Alvi's Drift Wines International wins 6 awards at Top 100 SA Wine Awards. Three wines from this unassuming private cellar in Scherpenheuvel near Worcester were included in the TOP 100 SA wines for 2012. The awards were presented to Alvi van der Merwe at an elegant awards dinner held at Rodwell House in Saint James on Friday the 27th of April. The winning wines were: - The Alvi's Drift 2011 viognier - The Alvi's Drift 2011 AD CVC, chenin, viognier, chardonnay blend - The Alvi's Drift 2011 AD chardonnay The wines were selected by a highly regarded panel of predominately international judges. Best Value Awards Apart from being...

Number 1: Not All Wine Gets Better with Age Frank Sinatra was wrong: Most wines do not get better with age. According to Zraly, only 1% of the bottles produced in the world are to be aged. "Ninety percent of all wine made in the world today is meant to be consumed within one year. Another 9% should never see more than five years. Therefore, 99% of all wines should be consumed within five years. If you're shopping in the to range, all of those wines are really meant to be consumed now." Drink up! Number 2: The Best Value Bottles Are...

Award Winning Wine both Locally and Internationally Alvi's Drift Wine International was awarded a gold medal for their Drift Fusion 2008 at the Concourse Mondial du Bruxelles. Awards won in the United Kingdom Awards were also received in the UK at the recent International Wine Challenge in the UK, silver medals were received for the Viognier 2010 and Drift Fusion 2008 and a bronze for the Pinotage 2010.The Alvi's Drift CVC 2008 and Chenin Blanc 2010 received both silver medals at the Decanter Awards in the UK. This Article featured on Worcester Wine Route news. Aren't you lucky to be a South African with such...

Here are ten simple tips to help get you started: 1. Match the Style – The style and weight of the wine you pick should match the food on your plate. For example, a robust Cabernet would pair well with a hearty New York Steak. Similarly, food with intense flavor like blue cheese should be paired with a flavorful wine like port. For lighter dishes like fish, choose more delicate wines, like Chardonnay. 2. Don’t Worry About the Color of the Meat – It’s often said that white meats like chicken, pork, and fish should go with white wine, and red meats...

At our wine farm we believe in the moto "A Journey in Good Taste".   Alvi's Drift Private Cellar is a producer of wine of the highest quality. Alvi's Drift is a family owned wine producer founded in 1928. We are passionate about and dedicated to producing interesting and exciting wine styles. Our wines Our Flagship red, the 2009 AD Drift Fusion Cape Red blend is an international gold medal winner. The 2010 AD CVC won Gold, Best in Class at the 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition. The 2011 AD Chardonnay won the trophy for the best wooded chardonnay at the...