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Architect Julia Gaiduk creates art in motion at Quoin Rock

(Cape Town). The pioneering vision of Dr Julia Gaiduk has transformed Quoin Rock Wine Estate into one of the most masterful architectural undertakings in the Cape Winelands. The family-owned Simonsberg estate has now reopened after two years of reconstruction. The genius of this reinvention lies in the seamless blend of exterior landscape with magnificent interior space. Symbolism was a driving force of the reconstruction project, with architectural and structural elements drawing on the natural …



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Buying art, fine wine and collectables – online hammer with Strauss & Co

This is the auction to bookmark for the best in Rhône wines from 6-14 April When Roland Peens of Wine Cellar fine wine merchants met Bina Genovese and the Strauss & Co team in 2019, a dream of combined art, collectables and fine wine auctions started taking shape. A year later, in a time of disruption, Strauss & Co continues to propose fine art and wines across different growers and sites on auction online, with secure delivery post Lockdown. Bidding on Straussart.co.za runs from the 6th …



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David & Nadia Wines | New Vintage Release

  David and Nadia Sadie gained fame as “young guns” and part of the Swartland revolution – incredibly talented young winemakers showcasing the very best old vines across the Swartland. Today sees the release of their 9th vintage and truly confirms them as an entrenched, accomplished and celebrated producer of superb wines reflecting the unique soils and vineyards of their beloved Swartland. Tim Atkins classified them as a South African “First Growth” producer in his benchmark report for the …



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Exalted Quoin Rock Pushes The Limits Of Creative Artistry

Since its launch in November 2018, family-owned Quoin Rock Estate has introduced a new dimension of luxury to the Cape winelands. Elegant, chic and eye-catching, everything at Quoin Rock offers a refined experience – designer architecture and furnishings, award-winning wine, and superb molecular gastronomy at Gåte Restaurant, which pushes boundaries with arty aesthetics and a playful spirit that epitomises the theatre of food. Read More Here Gåte at Quoin Rock is the 2019 Haute Cuisine Global Wi …



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Say Cheers to The Women in Your Life with Stone Town

The 9 August 1956 is a historic date when over 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings of South Africa to protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women. In tribute to this day, we are celebrating with our own historic wine. Once the flourishing centre of the spice trade, today Stone Town is Zanzibar’s main attraction, welcoming visitors through narrow alleyways filled with dusty shops scented with cloves and ladies preparing intricate henna designs on the hands of passersby. In honour …



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Strauss & Co auctions presents SA’s first combined art and fine wine online auction

Burgundy and Champagne themed fine wine and art auction now online until 16 March A recent development for Strauss & Co auctions has been their significant foray into online auctions and now, for the first time, Strauss & Co presents a combined art and fine wine online auction. Bidding on Straussart.co.za runs until the 16th of March with 80 lots from 35 producers on auction, including a fine mix of mature wines and highly sought-after collectables.It’s the kind of auction that allows fo …



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Strauss & Co combined virtual auction exceeds sales during Covid-19 and affirms strong support for fine art collectables and fine wines

  Strauss & Co’s live virtual auction kicks off with white-glove wine session, with 500 bidders vying for rare and collectable wines in Strauss & Co’s virtual auction. Strauss & Co’s first virtual sale of South African and international fine wines, held in full compliance with national lockdown regulations, saw all 115 lots in this Bordeaux-themed sale find buyers. Hosted by online auction platform Invaluable.com, the white-glove sale – auction parlance for 100% sales in a sessi …



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Strauss & Co Fine Wine Auction online sale sets records during Lockdown

Bold strides in progress towards formalising SA’s fine wine market The Rhône-themed online wine auction held 6-14 April by Strauss & Co was the most successful sale to date, since the establishment of the exciting joint venture between WineCellar.co.za, Sommelier Higgo Jacobs and Strauss & Co. The Rhône-themed session formed part of the 19th century, Modern, Contemporary and Post-War Art, Decorative Arts, Jewellery sale which showed a record number of lots, sale-throughs and total online …



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Top South African women to judge the 2020 Santam Women of the Future Awards in association with FAIRLADY and TRUELOVE

Santam, FAIRLADY and TRUELOVE Magazines have partnered up in the search to find the best female entrepreneurs in the country: three amazing women who are creating opportunities for others and boosting South Africa`s economy by setting up their own businesses. The panel of respected judges presiding over the awards are:  Professor Thuli Madonsela Chair of Social Justice at Stellenbosch University & Founder of Social Justice M-Plan and the Thuma Foundation, Professor Madonsela has been part of …



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Winnefolk Winners of Wine Online

White or red? We won’t make you chose. This week, we’ve rounded up some seasonal wines that will suit whatever your palate (and pocket) may prefer. Recently, we visited our friends at Meerhof who have been making wine in the heart of Riebeek Valley since 2001, during which time the wheat and sheep farm was converted into a working cellar. Today, Meerhof is synonymous with grapes sourced from vineyards predominantly in the Swartland region. Winemaker Jaco Brand’s lifelong expertise and keen eye f …



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