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Best Value SA Bordeaux Blend

Haskell Vineyards is proud to announce that the Dombeya Fenix 2010 has been judged in the Top 10 Bordeaux Blends in South Africa at the Riscura Red Hot/Wine Magazine Bordeaux Blend Challenge for 2015. It was also awarded the BEST VALUE wine of show.In a line up of wines more than double, triple, and up [...]

Wine Spectator Reviews Dombeya

The world’s most read wine publication, Wine Spectator, has released its reviews of a selection of wines from the Dombeya range. The good news is that there is a little of the 2012 Chadonnay left. The bad news is that the 2009 Shiraz is sold out! Better late than never however, and we’re grateful to [...]

From the ashes – Dombeya Fenix

It is fair to say that we hadn’t intended on releasing a new wine. Certainly, it must be said, not another Bordeaux-style blend, identical to the award winning Dombeya Altus that already sat comfortably in the Dombeya portfolio.And we certainly had no intention of releasing the same wine, under a different name, after establishing Altus [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Merlot Voodoo

Vintage 2010 came and went, but there a lot of new ideas floating around in the minds of the winemaking team this year.Rianie came back from her trip to the Napa full of experimental leanings, and set the wheel in motion by attacking the first grapes into the cellar with a slight twist on fermentation [...]

WINE Magazine rates Dombeya Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 equal first in South Africa

 If you are reading the latest copy of WINE Magazine, we encourage you to take a look at the massive Cabernet Sauvignon ratings section.If you don’t have the edition, then we’ll just let you know what’s in there anyway!After tasting over 180 South African Cabernet’s, WINE magazine rated the Dombeya Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 as the [...]

Dombeya/Haskell Vineyards rated most promising winery In SA

An interesting survey taken recently amongst South Africa’s leading wine writers, commentators and retailers came up with a list of the country’s top 20 producers and best wines.Such lists are always subjective, but few would argue with the assertion that Sadie, Kanonkop and Boekenhootskloof rightfully occupy the top echelon.Another question was asked, that being which [...]

A Whitened Winelands!

Now, we are supposed to be living in a fairly temperate climate in Stellenbosch, but someone forgot to tell that to the weather gods this week.And if the picture looks cold, then be assured it was. But a nice cold stretch of weather is a good thing during the vine dormancy period. Over the last [...]

Win a case of award winning Dombeya wine!

 Welcome to Dombeya Wines. If you would like the opportunity to win a case (6 bottles) of our award winning wines, all you have to do is put your name down on our mailing list via this website. Every month we will draw one winner from our mailing list, and that person will have a [...]

Kajsa Wines to distribute Dombeya in Sweden

We’ve mentioned it before in passing, but we can now confirm that we have a distributor in Sweden.Kajsa Wines, owned and operated by Swedish sporting legend Kajsa Bergqvist, are now the exclusive importer and distributor for Dombeya ( and our sister brand, Haskell Vineyards) in Sweden.Sweden is a serious market for South African wines, and [...]

Come one, come all- Dombeya Cellar Door now open

 It has had the gestation period of an elephant, but worth waiting for. The new Dombeya Cellar door is now open- well, it is new, but the building is old, and that is part of the intrinsic charm of the place.We have also bought a new face on board to manage things for us.,Johann Olivier [...]

All hands on deck!

No-one is exempt from getting their hands dirty at Dombeya. During harvest, when grapes start coming in at a rate of knots, even the admin team get a call up to the sorting table. That is just the lot of the small producer, and of the unpredictable but exhilirating time of year that is vintage.

Wine Entre Femme 2010

 Award-winning winemaker Rianie Strydom of Haskell Vineyards has just returned from Napa Valley, where she was the first South African delegate to an annual get-together for women in wine, previously limited to those from Bordeaux and California. When I reported in Alliance Française on their last event in Bordeaux in January 2009, they had no [...]

Rianie Strydom nominated for Napa Valley workshop

 Rianie Strydom, celebrated winemaker for two of South Africa’s top brands, Haskell and Dombeya in Stellenbosch has been invited to attend the Wine Entre Femme gathering, taking place in Napa Valley California, from January the 29th, until February the 2nd, 2010.Wine Entre Femme is an informal and non-competitive gathering of women in wine who have [...]

For the love of Dombeya

One of the great things about this business is the passion of the people in and around it. Very rarely do you find anyone involved on the winemaking and viticultural side who isn’t in some way besotted with the possibility and mystery of wine. More often than not such people infect others with their passion- [...]