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  • WCafe Waterstone is bigger, better and now, open much later, with a new menu to tempt all foodies. It’s the first WCafe in the country to offer a separate dinner and dessert menu, with extended hours to 10pm daily. Think wholesome, delectable dinner optio

  • At the 2024 World Drinks Awards  Van Ryn’s 15-Year-Old Potsill Brandy was awarded World’s Best Wine Brandy, for the second consecutive year, beating fierce competition from France, Spain, Australia and other South African prominent brandy produc

  • Wine Concepts is thrilled to invite wine lovers to the Fourth annual Grape Escape Wine Festival. Following the success of previous festivals, this year’s event promises to be an exclusive evening of exceptional wine tasting. The festival will feature an

  • Entries for the 2024 Diners Club Winelist Awards have officially opened, and licensed restaurants throughout South Africa have until 16:00 on 27 June to submit their entries. The Diners Club Winelist Awards, which have honoured the best wine lists in the count

  • De Hoop Collection, a premier Cape Country Routes member, situated in the heart of the pristine De Hoop Nature Reserve is delighted to announce that one of its most popular weekend events, the highly anticipated Wine Whales & Music 2024 takes place from Fr

  • When the De Krans team produced the first Premium White Moscato Perlé in South Africa in 2012 they couldn’t have anticipated the popularity this style of wine would achieve with the South African consumer. Following the success of the White Moscato, they conti

  • Winemaking is an ancient craft, yet it consistently tells a tale of reinvention and manages to maintain its allure in contemporary society. Imbued with intrigue, wine’s life force depends on winemakers with an adventurous vinous spirit and the pioneering nerve

  • The vibrant spirit of Mexican culture has begun filling the air as Cinco De Mayo slowly approaches and what better way to celebrate than with a glass of Don Julio tequila in hand. The iconic Mexican brand embodies the essence of quality, tradition, and craftsm

  • South Africa, Stellenbosch, 8 May 2024 2024: A pioneering alliance has been established by Stellenbosch’s finest chefs with the aim of fostering next-level creativity and collaboration. Spearheaded by Shaun Scrooby of VUUR Restaurant and Bertus Basson, a

  • Indulge in the exquisite flavours of Bruce Jack Bumble Bee Moscato. Savour its delightful floral aroma, lively bubbles, and harmonious blend of ripe peaches, tangy tangerine, and sweet honey, perfectly complemented by a refreshing acidity. Allow its lingering

  • A slice of bliss! Inspired by the essence of Peach Fuzz, Roodeberg invites you to share a ‘slice of bliss’ with a beautifully conceptualised Vanilla Peach Fuzz Ombre Cake, paired with Roodeberg Classic Rosé 2023. With its sunny disposition, both in colour and

  • Get out those diaries and open those calendars to save these red-letter days! The 40th annual Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) Auction is set to take place on Friday 4 and Saturday, 5 October 2024 at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West. As always,...

  • Embrace the extraordinary and bid farewell to the mundane with Rapt, a joyous journey crafted by none other than David Donde, the mastermind behind TRUTH. Coffee Roasting’s globally acclaimed Cape Town Cafe and the covert, award-winning speakeasy, T

  • Durbanville, South Africa, April 2024: Winemakers from South Africa’s premier cool-climate winemaking region of Durbanville will unveil the latest vintage of its collaborative Sauvignon Blanc within days – and it’s a keeper! As with its previous two iterations

  • The Marine  Hotel in Hermanus will join forces with some of the region’s most prestigious wine estates to offer a series of gourmet wine and food dinners during the upcoming months. Head Chef Olof Vorster will prepare a special 5-course men

  • Harvest-time is Mosbolletjie time and this year, La Motte makes even more of this iconic treat. Expect all that you love about these seasonal brioche-type buns, but now, other than being made with must (fermenting grape juice), the innovative baking team in th

  • Dr Erna Blancquaert, 2023 honouree in the Viti- and Viniculture category; Carmen Stevens, 2022 recipient of the 1659 Award for Visionary Leadership; Cathy Marston, 2024 honouree in the Wine Advancement category; Dawid Saayman, 2024 honouree in the Viti- and Vi

  • The South African musical cast have been announced as part of a stellar line-up for FINDING THE LIGHT – AN EVENING WITH MUSICAL THEATRE STARS. The production offers audiences the chance to experience the exhilarating power of some of musical theatre’s be

  • Harvest time is a very special season in the Winelands! It means early mornings in the vineyards and late nights in the cellar, but it comes with a contagious joy and it is the ideal time to enjoy the wonderful tastes and traditions of the...

  • The proud rooster which is the symbol of Le Chant Wines in Polkadraai, Stellenbosch began crowing earlier than usual this year as grape harvesting for the 2024 vintage kicked-off ten days earlier than the average. Grapes for Le Chant Blanc, made from Chenin Bl

  • Brookdale Estate invites guests to take part in the excitement of the harvest season in the Cape! On Saturday 24 February 2024, bring your sunhat and gardening gloves and join winemaker Kiara Scott Farmer at 07:30 for an early start in the vineyards. Get

  • The 2024 harvest is well underway. Join the Vergenoegd Löw team for a celebratory evening of live local music, long tables on the lawn, farm-style fare and distinctive, terroir-specific wines. Get Free Email Updates! Signup now and receive an email once I publ

  • South Africa, Wellington, 9 February 2024: Doolhof Wine Estate has appointed widely acclaimed winemaker Rüdger van Wyk. Having built a solid record of internationally awarded wines, Rüdger now becomes part of the exciting evolution underway at the renowne

  • A delightful symphony of romance in every sip! Bruce Jack Sauvignon Blush is the perfect companion for intimate celebrations. Let each glass elevate your Valentine’s Day into a cherished memory. Cheers to the magic of Sauvignon Blush, adding joy to your specia

