been oriented towards quality, elegance and limited production so that individualised control of all wines throughout the process can be ensured. This is why, despite the technical advances incorporated by the winery, many tasks are still performed in a manual and traditional way, thus guaranteeing the perfect monitoring of all processes. Oenologist Jaume Rovira continues to oversee all wine production, contributing the knowledge accumulated over many years working on the estate and in the winery. The Jean Leon winery boasts a fine team of staff with extensive experience. Especially worthy of mention is our pago team, which performs all tasks manually, allowing us to carefully select the grapes both in the vineyard and on the selection table at harvest time.

Jordan Winery
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Gary and Kathy Jordan have been making world-class wines since 1993 on a farm with a history going back over 300 years. He's a geologist, she's an economist - together this husband and wife team is a phenomenon. Gary's parents, Ted and Sheelagh, bought the 146 hectare Stellenbosch property in 1982, and embarked on an extensive replanting programme, specializing in classic varieties suited to the different soils and slopes. From the Jordan hillside vineyards one has spectacular panoramic views of Table Mountain, False Bay and Stellenbosch. Gary and Kathy worked internationally for two years, refining their high- energy instincts with practical experience. They returned home to build a cellar in 1992. The following year, the vines were judged ready for making wines that would carry the Jordan name. From that first year it was obvious that a new star had been added to the winemaking firmament. Continuing success has enlarged the team, with the focus on producing fiercely individual wines that combine the fruity accessibility of the New World with the Classic Elegance.

Jose Michel & Fils
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The Domaine José Michel et Fils is located at the heart of a renowned wine growing region, in the vineyards of Moussy village, a few minutes from Epernay, the capital of Champagne. This traditional house that has owned vineyards from 1847 is one of the oldest winegrowing families in the village and uses time honoured methods for making good wine.

Joseph Mellot
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Joseph Mellot: the Sancerre countryside as coat of arms This is Sancerre, an exceptional region of Centre-Loire, ideal for Sauvignon to prosper and for making one of the world's greatest white wines, from which the Joseph Mellot Domain draws its heritage and its strength. Pierre- Etienne Mellot certainly could not have imagined that, in 1513, he would be the first link in a great wine- growing story! Wine-maker by trade, he laid the foundations of a small vineyard at Sancerre, that every generation has since been able to preserve, enhance and improve. So the Mellot family can proudly assert that they have always made wine! And few domains in France can claim such a heritage. The Domain is well- respected for the consistent quality of its wines and has seen significant growth since the 1980s. At that time it covered 50 hectares with precious plots located on the best hillsides. Already well-known in France for the quality of its wines, it is going to spread to the world's best tables, as a credible Ambassador for Sancerre. In 20 years, it will have doubled its size – it now covers more than 100 hectares - and will extend its vineyard into one of the great 'appellations' of the Centre-Loire, such as Pouilly-Fumé, Ménetou-Salon, Quincy, Reuilly or the most confidential but very authentic Coteaux-du-Giennois. Spectacular, masterful progress that is owed to Catherine Corbeau-Mellot, one of the great French ladies of wine. Today, Joseph Mellot, first French Domaine in the Centre-Loire to have obtained ISO 14001 certification, is growing its vines using Sustainable Agriculture. Unanimously hailed as a French reference standard for its elegant and mineral wines as much as for the values it conveys: integrity, respect for the environment, loyalty to the region, today the domain can be found in 47 countries and is well- established in Scandinavia as well as in Asian markets

Joubert-Tradauw online at

Joubert-Tradauw is a family- owned private cellar in the Tradouw Valley in the Little Karoo region on the famous R62. The farm is located just outside the picturesque village of Barrydale. Joubert-Tradauw Private Cellar is passionately focused on producing classic, elegant, handcrafted wines to be enjoyed with good food. The grapes are picked and selected by hand and the wines are all naturally fermented, unfiltered and matured for over a year in Burgundy French oak barrels. Joubert-Tradauw wines are more old-world style than new, and are complex, thinly layered and finely structured with layer-upon-layer aromas. Meyer uses traditional methods and believes in little intervention in the cellar, with a strong emphasis on good viticulture practices. All wines are made in a classical style.

Kanonkop online at

The name Kanonkop is derived from a kopje (hillock), from which a cannon was fired in the 17th Century, to alert farmers in outlying areas that sailing ships plying the waters between Europe and the Far East had entered Table Bay for a stopover at Cape Town.

They would then load their wagons, span their oxen and set off to Cape Town to barter their produce, mainly fresh fruit and vegetables, to the sailors and travellers who had spent many months at sea.

Kanonkop is a fourth generation family estate, which was originally purchased by JW Sauer, a cabinet member in the parliament of the Union of South Africa. His son Paul Oliver Sauer, also a cabinet minister, took over the reins from his father and in 1968 was joined by Springbok rugby great Jan “Boland” Coetzee.

Mary Sauer, daughter of Paul Sauer, inherited the Estate. She married Jannie Krige, a rugby administrator at the University of Stellenbosch, who took early retirement and together with Coetzee made the first estate bottled wines in 1973.

Beyers Truter joined the estate in 1980 with the departure of Coetzee, and together with Johann and Paul, sons of Mary and Jannie, continued the traditions developed on this highly prized estate. More recently Beeslaar, who joined the team in 2002, has taken over from Beyers and continues the good work passed down from generation to generation.

Karl May Liebenauer Hof
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The Winery Karl May Liebenauer Hof is located in the southern Rheinhessen, Osthofen - right in Wonnegau. With Peter and Fritz already cultivates the 7th Generation of the vineyard. Since 2007, they run the vineyard with environmental guidelines, which means the absence of herbicides and synthetic chemical agents. There's nothing more exciting for them than to bring their wines with a bit of nature into the bottle. The cultivated vineyard is of 14 hectares, which corresponds to the size of 18 football fields. 65.000 vines are cared for. Many helping hands are used to collimate the sun and the earth in the wines. In the basement there is calm and intervene as little as possible in the natural fermentation process. With much patience they have, the wines evolve into what they want to be. The result is with system and its varietal wines with great aging potential.

Kleine Zalze
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Kleine Zalze wines are marked by classical structure and complexity matched by a vibrant flavour intensity. Discernibly South African in style, they are refreshing, beautifully balanced and well suited to food. They are made according to traditional methods, with minimal cellar intervention but supported by modern equipment. Each vineyard block is vinified independently to give the winemaking team the building blocks to create wines that taste of place. Close attention is paid to cultivating grapes of exceptional quality and each vineyard is assessed and managed individually during the growth period. Extensive yield reduction is also done to produce the best quality, fruit driven wines with outstanding character and maturation potential. The intensity of the 'New World' in its full fruit flavours, combine with the elegance and structure of the 'Old World', yielding wines of character, complexity, and balance, reflecting our given terroir and climate. This refined approach to viticulture and winemaking, together with the attention to detail and the personal touch that goes with being a family-owned estate, contribute to the ongoing success of Kleine Zalze’s wines.

Kloovenburg online at

Kloovenburg stretches along the lower contours of Kasteel (Castle) Mountain, where the north-easterly slopes have proved ideal for the Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon cultivars and the south-westerly and easterly slopes favour Shiraz.
The anecdote that best illustrates the meticulous nature of viticulturist Pieter du Toit is that of the vineyard block which had been laid out against a steep slope of Kasteel Mountain. Though no one else noticed that the rows of vines had been planted slightly crooked, this bothered perfectionist Pieter who spared no effort through days and days of hard work, ensuring that the block was straightened to meet his stringent standards. Today this vineyard block is still called “die skewe blok” (the crooked block) although now of course, the rows are perfect.

