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Magnetic Fields Harvest Festival – 19th March

Join our Magnetic Fields Wine Harvest Celebration Lunch in collaboration with our partner wine brands, including the Black Oystercatcher Wines, Bruce Jack Wines, Land’s End and more. We'll toast the harvest season together, and the wine crafted by our special vineyard soils. What is Magnetic Fields Winery? We are a custom winemaking facility based just outside the picturesque village of Elim in the Agulhas Wine Triangle. We specialize in making premium wine for various brand owners. We provide a modern winemaking facility and award-winning winemaking team to craft wine to the highest standards from grapes grown both in the Agulhas [...]

Sorghum Brioche Vetkoek with Crispy Beer-Brined Chicken and Homemade Slaw

Ingredients Sorghum Brioche Vetkoek 4 free-range egg yolks 400g of plain flour (I used Eureka Mill) 100g of sorghum 1 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of dry yeast Warm mmilk (I used Stonehouse Jersey milk) Homemade Slaw White cabbage Carrot Cooked corn on the cab Beer-Brined Chicken (Enough for about 8 de-boned thighs) 660ml Salute to the Sun Sorghum Beer (2 cans) 1 cup of white sugar 1/2 cup of good quality salt 1 tablespoon of onion powder 1 tablespoon of dry ginger 1 tablespoon of cracked black pepper 1 cup boiling water 8 deboned chicken thighs (I used Hanskraal [...]

Nedbank Vinpro Information Day 2022

The South African wine industry was hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic and will still take a few years to fully recover. However, through a necessity to revive, recover and rebuild, wine businesses are undergoing a mind shift in the way they do business and the industry has fast-tracked tools and initiatives aimed at becoming more robust, adaptable, competitive and sustainable. This was the message at the 16th annual Nedbank Vinpro Information Day, which was attended by close to 450 virtual and in-person delegates at Allée Bleue Wine Estate, Franschhoek, on 20 January 2022. The event was sponsored by Nedbank Business [...]

Celebrate 363 years of the triumphant South African wine industry

Raise a glass and celebrate 363 years of South African wine heritage on 2 February 2022 at 20:00. This momentous day marks the start of our winemaking industry, and calls for all with a passion for South African wine to come together, wherever they are in the world, and join in the celebratory online event.   This annual Wine Harvest Commemorative Event is free and open for all to attend and can be accessed on the day through a virtual link at   South Africa is the only country in the world that can accurately pinpoint the date of origin of [...]