  • In a display of excellence, a number of Woolworths’ exceptional cheese suppliers racked up an array of impressive accolades at the prestigious World Cheese Awards. These included three gold, three silver and eight bronze awards. The ceremony was held on

  • With Cape Bordeaux-style blends globally recognised as one of South Africa’s leading wine categories, Vondeling Wines of the Voor- Paardeberg Region, just outside Paarl has made its mark as one of the leading producers of this revered wine-style. Not only did

  • Nkonzo Wildlife, in collaboration with Seven Springs Vineyards and Wine Company, is proud to announce the launch of a ground-breaking fundraising Southern white rhinoceros conservation wine label, part of the Seven Springs Art Series. Proceeds from every bottl

  • Savour Roodeberg heritage this festive season Summer is a time for sharing cherished moments with loved ones around the braai – a true South African tradition synonymous with Roodeberg. This legendary wine has been bringing friends and families together for ov

  • The holiday season is about to get a lot merrier as The Galileo Open Air Cinema announces its festive outdoor movie screenings for December. Ushering in the festivities with a carefully curated movie schedule, prepare to be transported to a world of holiday en

  • The eagerly awaited 2024 edition of South Africa’s original and still favourite wine adviser, Platter’s Guide, is here, with a rich, luxurious cover colour that evokes the unique pleasure of drinking truly fine wine. The 44th edition of this best-selling guide

  • In its best showing in the 44-year history of South Africa’s iconic Platter’s Guide to the country’s wine offerings, Diemersdal Estate in Durbanville secured six five-star ratings in the 2024 Guide that has just been released. Besides achievi

  • Paarl’s innovative, new-kid-on-the-block winery, Brookdale Estate, has earned its first 5-star Platter rating. The Brookdale Sixteen White Blend 2022 is one of 12 exciting white blends (excluding Bordeaux blends), to walk away with the coveted 5-star

  • Perfectly timed with the beginning of the festive season and the summer season in full swing, the Franschhoek valley welcomes the return of the sparkling annual highlight, the Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne festival, presented by Sanlam Pr

  • Celebrate Good times, come on! Inspired by the iconic Ducati Monster design, the creators of the Big Mama have stripped away the bling and glam so commonly associated with traditional Champagnes, CC’s and Prosecco.   Yes, you can’t read the la

  • In the wake of the untimely passing of Martin Moore in May this year, Durbanville Hills is pleased to introduce its new cellar master, Pieter-Niel Rossouw, a seasoned winemaker and viticulturist. Pieter-Niel joins from Darling Cellars where over the past nine

  • Sauvignon Blanc SA announced the winners of the 2023 FNB Sauvignon Blanc SA Top 10 on Wednesday 25 October at Kleine Zalze in Stellenbosch, with Wolfgang Riebe as magical master of ceremonies. Guests were challenged to solve a Sixth Sense of Sauvignon Blanc My

  • Garden Route Wines, a small range of premium, cool-climate wines, are made from Sauvignon Blanc grapes grown in the Upper Langkloof area on the foothills of the Outeniqua mountains (600 meters above sea level) and Shiraz grapes from the foothills of the Kamman

  • Steenberg The Black Swan has staked its claim once again as one of South Africa’s best Sauvignon Blancs by securing a place in this year’s SA TOP 10 line-up. Standing proud as a flagship Constantia cool climate wine in the 2023 FNB Sauvignon Blanc SA Top.

  • Kleine Zalze Wines’ quest for complexity and depth in Sauvignon Blanc through maturation in barrel and amphora, along with grapes from selected cool-climate sites, saw Kleine Zalze land a coveted top 10 spot in this year’s annual FNB Sauvignon BlancSA Top 10.

  •  Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Celebration proudly presents their 11th annual exclusive Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Celebration taking place at The Steenberg Golf Club on Sunday 29th October from 12.00 – 16.00. Get Free Email Updates! Signup now and receive

  • Springtime outdoor culinary feast promises unforgettable experiences As the calendar inches closer to the September Heritage Day long weekend, excitement builds for the eagerly anticipated 20th edition of the South African Cheese Festival. As usual,&

  • Roodeberg Black, a sizzling new red blend spawned by a raging fire and crafted for a new generation of wine lovers in line with global trends, has just been launched by this iconic South African wine brand. Emboldened by its fiery origins, Roodeberg Black is..

  • Survivor Wines is proud to announce its victory in the 28th annual Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition with the Survivor Pinotage Reserve 2021. This accolade marks Survivor’s third triumph in the competition, reaffirming its commitment to excellence &#

  • With the release of the highly esteemed 2023 Tim Atkin Report, a definitive benchmark in the world of South African wines, the Bellingham team is thrilled to unveil their long list of worthy awards and accolades. Get Free Email Updates! Signup now and receive

  • Drawing inspiration from its heritage and predominant use of dryland-influenced vineyards, wine enthusiasts of Perdeberg Cellar’s trusted classic range are in for a surprise. As of the beginning of September, the range will be on shelves sporting a more elegan

  • At Nederburg’s The Manor, South African heritage isn’t only celebrated for one day or one month of the year – it is a consistent theme in the Paarl restaurant’s creative seasonal menus. Even so, the kitchen team led by head chef Linda Trautmann, has prep

  •  Spring is the time of plans and projects, declares Tolstoy in his great love story Anna Karenina. In the same way, love and renewal is the heart of new labels that adorn the wines of beloved winery Klein Roosboom.   The winery is situated among

  • Standard Bank Private and WineX present SA’s most vibrant wine festival 30 August 2023, Johannesburg – Today, Standard Bank Private announced its role as title sponsor of the renowned WineX annual wine festival in Johannesburg. Visitors can look for

  • La Petite Ferme, Franschhoek  – the name translates simply as ‘the small farm’ – has over decades, grown and evolved into a memorable winelands destination that today includes a boutique hotel, an award-winning restaurant which serves country cu

  • A new breeze is in the air; the herald of spring. But there’s something else too and it’s called Eleven. Eleven – the twin of perfect balance and a new sensory experience; Eleven – a culinary exploration and incomparable original soon to be at the...

