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. […]
Taking the N1 north out of Cape Town is always a bit of a treat. Granted, the first few kilometres can be a challenge, with normally dense urban traffic raised to near chaos level by seemingly permanent road works. But then round about the 30km mark something magical happens – malls and suburbia make way for tranquil countryside with almost […]
Fijnwyn Innie Lente
Shokran Events Venue, Pretoria, 24-25 September 2016
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Fijnwyn puts on its spring finery this Heritage weekend at the Shokran events venue in Pretoria. As always you’ll be able to taste wines from loads of top Cape estates – 40 of them to be precise. It’s not often you have the opportunity to taste wines spanning the […]
Winter may have its beastly claws out, but there’s always food and wine for comfort. Here are a few spoils for mid winter in the Cape. Eat, drink and be cosy at Maison estate, Franschhoek
A visit to Franschhoek is always a good idea, even more so when it involves a long lazy lunch in front of a fire. A spot in […]
Finjwyn Food and Wine Festival, Pretoria, 30 April and 1 May 2016
This weekend sees the 7th annual Fijnwyn Food and Wine Festival taking place in Pretoria East. As the name suggests, Fijnwyn brings the finest the Cape winelands has to offer to Gauteng with no fewer than 30 estates taking part, including the likes of Hermanuspietersfontein, Vrede & Lust, Graham […]
Nestled on the outskirts of Franschhoek, La Motte wine estate is a true Western Cape winelands treasure. Pity then that it’s taken me 20 years of living in the Cape to discover it. That all changed last week when I had the privilege of not only visiting the estate, but staying overnight in their 1751 manor house.
Yes La Motte makes […]