Tag: South Africa

An enchanting tale

Sophie Thorpe’s South African adventure takes her to Fable Mountain Vineyards, and an encounter with the storybook charms – and serious wines – of Paul Nicholls and Rebecca Tanner. Fable Mountain Vineyards is uniquely beautiful. Don’t tell anyone, but it might just be paradise. I visited at the very end of October last year, after […]

Sadie’s success

Recently returned from a trip around South Africa’s winelands, Sophie Thorpe – a member of our Marketing team – records an extraordinary meeting with one of the wine world’s biggest celebrities, and one of the founding fathers of the country’s ‘new wave’ movement, Eben Sadie. I was incredibly nervous before meeting Eben Sadie, a man […]

South Africa’s new wave

While life in the wine trade isn’t necessarily as entertaining as it sounds, or so Damian Carrington – Agency Director of Fields, Morris & Verdin – tries to tell his friends; here he reports on the new wave of producers in South Africa, a country whose vinous prospects are as exciting as can be, and […]

‘South Africa… A fresh start’: a reprise

Catriona Felstead MW – our South Africa Buyer – reflects on how the country’s remarkable wine scene has developed since the abolition of apartheid. I found it fascinating looking back through the window of time offered by ‘South Africa… A fresh start’. It cannot be denied that, following the end of apartheid in March 1992, […]