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Pieter Badenhorst – Winemaker at Bergkelder

Q Where and when  were you born ? 

“1980 in Graaf Reinett, in the north of the Eastern Cape.”

Q Where did you study  and what qualifications do you have ?

“I studied at University…

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The winding road of winemaking

by Geena Whiting. 

There was a night this past month in which I battled to sleep. Exhausted from a hard day’s work in the cellar I lay in bed tossing and turning. Sleep eluded me, tentative exci…

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The Tasting Evolution

By Jenna Higgins.

After recently attending a MCC base-wine tasting hosted by the exclusive Cap Classique Association, I found myself wondering about how much effort goes into analysing and tasting…

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Sauvignon blanc – role of phenotypic plasticity in cultivar typicity

Grapevine cultivars are remarkably adaptable to their environments and responsive to production manipulations. This adaptability is (scientifically) described as phenotypic- or metabolic plasticity. Y…

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Meet Christiaan Nigrini – Winemaker at Asara

Q. When and where were you born ? 

“I was born on 7th July outside a recognised winemaking area in Beaufort West.”

Q. Where did you study and what qualification did you achieve ?


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A Cellar Intern’s Survival Guide to your First Harvest

Excitement bubbles over as the eager new intern arrives at 06:30am, a whole 30 minutes prior to her actual clock-in time. This lasts for about a week; after the second week you’ll be missing your Mo…

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Carbonic Maceration

by Erika Szymanski

What’s that you say?Fermenting whole grapes? Without yeast intervention? With zero oxygen?Yep, if you’re l...

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Wine, all on its own, is a fairly good antiseptic. The tartaric acid in wines made from grapes is a relatively...

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