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The De Toren Lot Raises R 400,000 for Charity

The AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction, held 12 and 13 February 2016, was an exhilarating global showcase of South Africa's finest wines and a fundraiser to channel the money raised into an area that needs it most; education. Governed by a Board of Trustees and audited by PWC, The AfrAsia Bank Cape...

Both De Toren Fusion V 2013 and De Toren Z 2013 Nominated 5 Stars

Both our De Toren Fusion V 2013 and De Toren Z 2013 were nominated for 5 Stars in this year's Platter's Wine Guide. De Toren Z 2013 is described as: 'This soft, approachable ruby-hued beauty is a true testament to vines lovingly reared and winemaking raised to an art form. A Right Bank-style...

Book XVII 2014 Bold Yet Elegant Launches Soon

The ancient Roman philosopher, Pliny the Elder, believed that in different areas of the vineyard, the wine will grow differently and give different results. This is called terroir and is true of the unique expression of the Book XVII 2014 vintage, to be released in April 2016. The carefully...

De Toren Z Highly Rated by Dutch Guild of Sommeliers

The Nederlandse Gilde van Sommeliers had a tasting of Bordeaux Blends on 11 January 2016 during the Wine Professional wine show in Amsterdam. De Toren Z was in the line-up and 20 wines were tasted in 5 Flights and from 11 countries. The results for the best 10 wines: Continuum Estate 2012,...

Wine App Vivino Users Like La Jeunesse Délicate

With almost 7.5 million users and over 13 million wine ratings in 2014, this is clearly a popular tool. Users can quickly scan the label of a wine and Vivino provides the price, average rating and reviews, as well as some information about the wine. I didn't find all reviews that helpful. The...

Our Bottles' Beautiful Exterior Matches the Wine

De Toren gives a lot of care and attention to every detail of the wine making process and ensures that each bottle leaves in pristine condition with the beautiful exterior matching the wine. Once the vintage has been bottled and sealed with an opulent embossed seal, the bottles are...

Crafting Wine With Delicate Hands On Technique

The process of fermentation converts grape juice into an alcoholic medium called "must", while at the same time extracting colour pigments and tannins from the skins. Once the wine has completed fermentation, the winemaker will separate the free run juice from the skins. Just as a saturated...

Around The World With De Toren

South African born chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen is the first SA chef pictured above to receive the Michelin Star award for his restaurant, JAN in Nice, France. We are proud to have De Toren Fusion V on the list! Seafood is what Eddie V's is known for, but their specialty is excellence...

Interview With Sommelier of the Month

Joseph T Dhafana from La Colombe Restaurant at Silvermist Wine Estate. You have been chosen as De Toren Sommelier of the month. Tell us about your introduction into the wine industry. In 2009 I worked as a gardener at Bar Bar Blacksheep restaurant in Riebeek Kasteel, until I climbed the...

Achieving Greatness with Sacrifice

Mother Nature has shown us very little mercy for the 2015/2016 growing season. We experienced some unseasonably warm temperatures in January which kept us on our toes in terms of how we manage our precious vineyards at De Toren. Not only have we had the heat to contend with but we are faced with...

This Season's Vineyard Management Report

This year's growing season at De Toren started off with a bang. Our budding began in the first week of September with Malbec and Merlot leading the pack and our Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot not far behind. We are nine weeks into our growing season and all the varieties on...