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In The Vineyard With...

In depth conversations with leading figures in the world of wine. On location in their wineries, Wine bars, Vineyards and Tasting rooms.

Nov 25, 2022

Alex Starey

In the episode I was in the vineyard with Alex Starey, winemaker at Keermont Vineyards, in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Keermont is located in a long narrow valley that is tucked between the Helderberg and the Stellenbosch Mountains. Right at the tope of his vineyards, near an open pool feeding from the local spring, we...

Nov 18, 2022

Nic Van Aarde

In this episode I chatted to Nic Van Aarde, winemaker at Oldenburg Vineyards in Banghoek, Stellenbosch, South Africa. You can hear all about the mystical Rondekop Hill, the centrepiece vineyards at the heart of this beautiful estate.

We discussed the Grenache, each vine supported by a rock, against the ferocious wind,...

Nov 2, 2022

In this episode I was chatting to Christiana Von Arnim CEO of Warwick Estate in Stellenbosch and JD Pretorius, her winemaker.

On a sunny, midwinter afternoon, we sat in the winery's garden to talk and taste their superb range of wines.

It was a pleasure discovering their vision and plans for the future of the Warwick...

Oct 28, 2022

Bertus Van Zyl

In episode 52 we conclude a short visit to northern California, where I already spoke to Cathy Corison, Dave Gates from Ridge Vineyards and Rebekah Wineburg from Quintessa Estate.

Bertus van Zyl, winemaker at Tank garage ( a cool converted Gas station), as well as James Cole Winery and his own project Belong Wine Co,...

Oct 14, 2022

Rebekah Wineburg

Can a bottle of wine change your life? If you are in a receptive mode, the stars are aligned for you and the right questions asked, Yes says Rebekah Wineburg, winemaker at Quintessa. In our latest episode she recalls such an encounter with a bottle of Ornellaia 1998 while having lunch in San Francisco, with her...