{wine} Red red wine: my latest winter accessories from Ernie Els Wines

I’m constantly writing about how I rebel against the perceived seasonality of wines. Yet, here I stand, just a girl, with two bottles of Ernie Els Wines red in my hands, begging winter to arrive.  Introduction Having visited the newly renovated home of Ernie Els Wines a few months ago, I’ve simply not stopped talking…

{wine} Robertson Winery’s winter warming line up

With winter having shown its moody colours over these last few days, I can’t help but crave comforting bowls of baked puddings. Coupled with a selection of Robertson Winery‘s all-season soul-warming wines, I’m ready for the chill to settle in. Introduction Convinced I was born in the wrong season, my heart finds comfort in the…

{wine} Winter warmers: butter chicken bunny chow and Skyline Wine

With the winter months drawing closer, so does my craving for rib-sticking comfort food. Add a bottle of Skyline Late Harvest Wine to a warming winter meal, and you won’t be talking about the weather anymore. Introduction Not a particular fan of categorising wine varietals into seasons, I believe that a good white is just…

{wine} FAT Fig Newtons with FAT bastard’s Rosé 2020

My heart always does a little somersault when I see a beautiful bottle of Rosé. Even more so when it’s one with a little golden hippo on the label, because we all know that signals it will be a FAT bastard of a wine! Introduction I was generously introduced to the FAT bastard range of…

{eat} Mountain gazing and wine grazing: lunch time at Constantia Glen

Being the closest wine route to my home, Constantia valley boasts with some of the most picturesque wine estates, including the unsurpassable splendour of Constantia Glen. Introduction With a string of stunning eateries, contemporary tasting rooms and plenty of opportunities to enjoy a lazy wine-soaked weekend in a lush gardenscape, the Constantia wine valley caters…

{eat} Surpassing every expectation: gourmet sushi at GlenWood Vineyards

There’s something so wholesome and intrinsically uplifting about having your expectations surpassed. From the moment I drove through the little stone gate of GlenWood Vineyards, every view, every glass, every bite was better than I could ever have imagined. Introduction I would like to think that, after dedicating every spare minute of my free time…

{wine} Fish on Friday: Diemersdal’s Sauvignon Blanc 2021

With Durbanville at the opposite side from where I’m swinging my feet in the False Bay waters, I’m always grateful when a bottle from this wine valley lands on my doorstep. I was particularly delighted with the cross-country trek of a bottle of Diemersdal Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2021, the first to launch in South Africa….

{wine} Last of the summer wine: Bouchard Finlayson’s most beloved sippers

The seasonality of Bouchard Finlayson‘s range of white wines will undoubtedly carry the carefree remnants of summer through into autumn, and well into the warm fireplace evenings of winter. Introduction The Hemel-en-Aarde Valley lies like an unexplored vineyard of dreams in front of me. Only recently starting to venture into the cooler climate Elgin wines,…