Podcast Episode 2 ‘Trizanne Barnard’

Trizanne Barnard from Trizanne Signature Wines is a force of nature. She's an avid surfer, rock climber, and acclaimed South African winemaker. In her earlier years, she worked as the assistant winemaker for Klein Constantia, and then she helped...
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Podcast Episode 2 Backstory: ‘Trizanne Signature Wines’

Ronnie Sanders, CEO, and Aaron Meeker, National Sales Manager, give a brief explanation on their happenstance introduction to Trizanne Barnard. They share how her Sauvignon Blanc (Aaron Meeker's 17th favorite grape) actually managed to excite him....
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Podcast Episode 1 ‘Mick Craven’

Today’s inaugural episode is with Mick Craven of Craven Wines based in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Craven Wines is known for their single-vineyard bottlings, and their infamous skin-contact Pinot Gris – which, if you've been Keeping up with the...
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Podcast Episode 1 Backstory: ‘Craven Wines’

Ronnie Sanders, CEO, and Aaron Meeker, National Sales Manager, give a brief explanation on how, in 2015, Craven Wines would change the course of Vine Street Imports as we knew it.  Special thanks to  for the music!  Vine Street...
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South Africa

Jancis Robinson on “reigniting interest in South African wine”

Jancis Robinson ponders the question of why more Americans don’t drink more South African wine. “I’m such a fan of South African wine, I’d like everyone to appreciate it as much as me. And producers and growers there really do need every bit of financial encouragement to keep vines, many of them venerable, in the […]
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South Africa

Announcing: “Unknown Pleasure: Honest South African Wine. A Joyful Tasting of the Cape’s New Order”

​​​​​​​​We’ve got two very special trade tastings coming up in New York City (5.31.22 at Terroir) and Houston (6.8.22 at CDV713) featuring a slew of our South African producers who are leading the charge of honest and exciting winemaking in their home country. In attendance, pouring their wines will be the esteemed: ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Francois […]
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South Africa

Palomino: More Than Just a Neutral Variety

Dr. Jamie Goode and Lisse Garnett of Wineanorak went deep into the history and intricacies of Palomino and offered up a very compelling argument for why this overlooked and misunderstood variety should be consumed more often, especially in a non-fortified/oxidized form. In particular, Blackwater’s ‘Pleasure Garden’ was singled out for the commitment to protecting old […]
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Orange Wines Have a New Fanbase: Intellego Wines

Orange Wine is here to stay…that is factual.  What seemed like a blip on the wine world radar a decade ago has reinvented itself and found a whole new world of thirsty and curious consumers.  Jurgen Gouws of Intellego wines is at the forefront of these skin contact beauties from South Africa and makes some […]
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South Africa

Anysbos: Star Studded Releases According to Master of Wine

Greg Sherwood, a London-based Master of Wine is one of the world’s foremost experts on South African wines.  His passion is not only for the classics but also the ‘next-gen’ offerings. Recently he tasted through the new releases from Botrivier’s budding superstar Marelise Niemann of Anysbos. “The first time I tasted the 2017 Disdit white […]
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