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 main course. This winter special is available until Sunday 16 July.

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 are the latest initiative by the Heart of the Helderberg collective. Leading Somerset West hospitality establishments are working together to support local enterprises and make more people aware of the quality and variety of offerings available in this beautiful area, less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town.

Vergelegen wine estate, one of South Africa’s premier wine producers, has announced the appointment of its new winemaker. Luke O'Cuinneagain will  take up his appointment around September this year, following  in the footsteps of legendary André van Rensburg (1998-2022) and Martin Meinert (1989-1998). O'Cuinneagain has been winemaker at Glenelly Estate in Ida’s Valley, Stellenbosch, since 2008, and previously worked for Rustenburg Estate for five years.