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Bruce Juice – February 2020

2020-02-13T15:34:19+00:00February 11th, 2020|Categories: Agulhas Wine Triangle, Bruce Jack, Overberg, Wine|

Why The Agulhas Triangle is Special in the World of Wine Geology, Climate and Happenstance Geology and Climate Around 330 million years ago various continents found themselves in God's mosh pit of geology. The headbanging band raging on heaven’s stage was called “Plate Tectonics” (Previously known as “Continental Drift”) and was renowned for throwing up massive mountains and magically creating a treasure trove of minerals - most prosaic of which (gold and diamonds) would end up helping to build European cities like Edinburgh and London, etc... It was a gig to remember. By the time South America, Australia, India, Madagascar [...]

Somerset Fresh Fine Wine and Food Festival

2019-11-28T12:11:08+00:00November 28th, 2019|Categories: Agulhas Wine Triangle, The Drift Estate|

Constantia's favourite garden party, Constantia Fresh, is bringing its popular annual fine food and wine festival across the bay to Somerset West to welcome their own version of Fresh this summer. The fresh green lawns of Morgenster Wine & Olive Estate is where you’ll find foodies and wine enthusiasts on Sunday, 8 December 2019 for the inaugural Somerset Fresh Fine Wine & Food Festival. Over 200 wines will be available for you to swirl, sip and savour, while you nibble on gourmet canapés prepared by some of the region’s most talented chefs. Your ticket includes a festival glass, tasting of over [...]

WineMag Best Value 2019 results announced – Bruce Jack Wines had 4 Top Performing wines

2019-10-11T11:51:25+00:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Bonfire Hill Wines, Bruce Jack Wines, Review, Wine|

Over the past few months, has convened a series of tastings aimed at finding the best wines costing between R60 to R120 a bottle.  Our intention was to identify great everyday drinking – wines which offer refreshment and flavour under ordinary circumstances, are widely available, and don’t cost too much. Minimum stock requirements that producers had to meet was 300 six-bottle cases or 1800 bottles and wines were tasted blind by a three-person panel of experienced judges, with Christian Eedes as the roaming chair, using the 100-point system. A wide range of wines were tasted across the following categories: White [...]