Kloster Neustift
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The Augustinian Canons Regular monastery of Neustift is located in the northern- most winegrowing region on the southern side of the Alps. The mineral-rich soils, the elevation (1,970 ft – 2,950 ft) and the cool climate are all factors which explain the intense aromas and flavours as well as fruity, mouth- watering acidity found in our wines produced from the typical white Eisack Valley grape varieties. The long drawn-out ripening period extending well into the autumn is crucial. The most widely-grown vines in our vineyards around Vahrn just north of Brixen are Sylvaner, Kerner, Gewürztraminer and Veltliner. The monastery also owns vineyards in the warm central region of South Tyrol which supply the red grapes. They include the full-bodied, savoury Lagrein from the Mariaheim vineyard in Bolzano/Bozen and red wines from the Marklhof estate in the cool rolling hills of Girlan to the south of Bolzano where the grapes are harvested, crushed and the wines matured. The wines include Vernatsch, Pinot Noir and the lusciously sweet Rosenmuskateller (‘Rose Muscat’, the name deriving from the variety’s typical scent of roses). With over 850 years of experience coupled with state- of-the-art winemaking technology, top-class expertise and the enormous enthusiasm the wines generate among our employees, we succeed in producing wines bursting with flavour and varietal character year after year, to the joy of wine-lovers worldwide

Knipser online at

The KNIPSER state is family owned since 1850. It is located in the north east part of Pfalz between Grünstadt and Bad Dürkheim (south of Frankfurt and west of Mannheim). The vineyards are located in Laumersheim, Großkarlbach and Dirmstein. The total vinegrowing area is about 40 ha. aumersheim has got a long tradition of wine growing. You can find this mentioned in some old documents in the Lorsch monestary as well as in a donation from Albulf from 30.III. 769". The KNIPSER Estate is a member of "VDP - Die Prädikatsweingüter" since 1993 and also foundation member of Deutsches Barriqueforum. The KNIPSER Estate has also won the 'German Red Wine Price' presented by the 'VINUM' magazine several times as well as Winegrower of the Year 1996 presented by the periodical "Der Feinschmecker".

La Motte
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Situated in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley in South Africa’s Cape winelands, La Motte is home to some of South Africa’s finest wines, recognized internationally for their exceptional quality. In harmony with the production of wines, La Motte has also ventured into flower cultivation and the production of ethereal oils. True to its philosophy of a culture of excellence, La Motte maintains a programme of consistent quality improvement, reaching beyond wine production. The estate has a strong commitment to historic and cultural preservation, as well as the active socio-economic upliftment of its workers and their families. With its picturesque setting, historic buildings and rural atmosphere, La Motte is an enchanting destination for visitors to the winelands of the Cape.

Laborie online at

Nestled in the heart of the Paarl Mountains, 60 kilometres from Cape Town, South Africa, this historic, original French Huguenot wine farm, offers visitors an unforgettable experience. Purchased in 1972 by KWV, the wine estate boasts a beautiful Manor House, an Historic Wine Cellar, Guest House and Laborie Restaurant, in addition to the production of top quality wines and a brandy.

The restored and stately Manor House is set amid magnificently landscaped gardens. The house is one of the oldest and most important, architecturally speaking, in the Paarl region.

Lammershoek online at

Lammershoek was proclaimed in 1718 - one of three farms in the Aprilskloof valley of the Paardeberg. The first vineyards were planted in 1750. The farm has an interesting history and in the past caught the eye of Desiderius Pongrácz who visited the farm in the seventies. He saw the potential of the area and encouraged the then-owner to plant such "exotic" varieties as Harslévelü, Tinta Barocca, Carignan and Grenache Noir. The result is that some of the oldest vines of these varieties in the country are found at Lammershoek. (Recently discovered documents indicate that some of these varieties, including Mourvèdre were planted in the Paardeberg around 100 years ago! Unfortunately these gems were lost due to South Africa's apartheid era style of winemaking). Paul and Anna Kretzel had the good fortune of purchasing the farm in 1995. Initially they continued to deliver the grapes produced on the farm to Perdeberg Co-op. In 2000 the step was taken to renovate the existing cellar at Lammershoek and to produce wine under the Lammershoek label. Günther and Sieglinde Stephan joined as partners in the venture at this time. Albert Ahrens joined in 2002 as winemaker and Carla, Paul and Anna's daughter, joined in 2006 to assist with sales and marketing. As well as local sales, we now export our wine to around 15 countries.

Langmeil online at

Today Langmeil uses open fermenters and basket presses for over half its grape intake of approximately 1000 tonnes. In the main this accounts for all our premium red wines as well as a fair percentage of our other lines. The synergy of new and old world equipment has helped to capture the characteristics in each variety and protect the subtleties of individual vineyards. Langmeil’s award winning premium range is internationally recognized and has contributed towards the winery being regarded as one of the top premium wine producers in Australia. The young team is dedicated to the success of the winery, driven only by quality in every aspect. Langmeil is a must visit when you are in the Barossa, with stunning grounds and tours showcasing the notable history to thousands of visitors annually.

Langtry Estate
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For well over one hundred years, intrepid travelers have trekked over Howell Mountain to reach our Guenoc Valley winery. Langtry Estate & Vineyards property is vast, encompassing some thirty-five square miles of epic terrain, where untamed flora and fauna still abound.

Laudun Chusclan Vignerons
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Located along the right bank of the Rhône, 15 km from Châteauneuf du Pape, the Laudun and Chusclan vineyards come under the Côtes du Rhône Villages Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC). The wine-growers of Laudun came together in 1925 and those of Chusclan in 1939. Since 2008 they have joined forces to make certain that their vines, grapes and wines fulfil the ambition of a Spirit of Excellence.

Lis Neris
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1981 was the turning point in the history of the winery. That was the year we introduced a new approach to production aimed at up-grading quality. White wines proved to be the best expression of our “terroir” and they became the focus of our mission. Our aim today is to produce wines of increasingly high quality and our role is to create the conditions to let this happen. Winery in the Colli Gorizia in Friuli region in Italy. End of the 19th Century, the family Pecorari their viticultural activity near the old village of San Lorenzo Isontino. The village is located in Friuli - the 23 hectares of vineyards of the estate lie on a small plateau and are characterized by gravelly soils and rocks from the Quaternary. Today the winery Lis Neris, Alvaro Pecorari of the fifth generation is kept. In Lis Neris focus is primarily on the production of sophisticated wines and strives in giving the available natural resources, the wines more polish and refinement. Another foundation stone for today's success is also the most modern cellar technology. At the estate, are processed exclusively own grapes. In the basement the entire harvest is fermented in stainless steel tanks with controlled temperature control. The new wine of the best grapes is aged in small French oak barrels to achieve more complexity and balance. The most influential Italian wine guide Gambero Rosso, gave them six times two, and once even three glasses

Los Vascos
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Domaines Barons de Rothschild-Lafite took over the Los Vascos estate (Los Vascos meaning The Basques, in honour of its Basque origins) in 1988. At the time, the property extended to some 2,200 hectares, of which 220 hectares were under vine. The pioneering ambition of DBR in Chile was above all the result of extensive research into the potential of local wines. Many properties were visited and very many wines were tasted before choosing Los Vascos, because of its location near the ocean and its exceptional soil. Along with ideal weather conditions, Los Vascos benefits from intense exposure to the sun, adequate water sources, semi- arid soils and little risk of frost. At an average of 130m above sea level and at just 40 kilometres from the Pacific Ocean, the microclimate of Viña Los Vascos has everything to produce fine wines. The new Los Vascos project included major investment under the direction of the Technical Director at Château Lafite Rothschild from 1983 to 1994. The vineyard was restructured, a replanting programme was put in place and yields were reduced. Drilling provided a plentiful source of water and a weather monitoring station was installed in the vineyards. The bodega itself was enlarged and modernised step by step to cope with the new requirements in winemaking and ageing. The refurbishment included the installation of stainless steel tanks, pneumatic presses and improvement to the barrel cellar. The aim of all the improvements to the winery and the vineyard was to improve quality and, under the supervision of Claudio Naranjo, a new team of local management was recruited. Los Vascos is now a single plot, 580-ha vineyard in the heart of a 3,600-ha hacienda. Gradually, the improvements to the property have been mirrored in the wines and the vineyard’s increasing maturity has meant that premium wines like Los Vascos Grande Réserve and Le Dix de Los Vascos have been added to the range. In recent vintages, the wines overall have shown increasing concentration and finesse. The finishing touch to the estate has been the construction of a new guesthouse, designed in the traditional Chilean architectural style.

