Jamie Goode, British journalist and popular blogger (www.wineanorak.com) joined wine cellars in the Elgin valley to get hands-on experience in this Southern Hemisphere harvest. Jamie joined Iona, Paul Cluver, Almenkerk and Elgin Ridge for four days spending time in the vineyards and cellars as grapes were picked, crushed and processed.Read More
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Jamie Goode spent the day with Werner harvesting Langrug, the lovely home of our Mr P Pinot Noir and Sophie grapes. His experience and world wide perspective is invaluable.
Jamie Goode took part in the 2017 harvest in South Africa's Elgin wine region. Syrah and Riesling come into the cellar.
by Christian Eedes 16 JANUARY 2017
Including 4% Semillon, this wine from Elgin producer Iona is extraordinarily expressive right now with notes of granadilla and pineapple to the fore on the nose but also lime and a little jasmine. The palate is fairly bursting with fruit offset by racy acidity, the finish long and dry. Just about critic proof.
Wine Cellar price: R145 a bottle.
With Elgin's developing reputation for producing high quality Chardonnay, we have decided to hold a "Chardonnay Colloquium" hosted by Jamie Goode on 7 and 8 October 2016. This will include a tasting of Elgin Chardonnays with international examples.Read More
On the 31st May at Portland restaurant in London we held a tasting of wines that inspired our winemaker Werner Muller in his journey in this wonderful world of wine. The event was attended by Jancis Robinson MW and her report on the tasting follows.Read More
Iona's Chardonnay was awarded Gold and Pinot Noir Bronze at the Old Mutual Wine Trophy Awards on 27 May 2015.Read More