the company of wine people

+27 21 881 3870 R310 Lynedoch Road, Stellenbosch
Cape Town, IN 46947
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the company of wine people™ is one of South Africa’s top wine producers and exporters. Its core brands include Kumkani – the king of South African wines; Thandi, the world’s first Fairtrade accredited wine; handcrafted Welmoed; unconventional Versus and export success Arniston Bay. With a winemaking team headed by Nicky Versfeld, the company prides itself on providing wines of excellence for every drinking occasion. Please visit www.thecompanyofwinepeople.co.za for more information – Description from winepeople

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  • 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...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • 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...

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  • Lots of chatter on this, but basically, the Federal Court upheld a district court's decision and said that the 2005 Supreme Court ruling applied to wineries, but not to retailers! Its now with the appellate court.http://www.winespectator.com/Wine/Features/0,1197,5179,00.htmlhttp://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1202431989579&nd_Circuit_Upholds_N... Read More

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  • If you could choose one bottle of wine to drink, regardless of price, what would it be? Read More

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  • Theres an ocean of imported wine out there, so how do you know if something is going to be good or not? While a select few people are familiar with individual producers within a wide range of regions, a slightly larger group just has a firm grasp on the main wine producing regions and sub-regions of the world, yet an even larger group knows they... Read More

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  • Well it's official. I'll be going to Napa from July 6th through the 10th for my first official vacation for over three years. Got a sweet room at a place in St. Helena and I'm looking for recommendations of what the best places are to taste. I plan on spending at least two days in the Valley tasting, with a day trip out to Santa Cruz mountain... Read More

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  • Its June 2009.  I ventured off four years ago this month to pursue my interest in wine.  It was a curiosity and a possible career change then, now it is a daily passion that, not only, fills my heart, hands, nose and mouth, but also pays my bills.  In just a few short years I have been fortunate to make the successful transition from wine drinke... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Another New Wine?


  • I'm going on a trip this summer: Italy, Slovenia (love the wine there) and Austria. I will, no doubt, fall in love with many wines. Question: am I allowed to bring wine back on the plane? Is there a limit?Thanks in advance, all! Read More

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  • Pernod Ricard has announced it is selling Wild Turkey and related businesses to Gruppo Campari for 575million US, what Icon is next? Read More

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  • Kumkani Cradle Hill 2005

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    proved to be a damn delicious, serious wine. Hefty tannins, so give it another year or so or bring on the Springbok! Rich and classyhttp://www.spittoon.biz/in_the_company_of_wine_people.html Read More

    Wine review by winescribbler


  • Kumkani Vvs 2007

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    stonkingly good complexity and superb balance/intensity coupled with a fascinating aroma from an unusal mix of grapes http://www.spittoon.biz/in_the_company_of_wine_people.html Read More

    Wine review by winescribbler


  • Kumkani Lanner Hill Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2007

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    A lovely slice of 'green gooseberry' intensity with a mineral, flinty complexity http://www.spittoon.biz/in_the_company_of_wine_people.html Read More

    Wine review by winescribbler


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