{news} Stellenbosch ready to host SA Cheese Festival

While the popular South African Cheese Festival was presented this past weekend for the first time since 2019 as a pop-up festival at Groote Post outside Darling, it is Stellenbosch’s turn this long weekend, from Saturday 30 April to Monday 2 May 2022. BRAND NEW NEWS: –          A #FestivalFriends offer is valid for the public holiday…

{news} Louisvale pairs with West Coast Chef Isabella Niehaus

Come the 1st of May 2022, Die 3 Susters will be hosting a guest popup dining experience at the Langtafel op die Duin in Langebaan. This event will see a carefully curated and prepared five course menu, perfectly paired with their partner in wine, Louisvale Wines. Langtafel op die Duin is a dining event run by…

{news} Churn your weekend into a West Coast Cheese and Wine Festival

Over the weekend of Saturday 23 to Sunday 24 April, the historic Groote Post Wine Estate, world-renowned for its award-winning wines, will play host to the first-ever South African Cheese Festival on the West Coast, in the Darling Hills. Outdoor event lovers can look forward to two festive days of pairing Groote Post and neighbouring…

{news} Stellenbosch Hills unveils rare bottlings of Sense of Place wines

A rare bottling of wines made only from harvests of exceptional quality has been released. This is only the second time that the Suikerboschrand Cape Blend and Anna Christina Cap Classique – both part of the top-tier Sense of Place range by Stellenbosch Hills – have been made available. Sense of Place is dedicated to the best…

{connect} Let’s talk antioxidants: EVOO, pumpkin & dark choc tea loaf

Let’s talk about antioxidants. By now, we all know that EVOO is incredibly nutritious and beneficial to your health when added to your diet responsibly.  With SA Olive Industry‘s incredible range of extra virgin olive oils, you can add that super boost of antioxidants to every cake and bake! Introduction What you might not have…

{news} New era for Delheim Edelspatz with release of 2020 vintage

Grand elder of South African Noble Late Harvest wines “was almost never made” Renowned Stellenbosch estate Delheim has just unveiled the highly anticipated new vintage of Edelspatz Riesling – one of the wine world’s iconic Noble Late Harvests (NLH) and most consistently awarded wines since its inception in 1979. With this release, the 2020 Edelspatz…

{news} Pairing wine with winemakers at Louisvale

Join the winemaker Simon Smith @ Louisvale on the 1st of April from 18h00 – 21h00 for a delectable five course food & wine pairing dinner hosted by Louisvale’s winemaker in celebration of their successful 2022 harvest.    Harvesting is over and it’s time to say cheers to a new vintage! Executive Chef, Kirstie du Toit has designed a unique menu alongside winemakers, Simon…

{news} T.A.S.T.E is for olives

Picking out the best local table olives is what makes this perfect, but how do you go about choosing the right ingredients? We chatted to olive expert Linda Costa who gave us a few tips on picking the best olives, and we came up with the T.A.S.T.E. acronym to help you remember this valuable advice. T for Taste Olives are certainly…

{news} Celebrate South African heritage with Roodeberg

Every year at the end of February, we celebrate National Milk Tart Day by raising a glass to our national treasure that has been baked into South African heritage in cross-cultural kitchens since the 1600s. Every family, every baker and every community has its own unique melktert narrative, something this traditional custard tart shares with…

{news} Preserving stone fruit for nutritious winter enjoyment

Plums, peaches and nectarines are best enjoyed at the peak of freshness but by preserving their bounty you can enjoy summer goodness throughout the winter months. Known collectively as stone fruit as they all have a pit or stone in the centre, each of the three fruits comprises several varieties of varying colours, tastes and…

{news} Fall in love (again) with Delheim Cabernet Sauvignon

February is a time of first loves. For wine cognoscenti, that passion belongs to Delheim Estate and its Cabernet Sauvignon, whose 2018 vintage has just been released. The 2018 vintage was a recovery year for the vines, recalls winemaker Roelof Lotriet. They were emerging from years of debilitating drought. Ideal conditions during vineyard growth phase…