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 [...]

Montpellier

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. [...]

Backsberg

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 [...]

Absa Top 10 Pinotage 2017

2017-09-01T14:32:34+00:00 Wine Farms|

2017 ABSA Top 10 Pinotage Results of the 21st  annual Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition have been announced yesterday. It was a wonderful day at Cavalli and the excitement filled the air. Congratulations to the top 10. Winners: Delheim 2012 Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Reserve 2015 Flagstone Writer’s Block Single Vineyard 2015 Kanonkop 2012 Lanzerac Pionier [...]

Kiddy Friendly Wine Estates

2017-07-31T16:25:40+00:00 Kiddies Friendly, Wine Farms|

I am always on the look for kiddy friendly wine estates…that looks after their littlest guest like VIP’s as well as mom and dad. So, in no particular order, my favorite kiddy friendly wine estates…so far 1) Eikendal - you may have driven past Eikendal every day and never known the treasures that await you! [...]

BOUCHARD FINLAYSON BRINGS HANNIBAL TO ‘TUTORED WINE TASTING’ AT OPEN WINE

2017-07-24T08:47:03+00:00 Wine Farms|

BOUCHARD FINLAYSON BRINGS HANNIBAL TO ‘TUTORED WINE TASTING’ AT OPEN WINE (Wale St, Cape Town) TUESDAY 15 AUGUST 2017 17:45 – 19:30 R300pp Bouchard Finlayson will be presenting a Tutored Wine Tasting on Tuesday 15 August 2017, at Open Wine in Wale Street, Cape Town. The fun, informal tasting can accommodate only 18 guests and [...]

Bot River explodes with colour for 2017 Spring Weekend

2017-07-19T15:15:30+00:00 Wine Farms|

Follow the rainbow for fanciful farm hopping and pantry shopping Let the bluebird of happiness lead you over the rainbow when the annual Spring Weekend comes to the pretty little village of Bot River on 1-3 September and a kaleidoscope of exciting wine, food and genuine, country-style fun explodes. Just like the rainbow-theme it has [...]

A Passionate conversation with Cellar Master, Nico Grobler, from Eikendal Wine Estate

2017-07-05T17:52:59+00:00 Wine Farms|

Excellent wine, excellent setting with passion – Eikendal Wine Estate Today I was invited to visit the farm and learn more about it. Not that Eikendal is new to me, as we went there for the past 5 years and we love their wines! The setting is beautiful and kiddies friendly, with the restaurant there [...]

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