Louis Jadot
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The history of the house dates back to the year 1859, when Louis Jadot Denis founded the Wine House in the heart of Burgundy. Looking at the houses of Burgundy wine, it has just Louis Jadot in recent years made a spectacular development. Robert Parker is full of praise for the wines of the house. Systematically for years almost the entire gain in new vineyards, wooden barrels and best modern Vinifikationsanlagen is invested. This pays off: In an impressive wine quality.

Louis Roederer Champagner
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Louisvale online at

The art of Chardonnay Louisvale, with its elegant, 100 year old Sir Herbert Baker-designed homestead, is situated at the foot of the majestic Stellenbosch mountains in verdant Devon Valley, and its lush, manicured vineyards produce outstanding wines, particularly Chardonnay. Towering oak trees protect this island of peace and tranquility from the outside world, although it is a mere 40 minute drive from the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town. Louisvale's journey began with the planting of the first vines in 1989, shortly after the property was bought by Hans Froehling and Leon Stemmet in 1988. Hans and Leon were the perfect and most flamboyant ambassadors for the range of Chardonnays that enjoyed a special place in the South African market and which still boasts a loyal following. During 1993, Marinus Bredell took over the winemaking role and decided to include red wines in what was then exclusively, a Chardonnay range. In July 1997, a brand new cellar welcomed wine maker Simon Smith who has nurtured the vines and wines with a passion for the past fifteen years. In September 2010, a group of four business friends, Altmann Allers, Hendrik Kluever, Zane Meyer and Johann Kirsten acquired Louisvale. They have tended this gem ever since.

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Luddite online at

Some people describe Luddite Shiraz as Niels Verburg contained in a glass; Niels is six foot four and when he smiles appears to be beaming an embrace in your direction. As a young winemaker traveling the world Niels confirmed his love for Shiraz when working a harvest in Australia but it was a winery in Chile that inspired his wine-making method, ‘It was as if I’d gone back 20 years, it was ramshackle, chaotic but they had great fruit and passion and I’d never seen that quality of wine.’ ‘The nitty gritty of good winemaking is to have good grapes, good yeast and good barrels,’ says Niels, ‘Being hi- tech and cutting edge isn’t important to me. When you go into a winery and see the centrifuges and reverse osmosis, it’s like going into the kitchen of a top restaurant and seeing a microwave, you think “Hey, that’s not right”.’ The first vintage of Luddite Shiraz was released in 2000. ‘There’s been an improvement every year,’ says Niels. ‘The ultimate goal would be a perfect wine but of course that doesn’t exist.’

Macia Batle
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Macia Batle, which is located in Santa María del Camí (Majorca) and contains the latest facilities, machinery and advanced technology, develops 150 hectares of vineyards in order to prepare excellent wines that display the special characteristics of the land and the varieties native to the island (Mantonegro, Callet and Prensal). To this end, they have a highly qualified team of oenologists and grape- growers to make Macià Batle the benchmark Majorcan winery.

Marimar Estate
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Since the mid-1980s generated Miguel Torres' most talented sister Marimar in California's Russian River Valley Chardonnay and Pinot Noir excellent wines that reflect the character of the exceptional situation perfectly. The approximately 33-acre vineyard, which they have invested jointly with her father and he had named in honor of Don Miguel, is located in Green Valley, one because of its proximity to the Pacific Ocean rather cool area in Sonoma County. The resulting extended maturity periods that allow the grapes to develop their full, intense flavor in peace. The European high density planting of the vines of almost 5,000 plants / ha (about four times more common than in California) reduces the income and thus also carries a significantly higher concentration of flavors, sophistication, elegance and balance of the wines. The vines are planted on phylloxera-resistant rootstocks and are farmed organically - since 2006 it has even begun to biodynamic farming methods.

Mas d'Andrum
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Carolina du Toit, owner of South African wine estate Mont du Toit is to find anything on the lookout for a new challenge in southern France. In the Costières de Nîmes appellation, at the extreme east of the Languedoc wine region, she bought the 17-hectare vineyard Mas d'Andrum. Bernd Philippi of Koehler- Ruprecht estate in the Pfalz advises Mas d'Andrum in the vineyard and the cellar.

Masi online at

Masi production strategy aims to emphasize the personality of each single product, while maintaining a recognisable Venetian style. In 1958, Masi was in the forefront of the work to identify the historic "cru" vineyard sites for Amarone. In 1964, Campofiorin was the first in a new category of wines, reinventing the technique of double fermentation and continually updating it. Masi has also updated the style of Amarone, using new appassimento and vinification technologies. Masi wines are modern, attractive, well-balanced and easily identifiable; characteristics which have earned Masi recognition for having "revolutionized the art of wine-making in the Venetian region". Hugh Johnson defines Masi as "a touchstone for Veronese wines".

Meerlust Estate
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Miles Mossop
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Miles Mossop Wines burst onto the scene in 2004 when the first wines were made: Max 2004 and Sakia 2004. Max is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and more recently Malbec, and Saskia, a blend of Chenin blanc, Viognier and more recently Clairette blanche. Later, in 2009, a third wine was introduced, the Kika 2009, a botrytised wine made in the Noble Late Harvest style from 100% Chenin blanc. It is a family business with Miles Mossop (winemaker at Tokara winery) as winemaker and viticulturist. The wines are named after Miles and Samantha Mossop's three children, Saskia-Jo, Maximilian and Kika. Production is limited to 1,000 nine liter cases which results in approximately 475 cases of Max, 475 cases of Sakia and 50 cases of Kika. We aim to achieve wines with finesse and elegance but still showing aspects of power and fruit concentration, having great texture while maintaining balance. These are truly handcrafted wines showing pure fruit expression and, more importantly, a sense of place

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Situated in Montagu, the heart of Route 62, and just two hours from Cape Town, Mimosa Lodge is the perfect place to relax, unwind and explore. The Lodge is a delightful retreat with an enviable reputation for personal attention, hospitality and care. Unwind from your day’s activities in the oasis-like garden, enjoy a refreshing swim or relax in one of the stylish Art Deco lounges. Mimosa Multiple Award Winning Restaurant is renowned for its superb cuisine, run by owner-chef Bernhard Hess, the emphasis is on local, fresh and seasonal produce. The flowers of the Mimosa tree are infinitely complex, made up of hundreds of individual strands that together form a single round flower. This contrast between complexity and straightforward elegance is carried through in the Mimosa wines, which bring together a wide range of intricate flavours to create a beautifully crafted wine. Seduction for the tongue. Sunshine for the soul.

Mont du Toit
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Mont du Toit Kelder lies at the foot of the Hawequa mountain, Wellington, Western Cape, bordering Paarl, the centre of wine production in South Africa, some 65 km north-north-east of Cape Town. Twenty eight hectares of vines grow on sunny, north and northwest facing slopes of weathered granite and Clovelly Hutton soils, with sandy loam in the lower areas. Only red varieties have so far been planted - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Shiraz, Alicante Bouschet, Mourvedre, Petit Verdot, Tinta Barocca. Wine production at Mont du Toit is based on a traditional 'low-tech' approach. The entire Mont du Toit philosophy relies on the growing of the right grapes, keeping yields down, doing green harvesting (pruning away excessive grapes) at veraison and meticulously selecting only fully ripe fruit by hand during harvest time.

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Montes online at

The winery Discover Wines is located in the Curico Valley, one of the most famous wine regions of Chile. This winery is exemplary in many ways since the mid-80s as an example of the vote in the Chilean wine. The grapes grown in the 19th Century are imported from France. The winery is named after Aurelio Montes, who has dedicated himself as winemaker and partner of Discover Wines.

