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  1. South African Sweet Wine Awards

    South African Sweet Wine Awards Launches Inaugural South African Sweet Wine Report South African Sweet Wines have been pitted against one another and an international contender in the inaugural Sweet Wine Report. The South African Wines proved their quality and according to the Report they "can stand alongside the same from anywhere in the world" with very good results. The inaugural Sweet Wine Report focused...
  2. IWC Winners for 2018!

    IWC Winners for 2018!
    The International Wine Challenge is in its 34th year. The IWC is a meticulously judged wine competition where each wine is judged blind for faithfulness to style, region and vintage. During the judging process, each medal-winning wine is tasted on three occasions by at least 10 different judges. Awards include medals (Trophy, Gold, Silver, Bronze) as well as Commended and Great...
  3. Haute Cabriere Launches New Summer Menus

    Haute Cabriere Launches New Summer Menus
    Haute Cabriere, an iconic Franschhoek wine farm and a favourite stop on many of our clients' visits to South Africa, has released their 2017 summer menus. To complement the new menus and the beautiful setting of their location, Haute Cabriere will be extending their Tasting Room and Restaurant opening hours from 1 November. “With summer approaching it only makes sense to make this beautiful setting available for longer, and extend our food and wine offering,” comments Marketing Manager Lientjie McLachlan. New tasting room tapas and oyster menu for summer The Tasting Room will extend its hours 1 November 2017, and will be open from Mondays to Saturdays and Public Holidays from 10am to 6pm and Sundays from 11am to 4pm. A tapas-style, small plates menu has been introduced at the Tasting Room as a perfect accompaniment to the range of Haute Cabriere wines and Méthode Cap Classiques.  Various plates of tapas style food from Haute Cabriere's Tasting Room summer menus with Haute Cabriere's Pierre Jourdan Brut and other wines The small plates menu will be served on the terrace from 11am to 6pm Monday to Saturday during the South African summer season to allow guests to linger a little longer while taking in views of the valley. Restaurant dining now open seven days a week Continue reading →
  4. Low Alcohol Wine, Monopole Brut just 8.5%

    With new UK guidelines on how much booze we should drink now at the paltry level of just 14 units per week for both men and women, just how can we make our units stretch? Probably the best way is to lower the alcohol content of your wine (although the 7 glasses a week quoted are based on just 10.5...
  5. No 1 Family Estate

    No 1 Family Estate
    Christie's World Encyclopedia of Champagne and Sparkling wine by Tom Stevenson and Essi Avellan MW is often referred to as the Champagne bible. The majority of the book unsurprisingly focuses on the top Champagne houses, and the current edition is no exception. Continue reading →
  6. Man O War Dreadnought Syrah 2009 only £25.99

    Man O War Dreadnought Syrah 2009 only £25.99
    Rose Murray Brown, writing in The Scotsman, named this Syrah from Waiheke Island in New Zealand as her star buy this week. Continue reading →
  7. Glenwood Winery appears in Decanter and The Guardian

    Glenwood Winery appears in Decanter and The Guardian
    Glenwood Wines have been amongst our portfolio now since the start of Hard to Find Wines. We have always loved the wines that winemaker DP Burger produces, from his easy drinking Glenwood Sauvignon Blanc to the more complex Glenwood Chardonnay Vignerons Selection. Continue reading →
  8. HTFW @ The Three Wine Men Manchester tasting event

    Last weekend saw us showing off our wines at the Manchester leg of the three wine men tour. Oz Clark, Olly Smith and Tim Atkin are on hand all weekend to pose for the odd photo, but more importantly give advice and tasting tips on all of the wines on show. From our corner of the tasting room, we had...
  9. De Krans Award Winning Wines!

    > De Krans Wine Cellar, situated in Calitzdorp, has received a 5 star rating for its Cape Vintage Reserve 2011 in the latest edition of the authoritative and internationally recognized 2014 Platter's South African Wine Guide, due for release this month. This is the ninth consecutive year that De Krans has been awarded a 5 star rating for its award-winning fortified...
  10. Jamie Goode from reviews our wines

    As one of the most respected wine bloggers, Jamie Goode has been informing wine lovers for well over 10 years with his regular blogs and reviews at Last month he sampled three of our top Australian and New Zealand Wines including: Oakridge 864 Chardonnay 2008 Yarra Valley, Australia From the Van der Meulen vineyard, dry grown, near Seville, cropped...

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