Franschhoek Valley - South Africa's French Corner

Franschhoek Valley - South Africa's French Corner

Franschhoek Valley literally translates as 'French Corner' and thrives on its history of French influenced viticulture. Lined with wine estates, it is proud to be a haven for wine tourism in the Paarl region of South Africa. We take a look at what makes this area so special with new ranges of the best wines to match.
The Secrets of Cinsault

The Secrets of Cinsault

Cinsault is a grape originally from the south of France that was traditionally a key component of red blends in the Rhone Valley and Languedoc-Roussillon. Plantings in France have declined over time, but it remains a key ingredient for many Provence and Provence-style rose wines, as well creating some beautiful varietal wines in the New World and helping provide those famed aromatic and fruity notes for French-style red blends in the warmer climes of North Africa. We explore this aromatic grape. 
The Marvel of Marlborough

The Marvel of Marlborough

A sure Mother's Day favourite, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc makes up around 85% of its wine exports. The country has produced wine since the 19th century, but it was the discovery of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc in the 1980's that really placed it on the world wine map. We take a look at why this remains an essential go-to wine. 
Prosecco Perfection

Prosecco Perfection

Prosecco rose to heightened fame in 2008 overtaking Champagne as the world's most popular sparkling wine. After more than a decade, it shows no signs of its popularity debating - and for good reason. Fresh, floral, light and versatile enough to to make it compliment a plethora of cocktails, it will remain the go-to present for many years to come. 
Understanding Bordeaux

Understanding Bordeaux

As one of the most productive wine regions in France with 57 appellations, many considered the best in the world, Bordeaux produces classic fine wines that have remained popular for centuries. Here we take a look at the region before focusing on some of its exceptional Right Bank red wines. 
The Beauty Of Bonarda-Turton Wines

The Beauty Of Bonarda

The Bonarda grape often lives in the shadow of Malbec when browsing Argentinian wines, but as an easy-drinking and versatile partner for many meals it is well worth a try. We take a look at why it could soon be your new favourite. 
Port Perfection-Turton Wines

Port Perfection

Port has become a staple of Christmas, perfect to sip in the warmth whilst it's cold outside and famed for pairing with the traditional post-dinner cheeseboard. We take a look at what makes this fortified wine so special and how to spot your perfect tipple. 
The Richness of Rioja-Turton Wines

The Richness of Rioja

There are over 60 wine regions in Spain, but most people will immediately think of Rioja when choosing red wine and for good reason. Internationally renowned, it is truly in a class of its own. 
VIVA ITALIA!-Turton Wines

VIVA ITALIA!

The best part of working with wine is sampling new grapes when expanding our selection. With over 10,000 wine grapes across the world, there are many to be sampled! Our Italian range has now benefited from two brand new varietals, as well as two classic that we fell in love with. Let's have a taste.
Good Wine To Save The World-Turton Wines

Good Wine To Save The World

A Spanish vineyard and Dutch biodynamic farmer have created a perfect combination. Derrick Neleman, recently named 'Most Inspiring Entrepreneur of the year' in his home country, fell in love with the vineyards of Spain and in particular, the historical wine region of Valencia. Here we take a look at his range of sustainably produced, vegan / organic-certified wines that have become a Turton Wines shop favourite.