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Celebrating 40 years of Platter's Guides and 5 star wines

Celebrating 40 years of Platter's Guides and 5 star wines

2020 sees 40 years of the Platter Guide, started in 1980 by John and Erica Platter, then bought by Andrew MacDowall and for the last few years under the stewardship of Diners Club, driven by Jean-Pierre Rossouw. Hat's off to editor Philip van Zyl for more than 20 years service to Platter's.

The very first copy sold for a mere R6.
Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Michelangelo Awards a great evening at Cape Sun

Michelangelo Awards a great evening at Cape Sun

I have not attended the Michelangelo Awards dinner for many years, so I was super impressed by the organisation, food and wine. Considering that there are about 450 people who attend the event in the massive ballroom, it is no mean feat to present each diner with a tasty and delicious plate of food in good time. Hats off to the Tsogo Sun team at the Cape Sun.
Monday, 07 October 2019

Very Special Tim Atkin tasting of the 95+ point wines at Westin Hotel in Cape Town

Very Special Tim Atkin tasting of the 95+ point wines at Westin Hotel in Cape Town

UK Master of Wine,Tim Atkin, has made a significant impact in raising the profile of the South African Wine industry, 
He thinks that South Africa is the most exciting wine-making country in the world at the moment, and that as South Africans, we should stop doubting ourselves and be proud and confident, as our wines are brilliant!

He has been visiting South Africa off and on for 20 years.
Sunday, 15 September 2019

Novare Terroir Awards lunch at Anura

Novare Terroir Awards lunch at Anura

The Novare Terroir Awards have been sponsored by the Novare for 14 years - and founded by Marius Labuschagne, who has just handed over the reins to the South African National Wine Show Association, ably run by stalwart organisers Elsabe Ferreira and Bennie Howard.

At the lunch awards ceremony held on Thursday 1 August, comedian Nic Rabinowitz kept the audience in fits of laughter as he made fun of wine-making and farmers!

Congrats to the many recipients - with top position going to Bon Courage Estate in Robertson, with three national winners, the top Colombard, the top Cap Classique sparkling wine (MCC) and top Rosé.
Monday, 19 August 2019

Great Old Vines tasting at Volkskombuis

Great Old Vines tasting at Volkskombuis

The Old Vines Project is going from strength to strength, and judging by the buzz at the tasting held on Tuesday 13 August at the Volkskombuis, there is no stopping this train.

If your vineyards are older than 35 years old, then I urge you to register with the project as there are plenty of marketing opportunities and I think the project is going a long way to assisting the prices of wines in South Africa to be raised.
Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Braai Lapa at Kaapzicht

Braai Lapa at Kaapzicht

Our braai area which leads out onto a garden area is available to rent out and can accommodate approximately 55 guests.
Tuesday, 23 October 2018
Cape Wine 2018 - Day 3 pics

Cape Wine 2018 - Day 3 pics

Day 3 of Cape Wine was still busy with Seminars and Variety tasting gathering much interest. I engaged with a group of African Media from Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya and it is clear that there is a need for more wine education and info there to grow our market share.

Bringing international trade and media to our beautiful winelands is a no-brainer and there were plenty of events surrounding Cape Wine itself, so there was no shortage of experiences on hand.
Monday, 17 September 2018
Pinotage Awards 2018

Pinotage Awards 2018

After much anticipation the presentation of the 2018 Absa Top 10 Pinotage trophies was held at Cavalli estate outside Somerset West on 15 August.
A record number of 161 entries were received for the Absa Top 10 competition and nearly half of the 20 finalists are from vineyards from the Stellenbosch area, including the iconic Beyerskloof, Kaapzicht, Kanonkop and Lanzerac.
Wednesday, 22 August 2018
Kaapzicht Wine Estate Venues

Kaapzicht Wine Estate Venues

Kaapzicht and the Steytler family invite you to hold your next function or ceremony at our venue: Wingerdkraal Wedding and Function venue at Kaapzicht
Tuesday, 24 July 2018
2018 Platter guide launched at Table Bay Hotel

2018 Platter guide launched at Table Bay Hotel

Records were hit with 111 Five Star wines being awarded this year. Congrats to Raats Family Wines, who walked away with the coveted Winery of the Year award, with 5 of their wines achieving 5 stars, and 3 more allocated to Bruwer Raats' partnerships, viz Mvemve Raats and B Vintners.(his cousin Gavin Bruwer Slabber)

The first 5 wines are from Raats Family Wines, then B Vintners (2) and Mvemve Raats (1):

Pinotage & Biltong Fest Rocks Gauteng

International Pinotage Day was celebrated with enthusiasm this past weekend in the shady gardens of the Leriba Hotel in Centurion, when around 1000 fans descended on the 18 wineries presenting their Pinotage’s, paired with interesting biltong flavours by Billa ‘B & Co Biltong Deli, a new local biltong outlet.
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Noble Vice Wine & Culinary Event at Old Biscuit Mill

Noble Vice Wine & Culinary Event at Old Biscuit Mill

The Old Biscuit Mill proved to be the perfect setting for Noble Vice Wine & Culinary Event. Said to be a gathering of the curious and enlightened, the 250+ guests were not disappointed by this bucket-list-worthy food and wine event.

