La Motte is delighted to announce its appointment by the Great Wine Capitals of the World as the South African Winner in three of the 2021 Best of Wine Tourism categories: Wine Tourism ServiceArts and Culture as well as Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices.

“In a year that has been globally challenging for tourism and especially testing for the South African wine industry, it is important to stay true to your values and quality standards”, says La Motte CEO Hein Koegelenberg. “Innovation and cooperation are essential and we are delighted that La Motte’s efforts have been recognised. We hope to serve as inspiration for the sustainability of wine tourism in South Africa.”

After reading countless reviews we headed out to Louisvale Wines, this beautiful estate is located in the heart of Devon Valley, Stellenbosch. The striking building was designed by award-winning architect, Christof Albertyn and represents the fusion of African and European building aesthetics.  I marvel at how the architect incorporated elements of Khoekhoen (who built the first man-made domed structure in the area).

Canned wine may currently be getting consumers’ attention but, in reality, it is not new – already in the mid-1930s three sweet wines made their appearance on the American market. Californian Smile with Vin-Tin-Age Port, Tokay and Muscadel were presented in flat top tins (as pull-tops were not yet invented) which had to be punctured in order to pour out the contents.

Summer in the winelands are spectacularly seductive surrounded by lush vineyards, picture-perfect scenery as well as world-class wines and great cuisine. The warm hospitality at the tasting room of Wellington Wines in the Bovlei building offers visitors to this quaint Boland town a signature welcome.  Even younger visitors are catered for with a specially adapted tasting.  Bring along your own picnic basket or order a platter from the Bains Café coffee shop.

Rise to the occasion this season with the all-new Fiver Frizzanté, the must-have fashion accessory-in-a-bottle.

Exclusively available from October 1 at selected Checkers and Shoprite Liquor stores countrywide, Fiver Frizzanté brings together the delights of grape and strawberries in a glass with a touch of sparkle. It's the perfect refreshment when the temperatures soar - the drink at the poolside or picnic. It's a sophisticated sipper for sun-seeking fun-lovers and ideal whether you're by yourself or ripping up the town with your besties. Whenever, wherever!