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  1. Cool Climate South Africa: Paul Cluver's Journey From Apples to Pinot Noir

    Cool Climate South Africa: Paul Cluver's Journey From Apples to Pinot Noir

    "The New York Times a couple years back asked with climate change taking place, where would you buy your Burgundies, your Chardonnay Burgundies, if you weren’t able to buy them from Burgundy anymore. And they actually identified Elgin as a potential growing area for that."
  2. Schalk Opperman of Lammershoek on the Power of Old Vine Swartland Chenin Blanc

    Schalk Opperman of Lammershoek on the Power of Old Vine Swartland Chenin Blanc

    "These old vines were able to survive the test of time. And with the roots being so deep in the soil and all the sandy soils, they were able to reach that last bit of reserves of water and maintain themselves where a young vine would have struggled." Schalk Opperman
  3.  Jacques de Klerk of Radford Dale focusing on site-specific wines in Stellenbosch, South Africa

    Jacques de Klerk of Radford Dale focusing on site-specific wines in Stellenbosch, South Africa

    "We've spent the last 20 years really refining the ethos. And that is site-specific, single-terroir, single-vineyard in some cases, wines of character and immerse drinkability." " Jacques de Klerk Radford Dale
  4. Duncan Savage and the charisma of South African Old Vine Blends

    Duncan Savage and the charisma of South African Old Vine Blends

    'People have become more wise from a viticultural point of view and then learning to stand back in the cellar. So, if I look at South African wines over the last 10 years, there’s been a monumental shift in quality. It’s insane." Duncan Savage
  5. Ginny Povall of Botanica Wines: Championing Organics in Stellenbosch

    Ginny Povall of Botanica Wines: Championing Organics in Stellenbosch

    "...you can see the kind of things that we do here. We do regenerative farming as well. We don't till the soil. So in addition to trying to build the soil back, it builds up top soil." Ginny Povall
  6. Richard Kershaw: The Master of Wine who has Uncovered South Africa's Potential for World Class Chardonnay

    Richard Kershaw: The Master of Wine who has Uncovered South Africa's Potential for World Class Chardonnay

    "Elgin (Chardonnay) tends to have a little bit more flesh on the bones, a little bit more plumpness that kind of gives you that impression that you see really in Burgundy." Richard Kershaw
  7. Glenelly, a South African Terroir with French Soul

    Glenelly, a South African Terroir with French Soul

    "I believe wine in a bottle is capturing the geography and geology of a specific area at a period of time. We try our best to capture the expression of the terroir as much as possible." Luke O’Cuinneagain
  8. Ntsiki Biyela: First Lady of South African Wine

    Ntsiki Biyela: First Lady of South African Wine

    "We went to the awards function, and to get into the hall and you see that there's only two black people who are here at the function, and the rest of the black people we are seeing are the waiters and waitresses." South African Winemaker Ntsiki Biyela
  9. Out of (South) Africa

    Out of (South) Africa

    The Constantia and Stellenbosch regions in South Africa are best known in the United States but there are some lovely artisanal and affordable wines from smaller regions worth seeking out.
  10. Animal Energy: South Africa’s Zoo Biscuits, A New Breed of Winemaker

    Animal Energy: South Africa’s Zoo Biscuits, A New Breed of Winemaker

    In a country where winemaking is still facing challenges relating to inequality Kristen Bieler profiles a group of progressive winemakers, the Zoo Biscuits, who are challenging the status quo.
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