MontGras online at

The beautifully neat vineyards of MontGras, in the locality of Palmilla, Colchagua, VI Region of Chile, represent the concrete testimony of the development and the desire to do things right that have always characterized the Gras brothers, Hernán and Eduardo, along with partner Cristián Hartwig. Inspired by Hernán Gras, who has a brilliant winemaking trajectory in Canada, along with the entrepreneurial vision of his brother Eduardo and Hartwig's pragmatic businesses view, who comes from a winemaking family and who in addition has strong bonds with Colchagua, joined together to give to life to Viña MontGras in 1993, the first project of MontGras Properties. MontGras, that has always had state-of-the-art technology in all its processes, set out from its conception to be the winery with the best premium wine from Chile. It is no accident then, the great amount of international prizes that have recognized the professional work, the constant quality and the innovation of MontGras wines. In this, like corporative culture, people have been key. As Hernán Gras, Chairman of the Board says, "our philosophy has to do with producing quality Chilean wines at exceptional value, which reflect the specific terroir from where the grape come from. Although we count on the equipment and the technology, it is definitively our people that make the difference. To create a wine is a true art in which all the senses are used."

Mooiplaas online at

Mooiplaas, meaning beautiful farm, is situated high in the Bottelary Hills of Stellenbosch, heart of the Cape Winelands. Here the Roos Family produce a range of acclaimed and award winning boutique style wines that reflect their unique terroir. The Estate that offers breathtaking views of Table Mountain, flanked by Table Bay & False Bay to the west and Stellenbosch surrounds to the east also boasts a 50ha private nature reserve dedicated to the preservation of the Cape Floral Kingdom.

Mulderbosch Vineyards
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Mulderbosch Vineyards, situated in the Stellenbosch Hills area outside Stellenbosch, is widely accepted as being one of the best white wine producers in the country. We are committed to conserve our unique natural heritage, landscape and natural biodiversity by implementing environmentally responsible management practices on the land and in the cellar. As a member of BWI (Biodiversity and Wine Initiative), harmony is central to the philosophy of Mulderbosch where nature is as much appreciated as the wine. We endeavor to give back to Mother Nature everything we receive from her. At Mulderbosch Vineyards the quality and character of our wines are recognized nationally and internationally.

Neethlingshof online at

The Neethlingshof estate lies just outside the town of Stellenbosch in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Easily accessible from Cape Town off the N2, it is flanked by the Bottelary Hills on the one side and Papegaaisberg Mountain on the other. Its deep soils are mainly of the Villafonté, Tukulu and Oakleaf types, all with high or very high potential for viticulture. Eight clearly distinguishable terroirs, each characterised by unique slopes, aspects and altitudes, have been identified. By choosing the correct location, it has been possible to enhance the natural flavour and aroma of all the cultivars selected for planting. The height of the vineyards above sea level vary from 65 metres to 280 metres and from the highest vineyards there are clear views of False Bay 20 km away as the crow flies. The high-lying vineyards benefit from cooling southeaster winds as well as from the northwester coming off the cold Atlantic. Mist often forms on the higher slopes

Neil Ellis
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Overgaauw online at

Palacio de Villachica
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The wine cellar takes its name after Mr Luis Villachica, person of fortune who bought various estates in Spain during the sale of Church lands between 1835-1837. The wine cellar is located in one of those estates in El Pago de San Andrés, in the village of Toro, Zamora. The land went on to belong to his daughter Mrs Victoriana Villachica, who ordered the construction of a small palace there, after which the wine cellar was later named. She passed away without issue and the land was donated to the diocese of Zamora. In the late eighties the land was purchased by Mr Ángel San Miguel de Pablos and in 1999 he began the construction of the wine cellar. The first wine was made in the year 2000. The wine cellar is registered in the Toro's Origin Control Committee, an independent institutional organization which controls the quality of the grapes and wines elaborated in this region. Palacio de Villachica, near the village of Toro, Zamora, is located on the banks of the river Duero. Within it there are three well distinguished areas: •Vineyards: 50 hectares of excellent vineyards. The soil is composed by a superficial sandy layer which favours an excellent ripening and a second clayey layer which enables us to grant a personal character and unique quality to the Tinta de Toro grape.

Panizzi online at

In 1989 the brand Panizzi was born, becoming, over the years, synonym with luxury Italian wines. The Vernaccia di San Gimignano by Panizzi is appreciated all over the world and is constantly named as one of the best brands in all Italian wine guides. The Panizzi catalogue includes, in addition to the Vernaccia, a wide range of excellent Tuscan red wines, like the Chianti dei Colli Senesi Riserva “Vertunno”, the San Gimignano DOC Rosso “Folgòre”, the San Gimignano DOC Cabernet Sauvignon “Rubente” and various other IGT wines

Paul Cluver
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This family-owned, family-run wine business is located in the cool-climate Elgin Valley, approximately 70km south- east of Cape Town. The property has been in ownership of the Cluver Family since 1896. Recognised as pioneers of wine in the area, the focus is on producing elegant wines that are expressive of the terroir. The wine business forms part of larger holistic farming business called ‘De Rust Estate'. In addition to the vineyards and cellar, there are apple and pear orchards, a Hereford stud and eco- tourism activities, including amphitheatre concerts, on the farm. This 2000+ hectare estate forms part of the UNESCO world heritage site, the Kogelberg Biosphere. Half of the estate has been set aside for conservation into perpetuity.

Petra online at

It's the dream of every wine lover who has allowed themselves to be seduced by the rolling vineyards, forests, and olive groves of Tuscany: to find a little corner to call your own and to join in the age-old tradition of coaxing luscious wines out of the soil. For Vittorio Moretti and his daughter, Francesca, who discovered this beautiful seaside estate while on vacation nearby, the dream came true. In 1997 the pair founded this small boutique winery in Maremma Toscana in Suvereto, where the hills of Val di Cornia rise toward the Colline Metallifere. Three hundred hectares make up the peaceful estate, although only a third is planted with vineyards. Sitting on the edge of the Tirreno Sea, they're constantly caressed by the breezes blowing in off the Follonica Gulf. The soil of the steep slopes here (which form part of the Colline Metallifere, or "Metal-Yielding Hills") is particularly mineral-rich and ruddy colored, leading to strong-willed, complex wines. The vineyards' layout, which is a patchwork of different varieties (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot, Syrah and Cabernet Franc) seemingly strewn about randomly, is no coincidence. The arrangement is based on long and careful studies of the soil, wind, sun and climate conditions in each area of the estate. Only the vines most suited to a particular area were planted there. Deep consideration went into the creation of the spectacularly designed winery as well. A stunning contemporary structure designed by the famed Swiss architect Mario Botta (who also designed the San Francisco Museum of ModernArt), it uses sweeping lines and a ruddy, earth-toned color scheme to complement its environment. The building digs 500 feet deep to create a state-of-the-art cellar, while above ground it is a poetic addition to this land of groves and vineyards. The four high- end wines made here -- Ebo, Petra, Quercegobbe and Zingari -- are known for being expressive, aromatic wines with a fresh modern style.

Pierre Amadieu
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Our history begins in 1929 when my grand father decides to bottle and trade under the signature Pierre Amadieu his wine coming from the 7 hectares (17 acres) of vineyard in Gigondas passed on by generation to generation. He is then one of the firsts to print the name of the appellation on his bottles and obtains from 1932 a golden medal in the National Agricultural Concours of Paris. I am presently on the head of the company and I am in charge of winemaking and maturing. I work with my uncle Claude who runs the vineyard. Together we follow the familial way of thinking by respecting soils and traditions in order to make you share wines faithful to the quality ambition of our grandfather and by adding a note of modernity in order to delight the most demanding and the most curious palates. I am not a follower of over- extracted wines and often "heavy" to taste ; my ambition is rather to obtain well-balanced wines with a Burgundy fineness. Through the maturing I try to reveal all the elegance and the richness of our protected terroirs located on the heights of the appellation Gigondas. From vines to the bottling patience and observation are required. Today appreciated all over the world, every vintage reserves its subtleties which I am happy to subject to your appreciation. Pierre Amadieu

Pongracz online at

Ponte Viticoltori
Ponte Viticoltori online at

Post House
Post House online at

Producteurs Reunis Cebazan
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Quinta de la Rosa
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Raats Family Wines
Raats Family Wines online at

Bruwer (pronounced 'Bru – ver') Raats (above) started Raats family wines in 2000. He'd studied Viticulture and Enology at Elsenberg, before setting off round the world to get experience. His travels, from 1995–99 took him to Bordeaux, Napa, the Rheingau and Tuscany. Then he came back to South Africa to make wine and specialized - with a very high quality awareness - in Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc.

