{news} Mother’s Day at Louisvale: here’s the menu!

Situated at the foot of the majestic Stellenbosch mountains in Devon Valley, sits the picturesque location and stunning venue, Louisvale wine farm. It’s always Mother’s Day but on the 9th of May, make her day by celebrating with her at Louisvale wine farm where she can unwind, relax and enjoy and let Louisvale do all the work. To read…

{wine} Fish on Friday: Diemersdal’s Sauvignon Blanc 2021

With Durbanville at the opposite side from where I’m swinging my feet in the False Bay waters, I’m always grateful when a bottle from this wine valley lands on my doorstep. I was particularly delighted with the cross-country trek of a bottle of Diemersdal Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2021, the first to launch in South Africa….

{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} Don’t Miss Muratie’s Summer Wine Down on 27th March 2021

You won’t want to miss Muratie’s exciting new event coming up on the 27th of March – it’s their Summer Wine Down, an alfresco ‘celebration of all things wine’. So, join the Melck family, under the ancient oaks that guard this historic wine estate, for an intimate family event featuring good food, fine wine, great…

{wine} Wine wanderlust with Perdeberg Wines’ Vineyard Collection

For me, wine is a seasonal indulgence. My tastes and moods change as the leaves on the trees. With Perdeberg Wines‘ The Vineyard Collection, I can’t help but feel a spring in my step as we wait for warmer days! Introduction I’m not a staunch “red for winter, white for summer” believer, but there’s a…

{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} Celebrate #CapClassiqueDay with your favourite Steenberg bubbles

Raise a glass of Steenberg’s finest to the start of spring and celebrate the glory of South African bubbly on #CapClassiqueDay, Tuesday, 1 September. Joining fellow producers of fine bottle fermented sparkling wine in this annual celebration of the diversity and splendour of Cap Classique wines, Steenberg gives you a reason to celebrate with an…