• Along Came Mary

    I have not heard of this one, but it sounds great. I don’t think I have had a wine from S. Africa yet;)

    • Thanks Mary, I hadn’t either. I’ve tried to locate in my area but to avail. If you find it, let me know what you think. 🙂

  • Julie

    I’ve heard of it but haven’t tried it yet. I’ll see what I can find and let you know.

    • Hey Julie, Cool, I can’t wait too hear what you think. 🙂

  • Jon Jefferson

    I have been hearing a bit about good wines coming out of Africa.

    • Hi Jon, So have I. They certainly have been producing it long enough. I look to try some of their other offerings. 🙂

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  • A.K. Andrew

    I’ve not had this wine, but what a great name. I’ll keep a look out while I’m in the UK. There’s quite a few South African wines here. Thanks for the post Susan.

    • Hi A.K. It is a cool name, isn’t it? That would be great and then let me know what you think when you try it. 🙂

  • Like the name and the label. As someone who does not drink I look at these from a different perspective. 🙂

    • Hi Cheryl, Me too. I know you do, but it’s still fun to find out about them, isn’t it? 🙂

  • Interesting information Susan. After living for 14 years in South Africa I have to admit I have never heard of it either and I have visited quite a lot of Wine routes there !!

    • Hi Merle, That’s very interesting. It’s not new, but it’s VERY hard to locate. As a last resort one can buy it on line. 🙂

  • I’ve not heard of these one, but it sounds well worth the effort needed to eventually track it down. South Africa seems to be an up-and-coming wine region.

    • Hi Jei, South African wines are just string to come on the international scene. It will fun to see what I find as I travel the wine aisles. 🙂

  • Morgan Decker

    I have never tried any wines from South Africa but it sounds like an interesting flavor, I’ll have to keep my eye out for a bottle!

    • Hi Morgan, It does, doesn’t it? If you find some, let me know what you think. 🙂

  • Jacs Henderson

    Never tried this particular Pinotage – but love a drop!! It’s a very good looking label, so I’m sure I’ll spot it on a shelf one day while I’m perusing 🙂

    • Hi Jacs, I would love it if you did and then please come back and let me know what you thought about it. 🙂

  • Theuns

    Hi Susan

    WOW Great to read a blog about our wine in South Africa. I am from South Africa

    And my sister lives in Cape town neer Paarl in the cape, The wine Is great there and I love a Semi Sweet Wine. I did not know about this one, but I will ask my Sister to get one for me or get it at a wine tour when I go to visit her. My Mom and Dad will be going down to Cape town next month, so even they can get one for me there. It will be a bit cheaper, LOL :-).

    If you ever come to South Africa, go on a wine tour in the Paarl you will love it to bits :-).

    Love From
    South Africa
    Theuns 🙂

    PS: “Makulu” Means “THE BIG ONE” it is a “AFRICAN” Word

    • Hi Theuns, I am so happy that you liked what I had to say. I would love your thoughts about this wine when you do try it. I have not been able to locate it as of yet, and I really want to get it a try.

      If I ever find myself in South Africa, you can be assured I will tour that area. BTW: I love the translation for that word. Thank you. :-)))

  • It sounds like this wine, which the makes describe as sweet, might better be served as a sipping wine rather than as a wine to serve with a meal.

    • Hi Jeannette, I think so too but I’m not sure since I wasn’t able to find it. When I do I’ll let you know. 🙂

      • Liz Blackmore

        It really is not that sweet. It would be a number 2 on the sugar content.

        • That’s good to know Liz, If I ever get a chance to try it we can compare notes… LOL

  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    Sounds like something I might like. I love the description.

    • Hi Krystle, I do too, When I finally locate it I’ll let you know. 🙂

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  • Valerie Remy-Milora

    I have not had this wine but it sounds like a wine I would enjoy. I love Venisson and other game. Hearty and healthy! I have had other South African wines that have been delicious. I can think of a particular one right now, but will come back with it when I do. 🙂

  • Liz Blackmore

    Nice review susan. Even though I have indulged, many times, with this wine, I can no longer get it from the stores in our area. Had I known this before moving, I would have purchased a few bottles for a special time.
    You did provide interesting background, and I appreciate it. Thank you for the review!

    • I do understand that Liz. I looked every where for it to no avail. I have been told I would love it. However, I am glad I have added a bit of color to this wine for you. 🙂

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  • Brenda J

    I actually stumbled across this wine in a liquor store in Albertville MN. I like trying different wines and this happened to be on sale so thought I would try it. It does have a different taste, not bad, but will try again sometime.

    • Hi Brenda, thanks for stopping by. I have heard the same. Most who’ve tried it have enjoyed it and would get it again. 🙂

  • booveylou

    This is one of my favorite wines, and I’ve been fortunate to be able to purchase it at our local co-op in southern Vermont, but I fear it may be becoming more an more popular. I ordered a case from my co-op and haven’t heard from them in over three weeks. Orders are usually filled in about a week. I can see this wine either climbing in price or becoming more scarce, or both. I call it the “red wine for people who don’t like red wine.” It is sweeter than most reds with hints of cherry, coffee and chocolate.

    • It is a very nice wine. That is such a great way of putting it, “red wine for people who don’t like red wine”. It is getting harder to find though. I do hope you are successful in your order. 🙂


    Just tried the Makulu pinotage rose 2016 and it’s dire! If you want a nice rose try the co-ops own California rose zinfandel 2016. £4.99 and very palatable!