Revenant gives new life to legendary Loire blend

2018-03-14T12:06:33+00:00 Blog, Wine Farms|

This new blend of Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc reflects the re-birth of a legendary blend that first brought fame to the Loire in France and now again reflects the excellence of South Africa’s Schapenberg and Helderberg vineyards. I made the most wonderful creamy mustard chicken with this wine. It is perfect in the recipe and [...]

A very special day spent at De Grendel with Charles Hopkins.

2018-03-01T18:14:50+00:00 Lunch, Wine Farms, Wine pairings/tastings|

Let me start of by saying, yesterday was a highlight for me as a food and wine lover.  By now you know me for my love and interest in history. At De Grendel I got both an award-winning wine estate with a rich history behind it and an iconic winemaker Charles Hopkins. He is so [...]

New identity for Waterkloof’s False Bay wine range

2018-01-23T09:53:35+00:00 Wine Farms|

Each wine tells its own unique story, now with a new look Born from a desire to make real wine affordable, False Bay Vineyards, named after South Africa's most iconic bay which frames much of the country's premium winelands, has given its range of wines a fresh new facelift, with each now telling their own [...]

5 Undiscovered Wine Farms In and Around Cape Town

2017-09-14T09:01:45+00:00 Wine Farms|

Cape Town is famed for its magnificent wine farms set against dramatic valleys of colourful tapestries. However, nestled among the more popular estates are a few hidden gems that offer a more exclusive appeal. Treat yourself to a unique wine tasting experience as you wine your way through these alluring farms! Read more HERE

Wine of the Month of September

2017-09-05T15:04:41+00:00 Wine of the month, Wine pairings/tastings|

As you know by now, I absolutely love red wines and Cabernet Sauvignon is definitely one of me and my husbands favorite cultivars. My first interaction of Rust en Vrede was when we use to come to Cape Town for Holiday and my Dad always went to Rust en Vrede for a wine tasting. On [...]

Learning more about world quality cheese at Healey’s

2017-09-01T12:35:44+00:00 Wine Farms|

I was invited to visit Healey’s here in Somerset West. They are the proud creators of one of the world’s most renowned cheddars. Healey’s Farmhouse Cheddar has over the years garnered quality accolades worldwide for its cheddar cheese, aged anywhere from eight to 12 months.  In 2006 Healey’s excelled at the coveted World Cheese Awards [...]


2017-08-23T16:12:18+00:00 Wine Farms|

A Visit To Montpellier Wine Farm I was invited to visit Montpellier this week. When I drove onto the 300years old farm I could see and feel the history and heritage. Established in 1714 by two Frenchmen from the city Montpellier “Spyseniersberg” in France, this historic Cape Dutch Wine Estate celebrated its 300th anniversary in 2014. [...]


2017-08-23T15:51:19+00:00 Wine Farms|

Backsberg: A Wine Farm Visit Backsberg is a family farm and my hubby and I had the pleasure to go and visit them to see what they are all about. We received a warm and friendly welcome from Simon Back, the CEO, who treated us with their MCC as a welcoming drink while listening to [...]

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