Get your entries in! The search for the 2018 FNB Top 10 has begun…

It feels impossible, but apparently it’s true… It’s that time of year again!  The time of year where we gather all the splendid Sauvignon Blancs we can get our hands on, and offer them to a select group of incredible judges for a blind-tasting spanning a few days.  (Of course, these things take time.) Which Sauvvies will be in this … Read More

CandiceGet your entries in! The search for the 2018 FNB Top 10 has begun…

#SoupAndSauvignon – Red Lentil with Harissa Toasted Dippers

It has not been tough, sipping on Sauvignons and eating our way through the Pesto Princess soup range. All in the name of warming your winter with our #SoupAndSauvignon Series.  It’s been rather splendid.  We might do it all again. This week we noticed all four soups are vegan friendly, and discovered that it’s Pesto Princess’ way of tipping their … Read More

Candice#SoupAndSauvignon – Red Lentil with Harissa Toasted Dippers

#SoupAndSauvignon – Fresh Tomato with Cashew Cream

  If you’ve been following (and sipping on) our #SoupAndSauvignon supper series, you’ll know about the heartwarming buy-one-give-one campaign being run by Pesto Princess where every time someone buys a soup, they give one to the Ladles of Love soup kitchen to feed someone in need.  Which means you get to feel really good about spending less time cooking.  And you get to … Read More

Candice#SoupAndSauvignon – Fresh Tomato with Cashew Cream

#SoupAndSauvignon – Creamy Carrot with Beetroot Chips

Bright and Cheery #SoupAndSauvignon

Flavourful winter-warming soups, and extra time to sip on some Sauvignon. If you saw our post about the Pea & Pesto Soup with Ashbourne Sauvignon Blanc/ Chardonnay, you’ll know we’ll be sharing four soups and four Sauvignon Blanc supper suggestions over the next four weeks.  Why?  We feel winter should be a time to wine – ahem – wind down, and … Read More

Candice#SoupAndSauvignon – Creamy Carrot with Beetroot Chips

#SoupAndSauvignon – Pea & Pesto Soup with Crispy Bacon

Supper Sorted!

‘Home-cooked’ food with practically no effort.  Extra time to sip on some Sauvignon! We decided the evenings this winter should be filled with a little less cooking-with-wine, and a little more leisure-time-with-wine.  We looked to Pesto Princess‘ new soup range because when you need convenience in your life you shouldn’t have to give up on flavour, and if anyone combines … Read More

Candice#SoupAndSauvignon – Pea & Pesto Soup with Crispy Bacon

New Year’s Eve Sparkling Sauvignon Slushies

Give your New Year’s Eve celebrations a fruity kick with a pretty-to-look at and delicious-to-sip sparkling cocktail.  This is one of those silly-easy recipes with a high success factor; just remember to plan ahead and freeze the fruit at least 4-6 hours before serving. If there are going to be kids at the party, keep some of the fruit slush … Read More

CandiceNew Year’s Eve Sparkling Sauvignon Slushies

Salmon and Sauvignon Surprises – A Simple Supper

smoked salmon prettily curled

    Smoked Salmon and Sauvignon Blanc is a splendid way to ‘beef’ up a plain pasta. Surprise your family, or yourself 😉 with a special yet incredibly simple dinner served with your favourite Sauvignon Blanc.  And if your wine stash needs a boost, enter here for a chance to win all 10 winning wines as chosen during the prestigious … Read More

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2017 FNB SAUVIGNON BLANC TOP 10 REVEALED

The winners of the 2017 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top Ten were announced during a well-attended wine crafters affair in Franschhoek, Western Cape. Presented by the Sauvignon Blanc Interest Group of South Africa (SBIG) and sponsored by FNB Business since 2007, the competition has become the country’s foremost platform for Sauvignon Blanc producers. The winners that made this year’s coveted list … Read More

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20 Finalists Revealed in the 2017 FNB Top 10!

Our esteemed judges have somehow managed to whittle their way through 190 entries – up by 19 from last year – and shortlist their top 20 finalists in this year’s FNB Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc competition.  These 20 hail from a great spread of areas including the new Cape Town District, Elgin, Elim, Cape Town, Darling, Durbanville, Stellenbosch, McGregor, and … Read More

Candice20 Finalists Revealed in the 2017 FNB Top 10!

Stories & Sauvignon Blancs at Steenberg Farm: Part 1

If you follow us on Instagram you’ll already know we’re all about Steenberg this September. And not just the wine; the people behind the wine, too, and their intriguing stories.  Let’s start way back.  Yes, that’s right; a little further…  Keep going until you hit the 1600s. Have You Met the Feisty Catharina and Her Five Husbands? Piecing together the … Read More

CandiceStories & Sauvignon Blancs at Steenberg Farm: Part 1