{wine} Back to the classics with Roodeberg’s Classic Red 2019

When in doubt, always pull the bottle of Roodeberg from your wine rack. Timelessly classic and a sure-fire conversation starter, reserve a seat for Roodeberg at your festive table this summer. Introduction It’s no secret that I always have a handful of Roodeberg wines in my racks. It’s also no secret that I’m a classic…

{wine} About cake and wine: Garden Route Sauvignon Blanc 2019

For my birthday this year, I chose the solitude and unspoilt beauty of tiny-town, McGregor. That,  a birthday cake and an icy bottle of Garden Route Sauvignon Blanc 2019. Introduction Most of us had lock-down birthdays. I was just lucky to have one during level 1, when we were allowed to travel outside our newly…

{news} #KnowWhatYouEat on World Fisheries Day – Saturday, 21 Nov

Impassioned champion of ethically sourced and traceable fish, Steenberg Executive Chef Kerry Kilpin encourages her guests to #KnowWhatYouEat every day of the week, especially on World Fisheries Day this Saturday, 21 November. As the first chef to partner with ABALOBI over two years ago, Chef Kerry is fully committed to this non-profit, small-scale fisher initiative…

{experience} Wine and canapé wanderlust at Perdeberg Wines

At the foot of the Paardeberg mountain lies a place that begs to be explored through taste and smell. With an impressive collection of superb wines, Perdeberg Wines should be the next stop on your adventure. Introduction There’s few activities in this life I enjoy as much as I do a leisurely wine tasting. Even…

{wine} Good things take time; dining with a trio of Delheim Wines

In a world where instant gratification is seemingly the norm, we often overlook the need to wait for good things to happen. A trio of Delheim Wines bottles recently reminded me of the importance of waiting patiently, rather than focusing on the immediate want. Introduction It’s not often that I really sit down and think…

{wine} Sipping pretty with De Krans Wines’ Pinotage Rosé 2020

Rosé might be my favourite wine type. Delicate, romantic and softly floral, it makes me long for summer days and sunset laughs. I felt a strong affinity to De Krans Wines‘ Pinotage Rosé 2020, as it wrapped my heart in red fruits and candy. Introduction Like with Chardonnay, most people have strong polar feelings about…

{news} Taste culinary magic at Nederburg’s The Manor during Restaurant Week XXL

Ready for an XXL experience? The talented culinary team at Nederburg’s The Manor will be serving up a mouth-watering two- and three-course menu as part of Restaurant Week South Africa XXL, scheduled to run from 1 October to 1 November 2020. The three-course menu, including a glass of wine per course, is offered at R350 per person, while the two-course,…

{travel} A day in Franschhoek: from pairings to picnics

Taking precious time to rediscover everything our province has to offer after the confines of #lockdown, I headed to Franschhoek for the day to wine and dine my soul in serenity. Introduction Since the upliftment of the travel ban as part of the COVID-19 regulations, I’ve been feeling (and acting!) like a proper tourist in…

{news} Tryn reopens at Steenberg for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays

Rediscover the culinary bliss of dinners at Tryn when Executive Chef Kerry Kilpin extends her post-lockdown opening hours at Steenberg’s vibrant signature restaurant to Friday and Saturday evenings. Starting this week from Friday, 2 October, Tryn welcomes all returning dinner guests and first timers to venture out and escape the stresses of a busy week…

{wine} With love from Rascallion Wines – bottles with a cause

No jargon, no expansive tasting notes. Rascallion Wines is rather boldly redirecting the wine conversation to a much more important cause than terroir or temperature. Introduction Everyone that knows me, knows that I like to play with my food and wine. Yes, I try in earnest to learn how to swirl and sip and taste…