Having raised over R125m for children’s charities in the Cape Winelands since its inception in 2014, this year’s Cape Wine Auction will be held on Muratie Estate in Stellenbosch on 3rd February aiming to better the sum of R8m raised by the previous year’s event. The Cape Wine Auction, recognised as one of the world’s pre-eminent wine-themed charity auctions, will once again auction various donated lots comprising luxurious wine, food and hospitality experiences for auctioning, with all proceeds going to various charities aimed at bettering the lives of the children and youth residing in South Africa’s famous Cape Winelands.

Tommy Hall is not a man who leaves things to chance. As Director of Global Operations for a Fortune 500 technology company, Hall is all about meticulous planning, managing risk and being prepared for the unexpected. And yet, fate must have played a hand in bringing Hall and his family to the beautiful Franschhoek valley.

For just as Tommy, his wife Crystal and his son Gavin were seeking to carve out a life on the continent with which they feel a deep kinship, a chance encounter led Hall to the gates of an historic Cape farm. It was a place offering both a new adventure and the opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of a Cape farming community.

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 menus. Currently marking their second anniversary, the popular duo has become the Asian dining destinations in a Cape winelands town that is long famous as South Africa’s culinary capital.

No longer a pipe dream, Franschhoek’s restaurant recovery initiative will officially launch on 15 November, and what better way than with the ‘I Love My Hoek’ campaign.

Take your love for Franschhoek one step further by earning as you spend. Simply spend R400 or more at one of the participating businesses using the SnapScan app.  In return you’ll receive Hoekcoin to the value of R200, which will be saved in your SnapScan Wallet. Support Franschhoek and this amazing initiative by spending your Hoekcoin at any of the other participating businesses before the campaign ends.