Tag: Wines of South Africa

Lammershoek Roulette Vertical Tasting

Lammershoek Wine Estate is a short 45 minute drive (50km) north of Cape Town, located in the Paardeberg wine region of Swartland. The winery’s name means ‘lamb’s corner’ as the ewes and lambs sought protection from the predatory black eagles (Lammervanger in Cape Dutch) by hiding in the property’s forests.

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Marc Kent of Boekenhoutskloof

Marc Kent has been with Boekenhoutskloof since its beginning in the 90s. As a young winemaker, his leaner and more food-friendly style of South African wine making caught the attention of top international critics like Jancis Robinson almost right away. Kent makes and oversees a full range of wines, from the premium estate Boekenhoutskloof labels, through to the Cabernet Sauvignon blend “The Chocolate Block”, The Porcupine Ridge series (which, as a “Vintages Essential” is nearly always available in Ontario) and the entry-level Wolftrap. Kent is committed to sustainable viticulture and is moving towards biodynamic practices in the vineyard as well as the cellar.

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