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Early and excellent harvest in South Africa

The harvest in South Africa began early this year. The growing season was dry and the producers had very little problems with diseases and rot. They could harvest beautiful and healthy grapes. Most of them are pleased with both the quality and the quantity. There are even voices saying that this will be an exceptional […]

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Royal Riebeek Hotel in Swartland

You will get a royal welcome in South Africa in March

On the next wine tour to South Africa, scheduled for March, we will give you some special treats. For example, The Royal Riebeek Hotel in Swartland, where you (if you join us on the tour) will get a Royal welcome. The hotel is famous for, among other things, South Africa’s longest porch! (Perfect for a […]

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Book your autumn wine tour now: Bordeaux or Douro Valley

A short note on that it is high time to book your autumn tour, the wine tour that you really want to go on when days are getting shorter. We have two exciting tours on this autumn’s scheduled English language program: Bordeaux, classic of the classics Douro Valley, maybe the world’s most spectacular wine landscape […]

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Wild South African bleesbuck

South African rooibos plant used instead of sulphur

Rooibos is a South African plant that we have so far only been in contact with in the form of tea. Rooibos has a strong antioxidant capacity, preservative, like sulphur. Wine producers now realise that maybe this quality can be used for winemaking. The big producer KWV has recently launched a wine called Earth’s Essence […]

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Fire in Constantia, South Africa, vineyards threatened

In South Africa, a huge fire raged in early March that struck the vineyards of Constantia, among others. Fortunately, many had already harvested some of their grapes. It seems that the damage in the vineyards, after all, is rather limited after great efforts by both fire-fighters and volunteers. Constantia is situated on the Cape Peninsula, […]

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New wine tours to the world’s exciting wine regions

We have just launched the program for our autumn wine tours. It is a small selection of two top quality destinations where you can enjoy some of the best wine and food experiences: Bordeaux, the most classic of wine regions with world famous chateaux. This tour will take you to both some of the “famous […]

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Spring wine tours

For the winter and spring season we have already had the wine tours to South America and to South Africa open for bookings for quite some time. One more tour is now on the schedule: Bordeaux. With that the spring program will be: Chile & Argentina in South America, January 31 – February 15, booking […]

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Harvesting and sorting white grapes at Boekenhoutskloof

Amongst porcupines, wolves and leopards in the vineyards at Boekenhoutskloof in South Africa

Porcupines, baboons, wolf traps and not so long ago they actually saw traces of a leopard. There is evidently a lot of animals roaming around Boekenhoutskloof. But maybe the label with the seven chairs is better known to some of you? Boekenhoutskloof’s wine labels are easy to remember. Maybe it is a bit more difficult […]

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Winter wine tours to South America and South Africa

Soon here on BKWine Magazine we will publish a story about a fantastic visit to a winery in Chile that took place earlier this year, on this year’s South America wine tour. It was quite unique, BKWine was the first guests that they received at this exclusive winery. Come back here later to read the […]

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Vineyards and a quinta long the Douro river

Dates for the winter and spring wine tours. Book now!

We are busy finalising all the details for the winter and spring wine tours. We have already fixed the dates but even if all the details are not yet settled we wanted to give you, reader of the BKWine Brief, early information about the dates. Winter wine tours: Chile & Argentina in South America, 1-16 […]

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Vineyards at JM Brocard in Chablis

What’s on at BKWine Tours (august 2012)

“World’s Top Wine Tours” – Travel + Leisure Magazine, on TravelAndLeisure.com 2012 wine tour program Bordeaux 19-23 September Tuscany 10-14 October Champagne 14-18 November 2013 wine tour program Chile & Argentina, 4-19 February 2013 South Africa, 1-11 March 2013 For more information please contact us on email or on phone (we’re on French time), or […]

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