  • For 27 years, Le Riche have made it their business to produce the definitive expression of a Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon, to great acclaim. From the very beginning, Le Riche have pursued a steadfast dedication to Cabernet Sauvignon, the veritable

  • 13 July once again marks a momentous occasion for South African heritage, and in particular, wine, as it celebrates the 338th birthday of Groot Constantia, South Africa’s oldest wine-producing farm ­that has an uninterrupted record of producing legendary

  • Cape Town voted best city in the world! Green Point hotel offers an incredible deal  South Africa and Cape Town have been named the best places in the world to travel, voted for by readers of The Telegraph in the United Kingdom.  Yearly rea

  • Are you ready to embark on a sensory wine journey back in time? Simonsig Wine Estate’s annual Vintage Day is taking place on Saturday, 29 July this year, and it beckons wine enthusiasts to discover rare and exquisite treasures of Cap Classique, white and

  • An epic celebration of wine, food, and hospitality that is sure to exceed all expectations From Tuesday, August 1st to Sunday, August 6th, experience a diverse range of events, including farm walks, culinary creations, and expert-led tastings, designed to capt

  • The restaurant is located in an idyllic setting, the picture of tranquillity and calm. The luxurious surroundings are enhanced by the charming, 19th Century Cape Dutch architecture and this is where we found ourselves dining in a beautifully decked out Manor h

  • The just-released De Wetshof Limestone Hill, one of South Africa’s most popular unwooded Chardonnays, emphasises the reputation 2023 is garnering for being a top vintage for white wines in the Cape, especially Chardonnay. This despite inclement weather a

  • Embark on a culinary journey through the authentic flavours of France, with the new winter menu at Vergelegen wine estate’s Café Fleur. Even better, guests can enjoy a special offer of a complimentary dessert of their choice with every order of a starter plus

  • The Muratie Flavours of Winter Festival invites you to make the most of the Cape winter and head out to Stellenbosch for a mellow fireside celebration of Cape “Port” and Fortified style wines. The Muratie Farm Kitchen will be serving a delicious arra

  • Simonsig Wine Estate has ushered in a new area for Chenin Blanc with the unveiling of The Langbult Steen Chenin Blanc 2022 – their first wine to gain Old Vine status. This award-winning barrel-fermented Chenin Blanc, formerly known as Simonsig Chenin Avec

  • After staging sold-out performances in Cape Town, Mkhanda (at the National Arts Festival) and Johannesburg in 2022, to huge acclaim, as well as a 3-month tour of France and Switzerland, Zip Zap is excited to announce the return of its award-winn

  • Kleine Zalze, the award-winning Stellenbosch wine estate that is among others renowned for its selection of premium Cap Classique sparkling wines, has released its first range of Cap Classiques in the burgeoning Nectar category. The selection of off-dry sparkl

  • Anthonij Rupert Wyne in Franschhoek is excited to announce the highly anticipated return of the Shiraz & Charcuterie Festival after a three-year hiatus. Scheduled for Saturday, 27 May (11 am to 4 pm), the event promises to be a social calendar hi

  • Eikendal Winery is proud to announce the release of their latest vintage of Rosé, the Eikendal Rosé 2023. This wine is a unique blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Cinsault, and is sure to delight wine enthusiasts with its crisp, and refreshing taste. The wine a

  • Celebrate your Mom by whipping up a delicious family picnic in her honour and let Roodeberg Classic Rosé be her muse this Mother’s Day. A wine for all occasions, Roodeberg Classic Rosé is vibrant with bright bursts of strawberry, blueberry and r

  • Wine Concepts is thrilled to invite wine lovers to the third annual Grape Escape Wine Festival. Following the success of previous festivals, this year’s event promises to be an exclusive afternoon of exceptional wine tasting. The festival will feature an

  • Move over FOMO (fear of missing out), JOMO (the joy of missing out) is where it’s at this autumn! The easy-going lifestyle brand My Best Friend wants to double-dare you to sink into the ease of the slow season as we head into autumn… What’s...

  • Steenberg Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc, just released in an eye-catching, limited edition Magnum beautifully adorned in a glamorous gift box, is the ultimate spoil this Mother’s Day. Get Free Email Updates! Signup now and receive an email once I publish new conte

  • Mushroom-lovers and nature enthusiasts will this year once again have the opportunity to experience a week-end dedicated to foraging for wild mushrooms as well as attending a number of informative workshops centred around these delectable fungi on Delheim Wine

  • The second vintage of the highly anticipated Durbanville Sauvignon Blanc has been released. A milestone collaboration of the region’s 13 producers, the wine’s first iteration of 10 000 bottles sold out last year in just six months. In addition to being availab

  • Durbanville Hills has been awarded two gold medals at the prestigious Concours Mondial du Sauvignon competition for its Durbanville Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2022 and Tangram White 2020. The competition is the largest and most significant international wine compet

  • The Galileo Open Air Cinema, Cape Town’s premier outdoor cinema experience, is gearing up for the last few screenings of its latest summer season, which comes to a close at the end of April. This is the perfect opportunity for movie lovers to grab the...

