{news} Lace up for the Loxtonia Cherry Trail Run in the Ceres Valley

Get on your marks to kick-start summer in the Ceres Valley and join the Loxtonia Cherry Trail Run through scenic landscapes and apple orchards on Saturday, 27 November. The month of November is a spectacular time in the valley with the apple trees in full bloom and the cherry picking season beckoning. The family friendly…

{news} Michaelangelo Platinum Award adds new milestone to Diemersfontein’s 21st year

Renowned Wellington winery Diemersfontein has been awarded a Platinum Medal amid its several other accolades at this year’s Michelangelo International Wine and Spirit Awards. The recognition again re-affirms a consistency of quality across varieties and styles that has been maintained since Diemersfontein’s first vintage 21 years ago. It is significant that the Platinum Award was…

{news} Ride, hike and run for Renosterveld

Discover the beauty of the Bottelary region near Stellenbosch from 1 – 3 October, when the Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy is hosting their first MTB & Eco-weekend. Bike, hike, sip and taste your way through this off-the-beaten track destination in the heart of the Cape Winelands. MOUNTAIN BIKE MAGIC Mountain bikers have the amazing opportunity…

{news} Delheim’s latest Grand Reserve re-affirms 40-year terroir excellence

The Greater Simonsberg appellation of Stellenbosch towers as a beacon of great South African wine, and especially red grape varieties. It is in this location that renowned family winery Delheim produced its latest flagship Grand Reserve 2017 Bordeaux blend. Significantly, the 2017 vintage marks the 40th year that the iconic Grand Reserve – the apex…

{news} Welcome spring with refreshing Loxtonia Blush Apple Cider

Spring is all about pretty pinks as gardens and orchards come into bloom and so too is our preference for lighter, crisper rosé-style refreshment. Loxtonia Blush Apple Cider is the flawless, all natural cider with an alluring rosy hue to welcome the new season. The true essence of 100% freshly pressed and naturally fermented juicy…

{news} Visit Stellenbosch unveils exciting new festival of gardens

South Africa’s favourite city of oaks, Stellenbosch, is pulling out the stops for gardeners and lovers of the great outdoors in a new, week-long festival that will transform its streets and surrounding countryside from 30 September to 10 October. Major drawcards include a first-ever Stellenbosch winelands experience featuring SA Michelin star chef Jan Hendrik van…

{news} Durbanville Valley celebrates Spring with collab of fine food and wine

Russian composer Igor Stravinsky described one of his musical-choreographic works that was eventually to rank among the most influential of the 20th century as “a unified idea: the mystery and great surge of the creative power of Spring”. The same inspiration for that work – The Rite of Spring – now drives the Durbanville Wine Valley in…

{news} Eikendal releases second vintage of rare Mon Désir Chardonnay

Renowned Stellenbosch winery Eikendal has released its limited release Mon Désir Chardonnay 2018 – a classic rendition of the exceptional elegance this varietal can attain. This highly desirable wine is produced only in exceptional years, with the 2018 vintage crafted from grapes from the cool-climate Elgin Valley. “This is a great vintage,” declares Eikendal winemaker Maryke Botha…

{news} Van Loveren’s Rhino Run expands conservation grant to include SANParks

Van Loveren Family Vineyards has sealed an agreement with SANParks that will see every sale of Rhino Run Organic Wine contribute to the conservation of South Africa’s natural heritage. SANParks is the organisation responsible for managing South Africa’s national parks and is now the second beneficiary to benefit from this range. Rhino Run was established…