Why Tulbagh should be on your wish list Saronsberg Cellar

Why Tulbagh should be on your wish list

Estee de Villiers
14 Mar 2022

In 2019 the town of Tulbagh marked the 50th year since it experienced the most destructive earthquake in South Africa’s history.

The town was rebuilt and restored and feels like a meeting place of the old and the new. On Church Street you’ll find traditional Cape Dutch houses with green shuttered windows and at the end of the road you’ll be able to enjoy Bootlegger coffee and contemporary art at Makers Mark.

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Amazing Glamping Getaways in the Winelands Doolhof Africamps Credit Booking Com

Amazing Glamping Getaways in the Winelands

Leani Jansen van Vuuren
04 Mar 2022

If you love being immersed in nature, but still enjoy those small luxuries (like fresh linen and your own loo), glamping is the perfect solution. Don’t worry about pitching tents, setting up a mobile kitchen or dragging along your toolbox with outdoor gadgets – it’s been taken care of.

You can just rock up, start the braai, pour a glass of wine and relax at any of these glamorous camping spots in South Africa’s winelands.

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Hot new arrivals to the Winelands you must see Vw Stellenzicht

Hot new arrivals to the Winelands you must see

Clifford Roberts
02 Mar 2022

The new year has heralded the arrival of several new wine experiences. Check out this list of fresh attractions in Paarl, Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Elgin and the Swartland.

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Explore the wineries of Stanford

Clifford Roberts
21 Feb 2022

Stanford has always been a popular break-away destination thanks to a combination of factors. It’s a mix of well-preserved historical buildings, lush gardens, muted CBD, diversity of activities on surrounding farms and distance from the city all conspire to make it so. This month we visit the relatively young Stanford Wine Route and explore what its members have to offer visitors on the look for a country retreat.

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Start your journey into SA wine at these top wine bars Proud Mary Wine Bar Front

Start your journey into SA wine at these top wine bars

Maryke and Clifford Roberts
15 Feb 2022

Drinks with friends used to be such a complicated affair. Bars were for some, and even those people couldn’t use just any bar. It was the ugly side of Cheers, Where Everybody Knows Your Name™. You had to be sure these were your people, once your eyes had adjusted to the smoke and dim interior.

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Must-know love stories of the Cape winelands A Young Spatz Sperling With His Family Wife Vera Daughter Nora And Son Victor

Must-know love stories of the Cape winelands

Clifford Roberts
10 Feb 2022

Everywhere, the world is re-discovering The Beatles wisdom that “all you need is love, love is all you need”.

This transformation amid tragedy that sees us draw loved ones closer may even conceivably consign the traditional day or month of love to the history books.

Nonetheless, it’s worth reflecting on a few of the many wineland love stories because after all, wine will continue to be love’s most faithful companion.

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Romantic Getaways on 20 Different Wine Routes Die Voormanshuis With Vineyards Credit Die Voormanshuis

Romantic Getaways on 20 Different Wine Routes

Leani Jansen van Vuuren
08 Feb 2022

Quality time away with your partner probably doesn’t happen often, so when it does, make sure it’s a memorable experience. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the most romantic and unique getaways across 20 different wine routes in South Africa.

Whether it’s for your honeymoon, anniversary, proposal or just some time away to reconnect, you’ll find something special to suit your budget and taste.

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Turnkey project to make Cape wine even more visitor-friendly Creation So Co Munity

Turnkey project to make Cape wine even more visitor-friendly

Clifford Roberts
28 Jan 2022

South Africa’s winelands have always professed to welcome all. An initiative focused on language rather than tourism or wine, however, promises to take this hospitality and the wine industry in general to new heights.

A series of workshops with mother-tongue speakers of Shona, Zulu and Xhosa that lay the groundwork to make wine appreciation more widely accessible, has just been concluded. Led by the South African Chenin Blanc Association, a sector interest group, and several industry stakeholders, the project involves a re-interpretation of traditional wine descriptions.

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Michelin chefs open restaurant at Stanford’s Springfontein

Clifford Roberts
28 Jan 2022

A good pursuit has always been part of the gastronomy game. Based on the recent launch of the new Wortelgat Restaurant, however, the bumpy dirt road and distance that customers must travel to get there will be a small price to pay. After all, we’re talking about the double Michelin-starred father-and-son team of De Kromme Watergang in the Netherlands taking pop-up residency at Springfontein wine farm near Stanford.

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SA Harvest 2022: Wine and harvest festivals to check out Winelands 09136

SA Harvest 2022: Wine and harvest festivals to check out

Clifford Roberts
21 Jan 2022

The schedule of public events of recent years has been topsy turvy, putting paid to the traditional hosting of harvest festivals. This year, however, several wine farms, routes and organisations have put measures in place for safe enjoyment. What follows, is a list of wine events – confirmed at the time of writing in mid-January – that celebrate the SA Wine Harvest 2022.

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Boschendal adds premier artwork to its visitor experiences Mike Hall Boschendal 3

Boschendal adds premier artwork to its visitor experiences

Clifford Roberts
12 Jan 2022

The tree-lined path leading to the manor house at Boschendal must rank among the most Instagrammed of the Cape Winelands. These days, however, stepping through the door of that historic Cape Dutch building brings an unexpected scene.

Inside, visitors are greeted by a dramatic visual display of art and a gift shop.

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12 New Experiences to try in the Winelands Klein Roosboom Visit Winelands

12 New Experiences to try in the Winelands

Clifford Roberts
14 Dec 2021

The past year has been challenging for most enterprises, but also a time of planning. This holds true for wineries, many of which have launched new offerings in recent months. Check out this list of a few of the new experiences on offer across the region.

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