Archive | March, 2015

Stellar Winery Solar Light Project

Stellar’s Solar Light Project

This month the Stellar Foundation kicked off the first phase of our “Getting Off The Grid” renewable energy initiative! The aim of this project is to investigate (and hopefully implement) sustainable solutions to the national issue of electricity loadshedding (temporary blackouts) as it impacts the Stellar community, as well as to help farms save money […]


Dutch Agent, Coenecoop, Enjoys An Eventful Visit with Stellar

A group from Coenecoop, our Dutch agent, recently came to visit South Africa for an action-packed few days exploring all things Stellar. We welcomed two Coenecoop sales people, Bram Kamphuis and Cees Heikoop, and three Dutch customers: Dirk van Zoolingen from Wittebol Wijn, Marcel Meulenbeld from Wijnenenzo and Niels Huijbregts from Daxivin. Our guests toured […]

Stellar New Look 3D Outercases

A New Look For Stellar’s Outer Case Packaging

We recently redesigned our outer case packaging, which is the gorgeous box that holds our wines. We started with a great new design for our generic packaging, which we use across many of our brands. We worked to create a more natural feel, using as little ink as possible so that it has less impact […]

New Look Running Duck Labels

Running Duck’s Great New Look

Running Duck wines have been around since 2008, and we thought it was time to give this old favourite a new look. Since the brand is a hit in the UK market, we approached British designer, Will Parr of Studio Parr in London, to work his magic. We absolutely love the new label – it’s […]

1 farm, 3 generations and the definition of sustainability

1 Farm, 3 Generations and The Definition of Sustainability

Our farms form the backdrop for so many interesting, inspiring and heart-warming stories. The Van Zyl family’s story is the perfect example of what’s important to us at Stellar. At 20 years old, Eric is preparing to take over running his father’s farm in the next few years. Previously belonging to his grandfather, the farm […]

biodynamic wine for wine drinkers

Drink Wine When It Tastes Best

Ever wondered why your favourite wine is a total hit on one day and just misses the mark on the next? Science (yes, science) has proven that moon phases have something to do with this. Since we’ve got our eyes on the stars at Stellar Winery, we’ve put together an easy-to-understand introduction to biodynamics, so […]


The Time Is Ripe for Traditional South African “Mosbolletjies”

Now’s the perfect time to enjoy freshly baked “mosbolletjies” – a traditional South African treat best described as “a sweet brioche, traditionally made with fermented grape juice and flavoured with aniseed”. Mosbolletjies have a beautiful feathery texture and are best enjoyed fresh from the oven with a generous helping of butter and golden syrup. What’s […]