The Tasting Panel magazine

August 2015

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60  /  the tasting panel  /  august 2015 DEPARTMENT HEADER Stories in a Bottle TERLATO'S SOUTH AFRICAN WINE PORTFOLIO SPANS LUXURY AND QUALITY OFFERINGS by Jonathan Cristaldi / photos courtesy of Terlato nes The story of the South African Wine indus- try begins with Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck, who was born in the Netherlands in 1619. Jan van Riebeeck, as he is more com- monly known, was the son of a surgeon, who, while working for the Dutch East India Company, formed the first Dutch settle- ment at the Cape of Good Hope in 1651 as a ship refreshment post. In 1655, he planted vines, and by 1659 the first wines were being produced. A view of the Groot Drakenstein Mountains from the Anthonij Rupert vineyards in Franschhoek.

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