Press Clippings

September 7th, 2018 -

Steen-op-Hout 2017 announced top ten Chenin Blanc winner

The Mulderbosch Steen-op-Hout Chenin Blanc 2017 recently claimed a top ten position in the fifth annual Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Challenge. The ten best Chenin […]

September 5th, 2017 -

Michael Olivier Writes About Mulderbosch Vineyards

Set in the beautiful Polkadraai Hills Mulderbosch Vineyards is a destination on its own. This year Mulderbosch celebrates its 28th birthday, and I have been an unflinching fan […]

August 24th, 2017 -

The 15 Best Rosé Wines from Around the World, According to Sommeliers

According to recent Nielsen data, rosé has graduated from being a cheap, sweet, porch pounder to being the wine to drink in America right now—an interesting journey […]

May 19th, 2017 -

Michael Olivier Reviews Faithful Hound White 2015

A Bordeaux white wine blend of Semillon 62% and Sauvignon Blanc 38%.  The Semillon grapes come from a vineyard panted in 1936 in the traditional […]

April 6th, 2017 -

Michael Olivier Reviews Chardonnay 2015

There are Chardonnays and there are Chardonnays, and for me the most appealing are those which have a story.  The Mulderbosch Chardonnay 2015 has a story. The […]

March 22nd, 2017 -

Michael Olivier Reviews Sauvignon Blanc 2016

The Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2016 grapes were subjected to a hot and dry lead up to the harvest.  However, the grapes produced high acidity and great flavours […]

February 17th, 2017 -

Michael Olivier Reviews 1000 Miles Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Selecting grapes from their best vineyard sites in Stellenbosch, Elgin and Piekenierskloof, they were brought to cellar, destemmed and crushed and then they are separately […]

December 2nd, 2016 -

MICHAEL OLIVIER REVIEWS CABERNET SAUVIGNON ROSÉ 2016

Of the ways to make Rosé, arguably growing your grapes specifically to make a Rosé, is, in my opinion the finest. And it shows in […]

November 18th, 2016 -

MICHAEL OLIVIER REVIEWS SINGLE VINEYARD CHENIN BLANC’S 2015

Adam Mason, the winemaker at Mulderbosch, works with a number of producers of fine grapes and has chosen three different vineyard blocks in the Stellenbosch […]

October 27th, 2016 -

MICHAEL OLIVIER REVIEWS CHENIN BLANC ‘STEEN OP HOUT’ 2016

Adam Mason, the winemaker at Mulderbosch, uses grapes from their own Chenin Blanc vineyards, Wine Appellation Polka Draai, and adds to them a selection of […]

July 19th, 2016 -

MICHAEL OLIVIER REVIEWS FAITHFUL HOUND RED 2014

Using grapes from some of the finest vineyards in the Western Cape, Cellar master Adam Mason blended Cabernet Franc 32%, Cabernet Sauvignon 26%, Merlot 19%, […]

April 10th, 2016 -

Michael Olivier Reviews Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2012

The grapes for the Mulderbosch Chardonnay Barrel Fermented 2012 are all from the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation. Each components was separately vinified.   Once in the cellar, the hand […]

March 4th, 2016 -

Michael Olivier Reviews Husk Brandy 2014

Mulderbosch Husk Brandy 2014 is a beauty to behold. Made in the same style as Grappa, the original, widely celebrated spirit. It is made by […]

January 30th, 2016 -

Michael Olivier Reviews Faithful Hound White 2014

The 62% Semillon grapes for the Mulderbosch Faithful Hound White 2014 come from the Franschhoek Wine Appellation, while the 38% of Sauvignon Blanc come from […]

December 21st, 2015 -

Michael Olivier Reviews Sauvignon Blanc 2015

The grapes for the Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2015 emanate from different wine appellations in the western Cape. And the batches were vinified separately and then […]

December 2nd, 2015 -

Wine Spectator Top 100 – Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc Block W 2013

Each year, Wine Spectator editors survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12 months and select our Top 100, based on quality, value, availability and excitement. This […]

December 2nd, 2015 -

The China Post – Steen, aka Chenin Blanc, sparkles in S. Africa as it straddles new, old world

Adam Mason, winemaker at Mulderbosch in Stellenbosch, South Africa’s premium wine-growing region, says this component is achieved by picking at slightly lower sugar levels. This […]

November 17th, 2015 -

MICHAEL OLIVIER REVIEWS CABERNET SAUVIGNON ROSÉ 2015

The Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards produce this rosé in the most classical way – grown specifically to produce a fine rosé. Early picking results in crisp […]

September 23rd, 2015 -

Michael Olivier Reviews Chenin Blanc 2015

Mulderbosch was a wine we had on our restaurant wine list in the mid 1990s and I remember being so amused at the name of […]

July 30th, 2015 -

PennLive.com – View from a South African Winemaker – Adam Mason

Founded in 1989, Mulderbosch Vineyards released its first vintage several years later and has grown from there, becoming one of South Africa’s foremost producers. READ FULL ARTICLE […]

January 26th, 2015 -

Michael Olivier reviews Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2010

One of the delights of Mulderbosch is the many different ways in which Winemaker Adam Mason uses the grapes at his disposal to create a […]

January 26th, 2015 -

Wine Spectator – Top 100 Faithful Hound 2011

Dark ruby in appearance, with bright plummy hues. The nose shows spicy aromatics of cedar wood, anise and pencil shavings punctuated by intense cassis and […]

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