Learn About Saxenburg
Saxenburg dates back to 1693 when Governor Simon van der Stel granted the land to a free burger, Joachim Sax. In 1705 the farm became the property of Olaff and Albertus Berg, and the name Saxenburg developed from these early pioneers. Saxenburg then had a succession of owners, including Lord Charles Somerset and the De Villiers family.Saxenburg was acquired in 1989 by Adrian Buhrer...
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Learn About South Africa
A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on
the quality aspect.
At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the
biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...
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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon
(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...
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