  • Discover the rich autumn flavours of Steenberg Nebbiolo, the Italian grape variety that thrives in the granite soils of the farm’s phenomenal cool climate terroir in the Constantia Wine Valley. Originating in the Piedmont region on Northern Italy, Ne

  • In the heart of the Stellenbosch winelands, lies a 170-ha swathe of land where a team’s dedication to cultivating soil and environmental health has led not only to the revival of exquisite biodiversity but also to the crafting of exceptional wines.  Decad

  • Constantia is Serious About Sauvignon ! Constantia makes up 0.4% of the total wine producing regions of South Africa and this very small and special pocket of vineyards has a unique terroir that produces wines of distinction. Serious Sauvignon Blancs with dept

  • Swirl, sniff and sip your way through the best of South Africa’s wines at the annual Pick n Pay Wine & Food Festival, which kicks off in Cape Town this month. The retailer brings the Cape Winelands to Capetonians’ doorstep at Kenilworth Racecourse on April

  • Say South Africa and you could be talking safaris. Say South African wine and you could be talking Chenin Blanc. Now bring these two national pleasures together by entering a mountain bike Chenin Safari challenge in the Cape Winelands, and you could be having

  • Save the date! This year’s celebration of Sauvignon blanc and Durbanville Wine Valley’s Sauvignon Soirée take place on May 5. This is the opportunity to discover a region that’s world-renowned for its Sauvignon blanc wines, on International Sauvignon

  • Coca-Cola Beverage South Africa’s (CCBSA) More Than Water documentary campaign was recognised as the overall winner of the Food & Beverage Category at the 2023 SABRE Africa Awards. CCBSA was also awarded a Certificate of Excellence for the Southern Af

  • Cosy one pot comfort food enjoyed with a glass or two of Roodeberg is the heart and soul of an unhurried autumn day. With Roodeberg’s range of accomplished blends from the ever popular Classic Red and Rosé to the more textured Roodeberg Reserve and Roodeberg..

  • Darling Cellars recently renewed their packaging and it is already very well received in the market. The Blanc de Blanc Brut one of my personsal favorites received the following prizes during 2022: Veritas: GOLD Amorim Cap Classique Challenge: GOLD Platter rat

  • Situated in Somerset West, against the foothills of the impressive Helderberg Mountains, you’ll discover Morgenster Estate. A little piece of Italian heaven offering visitors a stellar wine range, award-winning extra virgin olive oils and bespoke experiences.

  • New vintage sports Heritage Seal and tells a wild story The year 1986 was…wild. And not just because Delheim’s Ou Jong (Old Youngster) vineyard – the one that realised its famed Wild Ferment Chenin Blanc – was planted then. Indeed, the Stellenb

  • Michelle Michaels has been appointed as Bistro and Tasting Room Manager at Brookdale Estate in Paarl. Michaels comes with extensive experience in the wine and hospitality industry complemented by wine qualifications that include WSET Level 2 and

  • DE GRENDEL CONCERTS PRESENTS TRIPLE HEADER   De Grendel Concerts proudly presents a triple header spectacular, featuring the Congo Cowboys, Majozi and Sunset Sweatshop on Sunday 16 April 2023. Get Free Email Updates! Signup now an

  • Make your Easter sparkle with gorgeous KWV bubbly cocktails Mellow into autumn with an enchanting KWV Sparkling Wine cocktail as we adapt to cooler climes and warmer hues with our tastes leaning towards richer, more comforting pleasures. Get Free Ema

  • SOUTH AFRICA MAKES SIGNIFICANT HEADWAY IN THE CONCOURS MONDIAL DU SAUVIGNON  South African Sauvignon Blancs are among the best in the world, as judged by the 2023 Concours Mondial du Sauvignon, the biggest international Sauvignon Blanc competition. A

  • The Big Apple will soon welcome the biggest group of black-owned South African wine brands to ever participate at North America’s leading international wine exhibition. Sixteen black-owned brands will represent South Africa’s slowly but sur

  • Many people may have the month of February marked down as the “month of love” – however, it should be marked as the month of wine. February sees South Africa celebrating the official birthday of our wine industry, and wine lovers the world over will...

  • In a world where stereotypes and norms are continuously challenged, Scottish Leader steps into the fold by disrupting the world of whisky. Scottish Leader and serving attitude since 1976. While taste is subjective, a few characteristics separate good whis

  • Authentic, creative and unique. Small words, but with so much meaning when you step into Paserene’s migratory swallow nest inspired tasting lounge. A hint of what is to come, but the guarantee that it will be absolutely unforgettable. Get Free Email Updates! S

  • “Diving into this podcast is like a crash course on all things wine without all the fuss” Do you know what type of wine you like? Would you like to improve your wine knowledge? Hear more from the people behind the scenes in wine. ‘One...

  • The vision was shared by many; it was time for an upgrade of the much-loved central space which has welcomed members, homeowners, and golf visitors from both near and far for the past 27 years. Get Free Email Updates! Signup now and receive an email...

  • Summer-style wines, festive gifting and on-site offerings aplenty: Waterford Estate is the place to be this summer. Perfectly timed with the start of December and South Africa’s favourite season, Waterford Estate is proud to share their selection of

  • Situated on top of the majestic Table Mountain, VIEWS by De Grendel Wines launched on Thursday, 10 November 2022. This wine lounge, with top-speed Wi-Fi, a delicious menu and a full-on wine tasting on offer, offers guests an opportunity to experience the most

  • Cape Town’s favourite weekend market, Bay Harbour Market brings you The Secret Vine, Bubbles Tasting edition 2022 – A sparkling MCC tasting experience not to be missed! Showcasing the region’s finest bubbles in the secret garden

  • Laborie, the proudly South African wine brand with an affinity for French traditions because of its established French roots, is reflecting on an exceptional year. By being inspired by beauty and those who exemplify the brand’s ethos of ‘La Grande Vie’ – the g

  • Pick n Pay hosted its Christmas range reveal event  at Makers Landing at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Guests and customers were given a sneak preview of the delicious spread Pick n Pay has carefully crafted to help customers create a magical and m

  • Journey’s End, the boutique estate situated on the mountain slopes above Sir Lowry’s Pass Village in the Helderberg basin, have released their rebranded new-vintage Tales Series range of wines. The new labels, still depicting the ‘tales’ behind the respective

  • With the Italian heritage behind the brand, and awe-inspiring views – thanks to the unrivalled setting at the slopes of the Helderberg mountains, Morgenster Estate proudly launches their new ‘Aperitivo’ offering. Get Free Email Updates! Signup now and re

