Winter 2019

A wine farm in winter might not show the verdant rows of vineyards or the blooming wildflowers and trees one finds in late spring and summer. But this time of year has a beauty of its own, a dramatic one where the vines are leafless and bare, showing their knuckled...

The Chardonnay Way

Without Chardonnay, Dom Perignon would never have uttered the words: “come quickly, I am tasting the stars.” Without Chardonnay, Winston Churchill would have been less inspired to fight for Champagne. Read...

De Wetshof Estate The Site Chardonnay Bags Top 100 SA Wines

A commitment to site-specific Chardonnay helped De Wetshof Estate in Robertson achieve Top 100 SA Wine and Double Platinum status at the recent Top 100 SA/National Wine Challenge Awards. This award went to The Site 2016, one of the five Chardonnays in De Wetshof’s...

Chardonnay Mastery in Robertson Wine Valley

The Robertson Wine Valley has once again demonstrated its ability to produce Chardonnay that shines on a world stage, with two wines from the region excelling at the recently held Chardonnay du Monde in France. In addition, one of the winning wines, De Wetshof’s Bon...

How De Wetshof stays ahead in the wine business

Agri Western Cape’s Young Farmer of the year for 2018, Johann de Wet of De Wetshof Wine Estate, tells Glenneis Kriel how he and his brother, Peter, are keeping their family’s wine-making legacy alive. Being the son of legendary winemaker Danie de Wet could easily have...

Herb & fennel crusted salmon with garlic roasted sweet potatoes

This herb and fennel crusted salmon might just be my new favourite way to eat it. I love salmon raw, poached, grilled and pan-fried, but this flavour packed crust gives it an amazing texture and it’s so easy to do. I really love recipes that kind of cook themselves...

Johann de Wet from De Wetshof is Western Cape Farmer of the Year

Johann de Wet, CEO of De Wetshof Estate in Robertson, has been announced as Agri Western Cape’s Young Farmer of the Year for 2018. This brings him into contention for the national title, to be awarded later this year. Speaking via Skype from Texas where he is on wine...

De Wetshof Chardonnays in Top Spectator Stands

Two of De Wetshof classic Chardonnays both notched up scores of 93pts in the April edition of the Wine Spectator Insider. Renowned judge James Molesworth bestowed these points on the De Wetshof Finesse 2017 (Lesca, in the USA) as well as for the Estate’s flagship...

Drizzle and Dip by Sam Linsell

risotto alla milanese with brown butter pan fried prawns Just the thought of risotto alla Milanese – a classic Italian dish, makes me very happy. I pride myself in my risotto making ability and have fine-tuned the technique over the years. It’s a simple dish that...

De Wetshof News: December 2016

Since its inception in 2006, the hosting of the Celebration of Chardonnay on De Wetshof has indeed been a unique ode to the grape variety to which the Estate is committed, namely Chardonnay. The aim of each event is to capture the imagination of those attending by...

SA’s first Michelin Chef honoured at De Wetshof

Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen, the first South African chef to receive a coveted Michelin star for his cooking in France, was honoured on Friday during the biennial Celebration of Chardonnay at De Wetshof Estate in Robertson. The Golden Vine Award is awarded at this...

Time for Celebrating South African Chardonnay is Now

Jay McInerney, American novelist and wine writer for – inter alia – The Wall Street Journal, gave the address at this year’s De Wetshof Celebration of Chardonnay. In his first visit in 15 years, he noticed a profound shift in quality of his favourite white wine as...

De Wetshof Limestone Hill takes only Veritas Double Gold

In one of its finest showings in the Veritas Wine Awards to date, pioneering Chardonnay wine estate De Wetshof from Robertson won the only Double Gold medal in the category for Unwooded Chardonnay wines plus four Gold medals. De Wetshof Limestone Hill 2016 took Double...

De Wetshof News: July 2016

A vine is a truly wonderful plant, and does not ask for much: planting in the correct soils conducive to its relevant variety, as well as sufficient sunlight for bud-break, flowering and to ripen the grapes. A splash of water to nourish the roots that can creep down...

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