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Making a Difference at The Headstart Trust

5 June 2017

Making a Difference at The Headstart Trust

The late Elspeth Jack first moved from Cape Town to the Napier district twenty years ago. Elspeth’s keen interest in the local community and her desire to stimulate social upliftment left an...

First Cape Winemakers Guild Viticulture Protégé Kick Starts His Career

4 June 2017

First Cape Winemakers Guild Viticulture Protégé Kick Starts His Career

The first graduate to complete the Cape Winemakers Guild Viticulture Protégé Programme has made his debut in the wine industry with a full-time position as viticulturist at Bartinney Wine Estate in...

PIWOSA: The Judgement of Lion City

23 May 2017

PIWOSA: The Judgement of Lion City

An initiative, similar to the ‘Judgement Of Paris,’ was held in Singapore to raise awareness on the ‘premiumisation’ of South African wines.
PIWOSA’s Asia Tour
PIWOSA is a congregation of...

South African Wines Stun Sommeliers in Asia

20 May 2017

South African Wines Stun Sommeliers in Asia

by Natalie Wang
Quality of South African wines was highlighted at a series of blind tasting competitions organised by Meiburg Wine Media in four Asian cities, pitting South African wines...

Love Letters to The Drift

14 February 2017

Love Letters to The Drift

The story of this farm romance begins, as some do, with a blind date.

As an employee at The Drift’s accountancy firm, Mariska’s mother had noticed a remarkable young farmer by the name of...

Time To Smell The Roses

13 December 2016

Time To Smell The Roses

My sister should have been a winemaker. Even beneath a new pillow slip, she could always smell which pillow was hers. And she refused to sleep on a pillow that had been slept on by anyone else in the...

The Heartbreak Grape

12 December 2016

The Heartbreak Grape

When you name a wine There are still Mysteries you bestow an importance on the wine, a responsibility to reveal an insight into something unexplained, to take the wine drinker into unchartered...

Additional Wine And Cider Ventures Added To Our Online Shop

11 December 2016

Additional Wine And Cider Ventures Added To Our Online Shop

We've added some of our other wine and craft cider making ventures to The Drift's online shop, perfect accompaniments for the season of merriment!

All the wines and ciders are in stock and ready...

A Beautiful Journey

13 November 2016

A Beautiful Journey

When we have guests on the farm, I like to lead them from lunch to the labyrinth at the bottom of the olive grove below the homestead. Not only is a post-prandial stroll invigorating and good for the...

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