Just off Voor Paardeberg Road in the distance we found a beautiful white chapel that leads to a picturesque scene: the ever-changing leaves of the vineyards.  The tasting room is cosy with a rustic appearance and classic country charm. Greeted by the sounds of a crackling fire, a glass of wine and inviting laughter, immediately made it feel like home. [caption id="attachment_19172" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Wedding Chapel at Vondeling Wines[/caption]

Fiver by Four Cousins, the ready-to-drink range of fun-in-a-bottle., turns every occasion into a celebration. Catering to a variety of taste profiles, the Fiver comes in three flavours: the popular Cool (apple and lime), Blush (strawberry and litchi), and Dry, a bracing tang of lemon. Thereโ€™s a Fiver for everyone, whether you have a sweet tooth or prefer a drier style.

Last week I had the opportunity to taste award-winning American #FarmToGlass @richlandrum.africa craft rum at the Vista Bar in the @oocapetown . I must admit I was pleasantly surprised to learn that #RichlandRum is America's only single-estate, single-barrel rum from Georgia, with only the purest ingredients. ' The Rum has been tipped to be at the forefront of the craft rum revolution in this country. While Richland rum is ideally enjoyed neat, our balmy climate often calls for an ice cube or two , I must admit that the classic rum cocktail always gets me smiling๐Ÿ˜Š

HAND CRAFTED BOUTIQUE WINES

Beautiful Cabernet vines usher you to the wine-tasting area of this boutique winery situated on the foothill of the Simonsberg Mountains. In 2008 the Du Toit brothers Stephen and Retief developed a boutique vineyard on Le Present; making the โ€œDeux Frรจres Winesโ€ dream a reality. Le Present nestles on the foothills of the Simonsberg Mountains in the Stellenbosch Winelands District.

We traded the city lights for fireflies and the sound of beeping cars for crickets

Our home away from home was the luxurious Lโ€™Avenir Country Lodge (pronounced โ€œlove in hereโ€). Nestled in the valley below Simonsberg Mountains, Lโ€™Avenir Country Lodge offers some of the best views of the Stellenbosch Winelands. [caption id="attachment_17146" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Reception Area[/caption]