  • Following on from their recent brand relaunch, honouring the timeless traditions and unwavering quality the estate is so renowned for; Morgenster Estate is thrilled to announce the launch of The Giulio Range. A tribute to their passionate founder, father and g

  • Come to The Manor at Nederburg and be enticed by fragrances of cinnamon, star anise, cardamom, fresh ginger, rooibos, buchu and roasted nuts. Or wafts of real classics like home-baked bread just out of the oven, toasted coriander seed, ripe tomato, basil, cara

  • Elethu Wines, a unique South African enterprise has unveiled its inaugural wine, a Cabernet Sauvignon, that received a pre-release double gold medal at an esteemed international wine competition. The Elethu farm lies on fertile river-fronting land in prime win

  • Versatility and quality characterise Stellenbosch Hills’ flagship range The award-winning Sense of Place wines take the headache out of shopping this festive season in a new campaign that offers wine-lovers the go-to solution for every occasion. Whether it’s a

  • There are few better desserts to serve on a hot summer’s day than a beautiful pavlova topped with tufts of whipped cream and seasonal fruit. It is light, textural, sweet and tart, and makes the most beautiful centrepiece for your festive table. Get Free Email.

  • The winners of the 2022 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year awards were announced at a black-tie gala dinner at the Five Star Arabella Hotel & Spa in Kleinmond on Saturday 19th November, with Conrad Vlok (Strandveld Wines) and Jerome van

  • Abrahamse & Meyer and VR Theatrical team up to present new musical at Artscape Cape Town – October 20th, 2022 Abrahamse & Meyer Productions and VR Theatrical join forces to present the world première of a thrilling new musical, Star+Crossed, inspired b

  • Continued Stellar Ratings Awarded For Anthonij Rupert Wyne Anthonij Rupert Wyne in Franschhoek has been awarded four 5-star ratings and fourteen 4.5 star ratings for wines in their illustrious portfolio. These accolades were announced and featured in the lates

  • Boplaas Family Vineyards has just been awarded the title of Port of the Year and received a five-star rating from the esteemed Platter’s South African wine guide, arguably South Africa’s most influential wine publication. In addition, the celebrated winery als

  • The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) has added a gin to its Nietvoorbij range, giving consumers something delightful to sip on this summer. The gin was launched at the ARC’s Nietvoorbij campus on Friday, 18 November 2022. Distilled from Hanepoot wine, then

  • Steenberg’s flagship Sauvignon Blanc, The Black Swan 2021, has been awarded 5-stars in the 2023 edition of Platter’s South African Wine Guide. Get Free Email Updates! Signup now and receive an email once I publish new content. Thank you for subscribing. Someth

  • South Africa, Franschhoek, 22 November 2022: Pioneering Asian restaurants in Franschhoek –Yama Sushi Emporium and Yama Sushi Emporium – enter the summer season with fresh verve underscored by a greater focus on seasonality and new me

  • Don’t miss out on an evening of fine wines, great food and live entertainment as well-known Afrikaans singer, Gian Groen, keeps you on entertained on Wednesday, 30 November. This is the second in a series of exclusive winemaker dinners at Grand Domaine En

  • Africa Capital Group (Pty) Ltd, shareholders of Aquasky sustainable bottled water, has announced the successful purchase of South Hill Vineyards in Elgin. This heralds a new German investment in South Africa. Get Free Email Updates! Signup now and receive an e

  • Nederburg keeps on earning top local and international awards for its Cabernet Sauvignon wines – true vinous treasures, especially for wine collectors and connoisseurs.  The most recent accolade is the rating of five stars for its 2019 The Manor House Cab

  • Sites across Cape Town will be the canvas for expressions, dialogue and debate during the See Festival, which offers a full day conference, tours, installations, performance and music from 22 to 27 November. Created and produced by The City agency, the intenti

  • DON’T MISS MURATIE’S YEAR END BASH WITH THE KITCHEN JAMMIN’ BLUES BAND 26th November 2022 – 12:00 until 5:30 pm  Get Free Email Updates! Signup now and receive an email once I publish new content. Thank you for subscribing. Something went wrong

  • Steenberg is synonymous with Sauvignon Blanc, the refreshing summer wine crafted from idyllic cool climate vineyards in the Constantia Wine Valley. Get Free Email Updates! Signup now and receive an email once I publish new content. Thank you for subscribing. S

  • In 1977 the first Zinfandel vineyards to be planted in South Africa were established on Blaauwklippen with the first vintage released in 1980. This pioneering spirit led Blaauwklippen to produce world-class Zinfandel for decades, and today they remain one of o

  • What do you get when you combine a passion for wine making, a two generation legacy and a deep concern for the environment? The answer is a deliciously elegant wine which is highly conscious about the environment where it is produced. Get Free Email Updates!..

  • Perdeberg Wines launched its wine-based seltzer using its popular Lighthearted wine range as the base product/ingredient several months ago and it continues to grow in popularity.   As the mercury rises, this delicious low alcohol and low sugar and c

  • After a short hiatus the annual (and popular) Perdeberg Family Festival is back, and will be taking place at the charming Vryguns Farm in Paardeberg, Paarl, on Saturday, 26 November (10am to 5pm). Get Free Email Updates! Signup now and receive a

  • Fleur du Cap Unfiltered awarded Best Merlot at SA Terroir Awards The Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Merlot 2019 took top honours at the SA Terroir Awards by being awarded as the Best Merlot. The SA Terroir Awards, now in its 17th year, portrays and rewards the..

  • Tokara, the acclaimed family wine and olive estate, has earned its place as a sought after, all-encompassing Stellenbosch destination with a listing in the prestigious World’s Best Vineyards Top 50 2022. Get Free Email Updates! Signup now and receive an email

  • Cape Town, 27 October 2022: Pick n Pay has unveiled its new flagship store in Cape Town. The Waterstone store in Somerset West will be the model for what customers can come to expect at all revamped Pick n Pay stores in the future. Get...

