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]

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 smiling?

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 some of the best views of the Stellenbosch Winelands. [caption id="attachment_17146" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Reception Area[/caption]

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, eager to learn more about the Van Ryn’s Brandy. One of the best things about Winter is finding new and creative ways to beat the Winter blues. A comforting tot of brandy on a cold Winter’s day is necessary, especially when its freezing outside. My friend and I recently visited Van Ryn’s Distillery to learn more about the craft and taste their range of brandy.