{RECIPE} Goan-Styled Prawn Curry with Lace

  A mouthwateringly moreish dinner beautifully paired with Almenkerk’s off-dry and fruity Lace Sauvignon Blanc.  Get the curry on the go early on… the longer it gently simmers, the better.  Leftovers make for a very enjoyable lunch; heat gently on the stove, or simply snaffle straight from the fridge! INGREDIENTS 1 Tbsp butter Glug olive oil 2 Tbsp curry powder … Read More

admin{RECIPE} Goan-Styled Prawn Curry with Lace

Almenkerk – Cool Climate, Warm Heart

  It’s like stepping into the kitchen of a big family just before dinnertime.  Joining the Almenkerk team in the busy cellar during harvest, one notices that each individual knows just what they’re meant to be doing and is busy with it.  A radio is tucked away somewhere keeping the vibe up, and the banter is easy.  They work so … Read More

adminAlmenkerk – Cool Climate, Warm Heart

Winners of the #FNBTop10: Facts & Tidbits

Strandveld Pofadderbos Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Named ‘Pofadderbos’ thanks to its frequent encounters with Puff Adders, this vineyard is surrounded by fragrant local Elim fynbos which is protected under the Biodiversitiy and Wine Initiative. Made from grapes grown on a cool, south-easterly facing slope in the picturesque area of Elim, the modest crop ripens slowly, but without the loss … Read More

adminWinners of the #FNBTop10: Facts & Tidbits

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

adminNew 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

adminSalmon and Sauvignon Surprises – A Simple Supper

A WIN WIN(e) Situation


  WIN WINE. Don’t you love it when someone says that?  We thought we’d say it to you, and share the opportunity to experience the winning Sauvignon Blancs from this year’s FNB Top 10 Awards.  If you’d like to win all 10 bottles of exceptional wines, comment on this post or visit our Instagram or Facebook page and tell us your simple … Read More

adminA WIN WIN(e) Situation


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


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

admin20 Finalists Revealed in the 2017 FNB Top 10!

Stories & Sauvignon Blancs at Steenberg Farm: Part 2

Have you met Ernie? Ernie is a cheerful little cement egg.  Or rather, he is little in comparison to the steel tanks he tends to hang around with.  When you’re next enjoying a spot of lunch at Steenberg’s Bistro 1682, take a peek through the big glass windows into the wine cellar and you’ll spot him. How does Ernie, um, … Read More

adminStories & Sauvignon Blancs at Steenberg Farm: Part 2

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

adminStories & Sauvignon Blancs at Steenberg Farm: Part 1