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Wine Is a Way of Life

At Alvi's Drift, wine is our everyday passion and we love sharing it with you. Our blog brings you insider insights, wine trends, tips and recipes, plus the latest Alvi's Drift news.

Recipe: Pairing Buttery Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Alvi’s Drift Viognier

Viognier was only introduced as a wine in South Africa in the 1990s, but since then it has grown in...

Beginner’s Guide to Exploring Different Types of Wine

Wine writer Catea Sinclair shares a simple guide to understanding different types of wine, plus an...

6 Things That Set Alvi’s Drift Apart From Other South African Wines

Alvi’s Drift is no ordinary South African winery, and we certainly do not produce your average...

How to Host Your Own Casual Wine Tasting At Home

Looking for ideas for an interactive (and educational) get together with friends and family? Or...

Your Complete Guide to Buying Wine Online in South Africa

Lockdown in South Africa brought about a host of new normals, one being the accelerated adoption of...

The Alvi’s Drift Story: “An authentic life, well-lived in the pursuit of what’s real”

The story of Alvi’s Drift begins in 1928, when our family patriarch, Albertus Viljoen van der Merwe...

The Secret Strengths of the Breede River Valley: Why This Lesser-Known South African Wine Region Should Be on Your Radar

As we leave behind sunny Paarl just north of Cape Town, there’s nothing to quite prepare our small...

The Storied History of South African Wine

From the Dark Ages to the Cape of Storms, it's a wonder wine ever made it to South Africa. But it...

Viognier is the Great South African Wine Secret (Plus: Coconut Pilaf Recipe)

All you need to know about viognier wine, plus a delicious curry recipe that's a perfect pairing...

Alvi’s Drift Gold Winners at Veritas Awards 2021

The Veritas Awards started in 1991 and gives recognition to wines and brandies of exceptional...

Pinotage Wine Enhances This Delicious Oxtail Recipe

Pinotage wine is best served with certain dishes. We offer two recipes complemented by this South...

Alvi’s Drift Wins in Ultra Value Wine Challenge 2021

The UVC competition identifies the very best wine buys that sell for under R130 per bottle.