Raka online at

Rickety Bridge Winery
Rickety Bridge Winery online at

Rickety Bridge wine estate is situated just 5 minutes from the centre of the quaint town of Franschhoek and lies on the slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains overlooking the majestic Wemmershoek Mountain range. This position gives the estate a range of aspects and soil types for growing different varieties of grapes. The lower flatland of the estate is covered by sandy soils being close the Franschhoek River which crosses in front of the estate's lower border. The hillside provides the wine estate with decomposed granite soils which are ideal for growing high quality red grapes required for producing premium red wine. Rickety Bridge wine estate is 50 Hectares in area of which only 15 Hectares are currently dedicated to vineyard, with a further 6 hectares under development. The remaining 35 Hectares are made up of buildings, dams and pine forest. Rickety Bridge wine estate is a popular destination in the Cape winelands with a long winemaking history, although reminiscent of the past, and nostalgic and timeless; this estate is also ‘all things new' and ‘all thing delectable' and ‘all things sublime'….

Rocca Maura
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The cooperative in Roquemaure was founded as early as 1922 as the first cooperative in this part of the departement Gard. Wines are produced from 350 ha. The range of wines include Lirac, (rouge, rosé and blanc), Tavel, Cotes du Rhone and Vin du Pays

Rosemount online at

A range of finely crafted wines, awarded a long list of international accolades, has made Rosemount Estate truly a diamond worth discovering. In a little over 30 years, Rosemount Estate has established itself as one of Australia's leading wineries, producing a selection of fine wines that reflect the riches of the Australian climate and an unswerving dedication to winemaking quality, innovation and style. Established in 1969, Bob Oatley instilled a mentality learned in the coffee industry; that a quality product will always be sought out and appreciated. Bob Oatley's wish to establish a reputation for fine wine production was satisfied early and has led Rosemount Estate to establish a wide variety of vineyard sites around Australia that take advantage of the varied soil types and regional climates. The 1980 vintage of Rosemount Estate Show Reserve Chardonnay became the first Australian wine to win Double Gold at the International Wine and Spirit Competition, then held in Bristol, England. Much has changed over the years at Rosemount Estate however, the commitment to quality that defined the original vision for Rosemount Estate's humble beginnings in the Hunter Valley has remained intact.

Ruffino online at

"Handing down the values of a land and a people through culture. Because culture is also wine" From this idea, expressed more than a century ago by Ilario Ruffino, emerges Ruffino's philosophy. The 8 estates of Ruffino are the heart of the company. The 7 Tuscan estates, Poggio Casciano, Montemasso, Santedame, La Solatia, Gretole, Lodola Nuova, Greppone Mazzi extend on 1500 hectares of land, with 600 hectares of vineyards. In Friuli Borgo Conventi, a splendid estate in the Collio DOC area, stretches over 30 hectares of vineyards. Ruffino was the family name of two Tuscan gentlemen, cousins Ilario and Leopoldo. These two gentlemen understood that the wine produced from their land had gained a significant place in Tuscan lifestyle. 130 years ago Ruffino was founded, and Ruffino wines truly ended up by pleasing all. Today more than 85 countries worldwide enjoy Ruffino – and not just Chianti and Chianti Classico, also Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, the celebrated Super Tuscans and the gentle Whites and Rosés of Tuscany, including the sweet and traditional Vin Santo.

Rupert & Rothschild
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Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons is a partnership wine production on the historic French Huguenot farm Fredericksburg, between the Rupert family of South Africa and Baron Benjamin de Rothschild son of the late Baron Edmond de Rothschild of France.

Rust en Vrede
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Rust en Vrede was established in 1694 by the then Governor of the Cape, Willem Adrian van der Stel. It was originally made up of a larger property but in the early 1700’s was divided into two whereby the original section remained as Rust en Vrede. The first house on the estate was built in 1780 followed by the cellar in 1785. In 1790 the larger manor house was built.

The front gable of this manor house was destroyed in a fire in 1823, hence the rebuild date of 1825 on the front gable. At the end of 1977 the Engelbrecht family took residence on Rust en Vrede. The family and their ancestors have been grape growers since the early 1700’s and by moving to Rust en Vrede, became wine producers for the first time. In 1978 R&V produced its first wines of the modern era. Jannie Engelbrecht made these wines and then appointed Kevin Arnold as cellar master of Rust en Vrede.

In 30 years Rust en Vrede has had only two appointed winemakers, namely; Kevin Arnold and Louis Strydom. In 2007 Coenie Snyman was appointed winemaker responsible for Rust en Vrede but as part of a bigger team. Louis Strydom is still very much involved in the winemaking ventures of the company. The company and the estate is now headed up by Jean Engelbrecht who amongst others is also in partnership with Ernie Els at their co- founded venture called Engelbrecht Els Vineyards. At Rust en Vrede they produce only 20.000 cases of wine per year of which 65% is exported to more than 30 countries around the world.

Rust en Vrede is a remarkable example of exquisite landscaping. At home and abroad, this unassuming Stellenbosch Estate has made a name for itself far beyond its modest, but infinitely charming, 55 hectares.

Sacchetto online at

San Simone Di Brisotto
San Simone Di Brisotto online at

The story of San Simone is linked to the territory. At Rondover, between Prata and Porcia, in the most western part of Doc Friuli Grave and central part of DOC Prosecco, the company San Simone is the result of winemaking tradition and culture of our family, which is engaged in the business of wine grower for four generations. We chose the name San Simone for our wines and wine cellar in the memory of our origins. The very first and historic headquarter was in fact situated in via San Simone, Prata, opposite the fourteenth century church devoted to San Simone, where our great- grandfather decided to began his activity which is now been converted into a family residence

Saronsberg online at

The Winemaker, Dewaldt Heyns, was born and bred on his father’s grape farm in Malmesbury where all the grapes were sent to the local cooperative. The vine and its beauty has always been an important part of his life and it was only natural that he should pursue a career in winemaking.

Dewaldt obtained his Diploma in Cellar Technology at Elsenburg Agricultural College in 1996 after which he started working at Rust and Vrede in Stellenbosch, during which time he also completed a harvest at Dry Creek Vineyards in California. He then joined Avondale Cellar in Paarl in 1998 (since inception) and started with Saronsberg in October 2003, strongly believing in its unique terroir and the philosophy of its people.

Saxenburg online at

Between two mighty oceans, on the southern tip of Africa, lies the historic Saxenburg Wine Farm. Here, memory and the seasons conspire with the cellarmaster's craft to produce unique wines of consistent and exceptional quality. For centuries wayfarers bound for the East Indies found both succour and hospitality at the Fairest Cape. At Saxenburg they extend this tradition and invite you to visit their world.

Scali online at

Wines handcrafted by Willie & Tania de Waal, fifth generation vignerons on their family farm, Schoone Oord. The grapes from Scali are hand harvested from selected low yielding vines after which the bunches are personally sorted by hand according to the centuries old tradition. Only ripe fruit is crushed, fermented in open "kuipe" and gently pressed in a basket press. These carefully made wines are then matured in 225 litre French and American oak barrels and is left unfiltered. Meticulous attention to detail symbolises their passion for, and respect of tradition in the art of winemaking.

Schug online at

Founded in 1980, Schug Carneros Estate Winery is the showcase and life-long dream of one of California's most celebrated winemakers. Walter Schug's reputation blossomed during his tenure as Founding Winemaker for Joseph Phelps Vineyards in the 1970s, where he made California’s first proprietary Bordeaux-Style blend (Insignia) and legendary vineyard designated Cabernets (Backus and Eisele Vineyards). Drawing on his long experience in the production of fine wines in both Europe and California, Walter set up his own winery with his wife Gertrud in the cool, marine climate of the Carneros Appellation. Here he could focus on the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varietals that had always been close to his heart. In 1995 Sonoma-born winemaker Michael Cox came on board at Schug. Trained in Enology at UC Davis, Mike worked in several Californian wineries before he was lured from Napa Valley to Carneros - Sonoma, to work with Walter Schug as his assistant winemaker. One year later he was promoted to Winemaker and placed in charge of the day-to-day winemaking duties, where he remains today. Schug Carneros Estate Winery combines old world understanding and tradition with modern winemaking techniques. By using only the finest grapes available, and maintaining the best winemaking values, these wines have gained acceptance worldwide as true contemporary classics.

