{accommodation} Nurtured by nature: the sacred spaces of Angala

At times, the chaos of our current reality reverberates noisily against the walls of my innermost sanctuary. Feeling tired and a little bit weary of the world, I recently retreated to the sacred spaces of Angala Boutique Hotel to nurture my mind and body in nature. Introduction Inevitably, the last 16 months of pandemic living…

{news} Franschhoek restaurant recovery initiative aims to help local restaurants

Following on the huge success of the Support Stellenbosch Restaurant Campaign initiative, which raised just over R1.7 million for restaurants in the Stellenbosch Winelands, the Franschhoek Wine Valley Tourism organization has jump started something similar. Save The Franschhoek Restaurant Appeal aims to raise enough money to help those affected establishments in the region, who have…

{news} SA Olive’s Basic Olive Oil Tasting Course

SA Olive is excited to announce its first Basic Olive Oil Tasting course of 2021. The course will be run by Reni Hildenbrand and Louise Rabie on the 20th of July at the Klein Joostenberg Farm, Muldersvlei. Please note: Should Lockdown Level 4 be extended after the 11th July 2021, the course will be rescheduled and respondents notified accordingly. Reni and…

{news} Loxtonia Non-Alcoholic Cider – the alternative low-calorie lifestyle choice

Non-alcoholic drinks are surging as the trend towards alternative lifestyle choices takes hold across the globe. Loxtonia, the ‘orchard to bottle’ 100% freshly pressed and naturally fermented apple cider from the Ceres Valley, has you covered with a refreshing, low-calorie Non-Alcoholic Cider. Made on the family-owned farm with home-grown apples, Loxtonia Easy Apple Non-Alcoholic Cider…

{news} Durbanville Wine Valley triumphs at Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show

The inimitable excellence of wines from Durbanville has been re-affirmed following a remarkable performance by wine route members at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show (OMTWS). Taking top honours at the event – one of the industry’s most authoritative challenges – Durbanville claimed no less than four trophies including Most Successful Producer Overall.   “This…

{news} Survivor champions Swartland Chenin Blanc

Survivor, the unbridled range of terroir driven wines inspired by the indigenous Nguni, is a proud champion of Swartland Chenin Blanc, with two thoroughbred renditions of this South African signature grape variety. Survivor Chenin Blanc 2020 and the limited release Survivor Bushvine Chenin Blanc Reserve 2019 showcase the best of what the hardy Swartland can…

{sparkling} Timed to perfection: 50 years of Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel

I feel quite sheepish to admit that I’ve never tasted Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel, the absolute alpha and omega of South African Cap Classique. Having said that, this gap in my internal wine library was recently filled by being invited to celebrate its 50th anniversary this year with two sparkling new releases. Introduction My wine career…