PRODUCT REVIEWS

SOUTH AFRICA’S 10 MOST UNDERRATED WINE PRODUCERS

SOUTH AFRICA’S 10 MOST UNDERRATED WINE PRODUCERS

January 14, 2016 by Christian in Opinion & Analysis with 10 Comments Why do some wineries attract all the hype and others go largely overlooked despite turning out of cracking wine? Here’s a list of 10 producers bubbling under, either established properties enjoying a resurgence after being off form or new operations set for theRead more about SOUTH AFRICA’S 10 MOST UNDERRATED WINE PRODUCERS[…]

Trailblazer: Arendsig’s Artisan Winemaker Lourens van der Westhuizen

Trailblazer: Arendsig’s Artisan Winemaker Lourens van der Westhuizen

In line with his philosophy of living life to the fullest, Lourens van der Westhuizen has an infectious passion for wine. As the first-generation winemaker at Arendsig, it is in the beautiful Robertson valley that Lourens and his team hand-select grapes of the finest quality, from which he hand-crafts his quality wines with their uniqueRead more about Trailblazer: Arendsig’s Artisan Winemaker Lourens van der Westhuizen[…]

“Amazing Wines and Exceptional Cellar Tour”  [TRIP ADVISOR]

“Amazing Wines and Exceptional Cellar Tour” [TRIP ADVISOR]

Reviewed 6 June 2016 Lourens vd Westhuizen is a wine genius. Making the most from what nature has given him and making small batch, world class wines. A personalized and guided barrel tasting in his cellar is an exceptional and one of a kind experience. His wine knowledge, his unassuming and down to earth attitudeRead more about “Amazing Wines and Exceptional Cellar Tour” [TRIP ADVISOR][…]

INTERVIEW: LOURENS VAN DER WESTHUIZEN OF ARENDSIG

INTERVIEW: LOURENS VAN DER WESTHUIZEN OF ARENDSIG

September 8, 2015 by Christian in Opinion & Analysis with 4 Comments   From the September issue of Business Day WANTED: Now 34, Lourens van der Westhuizen studied viticulture and oenology as well as pomology at Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute. In 2003, he worked a harvest at Glen Carlou while the acclaimed David Finlayson wasRead more about INTERVIEW: LOURENS VAN DER WESTHUIZEN OF ARENDSIG[…]