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News & Features  :  New Wines, New Faces

New Wines, New Faces: Ataraxia Mountain Vineyards

A South African biologist-turned-vintner starts off with three outstanding wines--and still manages to keep an eye on the wildlife

Posted: July 5, 2007  By James Molesworth

News & Features  :  Sommelier Talk

Sommelier Talk: Jörg Pfützner

Aubergine's German-born sommelier discusses his conversion from coffee connoisseur to wine lover and pairing his favorite Mosel Rieslings with South Africa's indigenous cuisine

Posted: June 26, 2007  By James Molesworth

News & Features  :  Winemaker Talk

Winemaker Talk: Chris Williams

One of South Africa's new guard of young vintners is pushing forward Cape winemaking at the historic Meerlust winery as well his own boutique operation

Posted: June 26, 2007  By James Molesworth

News & Features  :  New Wines, New Faces

New Wines, New Faces: Sadie Family

First South African producer to earn a 95-point score has the passion—plus the vineyards and talent—to improve even more

Posted: June 25, 2007  By James Molesworth

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

A Sit Down With Kevin Arnold of South Africa

Posted: June 20, 2007  By James Molesworth

I sat down with Kevin Arnold, winemaker and co-owner at South Africa’s Waterford winery, the other day in Wine Spectator 's New York office. Arnold, 52, is one of the many Cape winemakers who are making a real effort to work the U.

June 15, 2007 Issue  :  News

Small Vineyard Sites Help Young South African Winery Stick With Its Own Style

Posted: June 15, 2007  By James Molesworth

June 15, 2007 Issue  :  Columns

Can South Africa Produce Classic Wine?

Posted: June 15, 2007  By James Molesworth

News & Features  :  New Wines, New Faces

New Wines, New Faces: Tulbagh Mountain Vineyards

International bankers team up to make two excellent blends in a unique enclave of South African wine country

Posted: May 10, 2007  By James Molesworth

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

Tasting Highlights: South African Sauvignon Blanc

As the weather warms, crisp, refreshing Sauvignon Blancs from the Cape are ideal with lighter fare

Posted: May 7, 2007  By James Molesworth

April 30, 2007 Issue  :  Tasting Reports

ABCs of South Africa

Posted: April 30, 2007  By James Molesworth

April 30, 2007 Issue  :  Tasting Reports

South Africa's Serious Syrahs

An emerging red joins a traditional white at the top of the quality hierarchy

Posted: April 30, 2007  By James Molesworth

News & Features  :  New Wines, New Faces

New Wines, New Faces: Cape Point Vineyards

Small vineyard sites help South African Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon producer stick with its own style rather than mimic Marlborough or Bordeaux

Posted: April 10, 2007  By James Molesworth

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Ernie Els: On Top of His Wine Game

Ernie Els is already one of South Africa's most famous golfers. He's also becoming known for his impressive wines, which are made with Ernie's life-long friend and business partner, Jean Engelbrecht, in South Africa's Stellenbosch region.

Posted: April 9, 2007  

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Thelema: South Africa Pioneer

Join Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth as he talks with Gyles Webb of Thelema Mountain Vineyards, one of the first wineries in modern South Africa.

Posted: April 5, 2007  

News & Features  :  New Wines, New Faces

New Wines, New Faces: Raats Family

Family winemaker focuses on Loire varieties, but gives them a uniquely South African sense of style

Posted: April 5, 2007  By James Molesworth

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South Africa: Taste these Varietals

South Africa is stepping onto the world wine stage with a trio of strong varietals. Which ones should you look for? (Hint: Pinotage isn't on the shortlist.) Get answers and insights with Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth.

Posted: April 2, 2007  

News & Features  :  Winemaker Talk

Winemaker Talk: Rudi Schultz

One of South Africa's up-and-coming young winemakers is making outstanding Syrah and Cabernet from the Cape

Posted: April 2, 2007  By James Molesworth

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

South Africa: Day 14—From the Top to the Bottom, Tourist Style

Posted: March 21, 2007  By James Molesworth

It’s a national holiday here today: Human Rights Day. It’s cooler than it’s been so far on my trip, and summer seems to be finally winding down here. To celebrate the holiday, I allowed myself to be a tourist for a day.

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

South Africa: Day 13—A Vinous Family Tree

Posted: March 20, 2007  By James Molesworth

Walker Bay is about a 90-minute drive from Cape Town, past the well-known wine lands of Stellenbosch, and up over the Hottentot mountains (where a vista point along the road affords a dramatic view of False Bay).

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

South Africa: Day 12—More Than a Handful

Posted: March 19, 2007  By James Molesworth

Usually when I travel to a region for the first time, I meet with two, maybe three winemakers a day. Today I broke the rules and went for a lucky seven. My first stop was at De Toren , where winemaker Albie Koch has been turning out a consistently polished, outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon–based blend called Fusion V.

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