{wine} A table for two: Steenberg’s stylish 2020 Sauvignon Blancs

If I could only drink wine from one wine estate for the rest of my life, it would be a difficult decision, but a quick answer: Steenberg Vineyards. Especially now with Cellarmaster Elunda Basson setting her sights on producing award-winning top-tier Sauvignon Blancs, and unveiling her 2020 masterpieces in stylish new outfits. Introduction I’m completely…

{news} Reset and rejuvenate with Franschhoek’s Mystery Weekends

In these turbulent times we find ourselves in why not treat yourself to an all-inclusive winelands getaway, where your weekend has been meticulously planned for you from check in to check out. You’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a dream, but this can be your reality. Franschhoek’s popular Mystery Weekends hold the promise of surprise,…

{news} Senses of Sauvignon Blanc event at Durbanville Hills

Discover the cool climate taste of Durbanville Hills’ Sauvignon Blancs at an intimate event celebrating this lively cultivar. The Senses of Sauvignon on 24 June is a journey of all the Sauvignon Blancs crafted at Durbanville Hills. Expertly guided by our talented winemakers, the tasting will include wines from each of the ranges, including sparkling…

{news} Take the chill off with Constantia Glen’s new winter warmer menu

With winter fast approaching, Constantia Glen has comfort food in abundance to combat the shorter days and cooler weather. Warm up to a selection of delicious homemade soups and more substantial dishes at their tasting room. Available as single servings or as a trio of smaller portions, visitors can indulge in Constantia Glen’s famous traditional Austrian beef goulash…

{wine} Legacy in a bottle: Kruger Family Reserve Shiraz and Chardonnay

Eternally enticed by new wines to taste and stories captured in bottles, I couldn’t wait to spend an afternoon with a couple of Stellenview Wines’ Kruger Family Reserve wines as I baked away a few lazy hours in the kitchen. Introduction One of my greatest self-indulgences is to unwrap a bottle of wine that I’ve…

{news} Re-discover the quintessential pairing at Stellenbosch Hills

Warm up the cockles of your heart this winter, when Stellenbosch Hills re-introduces tasting room visitors to the world’s quintessential pairing of wine with cheese. The winery, located in the heartland of South Africa’s most famous wine region, has made a speciality of pairing experiences. These include such innovations as wine with biltong and even…

{news} New autumn Two-for-One cocktails at Steenberg’s Tryn restaurant

Tryn, Steenberg’s vibrant signature restaurant, has created two exciting new autumn cocktails in celebration of World Cocktail Day and extended the 2-for-1 cocktail hour from 4-6 PM on Thursdays to Saturdays. With exciting creations artfully assembled by mixologists at Tryn’s ultra-stylish bar to enjoy in the modish retro-lounge or on the vineyard terrace, there’s a…

{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…

{news} Fine wine, food & adventure awaits in the Durbanville Wine Valley

Break away to drink, dine and discover one of the Cape’s most exciting destinations – Cape Town’s northern vineyard at Durbanville, just 20 minutes from the CBD. This is the invitation of the revitalised Durbanville Wine Valley (DWV). “Durbanville has always been popular with visitors, from day-trippers to travellers eager to experience a little more…

{news} Be spoiled at Nederburg’s The Manor this Mother’s Day

Show your mom in one loving, grand gesture just how special she is to you by treating her to a delicious meal at Nederburg’s The Manor restaurant on Mother’s Day, Sunday, 9 May, at 12:00. Chef Jerry Kennedy and his team have conjured up a delectable menu to match Nederburg’s glorious wines. Expect a shareable…