{sparkling} A West Coast Cap Classique: Groote Post introduces Brut

The opening of a bottle of Cap Classique is always a moment filled with anticipation. The much awaited addition of the Groote Post Vineyards‘ Brut to their impressive line-up was surely a cause for celebration in The Little House. Introduction A bottle of bubbles deserves a loud celebration as the cork explodes into the sky….

{news} Steenberg Harvest Celebration is a feast for all the senses

Harvest season at Steenberg Vineyards is a time of celebration especially now that the restrictions on wine sales have been lifted. With the pressing of the new season’s grapes in full swing, guests can share in the harvest bounty with Covid compliant outdoor taste experiences of freshly picked grapes and unfermented pressed juice fresh from…

{news} Huis van Chevallerie backs SA’s only all-woman firefighting team

Wine-lovers who purchase Circa Pinotage Brut Rosé bubbly will henceforth be supporting a Cape-based, all-woman firefighting team that is arguably the only one in Africa. The fledgeling outfit was established just over 12 months ago. Called Juliet Crew after the only female descriptor in the international phonetic alphabet, the team comprises young adults from at-risk…

{news} Heralding the FAT bastard Rosé 2020 just in time for V-Day

FAT bastard wines are ‘tickled pink’ that their well-loved FAT bastard Rosé was honoured with a Double Gold medal, for the second year in a row, at the 2020 Rosé Rocks competition. Rosé Rocks is South Africa’s first dedicated rosé wine competition which seeks to recognise excellence in rosé winemaking and promote the SA Rosé…

{wine} Make V-Day a ME-day with Leopard’s Leap Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir

With Valentine’s Day approaching fast, I’ll tell you what I’ll be indulging myself with this day of love: Leopard’s Leap Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir. Because love starts from within, and everyone deserves a ME-day on V-day! Introduction I’m not a massive fan of the commercialisation of Valentine’s Day, or any other type of celebratory day,…

{news} Knorhoek Wine Farm – where Valentine’s dreams become reality

Looking for something extra special to spoil your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Escape the hustle and bustle of the city to a meandering valley road guaranteed to take you back to gentler times. Nestled under sprawling oaks and in the shady avenues of the giant poplar trees is where you’ll find Knorhoek Wine Farm,…

{news} Restore your balance with a breakaway to Ruby Rose Country House

Escape to luxurious seclusion in the Riebeek Valley this season by booking a breakaway stay, wedding or small function at Ruby Rose Country House. Magnificently restored, this lush oasis in one of the Cape’s favourite rural idylls just one hour’s drive from Cape Town. The Riebeek Valley has long held appeal for artists, seekers of…