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Posted on 13 December 2017 by Thomas in Newsletters

I will remember 2017 more for political and financial reasons than wine. Trump. Kim Jong-un. Mugabe. Zuma. Gupta. Bitcoin. Steinhoff. It seems that every week there was some new scandal grabbing the headlines. All this, plus the severe drought in the Western Cape could make one view 2017 as quite a bad year overall! The… continue reading

NEWSFLASH

Posted on 13 June 2017 by Michelle in Newsletters

STELLENBOSCH CABERNET – THE COLLECTION Thelema is thrilled to participate in one of the most prestigious wine events on the Johannesburg calendar. Stellenbosch Cabernet – The Collection – promises Gauteng wine lovers an extraordinary once-off experience. On 22nd June, for one night only, twenty-five of the country’s premier Cabernet Sauvignon producers will be bringing the… continue reading

Golden Moments of Autumn

Posted on 9 May 2017 by Michelle in Newsletters

Autumn is certainly the prettiest time of the year to visit the Cape Winelands, when vineyards transform into a glorious landscape of golds and yellows all beautifully contrasted by the clear blue skies and our majestic mountain ranges. These changes also signal the important phase in the vine’s physiology where they work hard at building… continue reading

Decanter Magazine awards Sutherland Chardonnay 2015 top score

Posted on 14 March 2017 by Michelle in Newsletters

Decanter’s April edition features a South African Chardonnay panel tasting, in which our Sutherland Chardonnay 2015 scored 96 points, only one of two wines to do so. Master of Wine, John Hoskins said “The top wines are of international quality – they’d hold their own against anything.” The Elgin valley region shone in the magazine’s… continue reading

Grape Expectations

Posted on 24 February 2017 by Michelle in Newsletters

We’re in the thick of our annual grape harvest on Thelema and Sutherland farms, with the majority of our white varietals happily fermenting in tank or barrel. The grapes are healthy, and winemaker Rudi says he is very optimistic about the quality coming in. The extremely dry growing season has resulted in smaller berries and… continue reading

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