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How to eat sushi with wine

by Clifford Roberts
13 Jul 2021

Wine and sushi are trendy, now more than ever given the looming Olympics in Japan. Consuming them almost always evokes an experience. But, seriously: can they truly dance together?

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Top Winery Art Galleries

Dawn Jorgensen
11 Jul 2021

‘I paint flowers so they will not die.’ – Frida Kahlo

It’s a completely natural fit, the blending of meticulously curated art with the Cape’s picturesque winelands. Be it perfectly sculpted pieces that add character to landscaped lawns, galleries that showcase the best of the country’s classical artists or a space where contemporary art meets African fusion.

Here are some of the top winery art galleries to visit in the Cape Winelands.

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From Vine to Glass: South African Wine & Traceability

Su Birch
08 Jul 2021

In the Middle Ages wax seals were used to authenticate documents. South Africa’s own sustainability wine seal does a similar job. The seal guarantees that the information on the bottle label about the variety, vintage and origin of the wine is accurate and that the wine has been grown and made in an environmentally friendly way. To date, South Africa is the only country in the world with such an all-encompassing guarantee.

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35 Unique self-catering farm stays for families in the Winelands Homestead At Oldenburg

35 Unique self-catering farm stays for families in the Winelands

Leani Jansen van Vuuren
01 Jul 2021

Memories are made of this. Families and friends sharing an idyllic breakaway together, somewhere on a serene farm in a wine region.

Here’s our list of 35 highly recommended fresh-air South African farm stays for large families, varying from earthy and rustic to lavish and luxurious.

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Going back West

Clifford Roberts
15 Jun 2021

Wine doesn’t immediately come to mind in discussions of the Cape West Coast. This doesn’t mean there isn’t anything for wine lovers to see.

Short excursions to favourite places may not always appear to link up with interests in wine, but in the Cape, that’s rarely possible.

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Great experiences to learn about South African brandy

Clifford Roberts
13 Jun 2021

Brandy-making in South Africa goes back three hundred years, but its story certainly isn’t stuck in the history books. A good and enjoyable way to learn about this cultural icon, and discover why it consistently wins global competitions, is available at several, top-class brandy experiences.

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2021 Wine Harvest in Pictures

Claudia Smargiasso
27 May 2021

This year's wine harvest took its time, but it was worth the wait. Consistently mild weather led to slower ripening but had some pleasant side effects in terms of vine growth, bunch numbers, and berry size.

Enjoy this snapshot of the 2021 harvest season.

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Make sure these MTB-friendly wineries are on your route

Clifford Roberts
13 May 2021

The advent of mountain bike (MTB) enthusiasm has been a boon for many wineries. Many have dramatically expanded their offerings to cater specifically to this sport.

At the same time, these routes have given wine-lovers a new way to explore old favourites too.

The list that follows comprises a small selection of intersecting trails and wineries in diverse regions of the Cape Winelands. Most of the trails require permits and more information about these may be found at corresponding links.

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Tripping on the Garden Route Baleia Wines Cellar

Tripping on the Garden Route

Clifford Roberts
29 Apr 2021

“It’s just a perfect road-trip,” declares Doornkraal Farm Stall owner Celia le Roux suddenly.

“Drive the R44 from Montagu to Oudtshoorn, then head back via George and the Garden Route,” she adds.

The leg home has its own share of wineries too. And before you leave the arid hinterland behind, make a stop at Herold Wines, set among the peaks of the Outeniqua Mountains.

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Big 6 experiences in and around the South African Winelands

Visit Winelands
24 Apr 2021

There are many things that South Africa can boast about, but arguably, there are two things that sit on top of that impressively large list of bragging rights: wine and safari. Few other destination can match up in terms of diversity and quality, so why not combine them? Next time you visit the SA winelands, be sure to pair the world class vintages with the might and beauty of the Big 6 and more.

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Don't forget the winelands if you're packing for Plett

Clifford Roberts
20 Apr 2021

Most people head for the beach when in Plettenberg Bay, but that's changing as the region's winelands break into the mainstream.

Wine has been part of the tourism attractions of Plettenberg Bay since the early 2000s. Today, the number of farms and estates provide interest and a diversity of activities to keep new visitors engaged for more than just a few days.

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A roadtrip story: There’s nothing little about the Klein Karoo

Clifford Roberts
31 Mar 2021

A power surge suddenly propels us as our host grins and pushes the accelerator to the floor. Roadside scrub turns to blur as I return my gaze from the chrome-littered dash to the mountains on the other side of the windscreen.

This is a 1956 Cadillac Sedan De Ville, a car-about-town that’s arguably even more suave now than when issued as first of range to the head of General Motors South Africa.

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