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Comte Lafon Clos de la Barre Meursault 1994

All the talk about 1994 in Burgundy is about one of the worst vintages in history. Wet, wet and more wet. And in the main, most wines are pretty dire, many having given up the ghost many years ago, or if they are still alive, appear dilute and lacking authority. But this is a tale [...]

Dombeya in Asia 2011

It has been quite a busy couple of days for Haskell Vineyards and Dombeya Wines, taking part in two wine shows in four different Asian countries from the end of October to the beginning of November. Our distributors, Singapore Straits Wine Company, held their annual Wine Fiesta that covered Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, Manila – [...]

Veritas Gold for the Dombeya Boulder Road Shiraz 2008

The Veritas Awards is the longest running and the most prestigious wine competition in South Africa and we are proud to announce that the Dombeya Boulder Road Shiraz 2008 has been awarded gold at their 2011 competition!The Boulder Road Shiraz has a lively purple red colour with lifted flavor of violets, rose water, and white [...]

Postcards from Stellenbosch; South Africa

As an Australian in South Africa, one needs to be aware of what is going in the world of rugby, more so in a World Cup year, it seems. And with a big game looming large between the two nations, I’ll need to have my wits about me in the event that things go awry for Australia. [...]

The Dombeya Cru Club

The Dombeya Cru Club is here!Are you looking for great deals and discounts on Dombeya wines? Then join our Cru Wine Club!To become a Cru Club Member is easy:Just purchase any twelve bottles of Domebya wines and complete our membership form.It is as simple as that!Being a Cru Club Member will entitle you up to a [...]

Horsing around with Dombeya

We seen quite a few sponsorship proposals in our time, but never one from a polo team. And we’re not aware either of how many polo teams around the world are sponsored by a winery, or wine brand, but there is a fair chance that Dombeya is now one of a select few.That’s because our [...]

Dombeya Open Day 7 May 2011Review

The Dombeya Open Day was held on Saturday the 7th of May and even though it was a very windy day in the winelands, the Dombeya Team was ready to welcome wine lovers and spoil them with wine from the past, the present and the future.Activities at the Open Day included:Masterclass Tasting Cellarmaster Rianie Strydom [...]

From the Cellar #7

Mauro Viglio Barolo 2007 Took some time to open up and express that essential ‘tar and roses’ character of Barolo, but when it did really showed some potential. Packed with tannin, but of the fine kind, and with impressive intensity of flavour without being sweet or over-ripe. Also tried the Langhe Nebbiolo from the same year, which [...]

From the Cellar #6

From the cellar #6: Domaine du Gros Nore’ Bandol 2007 Good to hear about how much the cork industry has improved the quality of cork- only problem is, they’re the only people telling this story. Cork failure in terms of TCA is about the same as it always has been, somewhere between 3% and 7% [...]

The Residence @ Haskell Vineyards

It has taken us more than two years to get things up to speed, but finally renovations are finalised on The Residence@Haskell Vineyards. Located in a secluded space, surrounded by vines on the Haskell Vineyards estate, this stylish and spacious two bedroom, two bathroom home has been tastefully appointed by one of South Africa’s leading [...]

From the cellar #5

From the cellar #5: Rockford Basket Press Shiraz 1998 One of the truly ‘iconic’ Australian wines.Rockford was established in the early 1980′s by Robert O’Callaghan in his much beloved Barossa Valley, and in the true tradition of the wine industry, took about 20 years to become an overnight success. Basket Press is Rockford’s most sought after wine, and sits [...]

Gary Walsh reviews the Dombeya Samara 2006

Gary Walsh who writes for the Wine Front in Australia reviews the Dombeya Samara 2006.”My wife puts up with a lot of wine related rubbish. Endless packaging, piles of boxes and bottles in the spare room, armies of opened bottles strewn around the kitchen sink. It’s a problem. I need an office. Or a den. [...]

Allan Mullins Choice!

Allan Mullins is one of South Africa’s few Cape Wine Masters and has been Woolworths’ wine selector for more than 16 years.  

From the cellar #4

From the cellar #4: Thierry Matrot Meursault Blagny 1er 2004 An impressive wine from little known Burgundy producer, Thierry Matrot.  With seven years of bottle age, this wine is showing nice development, with the classic Meursault butteriness starting to come to the fore. Deep and full of flavour,  some fresh acidity in the background but on the evidence [...]

Michael Fridjhon on Haskell Vineyards

South Africa’s leading wine authority, Michael Fridjhon, has added further weight to the Haskell story by naming the Haskell Pillars Syrah as one of two outstanding Shiraz/Syrah wines in South Africa, ” The past few years have seen the emergence of several fine shiraz producers, suggesting that both place and competence are coming together in a few [...]

The Long Table open on Friday Evenings

Chef Corli Els and her team will entice you with favourites from her menu, including the Long Table Beef Burger (Top Rated Burger according to The Burger Files, the Crispy Chicken Salad and many other delicious dishes!What better way is there to unwind after a hard week at the office than with great food, great [...]

Haskell IV 2007 Launch

The 4th of October was an extravagant day at Preston Haskell’s villa in Fresnay. Situated close to Bantry Bay; the villa has superb views over the Table Bay area with infamous Robben Island in the distance. Fortunately the Mother City’s weather was playing favorably, gracing us with a day that wasn’t cold, hot or too windy. It was a fantastic spring day! The house was abuzz with the [...]

Organic veggie patch revisited

“Come on, take me to the organic veggie patch, the girls are too afraid to drive.”  asked Chef Corli from the Long Table Restaurant and Cafe. Corli and I jump in the pickup and traverse over steep climbs and slippery downhills towards our Organic Vegetable Patch. Its is a tricky drive but well worth it. It’s a wonderful spring day on Haskell Vineyards! The [...]

Getting by on our own supply

It might not look much at the moment, but what you see in the picture is the start of our own organic veggie garden, which we will use for Platinum members functions and Friday Table winemakers lunches. We are striving toward getting by on our own supply. There isn’t much of the 23 hectares at Haskell Vineyards/Dombeya that [...]

Haskell Vineyards Open Day 2010

The best laid plans…it is an old refrain, but driving out to the winery on Saturday morning was a bit heart in mouth. Overcast skies, rain in parts, windy, cool. Exactly the opposite of every other day in the week so far, and of most of this balmy winter in the Western Cape. The main [...]