  • Horticulturists, chefs and wine cellar teams are hard at work at beautiful Vergelegen wine estate in Somerset West to ensure that its first ever Garden Weekend is a must-attend event. Get Free Email Updates! Signup now and receive an email once I publish new c

  • CHARDONNAY RÉSERVE 2021 A pioneering Franschhoek wine estate, Haute Cabrière is renowned for its Cap Classique range and wines made from Burgundian grape varieties. Recently announced, the estate has extended its Chardonnay offering with the introduction of th

  • From the 27th October to 3rd of November – it’s all about the arts in Franschhoek’s valley of dreams.   Aesthetes and patrons of the arts, can look forward to ‘Franschhoek Creates’ – a week of curated gallery exhibitions, interactive showcases

  • Belthazar, the celebrated ‘Theatre of Fine Food and Wine’ at the V&A Waterfront, is BACK! On 1st November Belthazar will be reopening its doors, still on the Victoria Wharf in the vibrant heart of the Waterfront, but just a few doors down, adjacent to

  • At De Krans Wines, port- style wines are part of our heritage. It was inevitable really, with our climate and our soil, that we would gravitate towards Portuguese grape varieties. It is how we came to be who we are today – one of the...

  • Caroline’s White Wine & Cap Classique Review 2022, one of the most coveted tasting events on the South African wine calendar presented by Cape Town’s legendary Caroline Rillema, takes place in the V&A Waterfront on Thursday, 13 October 2022. Get F

  • Loxtonia, the family owned cidery in the Ceres Valley, celebrates their 4th anniversary making cider from 100% freshly pressed, home-grown apples, nurtured on the farm from orchard to bottle. Launched in October 2018 from humble beginnings, Loxtonia Cider has

  • Vin de Classique, producer of the premium Vrede range of wines, has launched a rare collection of wines crafted exclusively from a 1975 Pinotage block and made to mature for a further 20 to 25 years. The Perron X collection vintage 2021, of which there...

  •  A wine from KWV’s flagship The Mentors range has been named the Best in Show South African Red at the 2022 Mundus Vini Summer Tasting. The Mentors Canvas 2019 red blend received the highest rating in its category at the competition that an

  • South Africa, Riebeek Wes, 26 September 2022: Swartland wine has a proud new ambassador. Hailing from the vineyards of Du Toit Family Wines, Knolfontein is a boutique range that reflects heritage, excellence and unique expression of the place where the vi

  • Recent appointments have seen women taking up key positions at the award-winning wine estate. Overberg, Western Cape: Wildekrans Wine Estate, a winery in Bot River known for its award-winning wines and olive oils announced that they have recently appointed Mar

  • Stepping out with wine just became a whole lot easier thanks to Polka, the snappy new cousin of the easy-drinking, fun-loving Polkadraai range by Stellenbosch Hills. Polka is itself a range of quality wines but packaged in convenient 250ml cans. Get

  • Every year on 30th August, the wine world celebrates the undisputed king of red varieties – Cabernet Sauvignon – the most widely planted red grape variety in the world. With the potential for fruit, elegance, power, complexity, consistency,

  • In celebration of Women’s Month, Steenberg Spa invites ladies to devote time to themselves with a luxurious spa treatment. As a token of appreciation to all women, Steenberg Spa will extend all 60-minute treatments by 15 minutes during the mont

  • The launch of the Pongrácz Nectar Rosé Light Demi-Sec is a welcome addition to the Cap Classique category. The bottle-fermented and lees-matured Cap Classique is a blend of the traditional full, rich flavour of Pinot Noir and the elegance of Chardonnay. 

  • August is South African Women’s Month, a time when we reflect on the journey of women’s rights and collectively celebrate the women making their mark in our country. At Winecellar.co.za, it’s an opportunity to honour leading women in wine by shining a spo

  • FROM DURBANVILLE TO THE SWARTLAND, WELLINGTON AND ALL THE WAY BACK – THESE ARE THE FOOD, WINE AND PICNIC EXPERIENCES NOT TO BE MISSED!   24 AUGUST – DINE DURBANVILLE TO HOST ITS LATEST SHOWCASE OF STELLAR FOOD AND WINE The Durbanville Win

  • The fourth Cab Franc Carnival will take place at the beautiful Vrede en Lust Estate which is located in the centre of the Cape Winelands between Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek on Saturday 27 August from 11h00 to 16h00. Cabernet Franc and red wine lovers w

  • Think you have it all figured out when it comes to wine tasting? Nederburg’s The Manor restaurant and wine tasting hub in Paarl has teamed up with Freedom Coffee to offer wine and coffee lovers a slightly unusual tasting experience. The Brew Tasting comprises

  • From now until the end of September, the winery will be offering a limited-edition hot chocolate wine tasting of four red wines each paired with four different hand-crafted chocolate bombs, to add to steaming milk. The tasting forms part of the winery’s creati

  •  Durbanville Wine Valley and celebrity chef Herman Lensing have joined forces to give South Africans a winning food and wine combo to celebrate national heritage in September and October. The brief to the acclaimed foodie was simple: create a recipe

  • Chefs at Erinvale, Lourensford, Morgenster and Vergelegen estates in Somerset West have combined their culinary talents with winemakers’ recommendations to offer an array of classic soup, cheese, bread and wine pairings this winter. The cooler season specials

  • The Cape Winelands boasts true country hospitality, award-winning wine farms, restaurants to delight your palate and stay options to suit both your budget and desires.  Herewith some options to explore this holiday. Visitors to the beautiful town of Paarl

  • Musgrave Craft Gin has been ranked amongst the best gins in the world at the distinguished 2022 Fifty Best Gin Awards in New York, USA. Taking home, a Double Gold medal for their Musgrave Original, along with just seven other international gins, and a Gold...

