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 Darling Cellars/R315, Mamre Weg Station
Darling, 7345
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Onyx is a boutique wine label, now sold as Daring Cellars Premium range, produced by Darling Cellars on the west coast of South Africa, close to Cape Town. The grapes for the wines are sourced from various growers within the Groenkloof vineyard area, known for its diverse soil types and favorable microclimates. As Onyx, the wine was originally named for the deep black, semiprecious stone found in the granite bedrock in the vineyard’s soils. These premium wines are made from hand-selected grapes, carefully monitored in the cellar with regular evaluations to ensure quality. 

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Pinotage

    History of the grape: In 1925, Stellenbosch University Chief Horticulture Professor Abraham Izak Perold created the P...

  • Chenin Blanc

    History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...

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  • Hex Vom Dasenstein Onyx Cabernet Cuvee Qualitatswein Trocken 2009


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    Wine review by gmb468

  • Friday was a very good day for Oregon's second-smallest wine ... Yakima, Umapine, Hermison, Onyx and Oliphan series.” Stones are a rare occurrence in these areas, further reinforcing the region's contention of uniqueness. According to Great Northwest Wines, the area has about 250 acres of wine grapes.Vines first came to the area in the mid 90's... Read More

    From the article Rock and Roll: Stony Oregon Land Gets AVA

  • Terra Blanca Onyx 2008


    Mint, dried berry fruit and strawberries in cream greets the nose along with notes of toasted nuts and leather. Lots of red cherry fruit pops on the entry here along with some spicy earth, toasted nut, and sagey herb notes. This is broad and wide open today, expansive on the palate and transparent with fruit that is decidedly in the red end of t... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Terra Blanca Onyx 2008


    Dark fruits and cherry. Satiny smooth. Solid tannins and good acidity. A hint ... ... quality-price ratio. The ONYX, a Seattle Wine Awards Gold Medal winner, is winemaker Keith Pilgrims signature Bordeaux blend, which the winery says is a snapshot of the vineyard.Wineshout.c Read More

    Wine review by Wineshout

  • Darling Cellars Red Blend Groenekloof Kroon Onyx 2007


    Recommendable - very good wine at this price level Read More

    Wine review by Danish wine drinker

  • Darling Cellars Red Blend Groenekloof Kroon Onyx 2007


    Full flavoured redwine, smooth, spiced and warm. To enjoy in company of good friends and food Read More

    Wine review by Rene Nellemose

  • Pine Ridge Onyx 2006


    Imagine you took all the awesome aspects of a Malbec, Merlot, Tannat, Cabernet ... wine. That's what the '06 Onyx literally is. I think Onyx tends to taste best about 4-5 years after the vintage dat Read More

    Wine review by chirpy

  • I'm new to wine drinking and have tried a couple of wines that were described as "mineraly". What does this typically mean? Read More

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  • Pine Ridge Onyx 2003


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    Wine review by anchca

  • Terra Blanca Onyx 2001


    Good dark fruit nose. On the palette, black cherry, cedar, cassis, some black berry. Decent acidity. All in all a good wine. Read More

    Wine review by JoshuaChrist

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