{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} 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} Steak me up, before you go go!

Head over to Nederburg’s The Manor to experience this popular Paarl eatery’s delicious take on ‘Steak Thursdays’, on offer every Thursday for lunch and dinner, at only R180 per person, including a glass of award-winning red wine. The Manor’s juicy A-grade aged ribeye steaks come served with red wine onion jus, salted potato wedges and chimichurri roasted baby root vegetables, while creamed peppercorn or…

{news} Launch of Barista Black

If the Authorised Biography of James Bond is to be believed, the world’s most celebrated secret agent is 100 years young. His creator may have passed on, and many of the actors who have portrayed him have died, but the idea of the man stands taller than ever. And James has not been idle this…

{news} Durbanville Wine Valley triumphs at Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show

The inimitable excellence of wines from Durbanville has been re-affirmed following a remarkable performance by wine route members at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show (OMTWS). Taking top honours at the event – one of the industry’s most authoritative challenges – Durbanville claimed no less than four trophies including Most Successful Producer Overall.   “This…

{news} Survivor champions Swartland Chenin Blanc

Survivor, the unbridled range of terroir driven wines inspired by the indigenous Nguni, is a proud champion of Swartland Chenin Blanc, with two thoroughbred renditions of this South African signature grape variety. Survivor Chenin Blanc 2020 and the limited release Survivor Bushvine Chenin Blanc Reserve 2019 showcase the best of what the hardy Swartland can…

{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} 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} McCain launches its first-ever Made With McCain Masterclass series

2020 brought about a new way of living, with small gatherings and home cooking becoming the order of the day. With consumers looking for continuous recipe inspiration, McCain is excited to announce the launch of its first-ever virtual Made With McCain Masterclass series, hosted by celebrity chef J’Something, alongside a special guest. During the course…

{news} Huis van Chevallerie backs SA’s only all-woman firefighting team

Wine-lovers who purchase Circa Pinotage Brut Rosé bubbly will henceforth be supporting a Cape-based, all-woman firefighting team that is arguably the only one in Africa. The fledgeling outfit was established just over 12 months ago. Called Juliet Crew after the only female descriptor in the international phonetic alphabet, the team comprises young adults from at-risk…

{news} Heralding the FAT bastard Rosé 2020 just in time for V-Day

FAT bastard wines are ‘tickled pink’ that their well-loved FAT bastard Rosé was honoured with a Double Gold medal, for the second year in a row, at the 2020 Rosé Rocks competition. Rosé Rocks is South Africa’s first dedicated rosé wine competition which seeks to recognise excellence in rosé winemaking and promote the SA Rosé…