Sileni Estate
Sileni Estate online at

Sileni Estates is a major vineyard and winery development in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand's oldest established vineyard area. The first vintage was in 1998 and since then the wines have won world wide acclaim. Sileni Estates is named after the Sileni who featured in Roman mythology alongside Bacchus, the god of wine. They celebrated good wine, good food and good company. Sileni boasts a state of the art winery designed to crush over 1500 tonnes of grapes. Our Winemaking Team have honed their winemaking skills in wineries around the world and we strive to maintain high standards in environmentally sustainable viticultural and winemaking practices. Sileni Estates produce hand crafted wines that reflect the unique characteristics of the vineyards. Sileni Estates is much more than just a winery - it is an Epicurean Centre and a gourmet foodstore, showcasing the finest Hawke's Bay, New Zealand and international product.

Simonsvlei online at

The name Simonsvlei originates from the founder of the South African wine Industry, Simon van der Stel, and from the area's vlei (wetlands) landscape. Simon van der Stel was the Cape Governor representing the Dutch government during the 17th century. This far-sighted gentleman selected this unique location, because he realized soon enough that the area's cool microclimate was ideal for producing quality grapes. He must have realized too that the prevailing winds blowing across the vlei or wetland would naturally cool the cellar and the wine in the barrels - ideal conditions for making quality wines! Today, Simonsvlei is still committed to the common goal set by one of its co- founders, Sonny le Roux, to provide "quality wines at affordable prices" And ever since, innovative and affordable wines of quality have become the hallmark of Simonsvlei. One of those who helped to create the foundation, on which the reputation of Simonsvlei has been built, is the now legendary figure of Oom Sarel. It was under his tutelage and guidance that winemaking advanced in leaps and bounds at Simonsvlei.

SpiceRoute online at

Spice Route is owned by winemaker Charles Back with vineyards in both Malmesbury and Darling, North-West of Paarl in the Swartland district. Deep rooted unirrigated bush vines, moderated by cool Atlantic breezes, produce exceptionally ripe and full flavoured wines with great balance.

Springfield Estate
Springfield Estate online at

Set in the heart of the mountain-ringed Robertson Valley in South Africa's Western Cape Province, Springfield Estate is a vibrant, family-run wine farm. It is owned by the Bruwer family, fourth-generation wine farmers and ninth-generation descendants of the Bruères, French Huguenots who came to South Africa from the Loire in 1688 with bundles of vines under their arms.

Springfontein online at

The farm Springfontein spans over some 500 hectares and 25 hectares thereof consists of vineyards. The first vineyards were planted in 1998 and the last plantings were completed in 2002 with the first vintage being in 2005. The vineyards are made up of 80% red varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Shiraz, Pinotage and Merlot, and 20% white varietals such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Semillon and Chardonnay. The two flagship wines of the winery are two typical South African varieties namely the Jil’s Dune Chenin blanc and the Jonathan’s Ridge Pinotage. These two wines are both Single Vineyard wines meaning that the grapes used for the production, derives from a unit officially registered for the production of a single vineyard wine. Such a unit must consist of a single variety and the area may not exceed 6 hectares. The production process is also controlled very strictly by the Wine- and Spirits Board of South Africa.

Stark-Conde online at

Crafting wine requires patience and the crazy belief that the shortest line drawn between two points may not always be the right one. Take a simple task like fruit- sorting. That's when we meticulously go through all the de-stemmed berries to pick out any under-ripe or bird-damaged fruit, leaves, stems and other MOG (Matter Other than Grapes). During harvest. there comes a point when everyone's exhausted and baskets of grapes keep coming. It's even debatable how much difference sorting will make in the end. That's when the stubborn kicks in. Sometimes I wonder if I'm the only one having so much fun. We stick to traditional winemaking methods; we ferment our juice in open tanks, do hand-punchdowns around the clock, basket press, and mature the wines in small French oak barrels. The name Stark-Condé is a simple marriage of my wife's family name and my own. - José Conde, winemaker

Tanagra online at

TANAGRA is an idyllic wine farm close to McGregor and part of the Robertson Wine Route and Route 62. They offer comfortable accommodation in well appointed guest cottages and memorable breakfasts. They produce handcrafted wines in a boutique wine cellar and stylish Grappa and Eau de Vie in their boutique distillery. Tanagra is in the McGregor/Robertson valley at the border of the Klein Karoo (Western Cape, South Africa), surrounded by vineyards, indigenous wild fynbos and mountains. Most of the 78ha farm is accessible by various walking/hiking trails (also great for mountain biking) with access into the Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve with longer bird-walks and mountain trails. The area offers a variety of activities and seasonal festivals for you to enjoy. Tanagra is the ideal place for the wine and nature lover seeking an authentic and peaceful countryside experience in a naturally elegant and laid-back farm ambiance - home from home on a working farm in McGregor.

Tenuta di Bibbiano
Tenuta di Bibbiano online at

Bibbiano is midway between Florence and Siena, in Castellina. It's a 220 hectare estate with 25 hectares of vines. Half of these were planted in the late 1950s, while the remainder was planted between 2000 and 2005. Here, the landscape is different. It's a smoother panorama, with many fields that you don't really see in the higher parts of Chianti, and enjoys a dry, warm climate. It's a family property that's been in the same hands since 1865. For almost 60 years from 1943 the winemaking was in the hands of the same enologist, Julio Gambelli, who still tastes the wines every year, but since 2001 Stefano Porcinai, a consultant who works with a number of properties, and who had previously worked for the Consorzio for 15 years. How has Stefano changed things? 'The main difference is in the care of the vineyard', explains owner Tommaso Marrocchesi Marzi (above). 'Julio Gambelli (his predecessor) is a great taster and skilled in the winery, but didn't have any particular interest in the vineyard. Stefano was an agronomist before he was an oenologist, so he changed the way the vines are cultivated and opted for lower yields'. One of the features of Bibbiano is that they work with Colorino, a lesser known grape variety of Chianti. It's a teinturier (red-fleshed) variety, and in Autumn the leaves of the vines turn dark red. It's a very old grape typical of this area of Chianti Classico, but while it adds colour to the wines, its otherwise quite neutral in flavour.

Tenuta San Pietro
Tenuta San Pietro online at

Tenuta San Pietro is one of the historical production of wine Gavi DOCG since the XII century on the top of the hill there was a Franciscan monastery and one of the first churches consecrated named S. Peter, who probably gave its name to this area. Caressed by the sea winds, sheltered by the surroundings hills, with clayey ground the Farm benefits from a particular microclimate. This feature allows it to produce high quality wine. In its 60 hectares, of which 30 prevalently cultivated with the typical Cortese species of vine, it distinguishes itself for the uniqueness of a vineyard dating back to the end of the XVIII century. In fact were the Friars who planted that vineyard, the Gorrina, on the original stumps of vitis nobilis. It is one of the very few vines in Europe, which survived the vine pest (phylloxera) at the beginning of the XX century, able to produce an absolutely rare product. San Pietro farm, endowed with any tool which allows grapes to live and grow naturally, brings out the area always directing its efforts towards the attainment of new quality aims. Through a patient research and constant passion it improves the structure, the flavour and the taste of its own wines to offer the excellence to the Italian and foreign market. The vineyards are cultivated in organic-biodynamic conversion. Cultivating following organic and biodynamic practices means for us to implement even a philosophy of life in which we strongly believe. Working with this method we live in a vital and healthy because we exclude completely the use of all chemical and harmful.

