Celebrate the Constantia Valley with Fresh Fine Wine Dinners Cellars Hohenort Constantia

Celebrate the Constantia Valley with Fresh Fine Wine Dinners

Visit Winelands
30 Mar 2021

With the beloved annual Constantia Fresh Festival not taking place this year due to safety protocols, the event owners have come up with a way to still celebrate the Constantia region’s fine cuisine and wines with 5 glorious food and wine dinners to be held in the valley’s best restaurants, on Friday 9 April 2021.

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14 local places to go for April 17's Malbec fiesta Lanzerac Tasting Room Deli Exterior 1 Hr

14 local places to go for April 17's Malbec fiesta

Clifford Roberts
24 Mar 2021

The world celebrates the Malbec grape on April 17, the 9th occasion it has done so since the special day was inaugurated.

The point was initially to promote the Argentinian excellence with a variety that originated in south-west France but has become a star for the South Americans. It has subsequently become an opportunity across the world to cast light on the variety itself.

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Don’t Mock Mocktails Until You’ve Tried Them Natura 2

Don’t Mock Mocktails Until You’ve Tried Them

Visit Winelands
19 Jan 2021

You may belong to the group who bounded into the New Year, resolving to enjoy a Dry January.

Or you may belong to a second group of South Africans, summoned to a family meeting by Uncle Cyril and unilaterally informed that you too would be practicing Dry January.

If you're longing for an adult beverage and an excuse to get out of the house, our wineries have responded with some delicious mocktails and mocktail and food pairings.

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An Insider's Guide to Durbanville Wine Valley Durbanville Wine Route 2

An Insider's Guide to Durbanville Wine Valley

Janine Tassi
05 Jan 2021

Durbanville’s wine route has a charm of its own; offering warm hospitality, a restaurant on most farms, a child-friendly atmosphere, a wide selection of wines and personal experiences, that keeps locals and visitors coming back again and again.

Durbanville local and the woman behind popular Facebook page 'What's On in Durbanville' takes us on a tour of the valley.

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The Agulhas Wine Triangle - A place to explore Elim Wine Route Fat Biking In The Dunes Of Gansbaai  Image Shawn Ugulu Wesgro

The Agulhas Wine Triangle - A place to explore

Clifford Roberts
16 Dec 2020

Vineyards are relatively new to the area by comparison to most others, but the region returned to the headlines since wineries officially established themselves under the banner of the Agulhas Wine Triangle last year. As for wineries, they’re spread far apart in this intriguing territory.

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The unconventional coastal wine route Grootbos Experience Coastal Safari Sunset

The unconventional coastal wine route

Clifford Roberts
07 Dec 2020

Over holidays the stretch of the R43 between its intersection with the N2 and the coast gets particularly busy as families head out to the favourites of Hermanus, Franskraal, De Kelders and Pearly Beach.

At these times, the R43 becomes its own de facto wine route - not by traditional evaluations of terroir or climate, but because of the many of these regions the road traverses. In this example, there are also several world-class wine experiences along the way too.

This then becomes the invitation not only to stock up for the coming weeks of relaxation, but to replenish the home cellar by filling the Ventertjie on the return trip.

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Tannie Evita's Koeksister Recipe Crop 7000

Tannie Evita's Koeksister Recipe

Visit Winelands
18 Nov 2020

One can hardly mention Darling without mentioning Evita Bezuidenhout, or Tannie Evita as she is affectionately known by South Africans. The former stateswoman owns the local railway station and has a whole boulevard in the quaint town named after her.

We sat down with a glass of her favourite wine, Groote Post Old Man's Red Blend, as she shared her recipe for that quintessentially Afrikaans confectionary, koeksisters, with us. Cheers skattie!

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Don’t Forget to Discover Darling Hello Darling

Don’t Forget to Discover Darling

Tshepang Molisana
06 Nov 2020

Of South Africa’s 23 wine and brandy routes, the Darling Wine Route is one of South Africa’s most charming enclaves. Besides its exquisite West Coast location and famed music festival, Darling draws oenophiles to the route, due to a bevy of reasons. We talk to Charles Withington, proprietor of Withington Wines and the Darling Wine Shop, about what not to miss when visiting this quaint little town.

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The story of Tesselaarsdal Wines Berene Sauls

The story of Tesselaarsdal Wines

Clifford Roberts
31 Aug 2020

As if from nowhere, the small producer Tesselaarsdal Wines appeared and quickly became a darling of the wine world. Owner Berene Sauls tells Clifford Roberts how it happened and how she’s dealing with the travails of 2020.

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Women have staked their claim in wine Andrea Mullineux 2

Women have staked their claim in wine

Maryke Roberts
07 Aug 2020

The day August 9 officially highlights the contribution of women in South Africa. In winemaking, they have become leaders in their own right.

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