Current South Africans in the UK

Alheit vines

More than 100 current releases reviewed, many shown by the producers themselves. They deserve your attention. Above, typical old bush vines in an Alheit vineyard.

Jancis writes On the day that the famously wise man of wine Peter Max Sichel turned 100, 12 September 2022, quite coincidentally there was a massive gathering of South African wine talent at the Old Bridge Hotel in Huntingdon, the family business north of London now run by Master of Wine John Hoskins. The occasion was nothing to do with the Sichel mid-20th-century success story Blue Nun, but the wines on show exhibited just as...