TerraVentoux online at

TerraVentoux winery was born in 2003 from the merge of two cooperatives Les Roches Blanches in Mormoiron and La Montagne Rouge in Villes Sur Auzon, witch previously only sold wine in bulk to prestige negociants. We created and name a range which quality is now recognized in France and abroad. Wine-growing methods improved thanks to a know- how meeting the quality requested: the harvest is selected according to the various plots of vineyards, the Terroirs, age of the vines, the varietals... The range of wines offered by TerraVentoux proved the energy we put into diversifying the taste and aromatic ranges, revealing our know-how. The winery produces AOC Ventoux red, rosé, and white

Terre da Vino
Terre da Vino online at

This beautiful Winery is headquartered in the heart of the famous wine region of Barolo in the beautiful Langhe in the Piedmont region. The winery has an impressive maturation cellar, the 3000 barrels at a controlled temperature and humidity houses. Terre da vino is founded in 1980, to organize the small wine growers in the region such as in a cooperative. The company places great importance on consistent quality. The strict reduction in the vineyard comes to the traditional selection in the cellar to get more concentrated grapes with a higher sugar content, more color, and extracts. Initially, ten producers with a total 15 hectares of vineyards on this project were involved. In 2002, there are already 70 hectares, which will be increased up to 100 hectares. The work in the vineyard performed by the Terre da vino own agronomists with the scientific advice of the agricultural faculty of the University of Turin.

Teruzzi & Puthod
Teruzzi & Puthod online at

Thelema online at

In July 1983 the McLean Family Trust bought the old fruit farm Thelema, situated on the top of the Helshoogte Pass about 6 kilometers outside of Stellenbosch. This purchase was the culmination of a long search by Gyles and Barbara Webb for that rare location where exceptional wines could be made, for this is their sole intention. The farm comprises 157 ha of land on the slopes of the Simonsberg. The elevation ranges from 370 to 640 meters above sea level of mainly south-facing slopes, making Thelema one of the highest and probably coolest wine farms in the Stellenbosch area. Although wine had been made on the farm in the early part of the century and table grapes produced until the late 1960's, there were no vines on the farm at the time of purchase. The 25 ha under cultivation consisted of plums, apples and pears in varying stages of degeneration. The neglected state of the farm could not detract from its charm - there are spectacular views of the Simonsberg, Drakenstein and Jonkershoek Mountains and the farm is dotted with enormous oak trees. It has, however, involved an enormous effort to convert Thelema into a wine farm.

Thokozani online at

Thokozani means a celebration and it is in this spirit that our project is launched with its central and crucial focus on training and development as an absolute necessity to the achievement of sustainable economic empowerment. The business operations will initially consist of a new Thokozani wine brand that was launched in September 2005, as well as Thokozani Conferences - which will take over the existing conference business at Diemersfontein, and will build its own accommodation complex - The Thokozani Suites, thus enabling a bigger conference business to be created. These businesses will start at Diemersfontein and be in partnership with Diemersfontein - by using the existing infrastructure and part of its staff contingent, but will be structured in such a way as to allow and encourage development outside of the Estate after an appropriate consolidation period. We think of it as a business within a business, but free to fly

Tokara online at

TOKARA winery is situated on the crest of the Helshoogte Pass, about 5km from the historic winemaking town of Stellenbosch. Apart from award winning architecture, the estate offers magnificent vistas of the Simonsberg Mountains, False Bay, Table Mountain and the lush Idas Valley. The winery building’s industrial nature is softened by uncomplicated architecture and design. A composition of simple, natural materials and clean, strong lines characterize the structure, offering clarity of form within a breathtaking environment. The wine production and marketing facility was designed to reflect the character of the wines themselves – innovative and distinctive. Spaces interact efficiently, with practicality being a core element. The winery’s operational layout incorporates cutting- edge technologies and computerised control systems to ensure all TOKARA wines meet the necessary standards of excellence.

Tommasi online at

Tommasi Viticoltori(Tommasi vintners) is a family viticulture firm founded in 1902. It is situated in Pedemonte, in the heart of Valpolicella Classico region, a small piece of land in the North - West part of Verona, between the plain and Lessini mountains and near Garda lake. From grandfather Giacomo’s tiny vineyard, the Tommasi estate has grown steadily over the course of years and today extends over 135 hectares of vineyard in the DOC wine areas of Verona and 66 hectares in Maremma, south of Tuscany.

Vagnoni online at

Vagnoni brothers’ farm rises on the back of a fine hill in the Tuscan countries. The farm has twenty hectares of vineyard producing several kinds of wine, as Vernaccia of San Gimignano that is one of the main products of this area as it has been the first Italian wine to have had recognized the mark D.O.C.G. in 1966. It’s obtained by the grapes that come from the hilly ground, where are the vines that contain 100% of the vineyard “Vernaccia di San Gimignano”. The fermentation with checked temperature last about 12-18 days into steel and cement tubs. In 1993 Vernaccia is entered in the ambit of more quality wines achieving the mark D.O.C.G.

Val de Vie
Val de Vie online at

THE VINES @ Val de Vie Wine and Polo Estate set the scene for a romantic collaboration, where quality meets perfection in true Huguenot fashion. A unique French-style village located on its own private vineyard and 2 dams within the prestigious Val de Vie Wine and Polo Estate in the Franschhoek valley. Val de Vie is in close proximity to the heart of the Western Cape's fine dining capital, Franschhoek. Here you will find THE VINES - a rare investment opportunity; 20 exclusive full title homes set against the backdrop of the majestic Simonsberg mountain range. Ideally located, just a scenic 45 minutes away from Cape Town city centre and half an hour from Cape Town International Airport. Some of the finest public and private schools in South Africa including Bridge House, Paarl Boys and Paarl Gymnasium to name a few, are on your doorstep. As a VINES resident and Val de Vie Estate Homeowner, you can experience a range of uniquely unparalleled privileges, whether you are an adventure seeker, leisure lounger or lifestyle connoisseur. Answer the call of the Fish Eagle today and experience the ultimate secure family lifestyle destination.

Vergelegen online at

Vilafonté online at

Vilafonté is the first American and South African joint wine- making venture within the global wine community. This ground-breaking unique red wine project is a partnership between a well respected group of `quality driven` wine specialists from South Africa and the United States. Vilafonté is the first winery in South Africa to be focused on producing wine specifically for the US market. The Vilafonté philosophy embodies an obsession with quality, from the soil through to the bottle, and an absolute focus on luxury positioning. The name, Vilafonté, derives from the primary soil type of the 100 acre estate, whose character forms the foundation of the wines. The Vilafonté team blends a unique combination of knowledge, skills, international perspective, and international recognition. The Vilafonté project aims to create the first Luxury Wine brand from South Africa.

Villa Maria
Villa Maria online at

Vina Siegel
Vina Siegel online at

The Siegel family create on about 600ha of vineyards in the Colchagua vineyards San Elias, Crucero, El Crucero and Gran Crucero. Alberto Siegel, founder and owner of the vineyard studied at the Universidad Catolica de Chile, agriculture and oenology. After a brief stay in Germany he returned to Chile and was located in San Fernando as an independent wine broker. By the way, he set up his own company, where he worked in the past 15 years produced only cask wine, but it enjoyed a great reputation, that he decided to sell the wine under his own name.

Vina Ventisquero
Vina Ventisquero online at

Ventisquero first began production in 1998 and is currently managed by a youthful, creative and entrepreneurial team. Faithful to our slogan of going “A Step Beyond,” we make high- quality wines in a modern and cutting-edge style. We find ways to communicate our message in a manner that is both heartfelt and distinctive. Instrumental in the construction of our new winery in the Maipo Coast in 2000 was Chief Enologist Felipe Tosso. This was the valley from where our first grapes were harvested and made into wine. Three years later, we ventured into the Casablanca Valley and the famous valley of Apalta, recognized today as the birthplace of Ventisquero’s most celebrated wines. With estate vineyards located in Chile’s best winegrowing regions – the Maipo Coast, Casablanca and Colchagua – and rigorous research aimed at understanding terroir, our mission is to consistently deliver the finest quality in our wines. .

Vinas del Vero
Vinas del Vero online at

Vriesenhof online at

At Vriesenhof, the art of winemaking is a fascinating journey that begins in the vineyards and ends with the enjoyment that accompanies a raised glass. Follow this journey and you will most certainly pause for reflection in the solitude of the Vriesenhof cellars. Here, traditional wood maturation methods combine effortlessly with modern fermentation processes. Add to this an ageing process that takes place in a setting disturbed only by the patient ticking of the clock and the artistry of the winemaker at work and you’ll soon understand why Vriesenhof consistently delivers wines of true Stellenbosch origin.

