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Introducing Warren Ellis – Winemaker Neil Ellis Wines

Q. Where do you originate from ?

“ I was born in Constantia in 1980.”

Q. Where did you go to school and where did you study winemaking ?

“Senior School at Paul Roos in Stellenbosch the…

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Shiraz a la mode

Love it or hate it … Shiraz is in! It even got its own festival in Franschoek. Well almost. It had to share the festival title with Charcuterie. Not a bad compromise though, as South Africa’s affi…

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Winery Refrigeration – The Basics

Refrigeration is one of the alcohol industry’s unsung heroes. Though rarely discussed, it plays such a vital role in breweries, cideries, distilleries, and wineries alike.

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Introducing Justin Van Wyk – Winemaker at Constantia Glen

Q. When and where were you born ?

“I was born in Beaufort West in the Great Karoo in  1984.”

Q. Any significance between Beaufort West and Beau Constantia ?

“No…. but it is a cute…

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Spoilt for Choice!

We, the glorious inhabitants of the Western Cape, have the unbelievable privilege of living in close proximity of some of the most unique and exciting wine producing regions in the world. Whether you…

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Taking the Water Out of Winemaking

A biotech innovator develops a new way to lower costs for small wineries and reduce water usage across the industry

A biochemical engineer by training, Vijay Singh spent decades working with pharma…

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Cork And Mouldy Off-flavours

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A penetrating look at the causes behind the problem that affects up to 4% of the world's bottle wine - AND, YO...

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