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At Reyneke Wines, experimenting with biodynamic wine and the Nil Magnum Nisi Bonum philosophy

At Reyneke Wines, experimenting with biodynamic wine and the Nil Magnum Nisi Bonum philosophy

Since 1992, South African viticulturist Johan Reyneke has championed biodynamic wine. He’s now the exemplary model of the global wine industry.
New winemakers for South Africa’s only certified biodynamic wine estate

New winemakers for South Africa’s only certified biodynamic wine estate

Reyneke Wines has appointed Barbara Melck as winemaker and Armand Esterhuizen as assistant winemaker.
5 Questions with Johan Reyneke from Reyneke Wines

5 Questions with Johan Reyneke from Reyneke Wines

“Surround yourself with good people, keep learning and don’t give up. The future is bright!” said Johan Reyneke in an interview with Vinpro.
Earth to earth: The benefits of composting in regenerative agriculture

Earth to earth: The benefits of composting in regenerative agriculture

Composting creates a perfect cycle of giving back to the earth what's been taken from it. We look at Reyneke Wines and Ken Forrester Wines, two wine farms in Stellenbosch using compost, in this #wineforgood article.
Platter's by Diners Club South African Wine Guide Announces Five-Star Wines for 2022 Edition

Platter's by Diners Club South African Wine Guide Announces Five-Star Wines for 2022 Edition

Platter’s by Diners Club Wine Guide has revealed the eagerly awaited and prestigious list of wines earning the maximum rating of five stars in the new 2022 edition
Winemaker Johan Reyneke of Reyneke Wines speaks about organic wines

Winemaker Johan Reyneke of Reyneke Wines speaks about organic wines

Reyneke says organic wines have the same longevity as any other wine
Mike Turner speaks out for the ‘witchcraft’ practices of Biodynamics

Mike Turner speaks out for the ‘witchcraft’ practices of Biodynamics

Biodynamic farming is being damned by a group of Italian scientists who have started a petition, claiming that the practice is witchcraft. A leading senator backing the scientists has declared (somewhat unbelievably) “we risk giving legal recognition to flat-earthers who preach magic and witchcraft.”
Discover Robert Parker Green Emblem Wineries

Discover Robert Parker Green Emblem Wineries

Enjoy wines that are made for a better future
Reyneke: ‘Farming with grapes and farming with soils’

Reyneke: ‘Farming with grapes and farming with soils’

Peter Ranscombe revisits Reyneke Wines’s stunning organic and biodynamic wines from South Africa.
Chateau Pontet Canet, Pauillac, Bordeaux, Complete Guide

Chateau Pontet Canet, Pauillac, Bordeaux, Complete Guide

Today, Chateau Pontet Canet produces what many people call the most popular and in-demand Bordeaux of the appellation. Pontet Canet is a powerful Bordeaux wine. It’s concentrated, balanced, tannic and charming as well.
What Can Be Certified

What Can Be Certified

Since Biodynamic farming principally views the farm as a self- contained organism only an entire farm will be considered for certification.
Does organic wine express more terroir?

Does organic wine express more terroir?

Every winemaker knows that great wines are made in the vineyard, and finished in the cellar. Great and quality wines can only be made from quality grapes. So, what is it that gives the wine its unique characteristic?
A la Romanée-Conti, notre biodynamie n’est pas philosophique

A la Romanée-Conti, notre biodynamie n’est pas philosophique

Côtoyant les sommets de la Bourgogne viticole, Aubert de Villaine ne prend toujours pas la position du vieux sage. Si son sang est bleu, il reste ancré dans son approche de gentleman farmer, au plus près de la terre et de sa vérité.
Sustainable practices and product quality: Is there value in eco-label certification? The case of wine

Sustainable practices and product quality: Is there value in eco-label certification? The case of wine

In theory, eco-labels have great potential to reduce the environmental and social impact of products via consumer choice. In practice, the diffusion of eco-labels remains limited, with consumers expressing concerns about their value.
Reyneke Organic Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Reyneke Organic Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

The Organic Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 from Reyneke hugely over-delivers at R90 a bottle.
Reyneke current releases

Reyneke current releases

A lasting insight after a recent visit with Johan Reyneke of Reyneke Wines is that while organic farming is good in that it seeks to promote environmental sustainability as a goal, biodynamics goes a step further in treating the farm as an individuality that must be self-sustainable.
Wine Harvest Commemoration 2021: Wine industry honours four trailblazers

Wine Harvest Commemoration 2021: Wine industry honours four trailblazers

Four trailblazers of the South African wine industry were honoured on Tuesday 2 February 2021 during the industry's annual Wine Harvest Commemorative event. The event, presented for the 10th time this year at the historic Groot Constantia Wine Estate in Cape Town, took place virtually.
Leef Lente issue - Reyneke Wines

Leef Lente issue - Reyneke Wines

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South Africa's Reyneke Estate is the champion of organic wine | Alistair Gibson

South Africa's Reyneke Estate is the champion of organic wine | Alistair Gibson

Last week saw the publication of one of the most anticipated wine reports of the year, South Africa 2020 Special Report by Tim Atkin MW.
Organic winemaking: where nature sets the pace

Organic winemaking: where nature sets the pace

Reyneke Wines was among the first organic wineries in South Africa to receive a five-star rating in Platter’s Wine Guide. Owner Johan Reyneke spoke to Glenneis Kriel about his long and often challenging journey to establish a successful chemical-free wine grape operation.
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