{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} 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…

{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} 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…

{news} Steenberg Ruby Rosé steps out in a stylish new summer look

Happiness in your glass exuding the hues and scents of summer is the promise of Steenberg Ruby Rosé just released with a refined new look that expresses elegance and sophistication. Crafted from 100% Syrah grapes by Cellarmaster Elunda Basson, the new vibrant 2021 vintage is the chic summer wine to enjoy on all occasion. Giving prominence to the…

{news} Journey’s End Vineyards’ Tales Series: New look and Vintages

Journey’s End Vineyards have released the latest vintages of their new-look Tales Series; a range of four wines, each with eye-catching modern designs to show the inspiration behind the labels. The new releases include: Journey’s End Weather Station Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Journey’s End Haystack Chardonnay 2019 Journey’s End The Huntsman Shiraz Mourvèdre Grenache 2019 Journey’s End Pastor’s Blend Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc 2019 Winemaker…

{news} Eikendal showcases terroir excellence in latest Infused by Earth wines

Eikendal Wines has released the latest vintage wines in its premier range Infused by Earth, a terroir-focused collection produced only in years of exceptional quality. Both expressions hail from 2017, a vintage widely recognised as among South Africa’s best of the modern era. This is only the second time that Eikendal has bottled wines under the Infused by Earth banner. The…

{news} Simonsig Wine Estate – Chenin Avec Chêne 2019 and Frans Malan 2017

The celebrated Stellenbosch winery that spearheaded a Pinotage revolution in 1994 by releasing South Africa’s very first Cape Blend is once again among the champions of this year’s Perold Absa Cape Blend Competition – the judges panel included among its final Top Five, the winery’s Frans Malan 2017.  Simonsig Wine Estate was also named among this…

{eat} Lunch at La Petite Ferme – plated art from start to dessert

Teetering on the threshold of the silly season, we recently lingered a bit longer at La Petite Ferme for a lunch date, taking in the views and relishing in the timelessness of Chef Odette’s new summer menu. Introduction Tucked into the foot of the Franschhoek Pass, lies a little farm. This little farm has a…