Heritage weekend September 2016, food and wine events

Monday, 12 September 2016|Wine tasting|

Fijnwyn Innie Lente
Shokran Events Venue, Pretoria, 24-25 September 2016

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 […]

Cape food and wine events, July 2016

Tuesday, 5 July 2016|News, Wine tasting|

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 […]

Wine and food events, April-May 2016

Monday, 25 April 2016|Wine tasting|

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 […]

La Motte wine estate, Franschhoek

Friday, 22 April 2016|Wine tasting|

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 […]

March 2016 Cape wine events

Tuesday, 8 March 2016|Wine tasting|

Stellenbosch Vineyards Pizza and Wine Festival, 12-13 March 2016
Pizza and wine… Positively two of my favourite words. Which is why I am so chuffed about the inaugural Stellenbosch Vineyards Pizza & Wine Festival taking place this weekend, 12 and 13 March.

Break the ice with a cocktail at The Bus Stop – a 1980 Ford Bedford bus which has been converted […]

Rosé Rocks – Top South African Rosé Wines 2015

Thursday, 1 October 2015|Wine tasting|

The cool thing about living in Cape Town is that, every so often, one gets to stop what one’s doing, pour a glass of vino and stare at the (take your pick) mountain or sea. People from other cities find this vexing. I’ve long concluded they’re just jealous. It was the waves’ turn to be stared at last night. The […]