  • In the Swartland, by Swartlanders – that’s the essence of an upcoming wine-and-food series like few others! This is the opportunity that awaits everyone from serious epicureans to vino babes keen to get an insight into one of South Africa’s most fascinating re

  • Durbanville Wine Valley will help banish the cold and ensure a fantastic time too with the much-anticipated return of its annual Soup & Sip winelands experience. From July 27 to 31, wineries of the valley will sell delicious winter soup and sides alongside

  • BONNIEVALE WINES 24 CHAIRS DINING EXPERIENCE   The 24 Chairs dining experience is a unique collection of 24 different chairs placed along a gracefully decorated long table. Each chair is meticulously sourced from across the Bonnievale area and r

  • This year The Trophy Wine Show Judges’ Feedback Session will be in the form of a webcast, on Thursday 16 June, from 11h00 – 12h00. The session takes place directly after the completion of the Trophy judging. While it would have been wonderful to

  • Strauss &Co Fine Wine Auctions is proud to offer a fine selection of the world’s greatest Organic and Biodynamic wines. Today’s wine producers question their winemaking practices, as demand for more naturally produced and sustainable wines has increas

  • Today marks the first of many exciting wine tasting adventures in the beautiful historic building on Hoffmans Lane, Paarl, dating back to 1797. It is now beautifully renovated and restored – inviting visitors into a lush garden before luring them into a trendy

  • Not willing to rest on its laurels for helping to forge South Africa’s international reputation for some of the most original, exciting, and critically acclaimed wines, the Chenin Blanc Association (CBA) has a new ace up its sleeve. The organisation has a plan

  • Spirit of free creativity shines in latest offering from Franschhoek winery The boutique Franschhoek winery Paserene’s first release of Dark – a full-bodied and broody 2018 Syrah in its Elements range – is a fine ambassador of the winemaker’s pursuit for appea

  • VAN RYN’S 20-YEAR-OLD BRANDY IS THE BEST WINE BRANDY IN THE WORLD South Africa is celebrating with the announcement that the locally produced Van Ryn’s 20-year-old potstill brandy has been awarded World’s Best Wine Brandy at the 2022 World Brandy Awards. Get F

  • Situated on Thesen Islands, considered one of the most prestigious locations on the Garden Route is one of the most unusual hotels in South Africa – once an old Power Station, now the 5 star Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa. Surrounded by water on three...

  • May is the month when International Sauvignon Blanc Day is celebrated, and to mark this occasion, Vergelegen wine estate is offering a  winetasting with a difference in the heart of one of its most famous single vineyards on Saturday 7 May. Get Free Email

  • Stuck for a simple, but great food-and-wine recipe? Stellenbosch Hills always has your back, thanks to its diverse range of sumptuous food-friendly wines. Specifically with colder months in mind, the winery behind some of South Africa’s most trusted, go-to bra

  • Pick n Pay collaborates with Bellingham Wines to launch a wine range that celebrates local wine and artists 28 February 2022: Pick n Pay has launched a new wine range in partnership with Bellingham Wines, one of South Africa’s pioneering wine brands. 

  • Africa’s first and only wine museum of this scale was inaugurated by renowned folklore storyteller Babylonstoren. A modern museum, the space details the origins, cultivation and culture behind mankind’s love affair with wine, while encouraging a co

  • We are still daydreaming about endless, lazy summer days on the beach and pretty and delicious sundowners. Even though we may be back in office and swimming in emails instead of the cool blue waters, we can still celebrate summer in style and with some pr

  • Make the morning rush a little easier with healthy lunch box recipes that all kids will love. Plums, peaches and nectarines, known collectively as stone fruit, pack a nutritious punch offering generous helpings of vitamins and other essential nutrients to keep

  • Loxtonia, the family owned cidery in the Ceres Valley, has released its award winning Méthode Traditionelle Cider crowned overall champion at the 11th International Cider Challenge,  just in time for the festive season. Get Free Email Updates! Signup

  • Just in time for the festive season, La Motte is releasing the 2020 vintage of its acclaimed Chardonnay – one of the most versatile white wines for summer celebrations and special occasions. Get Free Email Updates! Signup now and receive an email once I

  • JOURNEY’S END BRUT RESERVE CAP CLASSIQUE Journey’s End Vineyards, the boutique winery and vineyard situated on the mountain slopes above Sir Lowry’s Pass Village in the Helderberg basin, has some exciting news to share. Managing Director, Rollo Gabb says, “We

  • There’s a host of delicious ways to celebrate the festive season at Constantia Glen with your family and friends. With extended opening hours and delicious new taste partners for their wines added to the popular selection of platters and crispy Flammkuchen, su

  • There may not be a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but Kanu Wines on the outskirts of Stellenbosch has made it possible for everyone to enjoy “gold in a glass” with the introduction of their premium Angelina Gold Cap Classique. Get Free...

  • South Africa’s pioneering Chardonnay-focused wine estate, De Wetshof in Robertson, is the only Cape wine on this year’s coveted list of Top 100 wines, as selected by the American magazine Wine Spectator, the world’s most influential wine publication. The

  • CELEBRATE IN STYLE WITH KRONE VINTAGE BOREALIS CUVÉE BRUT 2019 Summer Is Here! It’s Holiday Time! The Festive Season Is Around The Corner! The long-awaited summer season is here, it is holiday time, and the festive season is drawing near! It’s time to relax an

  • South Africa – Future Farm brings its cutting-edge plant-based meats to South Africa, on their worldwide mission to change the way we eat. One of the few global players in the plant-based meat industry, Future Farms products will be available in Checkers

  • Cape Blend and Cap Classique offer glimpse of exceptional quality A rare bottling of wines made only from harvests of exceptional quality has been released. This is only the second time that the Suikerboschrand Cape Blend and Anna Christina Cap Classique – bot

