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The South African Wine Industry is in Crisis

Hey New World Wine Warriors, we’re back at it with another blog – aren’t we on a roll? This one is more fact heavy, so maybe pour yourself a glass of wine, or just bring the bottle and pop your feet up. We’ll be looking at the South African wine regions that are currently going […]


¡ New World Icons ! pt.2 – The Women

Cullen Vanya Cullen has been wine making at her family’s Wilyabrup estate since 1983. Cullen Wines while remaining family owned has since evolved making quality wine from a certified Biodynamic, Carbon Neutral and naturally powered estate. Vanya was inducted into the Australian Business Women’s 2015 Hall of Fame which honours and celebrates Australian female business owners who […]


¡ New World Icons ! pt.1

Tyrrell’s One of Australia’s founding wine families established in 1858, hailing from the Hunter Valley in New South Wales. Now headed up by 4th generation family member Bruce Tyrrell, they produce some of Australia’s most iconic and awarded wines. Tyrrells’s Vat 1 Hunter Valley Semillon is one such wine. This is the pinnacle of one […]


South African One’s to Watch

The best part of working in wine is discovering new producers and tasting wines that make you think. We’ve recently launched into South Africa, which for me was very much a new frontier. Good to say its been a very, very pleasant surprise. Outside of the established likes of France Spain, South Africa has to […]


The Grapes and Vines of South Africa

South Africa is fortunate to have some wonderful heritage vineyards. Despite producing some of the best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the New World, there is much excitement surrounding new wave Chenin Blanc, Pinotage and Cinsault. Dry grown, gnarled old-vines, particularly prevalent in the Western Cape, are being brought back into production and championed on […]



You may have noticed Veganuary as the buzzword around town this Jan, it’s all the rage. Not limited to food and wine, Vegan products now run the gamut through to soaps and clothes. I’ll admit to enjoying my meat-based products, however it’s easy to spot the virtues and positive impacts of the Vegan way. There […]