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Wheels are turning again

The wheels are turning again

Yes we got some good news, we are back and is allowed to trade again in South Africa. Doing what we love the most, sharing our wines with you! Now it’s back to the drawing board. Planning the calendar to see what tastings we can fit in what we...

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Bizoe Henrietta 2018

Bright side of Life

With all the things happening in South Africa at the moment, I need to find the positive things around me at the moment.  The 7th of July London based Decanter Magazine released their ratings for 2021. Bizoe Genant SGM 2019 the first time got awarded 91 points. What a...

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Fire and Wine

Fire and Wine

As winter sets into the Western Cape, cold and rain arrives. Fireplace burning, Wimbledon on the television and a glass of red in the hand.  Welcome to the winter in the Cape.  As romantic as the intro sounds there is still work in the cellar to be done during...

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Thank you "Pappa"

Thanks you “Pappa”

January 2001 is clearly still on my mind when my parents driven me down to Stellenbosch to start my first year at The University of Stellenbosch. As we left about 10min into the drive getting onto the Bloemfontein Highway at Gillooly’s interchange my dad’s words “my seun die is jou...

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Nieu-Bethesda to Graaff-Reinet

Once a year the whole industry heads down the N1 towards Graaff-Reinet for the yearly Stoeptasting. Off we set to join the fun in the Karoo. Graaff-Reinet has a special place in my heart. My wife, Estalét’s family is farming 50 km outside of Graaff-Reinet in district of Nieu-Bethesda on...

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Guest enjoying Kanonkop House

Let’s hit the road Jack (Part 2)

Adventure down the Garden Route! Following up from my last post about my time in Gauteng, next stop Garden Route with Jo and Nick Lowe from The Grape Hustle in Plettenberg Bay. Early morning departure from Somerset West to meet up with Jo at The Garden Route Game Lodge....

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Let’s hit the road Jack

Let’s hit the road Jack …. (Part 1) One morning driving my kids to school on our local radio station in the Western Cape, KFM 94.5 played the famous song “Let’s hit the road Jack” by Eva & The Heartmaker. This made me realize it’s time to get on...

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Rikus Jnr

Bizoe Genant

On Monday 29th of March we completed harvest 2021 with our Bizoe Idioglossia Chardonnay grapes arriving from Elgin approx. 2 weeks after we completed Stellenbosch grapes. This just shows again the role nature and region play in the world of wine. The day has arrived that I have trying...

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