Music

Mark Nixon in concert at Nederburg

Mark Nixon in Concert at Nederburg

Internationally renowned South African pianist, Mark Nixon has received many prestigious awards, including first prizes in the Adolph Hallis and Nederburg-UNISA National Piano Competitions. In 1997 he was awarded the SAMRO Overseas Scholarship and the UNISA PJ Lemmer Overseas Scholarship. In 2000, 2001 and 2008 he was selected as a Young Concert Artist of the National Federation of Music Societies in the United Kingdom. Mark Nixon has recently launched his latest recording, an album covering a wide range of emotions and pianistic styles, carefully selected to provide a well-balanced listening experience. This CD is being released on an extensive concert tour of South Africa and Namibia. You can catch Mark Nixon in concert this                  

Wine & Wineries

Schweeeeeet! Nederburg does it again. Proudly South African

Sweet Wine Competition

Nederburg has gone and done it again - the 2010 vintage of Nederburg’s Winemaster Reserve Noble Late Harvest has just won two more international awards, after winning a Decanter World Wine Awards trophy and an International Wine Challenge gold medal. It's now won the Swedish Vinordic Wine Challenge 2012 Best Value award for sweet wines selling above 119 Krone (that's about 145 SA rand!), as well as the silver trophy for the second best value sweet wine of the year across all price categories. This competition is held biennially in Sweden. Judges include sommeliers and wine writers. Locally, the wine carries four-and-a-half stars in the 2012 edition of the Platter’s South African Wine guide, lauded for its                  

Cooking

MasterChef SA Series shot at Nederburg Winery.

Nederburg-Manor-House

    MasterChef South Africa is promising one of the most beautiful settings for its debut series, beginning on M-Net on Tuesday, 20 March, with the high-profile Nederburg winery the star venue of the reality cooking show. “This could well be the loveliest venue ever chosen for a MasterChef series anywhere in the world,” says Anne Davis, M-Net’s senior commissioning editor of the series. “We wanted to shoot in the Winelands because Cape vineyards are immediately recognisable to local and international viewers as distinctly South African. The Western Cape is also the culinary capital of South Africa and has great access to fresh produce. We obviously also wanted good weather and the Cape summer                  

Wine & Wineries

Nederburg hits the roof in debut Gugulethu Wine Festival

Tariro-Masayiti-Nederburg-white-winemaker

  Nederburg is the lead wine sponsor of the debut Gugulethu Wine Festival at the end of May and will headline with a highly entertaining Nederburg Food & Wine Theatre experience, presented by winemaker Tariro Masayiti, who fell in love with wine after his first glass and wants to share his passion. Hosted by high-profile local entrepreneurs Mzoli Ngcawuzele and Lungile Mbalo from Mzoli’s Place, the two-day festival from Friday, May 27, to Saturday, May 28, will take place on the roof of the Gugulethu Square Mall. This will be the first time a major wine show is being held in a Cape Town township. While Nederburg is a familiar presence in Gugulethu and neighbouring suburbs, the festival will give members of the                  

Eating Out, Out of Town, Wine & Wineries

Nederburg harvest day, 26 February, 2011

Nederburg-harvest-festival

NEDERBURG HARVEST DAY CORRECTION The recent heat wave has accelerated ripening in the vineyards selected for Nederburg’s annual Harvest Day.  Please note that as a consequence, Nederburg’s Harvest Day has been brought forward to Saturday, February 26, 2011.  The event will therefore no longer take place on Saturday, March 26, 2011, as originally scheduled and as stated in a recent media release.  Nederburg apologises for the inconvenience associated with the change in date.    Have you ever wondered just how wine is made? Here's an opportunity to share in the bounty at Nederberg and participate in creating some of the winery's award-winning wines, as well as enjoying a day out in                  

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Wine and… well, whine!

Every time I head off East in the search for grape, I encounter the Whine Route – but that's only because our heads ache the next morning. We typically start at Groot Constantia because of their fabulous Pinotage and reasonable wine-tasting prices. The complimentary glasses are a plus and are useful between vineyards as well. (I recall there was once a waitron at the Spier winefarm who can't have been more than seventeen, but very well-trained. We questioned him about wine: when's the best time to pluck, how one must press his grapes lightly for a rosy glow. Is age ever a factor? He said that their Merlot went best with a good piece of meat – rare, very rare; so we had rump. His name's Jesse; tell him we sent you). Constantia is