Gibson’s Burger Restaurant, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Donderdag, 20 Desember 2018|Restaurante|

Living in Cape Town, I’m in the fortunate position of being able to go the Waterfront for a bit of retail and restaurant R&R rather often. But in all these years (and I am not saying how many for fear of age stamping) I’ve never, ever eaten a burger at the Waterfront. All that changed recently, when I was invited [...]

Neil Ellis, Pesto & Wine Play, Summer 2018/19

Woensdag, 5 Desember 2018|Wynproe|

As one leaves Stellenbosch, heading to Franschhoek on the R310, one encounters Helshoogte Pass. Now for my foreign readers, the literal translation of Helshoogte is hell’s heights. And hellish it is. As I know only too well from cycling up it more times than I care to remember. All I did on these occasions was look down at the tar [...]

Fryer’s Cove Vineyards

Woensdag, 28 November 2018|Wynproe|

If ever there were an example of what can happen when imagination meets determination, Fryer’s Cove Vineyards would be it. Located about 300km from Cape Town up the West Coast, this is a vineyard that never should have been. Why? Well, because pretty much everything counted against it. For starters, it’s incredibly small – as in only four hectares currently under [...]

Some must-try rosé wines for summer 2018

Dinsdag, 9 Oktober 2018|Wynproe|

Pink is an unabashedly feminine and festive summery colour. Now this may be a gender issue, but my love of all things pink most definitely extends to wine too. Apparently I’m not alone, for the popularity of rosé wines is going only one way in SA, and that’s up. I first discovered the wondrousness of a proper rosé in what [...]

Wine, market and festival news December 2017

Woensdag, 29 November 2017|Markte, Nuus, Wynproe|

The Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival 'The Magic of Bubbles' presented by Mastercard, 2 & 3 December 2017 Nothing but nothing says Time To Celebrate! quite like Champagne. Which is why it’s so nice to kick off the festive season celebrations with the annual Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival. With the iconic Huguenot Monument providing a spectacular backdrop, you'll [...]

Windmeul Cellar, Paarl

Dinsdag, 14 November 2017|Markte, Wynproe|

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again – the Paarl wine region is a favourite of mine. But it’s the modest wineries of the Agter-Paarl that are the real gem, the open secret you really should know about because in this area it’s not about the 300-year-old manor houses and perfectly manicured landscapes, it’s all about the wine. [...]