{accommodation} Steeped in Shiraz Cottage: Kunjani Wines

Just when I thought the COVID walls couldn’t lock me down any tighter, I received an invitation from Kunjani Wines to safely social distance and recharge in their gorgeously luxurious Shiraz Cottage. Introduction I was (and still am!) one of those who follow(ed) the COVID rules meticulously and wholeheartedly. Throughout this process of never-ending sanitising…

{news} The Journey’s End Foundation launched to tackle hunger and poverty

Journey’s End Vineyards has launched The Journey’s End Foundation, the latest community project from the Stellenbosch based winery. Set up as an NGO, Rollo Gabb, MD, and his team have established the Foundation to tackle hunger and extreme poverty in the Helderberg Region of Stellenbosch – largely as a result of Covid-19. The Journey’s End…

{wine} De Blaauwe Klip 2017: a bottle that celebrates its roots

De Blaauwe Klip 2017 is a classic Bordeaux-style red blend, packaged and wrapped in the heritage and history of Blaauwklippen. Introduction I am woven of stories and tales. I live and breathe the history and heritage of everything around me, for it allows me insight into the roots of stories. In the same way, the…

{recipe} Middelvlei Rooster Merlot 2019 meets meaty beef bourguignon

Some food and wine pairings are classic, timeless couples. Like this rich and warming beef bourguignon and Middelvlei Wine‘s Rooster Merlot 2019. Introduction Brothers Ben and Tinnie Momberg apply the knowledge passed down to them through three generations of winemaking to produce wine of exceptional quality and reputation. As a family vineyard, the Mombergs ensure…

{wine} Middelvlei Rooster Rosé 2019 meets baked guava pudding

Ah, the humble baked pudding. Filled with guavas and coconut, turn this simple warm dessert into a fine dining experience with the addition of a bottle of Middelvlei Wine‘s Rooster Rosé 2019. Introduction Brothers Ben and Tinnie Momberg apply the knowledge passed down to them through three generations of winemaking to produce wine of exceptional…

{experience} Reminiscing about the Muratie Harvest Festival 2020

We’re all trying to navigate our way through the national #lockdown without a glass of wine in hand and winter steadily on its way. Some days, I simply can’t help to lose myself in the daydream of Muratie Wine Estate‘s Harvest Festival earlier this year. Introduction I’ve found it difficult to write about wine these…

{eat} Kunjani Wines: because that’s where good food and wine meet

A celebration of love recently beckoned us into the open arms of the Stellenbosch winelands for a weekend of festivities. Included in those merriments, was a visit (or two!) to the home of Kunjani Wines. Introduction Pia is having a super birthday sale, extended to Sunday,  3 May! Click here for unbelievable offers! When two…

{wine} Kunjani, summer! About a Chenin Blanc and a chicken

As we head into the deepest core of summer, I like my wine to change like the sun: bolder, more intense and filled with sun-ripened juiciness. I recently discovered Kunjani Wines‘ Chenin Blanc 2018, sparking joy for true South African al-fresco summer feasting. Introduction Kunjani Wines has been on my radar for the longest time,…

{news} Middelvlei Family Day: Save the date!

Save the date for this year’s Middelvlei Family Day, Saturday, 7 March, which promises to be a fun day out for the whole family. Not only the perfect opportunity for a family outing but also to celebrate the end of the harvest season. Adding to the day’s fun and festivities are the line-up of boeresport games, guaranteed to…