{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} Steenberg Harvest Celebration is a feast for all the senses

Harvest season at Steenberg Vineyards is a time of celebration especially now that the restrictions on wine sales have been lifted. With the pressing of the new season’s grapes in full swing, guests can share in the harvest bounty with Covid compliant outdoor taste experiences of freshly picked grapes and unfermented pressed juice fresh from…

{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} Knorhoek Wine Farm – where Valentine’s dreams become reality

Looking for something extra special to spoil your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Escape the hustle and bustle of the city to a meandering valley road guaranteed to take you back to gentler times. Nestled under sprawling oaks and in the shady avenues of the giant poplar trees is where you’ll find Knorhoek Wine Farm,…

{news} Restore your balance with a breakaway to Ruby Rose Country House

Escape to luxurious seclusion in the Riebeek Valley this season by booking a breakaway stay, wedding or small function at Ruby Rose Country House. Magnificently restored, this lush oasis in one of the Cape’s favourite rural idylls just one hour’s drive from Cape Town. The Riebeek Valley has long held appeal for artists, seekers of…

{news} TOKARA trounces challenging year with olive oil bounty

Undeterred by the untold challenges of a year besieged by Covid-19, TOKARA, the family owned Stellenbosch wine and olive estate, has prevailed with a phenomenal 2020 olive oil vintage. The thriving olive groves on the rolling foothills of the Simonsberg surpassed previous harvests both in terms of quality and quantity this year.  Acclaimed for its…

{news} #KnowWhatYouEat on World Fisheries Day – Saturday, 21 Nov

Impassioned champion of ethically sourced and traceable fish, Steenberg Executive Chef Kerry Kilpin encourages her guests to #KnowWhatYouEat every day of the week, especially on World Fisheries Day this Saturday, 21 November. As the first chef to partner with ABALOBI over two years ago, Chef Kerry is fully committed to this non-profit, small-scale fisher initiative…

{news} Delheim strikes Platter five-star hat trick

On the eve of its re-opening on 12 November, the iconic Delheim estate has seen three of its wines awarded five-star status in the 2021 edition of Platter’s South African Wine Guide, arguably the country’s most widely referenced wine authority. Platter’s South African Wine Guide Awards Enviable five-star ratings were awarded to the Grand Reserve…

{news} Diemersfontein adds family-friendly deli to its fine wine experience

A new family and pet-friendly dining experience has opened at Diemersfontein, the celebrated wine and country estate in Wellington just 40kms from Cape Town’s northern suburbs. Called PROE, the deli-style offering provides visitors with the broadest choice of top-quality charcuterie, goat and cow’s milk cheeses, fresh bread, preserves and more to be enjoyed in a…