{news) Franschhoek’s La Petite Ferme appoints talented new head chef

La Petite Ferme, the renowned manor house and vineyard suites on the Franschhoek Pass and member of The Nest Collection, has appointed a talented new head chef. Odette Olivier comes with a wealth of local and international experience and is set to re-invigorate the dining experience at one of the Cape’s most scenic locations. From…

{experience} Celebrating Shiraz with Simon’s at Groot Constantia

In preparation for National Shiraz Day on 21 August 2021, my eternal love affair with Shiraz recently culminated in a sensational sipping experience at Simon’s Restaurant, tucked into the leafy embrace of Groot Constantia. Introduction One might say it was a celebration too early, but such a deep and complex wine varietal like Shiraz should…

{news} Make it a Father’s Day to remember at Nederburg’s The Manor

This Father’s Day (Sunday, 20 June), Nederburg’s The Manor restaurant in Paarl will be welcoming dads and their loved ones with an array of delicious wines and eats. Add a fireplace and a touch of history to the mix, and just like that, you have all you need for a memorable day out in the gorgeous Cape winelands. There’s…

{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…

{news} Let Gåte’s Autumn Menu Take Your Senses To New Dimensions

Gåte’s Head Chef, Jack Coetzee, continues his journey of farm to plate philosophy with his soon to be released Autumn inspired menu. Using the finest locally sourced produce patrons can expect to be taken on a memorable culinary journey. Not revealing too much as it without a doubt a bucket list experience, Jack’s menu can…

{eat} Mountain gazing and wine grazing: lunch time at Constantia Glen

Being the closest wine route to my home, Constantia valley boasts with some of the most picturesque wine estates, including the unsurpassable splendour of Constantia Glen. Introduction With a string of stunning eateries, contemporary tasting rooms and plenty of opportunities to enjoy a lazy wine-soaked weekend in a lush gardenscape, the Constantia wine valley caters…

{eat} Silver linings and celebrations at Steenberg’s Bistro Sixteen82

A recent visit to Steenberg‘s Bistro Sixteen82 reminded me of the inevitability of the changing seasons and how we should embrace a daily practice of gratitude, whilst always seeking for the silver lining. Introduction With the 2021 harvest cloaked in bittersweet tradition this year after the relentless alcohol bans our wine industry faced in 2020,…

{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…

{wine} PROE – the perfect way to experience Diemersfontein Wines

Little morsels and bite-sized treats. That is my favourite way of eating. Diemersfontein Wine and Country Estate has embraced and renewed the deli-concept wholeheartedly with the recent opening of PROE, an indulgent smorgasbord of local produce. Introduction I tire easily from eating a lot of the same thing. I crave texture, variety, different flavours and…

{experience} Wine and canapé wanderlust at Perdeberg Wines

At the foot of the Paardeberg mountain lies a place that begs to be explored through taste and smell. With an impressive collection of superb wines, Perdeberg Wines should be the next stop on your adventure. Introduction There’s few activities in this life I enjoy as much as I do a leisurely wine tasting. Even…

{news} New wines from Louisvale Wines

Louisvale wines, located in the Devon Valley area in the Stellenbosch wine district, has just released three new wines: Louisvale Merlot 2018, Louisvale Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, and the Louisvale Sauvignon Blanc 2020. The Merlot perfectly complements pork dishes and cheese platters; the medium bodied Cabernet Sauvignon pairs beautifully with roast beef and lamb; and the…