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The Wine&Only Blog Contest!

Want to win a Château Ausone 1989, a Da Compostella 07 or a CWG Cape Point 10 Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc? Well, there you go…

You own a blog talking about wine, food, lifestyle, tourism, well-being…? This contest is for you!

Wine&Only ( is a free (both for visitors and winemakers), independent and ad-free website dedicated to the wine tasting experience in South Africa.

We just want to share our passion for South African wines and wine estates, and need you to help us spread the word!

Talk about us, write an article on your blog, send us the link (, and stand a chance to win one of these AMAZING bottles!

- Chateau Ausone 1989, Saint-Emilion, (well over R3000 but definitely priceless with real friends or family)
- Mvemve Raats Da Compostella 2007 (R600)
- CWG Duncan Savage’s Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc (invaluable!)


The 3 best articles (the article does not have to be a word-to-word copy our press release! Please!) will be reviewed by our team on the 30th of December and the winners will be announced on the 1st of January…What a great way to start the New Year!

Do not hesitate to contact us if you need photos or more information.

See below our press release and come visit our website

Good luck to all of you!


The Wine&Only team







Press Release:

The wine industry is considered the second driving force in South African tourism (after safaris). In light of this fact, we tried to understand how the tourists (whether local or international) were choosing the wineries they were wishing to visit.

“Shall I find chardonnay in that estate? Is it open on Sundays? Until what time? Must I book in advance? Can I go with my children, and will there be a playground for them? Is the style Cape Dutch, Mediterranean, modern? Is the tasting free? Do they propose organic wines? « …

So many questions that always emerge while chatting with visitors.

Our team, composed of wine lovers and hedonists, and coming from various horizons (Telecom, design, tourism) has therefore decided to come up with a simple tool, suitable for purists as well as newbies, and proposing an easy and intuitive navigation.

-          By area or wine routes (Franschhoek, Stellenbosh, Paarl, Robertson, Swartland…)

-          According to your party (Couple, Family, Friends)

-          By style (Cape Dutch, Design, Contemporary, Mediterranean,…)

-          By varietal or type (Chardonnay, Chenin, Shiraz, Merlot, Porto…)

-          By activities (museums, art galleries, cellar tours, wine safaris, spas …)

-          By time-slots (opening hours, closing dates,…)


It’s also easy to check if the estate offers catering options (restaurant, bistro, deli, picnic baskets,…) as well as handicapped facilities..

Products pages propose a description of the winery, and more specialized information for enlightened amateurs (varietals produced, name of the winemakers, date of creation, volume, …)

The integration of Social Media tools allow users to quickly share their comments on the wine estates (whether by mail, FabeBook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Diaspora…) either with us or friends.

Our blog will relay facts about the wine life, events, festivals, special and private tastings as well as anecdotes, …

The website is launched in English, and will be translated into French (end of December 2011) and later into German and Spanish (mid 2012).

Wine&Only is independent, free for users and winemakers, does not boast any advertisements. All the wineries are actually visited by our team, and new references are added on a weekly basis.

We hope to see you very soon on:


The Wine & Only team


Director : Laurent Soragna

5 Campbell Street

7806 Hout Bay

South Africa