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 Pinotage
South Africa Creation
Pinotage is all South
Africa. A crossing between Pinot
Noir and Cinsaut in the early 1900's created this national variety and the
South Africans have worked for decades to tame the grape. Luckily, winemakers discovered
how to turn this variety into high-quality wine and their results are delicious.
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