{wine} Red red wine: my latest winter accessories from Ernie Els Wines

I’m constantly writing about how I rebel against the perceived seasonality of wines. Yet, here I stand, just a girl, with two bottles of Ernie Els Wines red in my hands, begging winter to arrive.  Introduction Having visited the newly renovated home of Ernie Els Wines a few months ago, I’ve simply not stopped talking…

{wine} Robertson Winery’s winter warming line up

With winter having shown its moody colours over these last few days, I can’t help but crave comforting bowls of baked puddings. Coupled with a selection of Robertson Winery‘s all-season soul-warming wines, I’m ready for the chill to settle in. Introduction Convinced I was born in the wrong season, my heart finds comfort in the…

{news} Fine wine, food & adventure awaits in the Durbanville Wine Valley

Break away to drink, dine and discover one of the Cape’s most exciting destinations – Cape Town’s northern vineyard at Durbanville, just 20 minutes from the CBD. This is the invitation of the revitalised Durbanville Wine Valley (DWV). “Durbanville has always been popular with visitors, from day-trippers to travellers eager to experience a little more…

{news} Be spoiled at Nederburg’s The Manor this Mother’s Day

Show your mom in one loving, grand gesture just how special she is to you by treating her to a delicious meal at Nederburg’s The Manor restaurant on Mother’s Day, Sunday, 9 May, at 12:00. Chef Jerry Kennedy and his team have conjured up a delectable menu to match Nederburg’s glorious wines. Expect a shareable…

{news} Mother’s Day at Louisvale: here’s the menu!

Situated at the foot of the majestic Stellenbosch mountains in Devon Valley, sits the picturesque location and stunning venue, Louisvale wine farm. It’s always Mother’s Day but on the 9th of May, make her day by celebrating with her at Louisvale wine farm where she can unwind, relax and enjoy and let Louisvale do all the work. To read…

{news} Let Gåte’s Autumn Menu Take Your Senses To New Dimensions

Gåte’s Head Chef, Jack Coetzee, continues his journey of farm to plate philosophy with his soon to be released Autumn inspired menu. Using the finest locally sourced produce patrons can expect to be taken on a memorable culinary journey. Not revealing too much as it without a doubt a bucket list experience, Jack’s menu can…

{wine} Winter warmers: butter chicken bunny chow and Skyline Wine

With the winter months drawing closer, so does my craving for rib-sticking comfort food. Add a bottle of Skyline Late Harvest Wine to a warming winter meal, and you won’t be talking about the weather anymore. Introduction Not a particular fan of categorising wine varietals into seasons, I believe that a good white is just…

{wine} FAT Fig Newtons with FAT bastard’s Rosé 2020

My heart always does a little somersault when I see a beautiful bottle of Rosé. Even more so when it’s one with a little golden hippo on the label, because we all know that signals it will be a FAT bastard of a wine! Introduction I was generously introduced to the FAT bastard range of…

{eat} Mountain gazing and wine grazing: lunch time at Constantia Glen

Being the closest wine route to my home, Constantia valley boasts with some of the most picturesque wine estates, including the unsurpassable splendour of Constantia Glen. Introduction With a string of stunning eateries, contemporary tasting rooms and plenty of opportunities to enjoy a lazy wine-soaked weekend in a lush gardenscape, the Constantia wine valley caters…