2018 South African Trip


It doesn't seem possible but another year has gone and we are off to South Africa on our annual wine buying trip.

We do know how lucky we are to be packing our bags to visit this beautiful Country and look forward to visiting favourite vineyards and exploring new ones.

The blog will be updated regularly so please follow us on our trip.

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End of trip South Africa 2018

Marian on Fri 23 Feb

Six weeks away in this beautiful Country, we have visited all our suppliers and have found some new wines to add to our list.


Nabygelegen Wine Estate

Marian on Mon 5 Feb

Wellington area is where wine making in South Africa in 1712 and we are staying on the Nabygelegen Wine Estate.


Barton Wine Estate

Marian on Fri 2 Feb

We now move on towards the see to stay at Barton Vineyard, the Estate is situated on South Africa, Western Cape, located off the R43 road leading to Hermanus. Lying at the foot of the Hottentots Holland mountain range in the Botriver valley.


Star Hill Winery

Marian on Thu 1 Feb

Star Hill Winery is situated on the famous Route 62 wine trail. They were created by Grant Hatch and Christopher Palmer Tomkinson who sought to find a high-altitude site to fulfil a passionate belief in producing great wines at altitude.

Arendsig Wine Estate

Marian on Mon 29 Jan

We leave the beautiful Franschhoek Valley over the pass to Robertson and the Breede River Valley.

South Africa this year is suffering from a drought and the land is very parched luckily most vineyards have their own borehole so are able to keep the vines irrigated.


Peter Falke Wine Estate

Marian on Sat 27 Jan

As always on our trip to South Africa we try to search out new wines to add to our range.

We have been recommended to visit Peter Falke Winery.

Four Paws Winery

Marian on Thu 25 Jan

Four Paws Winery is on the main road into Franschhoek, all their wines are made here but they source grapes from other areas of the Cape,

Noble Hill Wine Estate

Marian on Wed 24 Jan

Today we are to visit Noble Hill Winery. When we started importing wines from South Africa this was one of the first vineyards we chose and each year we return and the wines never disappoint just improve year on year.


Lynx wines

Marian on Tue 23 Jan

Dieter and Helgard greet us in the tasting room, when we were here last year the vineyard was busy harvesting but this year weather conditions have been different.

La Chataigne

Marian on Tue 23 Jan

Next we visit La Chataigne a small Boutique Vineyard on the outskirts of Franschhoek.


Stony Brook Vineyard

Marian on Tue 23 Jan

We stock Stony Brook’s Ghost Gum range in the UK and it is becoming very popular.


Clos Malverne

Marian on Sun 21 Jan

Clos Malverne is a special place we have been in South Africa only a week and have visited twice! 

Bellevue Wine Estate

Marian on Fri 19 Jan

Last year whilst in South Africa we visited Bellevue Wine Estate and started supplying two of their wines on our Carte in the UK.

Diemersfontein Winery

Marian on Thu 18 Jan

Today we have been searching out new wines and have a meeting at Diemersfontein which is on the outskirts of Wellington.

Hemel en Aarde

Marian on Sun 14 Jan

We arrived in South Africa two days ago, now feeling relaxed and refreshed from the overnight flight

It is time to start work!

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