“What’s the trick? There is no trick – that’s just the trick.”
Set in the heart of the mountain-ringed Robertson Valley in the Western Cape of South Africa, lies Springfield Estate. This is a family-run wine farm owned by ninth-generation descendants of French Huguenots, who came to South Africa from the Loire in 1688 with bundles of vines under their arms.
In the first Under the Influence Podcast, brought to you by theTogether Store, we are joined by Joris van Almenkerk ofAlmenkerk Winesto explore the wonderful world of Chardonnay. From unoaked, to Old World and New World, and back into the regional differences in South Africa, we explore what makes this grape tick.
American writer Richard Bach once stated that “true love stories never have endings”. Should this statement be correct – and we’re hopeless romantics - we thoroughly look forward to an endless future of enjoying a concept lovingly grown to fruition by Gary & Kathy Jordan, owners of one of Stellenbosch’s pre-eminent wine producers, Jordan Wines.
If you can't come to the winelands at the moment, why can't the winelands come to you? We continue our home wine guides, so you can pair your favourite Cabernet Sauvignon with some home wine edutainment.
If you can't come to the winelands at the moment, why can't the winelands come to you! We are excited to be sharing the first in a series of our Wine Stories, where we explore the subject of wine and bring it into your home for you. Today we are started at the very beginning, in a manner of speaking. A wine that we typically enjoy by itself, before a meal, the bright and sunny and fresh Sauvignon Blanc!