Finding Tranquility in Wellington

2018-11-16T06:13:00+00:00 Blog, Wine Farms, Work With Me - Review/Blog Feature|

Driving 57 km westward from Stellenbosch lies the beautiful town of Wellington.  Located in the Bovlei Valley, outside Wellington, is a beautifully refurbished Cape Dutch property dating from 1799, called Andreas, and co-owned by Angela Croft. I had the privilege of being invited to spend a night at Andreas by Angela, and the moment we [...]

The 25 Best Wine Farm Breakfasts in the Cape 2018

2018-11-06T18:55:22+00:00 Blog, Breakfast, Featured|

Tokara Delicatessen The Early Bird Catches The Mimosa. Is there any meal more comforting than breakfast? Creamy scrambled eggs on sourdough toast, crunchy granola with honey and double-thick Greek yoghurt, brioche with maple syrup and mascarpone… and so it goes on… Now add a tranquil country setting – with sunny-side-up views of vineyards, mountains or [...]

Savour Sensory Ecstasy with Idiom’s Wine & Macaron Experience

2018-10-19T15:47:15+00:00 Blog, Featured, Wine Pairings/Tastings, Work With Me - Food and Wine Pairings, Work With Me - Styled Shoot|

 I loved doing this shoot it was so much fun, and I can tell you that the macarons are out of this world.  Exquisite new summer pairing delights from November 2018 till end of February 2018 This summer at Idiom you can explore interesting and unusual wines through the prism of macarons, the dainty confection [...]

Contemporary Cuisine at Idiom Wines

2018-10-19T15:47:26+00:00 Blog, Featured, Wine Farms|

I had the privilege to have been invited to lunch at Idiom last week.   With two years trading under its belt, the Idiom Restaurant & Tasting Centre has fast become a must-visit destination for those seeking a vineyard setting with 180 degree panoramic views of both sea and mountain with spectacular cuisine and a wide [...]

House & Leisure – Blooming Beautiful: Samesyn Linen’s Spring Collection

2018-10-19T15:47:37+00:00 Blog, Colaborations, Featured, Wine Pairings/Tastings|

Beautiful contrasts set the tone for this new linen range. As published in Heath & Leisure on the 11th of September 2018 Large, cheerful blossoms explode against a dark background in one of the images in Samesyn’s latest collection – a brand that prints original styled food photography on luxury linen. To showcase their new [...]

Visit: Lanzerac Hotel & Spa

2018-10-16T17:41:42+00:00 Blog, Wine Farms, Work With Me - Review/Blog Feature, Work With Me - Wine Estates|

As the Phoenix rises out of the ashes and emerges new from something that has been destroyed; this is Lanzerac. This wine estate has a very special place in my heart; it is where my passion for wine, food styling and photography started.  My very first review and post on my blog was on [...]

House & Leisure – 3 Sweet Treats inspired by Spring

2018-09-10T20:15:26+00:00 Blog, Wine Pairings/Tastings|

Vanilla-Bean Macarons. Almond, Coffee and Thyme cake. Chardonnay cocktail. As published in Heath & Leisure on the 10th of September 2018 Foodies will adore creating these spring-inspired treats, and those with a sweet tooth will be just as happy to tuck into them. Try your hand at vanilla-bean macarons, almond, coffee and thyme cake, or [...]

House & Leisure – Perfect Pairings: Two Recipes that work with Beer and Wine

2018-08-28T08:43:28+00:00 Blog, Dinner, Wine Pairings/Tastings|

"Make Your Own Pairing at Home" As published in Heath & Leisure on the 27th of August 2018 This weekend the 8th annual Craft beer and Wine Festival will be taking place at Capegate Shopping Centre. The festival plays host to over 20 wineries and craft beer breweries based in the Western Cape – offering ticket holders the [...]

New Vintage Release of Delheim’s Vegan-Friendly Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc

2018-06-26T12:34:09+00:00 Blog, Wine Farms, Wine of the Month|

Cellar gems put the sparkle back into Meatless Mondays A pair of Delheim's latest wine releases is sure to put a spring in the step of wine-lovers who are vegans. That's because unlike most other wineries, the famous Stellenbosch winery used zero animal products traditionally used in winemaking to produce its 2018 Delheim Pinotage Rosé and [...]

Secret season indulgence at the Terra del Capo Antipasti Bar

2018-05-29T10:31:25+00:00 Blog, Lunch|

A carefully curated menu of quintessential Italian dishes will be available at the Terra del Capo Antipasti Bar - situated at the Anthonij Rupert estate in Franschhoek - this winter. Signature favourites from previous menus include the crisp fried Calamari (with a zesty new Parsley and Lemon Pesto twist), and crunchy Whitebait with tangy Aioli. [...]

Revenant Gives New Life To Legendary Loire Blend

2018-04-28T05:59:00+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 [...]