WINE ON THE RIVER IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NEDBANK: 26-28 OCTOBER 2018Ladies and gents, lovers of fabulous wine, good food and happy vibes - assemble! Springtime is around the corner and the Robertson Wine Valley is getting ready to celebrate in style. Expect to unwind, enjoy fresh country air and beautiful scenery with an array of fine wines, delightful treats and great music on offer. Join us on the blooming banks of the Breede River at the 13th annual, family-friendly Wine on the River festival in partnership with Nedbank.
Here’s the lowdown On the weekend the most talented winemakers, innovative craftspeople and inspiring chefs from Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson will be congregating on Goudmyn Farm off the R317 between Robertson and Bonnievale, to treat festival goers to all sorts of tasty things, including wine tastings from no less than 30 local wineries!
NEDERBURG’S THE WOOD DIARIES: A ‘SMOKY’ WINTER EXPERIENCEA few weeks ago I was part of a small group that experienced an intimate late afternoon event at Nederburg in Paarl to learning about the intricacies and skill associated with not only the ageing of wine in oak, but also the blending of a number of wines matured using different types of oak and ageing techniques, into one beautifully balanced blend.
HAND CRAFTED BOUTIQUE WINESBeautiful 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 “Deux Frères Wines” dream a reality. Le Present nestles on the foothills of the Simonsberg Mountains in the Stellenbosch Winelands District.
Pause, Reflect and pour a glass of Survivor WineSurvivor Wines , SA bloggers and some vocal wine enthusiasts like yours truly reveal their tips for #Surviving2018 The word survivor has many definitions including; “A person who copes with a bad situation or affliction and gets / lives through it. “ I'm often asked “How do you do it all?” the short answer is, I DON’T. No really. I don’t do” IT ALL”.
First Satursday @ Onderkloof Wine EstateIn January Onderkloof Wines launched their #FirstSaturdays. This means that their tasting room will be open on the first Saturday of each month between 10:30 and 15H00. Onderkloof is situated in the historical wine region of Stellenbosch in the Western Cape, a mere 6 kilometers from the city centre and the ocean. The name ONDERKLOOF loosely translates to; “BELOW THE VALLEY” and is inspired by the Pass leading through the Hottentots Holland Mountain range.