The Winemaker Jan Boland Coetezee: "Stellenbosch has always inspired me. It’s where I was educated, learned the great game of rugby, started a family and made many friends. It is also where I have come to fulfill my passion and fascination for the noble art of winemaking. It all began in 1980 when I purchased the farm Vriesenhof in the Paradyskloof Valley. Together with my team, I set about cultivating plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Pinotage and Pinot Noir. Today, these plantings produce three very diverse ranges of wine under the labels of Vriesenhof, Talana Hill and Paradyskloof. "

Warwick Estate
Warwick Estate online at

The Warwick Estate is a family- owned and run winery. Managing Director Michael Ratcliffe is the 3rd generation family member to oversee this high quality boutique operation that has been lauded globally for excellence and consistency. Mike is passionately involved in many aspects of the South African and global wine industry and has held senior leadership positions in industry bodies. From 1771 til 1902, Warwick Wine Farm was known as the farm ‘De Goede Sukses’. After the Anglo Boer war in 1902, Colonel William Alexander Gordon, Commanding Officer of the Warwickshire regiment decided against returning to England and bought the farm. He renamed it ‘Warwick’ as a tribute to his regiment and the rest, as they say, is history. Warwick was purchased on April 1st 1964 by Stan Ratcliffe after an extensive search for the best ‘terroir’ in the Cape. Together with his new bride Norma , they soon realized the potential of the extraordinary property and began planting Cabernet Sauvignon. The Cabernet Sauvignon vines produced high quality grapes, which were soon in demand from neighbouring wineries. Norma became more and more interested in the making of wine and began to study the subject. Soon a cellar was in place and in 1984 the first ‘legal’ Warwick vintage was released (a Cabernet Sauvignon). It seemed Norma had the talent for making great wines and production soon increased. In 1986 Warwick Trilogy was releases, a Bordeaux style blend which has since became one of the flagships of the South African Wine Industry.

WeinBaule online at

Yalumba online at

A fifth generation descendant of Samuel Smith who founded Yalumba in 1849, Robert did not need to find an industry in which to build a career. Following his forebears Samuel, Sidney and Walter “Tiger” Smith, then his father Wyndham, Robert joined Yalumba in 1970 working in the vintage cellar laboratory and the vineyards. He travelled extensively through the vineyard regions of Europe and America doing harvest work at Chateau Rahoul and Domaine Dujac before returning in 1979. On his return he joined the sales and marketing department and in 1981 assumed responsibility for exports, mapping an international strategy for the company brands. In 1983, he was appointed Marketing Manager and immediately commenced his quest to mould a new fine wine philosophy and brand strategy for the family business. In 1985, Robert was appointed Managing Director of Yalumba, making him one of the youngest MDs the Australian wine industry had seen. His appointment came at a time when the Australian wine industry was poised on the brink of a revolution that would see a major shift in Australian wine consumption. Four years later, in 1989, Robert and his brother Sam purchased all shares in the company not held by their family, thereby ensuring the growth and future direction of the company. The family business underwent a restructure and a change of direction that would see Yalumba emerge as one of the Australian wine industry’s success stories. In October 2008 Robert was recognised for his contribution to the Australian wine industry with the prestigious ‘Len Evans Award’ with Gourmet Traveller WINE. “Rob Hill Smith’s leadership qualities have driven Yalumba to the enviable position it occupies today as one of Australia’s most progressive and successful wine companies. For his perspicacity in looking at the wider industry picture and finding ways that he and Yalumba can contribute to the growth of the Australian wine industry, and for the spirit of generosity that underlies this, he is worthy recipient of the Len Evans Award 2008” Peter Forrestal, chairman of Judges. In the month following, Robert was also recognised as an inspirational South Australian, through the SA Great South Australian of the Year Awards, receiving the ‘South Australian of the Year BUSINESS Award 2008’. In response to receiving this prestigious award Robert shared, “As a proud South Aussie I am both shocked and thrilled to accept this award, and I do so on behalf of my Yalumba team and the many other professionals in this State who have assisted in this recognition. “I am committed to our wine company remaining energetic, innovative, quality focussed and young at heart. This State is a great place to do business... we have talent in abundance with a fantastic work ethic - and long may that last. I truly hope with your support I can continue to provide career opportunities for talent whether it be in the Barossa, Adelaide, Auckland, London or Napa.” Outside work and family, Robert's consuming interest is sport and is a keen thoroughbred horse breeder, enjoys cricket, golf and football and plays a fair game of tennis. An occasional wine judge he finds time to enjoy good food and great wine and is mates with most of the great chefs of Australia. Actually he seems to be very conversant with many people from all walks of life and his memory is legendary. Married to Annabel since 1986, his 3 daughters Jessica, Lucy and Georgia fill out the family album. A fifth generation descendant of Samuel Smith who founded Yalumba in 1849, Robert did not need to find an industry in which to build a career. Following his forebears Samuel, Sidney and Walter “Tiger” Smith, then his father Wyndham, Robert joined Yalumba in 1970 working in the vintage cellar laboratory and the vineyards. He travelled extensively through the vineyard regions of Europe and America doing harvest work at Chateau Rahoul and Domaine Dujac before returning in 1979. On his return he joined the sales and marketing department and in 1981 assumed responsibility for exports, mapping an international strategy for the company brands. In 1983, he was appointed Marketing Manager and immediately commenced his quest to mould a new fine wine philosophy and brand strategy for the family business. In 1985, Robert was appointed Managing Director of Yalumba, making him one of the youngest MDs the Australian wine industry had seen. His appointment came at a time when the Australian wine industry was poised on the brink of a revolution that would see a major shift in Australian wine consumption. Four years later, in 1989, Robert and his brother Sam purchased all shares in the company not held by their family, thereby ensuring the growth and future direction of the company. The family business underwent a restructure and a change of direction that would see Yalumba emerge as one of the Australian wine industry’s success stories. In October 2008 Robert was recognised for his contribution to the Australian wine industry with the prestigious ‘Len Evans Award’ with Gourmet Traveller WINE. “Rob Hill Smith’s leadership qualities have driven Yalumba to the enviable position it occupies today as one of Australia’s most progressive and successful wine companies. For his perspicacity in looking at the wider industry picture and finding ways that he and Yalumba can contribute to the growth of the Australian wine industry, and for the spirit of generosity that underlies this, he is worthy recipient of the Len Evans Award 2008” Peter Forrestal, chairman of Judges. In the month following, Robert was also recognised as an inspirational South Australian, through the SA Great South Australian of the Year Awards, receiving the ‘South Australian of the Year BUSINESS Award 2008’. In response to receiving this prestigious award Robert shared, “As a proud South Aussie I am both shocked and thrilled to accept this award, and I do so on behalf of my Yalumba team and the many other professionals in this State who have assisted in this recognition. “I am committed to our wine company remaining energetic, innovative, quality focussed and young at heart. This State is a great place to do business... we have talent in abundance with a fantastic work ethic - and long may that last. I truly hope with your support I can continue to provide career opportunities for talent whether it be in the Barossa, Adelaide, Auckland, London or Napa.” Outside work and family, Robert's consuming interest is sport and is a keen thoroughbred horse breeder, enjoys cricket, golf and football and plays a fair game of tennis. An occasional wine judge he finds time to enjoy good food and great wine and is mates with most of the great chefs of Australia. Actually he seems to be very conversant with many people from all walks of life and his memory is legendary. Married to Annabel since 1986, his 3 daughters Jessica, Lucy and Georgia fill out the family album.

Zenato online at

The winery is in San Benedetto di Lugana, in the municipality of Peschiera del Garda, about 25 km west of Verona. Its location on the Veneto side of Lake Garda affords it an extremely favourable microclimate. It comprises 70 hectares, in the best vineyard sites of Lugana and in the Valpolicella Classico, right in the midst of areas richly laden with important historical, economic, and cultural events and memories.

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