South African Chenin Blanc From Joostenberg- A Summer Treat

Let me start by saying Chenin blanc is my favorite international white wine grape. It is versatile yet recognizable, fruity but also filled with minerality and I think the sexiest white grape around. Of course there are many indigenous white grape varieties that I admire from Viognier to Vermentino but Chenin blanc, grown in many... Continue Reading →

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Women in Wine: A Chat With Stellekaya’s Ntsiki Biyela

I met Ntsiki Biyela, a 30 something South African winemaker who was born and raised in Kwa-Zulu Natal, about a month ago during her visit to promote Stellekaya's wines in the United States. Ntsiki is one of only two or three black female winemakers in South Africa but that isn't the only reason that she's... Continue Reading →

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