  • Summer is the season for juicy, ripe plums – a good time to get creative in the kitchen in concert with Roodeberg’s Classic Red Blend. A Veritas gold medallist, the 2020 vintage of this multi-varietal Cabernet Sauvignon-driven blend is a symphony of textures a

  • Steenberg’s stylish Wine Tasting Lounge has been refreshed and revitalised with a vibrant contemporary feel for an inspiring wine experience in the heart of the Constantia Valley. Returning visitors will love the relaxed tones, rich textures and bold splashes

  • The season for juicy, delicious plums, peaches and nectarines is here so be sure to get your share of nature’s ultra-versatile summer bounty that packs a nutritious punch. With the peach and nectarine season already in full swing from October – March and plums

  • Get on your marks to kick-start summer in the Ceres Valley and join the Loxtonia Cherry Trail Run through scenic landscapes and apple orchards on Saturday, 27 November. The month of November is a spectacular time in the valley with the apple trees in full...

  • With a total of 1 890 wines and spirits entered for the 2021 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards, the Kruger Family Reserve Shiraz 2017 scooped the Trophy for the Best Shiraz. The highest number of single varietal entries,

  • The Nest Collection’s boutique property set for upswing in tourism La Petite Ferme, the renowned manor house and vineyard suites on the Franschhoek Pass and member of The Nest Collection, has appointed a talented new head chef. Odette Olivier comes with a weal

  • South Africa, Durbanville, May 2021: Break away to drink, dine and discover one of the Cape’s most exciting destinations – Cape Town’s northern vineyard at Durbanville, just 20 minutes from the CBD. This is the invitation of the revitalized Durbanville Wine Va

  • I recently discovered Badger & Mountain wines situated in Tulbagh, known for its quality soil and climate the Badger & Mountain wines reflect the valley. Their vision is to safeguard the stability amongst planted and natural parts of the farm plus the

  •       Esteemed wine critic Jancis Robinson recently published ‘A South African miscellany‘, awarding a 17.5 out of 20 score to the Brookdale Chenin Blanc 2019 – effectively placing it amongst the highest rated Chenin B

  • 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 Service, Arts and Culture as well as Sustainable W

  • 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

  • Create a home tasting event with easy email-and-collect  Stellenbosch Hills is about to move your lockdown me-time to a whole new level. The winery that made wine pairing fun by thinking “out of the box” has now re-invented the concept, putting pizzazz al

  • “Did I choose the right wine?” The inevitable moment of self-doubt that strikes all home cooks, foodies and wine lovers as their guests sit down to a well-prepared meal. Get Free Email Updates! Signup now and receive an email once I publish new content. Thank.

  • 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 thi

  • What makes a perfect restaurant and wine bar ? What makes a perfect restaurant and wine bar? For me it must be an all-inclusive experience where one thing does not outweigh another. Throw in a perfect location and you have my full attention. Having dined...

  • 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 soun

  • Imagine a wine club, where over and above 20% off 10 wines every month, you get to enjoy competitions and invitations to exclusively hosted Wine Club events. Well, those days are gone thanks to Pick n Pay Wine Club. Get Free Email Updates! Signup now...

  • 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

  • We’ve all been there, thought it was love at first sight instead it turned out to be another dry encounter. Does this mean we have to give up on love completely? Absolutely not. The media has led us to believe that Valentine’s day is all...

  • Constantia Wine Route may be 333 years rich in history but the dynamic winemaking team from the valley sure knows how to revive its history in an entertaining style. Media and friends of the valley were invited to compete in the first ever Winemaker’s Quiz eve

  • 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; m

  • We traded the city lights for fireflies and the sound of beeping cars for crickets Our home away from home was the luxurious L’Avenir Country Lodge (pronounced “love in here”). Nestled in the valley below Simonsberg Mountains, L’Avenir Country Lodge offers som

  • HAVE YOU DONE A BRANDY TASTING AT VAN RYN’S? There’s something about enjoying a tot of Brandy on a cold winters day , and that’s exactly what we did by visiting Van Ryn’s Distillery. My friend being a Brandy enthusiast accompanied me on the visit,.

  • Behold the changing leaves and enjoy the crisp breeze Greeted by a kaleidoscope of colours and memories of harvest 2018, the “The De Meye Estate” is a remarkable family-owned boutique winery, situated in the lush Mulservlei area.   This unique little spot

  • I was interview by Megan Badjies on 25th  MAY 2018 to get my opinion on millennials and their sipping preferences. “It’s hard to keep up with millennials and their trends. One minute they’re into black food, the next they’re all sipping on blue wine.R

  • Quality Wines and Family Friendly Constantia Uitsig has a vibrant history of wine production, but it prides itself on its commitment to a green building, farming practices and its bio-diversity. The farm aims to become a haven for both indigenous flora and bir

  • Bubbling Cocktails & Sunsets at Chinchilla My #ChinchillaMoment is bubbling cocktails, crisp sea air and the most epic sunset- Chinchilla Rooftop bar opened their doors in November 2017 and quickly became the summer hotspot at The Promenade on Victoria Roa

  • I had the pleasure of visiting the Bosman Family Vineyards earlier this year and  Oh my Gosh what an amazing experience. Get Free Email Updates! Signup now and receive an email once I publish new content. Thank you for subscribing. Something went wrong. I agre

  • Just over a week ago I visited the Franschhoek Wine Route and saw a team of  men frantically working on this piece of wall,  fast forward to a few days later and this is the result. Welcome to Paserene the new addition to the Franschhoek...

  • When I got the invitation from Dine4Six, I must say I was a bit apprehensive going to dinner with 6 strangers. I was also hoping that it was not some kind of speed dating as for one, I’m married and two, I had no car...

  • Nothing “BOT” about Bot River Winter can really just drag me down, don’t get me wrong – I love a good fireplace, winter coats and boots, but there comes a time in your life that you just need to see bright colours and let go....

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