{news} Celebrating Franschhoek Bastille Festival In Style

We hope that you’ve enjoyed your virtual journey through Franschhoek thus far. With each day’s reveal we’ve let you in on how Franschhoek is seen through the eyes of locals. Let’s not forget about the amazing daily reveals of exceptional offers, which are revealed daily and available for the whole of July. Although new offers…

{giveaway} “Build a Burger” with Naked Leaf vegan patties!

Naked Leaf vegan patties have taken Cape Town by storm. Launched in February, they are offering restaurants a great solution to awesome vegan food as well as supplying families with nutritious vegan products at home. What is Naked Leaf? The Naked Leaf range was borne from a desire to eat nutritious, plant-based meals that were…

{wine} Draw inspiration from Flagstone Wines’ Writer’s Block Pinotage 2018

Flagstone Wines simply lets the creativity flow and awakens the wordsmiths within us with their Writer’s Block Pinotage 2018. Introduction As with any of Flagstone’s wines, I was endlessly fascinated by the ink-splattered label, and beautifully apt named bottle. The wordplay intrigued me, as it was clever and innovative. That, and I adore an aromatic…

{news} Are you ready to bid for your bespoke Franschhoek culinary experience?

An idea created by passionate individuals and chefs in an effort to support struggling restaurants as well as the Isabelo Charity, Franschhoek Culinaire is a group of chefs who are bringing dining and wining to your door. A fun concept, which involves simply bidding on your favourite chef combination and be entertained, at a venue of your…

{wine} Flagstone Treaty Tree Wines: bottles tangled in stories

Over the years, I’ve slowly been working my way through Flagstone Wines‘ expansive range of wines. And yet, every time I pick a new one up, I’m in awe of not only what’s inside the bottle. Also – of the story wrapped around it. Introduction Flagstone Wines has been one of my favourite labels for…

{news} Franschhoek Bastille Festival: Are you ready for something new?

In case the grapevine news hasn’t reached you, here’s what you missed. Franschhoek’s Bastille Festival is still on the cards, but instead of the traditional format, the festival will be coming to you. A first-of-its-kind for Franschhoek, the organisers have called on the support of its members to showcase the valley through the lens of…

{news} Chenin Blanc: from workhorse to glamour grape

With #DrinkChenin day around the corner, on 20 June, the winemaking team at Nederburg in Paarl has shared some useful information about this supremely versatile grape, South Africa’s most planted wine grape variety. Here are some interesting facts: Chenin blanc has been the most popular choice of grape for South African brandy producers for much…

{news} Celebrate #Drink Chenin Day with Welgegund Wines

The seventh annual International #DrinkChenin Day is taking place on Saturday 20th June 2020 – a very special day to celebrate all there is to love about this popular and versatile white wine. Welgegund Heritage Wines invite you to explore the delights of their barrel-fermented, beautifully rounded Welgegund Heritage Wines Chenin Blanc 2017 produced from…

{news} Introducing Robertson Winery single serve

Robertson Winery launched their Single Serve 200ml wines in a can just before #Lockdown, becoming the first established wine brand in South Africa to produce wine in a can, and also the very first to release a 200ml can that offers the perfect one-glass serving. The perfect serve. The perfect glass of wine every time,…

{product review} How Greenfish reeled me in hook, line and sinker

Imagine you could quickly and easily purchase local, sustainably caught and seasonal ocean-fresh fish online, only to have it jumping (almost) straight into your pan. Imagine no more, because Greenfish does exactly that and deliver every time – hook, line and sinker! Introduction I love fish. I’ve always been an ocean child, growing up in…

{news} Father’s Day feast idea with tuna steaks from Green Fish

Father’s Day is the day we celebrate the father figures in our lives. A father goes the extra mile to ensure that his family is safe and provided for. Skip the socks this year and give your father a delicious meal to remember with the help of Green Fish. Get a Yellowfin Tuna Steak Box from Green Fish and get…