Tag: Pinotage

Launching Guillermo Swartland Pinotage 2014

Our Swartland Pinotage ‘Guillermo’ 2013, with its velvety ripe blueberry, mulberry, exotic spice and creamy vanilla flavours is almost sold out. We are proud to announce that we will be launching Guillermo Swartland Pinotage 2014 at Prowein. We invite you to come and taste it…

Wine, woman power and singing praises

Wine Last week, the team had rather a hectic week. The amazing Mourvèdre and Shiraz grapes growing at Kasteelsig vineyard in the Swartland were ripe and ready to be made into intense flavourful wine. At the same time, Jeremy had to be up in Jo’burg…

In the pink

Rosé wine is one of the fastest growing categories in the wine world. Between 2007 and 2014, rosé wine sales in South Africa trebled. The Rosé Rocks competition started 3 years ago, and last year our 2016 Den Pinotage Rosé was in the Top 11…

Harvesting in a heatwave

On the umpteenth day of the heat wave in the Cape this label designing/blogging “Vaalie” tagged along with Jeremy Borg to find out first-hand the process of wine making from the vine to the bottle. The day got off to a rocky start with a…

Busy days – harvest 2013

We got through the last week-end of January without any mishaps. The cooling is working properly. Our Pinotage was cooled down from 26 degrees, the temperature the grapes arrived from the vineyard,  to about 17 C – just cool enough for the yeast to lag…

A Pinotage of Distinction

“Guillermo” Pinotage 2010 was recently awarded an impressive 90 points out of 100 by the highly respected US publication,  Wine Advocate. Reviewer,  Neal Martin wrote “The 2010 Guillermo Pinotage from Swartland is blended with 10% Merlot and 4% Grenache. It shows impressive purity on the…