The line-up of 25 wine producers included some avant-garde, new generation winemakers and the event offered an intimate and informative sampling of some of their best wines.
Monday, 28 August 2017
Chenin Showcase at Cape Grace

Chenin Showcase at Cape Grace

The Chenin Blanc Association is really making a lot of noise about Chenin this year, and, alongside their #DrinkChenin Day on Sat 17th June, on Monday 19th June, most Chenin producers gathered at the Cape Grace in the V&A Waterfront to showcase their Chenins in their different styles. MCC; Fresh and Fruity/ Sur Lie / Lightly Wooded; Barrel Fermented; Rich & Ripe/ Barrel Fermented; Older Chenin Blancs; Rich and Ripe /Barrel Fermented Chenin Blancs and Dessert Wines.
Monday, 26 June 2017
The Trade Show at Vista Marina

The Trade Show at Vista Marina

The Waterfront was very calm and still on Tuesday 6th June. It was the calm before the mighty storm which hit Cape Town on Tuesday night and Wednesday, wreaking havoc throughout!
But in the pre-storm calm, wineries were plying their trade to the trade - at the lovely new restaurant in the V&A Waterfront - called Vista Marina, where I hear they have great jazz on.
Thursday, 08 June 2017
Chenin Magic under the moonlight

Chenin Magic under the moonlight

The Chenin Association is really raising the bar and on Tues 11 April, almost every member of the association showcased their stunning Chenins at the Magic Chenin & Jazz evening at the Grand Beach cafe just outside the Waterfront.  The moon was full, the sea was still, the Chenins were delicious, varied and aplenty.
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Stellenbosch Wine Festival 2017 in action

Stellenbosch Wine Festival 2017 in action

This year's Stellenbosch Wine Festival looked more like a music festival than a wine fest - with the biggest stage I have ever seen!  Plenty of wine stands, foodie delights and I was very pleased to discover that Stellenrust has in fact made (possibly) the first ''Prosecco" styled bubbly in South Africa - and then with a Chenin of course.
Sunday, 26 February 2017

Platter launch of 2017 at Table Bay Hotel

Platter launch of 2017 at Table Bay Hotel

The Platter guide for 2017 was launched at the Table Bay hotel on Monday 31 Oct 2016.  It really was a night for the big producers to show that they can make not just volume but great quality too. The Winery of the Year was won by a big producer making 3 000 000 cases a year - Nederburg, and this was the 2nd time they have won this prestigious title.
Monday, 31 October 2016
Mandy's Vineyard Cottage at Kaapzicht Estate

Mandy's Vineyard Cottage at Kaapzicht Estate

Mandy's Vineyard Cottage, which is nestled amongst the vines, is a quaint two-roomed cottage with large veranda and outdoor braai. The cottage is fully self-catering with en-suite bathroom and air-con.
Tuesday, 20 October 2015
Platter's 2015 Launch at Mount Nelson

Platter's 2015 Launch at Mount Nelson

The Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2015 was launched at a gathering of the who’s who of the wine industry at Cape Town’s Mount Nelson Hotel last night. Diners Club and Platter’s are delighted to announce that the Swartland-based Sadie Family Wines is the Guide’s Winery of the Year for a historic second time.
Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Kaapzicht Soccer & Sports Club

Kaapzicht Soccer & Sports Club

Kaapzicht Soccer & Sports Club
Tuesday, 09 April 2013
Kaapzicht Farming Community

Kaapzicht Farming Community

Kaapzicht Wine Estate farming community
Monday, 08 April 2013
Horse Riding for Handicapped Children

Horse Riding for Handicapped Children

Maryke lives on Kaapzicht Estate, she has a heart for horses and children: after rescuing several horses and ponies from animal welfare she trained them for riding sessions with handicapped and traumatized children. Several times a week horses and handicapped children enjoy each other's company in Kaapzicht's beautiful nature.
Monday, 08 April 2013
WINE.CO.ZA - Spotlight on Kaapzicht for Oct 2012

WINE.CO.ZA - Spotlight on Kaapzicht for Oct 2012

Judy Brower visited Kaapzicht for the October Spotlight theme on Accolade Alley - and Danie Steytler jnr's Chenin just won Gold at Michelangelo and their Vision also awarded recently.
Thursday, 20 September 2012
Kaapzicht Farming Activities

Kaapzicht Farming Activities


Wednesday, 09 November 2011
Kaapzicht Landscapes

Kaapzicht Landscapes


Wednesday, 09 November 2011
Kaapzicht Family & Friends

Kaapzicht Family & Friends


Friday, 22 October 2010
Kaapzicht celebrated the opening of the soccer world cup

Kaapzicht celebrated the opening of the soccer world cup

On Friday afternoon, 11th June 2010, Kaapzicht celebrated the opening of the soccer world cup and the start of the first match between South Africa and Mexico. We surprised our workers by handing them not only their payslip, but also a yellow Bafana-Bafana T-shirt (our National Soccer team's colours) and instead of sending them home after a week's work, we invited them to watch the opening ceremony live on a big screen in our hall.
Monday, 13 September 2010
Kaapzicht Kindergarten

Kaapzicht Kindergarten

In 2008 I was approached by the charity organisation "Pebbles", who do wonderful social work on farms. They offered to help us get the Kindergarten going again by sponsoring all the new furniture and toys and games and by taking over the responsibility of training and monitoring 2 young ladies from the midst of our own community as new Kindergarten teachers.
Monday, 13 September 2010
Kaapzicht After-School-Club (ASC)

Kaapzicht After-School-Club (ASC)

When Pebbles introduced us to the idea of starting an After-School-Club in the hall next door to the Kindergarden it made perfect sense: instead of hanging around in the afternoons, being bored and tempted to try out drugs and do nonsense, our ~ 45 school children are now being helped with their school work by 2 teachers who come to us from town every afternoon.
Monday, 13 September 2010

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