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  1. GlenWood Vineyards' Recent Awards

    GlenWood Vineyards' Recent Awards
    On Thursday, 4 October and Saturday, 6 October, DP Burger of GlenWood Vineyards in Franschhoek, South Africa will be hosting events with Hard To Find Wines in celebration of GlenWood's award-winning wines. To give some perspective on how excellent their wines are, here are some of GlenWood Vineyards' recent awards.         Vigneron’s Selection Chardonnay 2016 - Decanter World...
  2. Hard To Find Wines welcomes Iona Wines!

    Hard To Find Wines welcomes Iona Wines!
    Iona Wines, owned by Andrew and Roxy Gunn, is situated at 420m above sea-level in the Elgin Valley in South Africa and is proud to be the coolest vineyard in South Africa. Planting began in 1998, with Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot the first vines planted. These were followed by Chardonnay, Semillon and Pinot Noir. Shortly after Iona's first...
  3. Meet DP Burger of GlenWood: an Interview

    Meet DP Burger of GlenWood: an Interview
    On 4 and 6 October 2018, Hard To Find Wines will welcome DP Burger, Cellar Master of GlenWood Vineyards in Franschhoek, South Africa, to the UK to host two events. One will be hosted in London and the other at High Grosvenor in Shropshire. Keep an eye on our social media or sign up for our newsletters to learn more about...
  4. New Arrival: Haute Cabriere Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2017

    New Arrival: Haute Cabriere Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2017
    Haute Cabriere's 2017 vintage of their very popular Chardonnay Pinot Noir has just arrived at Hard To Find Wines! "The 2017 vintage yielded grapes of outstanding quality, resulting in a beautiful balance of fruit and acidity." says Cellar Master Takuan von Arnim.   Cellar Master's Reflections The two noble Burgundian cultivars of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir form the cornerstone of Haute Cabrière’s wine...
  5. Food and Wine Pairing: Haute Cabrière Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2017

    Food and Wine Pairing: Haute Cabrière Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2017
    A big favourite at Hard to Find Wines HQ is Haute Cabrière’s Chardonnay Pinot Noir. Whilst it’s a perfect wine to drink on its own, Chardonnay Pinot Noir works very well with seafood. Here is the perfect complimentary recipe created by Haute Cabrière’s chefs Nic van Wyk and Westley Muller.   Grilled line fish with sauce vierge paired with Haute...
  6. La Couronne: the Crown of Franschhoek Part 2

    La Couronne: the Crown of Franschhoek Part 2
    In Part 1 of our La Couronne blog post last month, we explored the history behind La Couronne and looked at some of their award-winning wines. In this, Part 2, we learn more about their wine and winemaking. The Team behind the Wines La Couronne maintains a small, tight-knit team at the farm that are led by Owner, Francois Smith...
  7. La Couronne: the Crown of Franschhoek Part 1

    La Couronne: the Crown of Franschhoek Part 1
    Nestled against the Klein Dassenberg Mountain in this beautiful corner of South Africa lies the peaceful gem of a wine farm, La Couronne Estate. This essential stop on any wine tour of the Franschhoek winelands boasts spectacular views of vineyard-covered slopes and towering peaks. History La Couronne means “The Crown” and pays homage to a warship built by the French Navy in 1636...
  8. 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...
  9. Food and Wine Pairing: Spring Selection

    Food and Wine Pairing: Spring Selection
    A wonderful wine choice for the spring season is Haute Cabriere Pierre Jourdan Tranquille. Here is a beautiful, well-designed spring starter created by Haute Cabriere's chefs Nic van Wyk and Westley Muller that pairs well with this wine. "Beetroot and goat’s cheese is a classic combination. We added a playful element with the kataifi pastry making it perfect to use for home entertaining," says Nic van Wyk...
  10. Le Lude Part 1: Where Mathematics & Mystique Meet

    Le Lude Part 1: Where Mathematics & Mystique Meet
    Paul Gerber, winemaker at Le Lude, was teaching mathematics when he got married. “Within a few months of getting married, I convinced my wife to let me go and study oenology at Stellenbosch.” When he finished, he specialised in bottle-fermented sparkling wine and worked in Northern Italy, Champagne in France and Germany. On his return to South Africa he did...

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